Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

Washington Square Park: the fountain and the arch

NYU Steinhardt News

Filter News By

The Healing Arts: An NYU Alumna Gives Breast Cancer Survivors a Platform for Self-Expression

Drama Therapist Vera Trifunovich (MA ’96) is the founder and executive director of Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer, a website that helps breast cancer survivors heal each other by sharing their stories and creativity.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Nisha Sajnani Receives NADTA Gertrud Schattner Award

The North American Drama Therapy Association has awarded Dr. Nisha Sajnani, director the Drama Therapy program, the Gertrud Schattner Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows.

"Fall Fest" Kickball Tournament and Community Fundraiser

Each fall, NYU Steinhardt OT students, faculty, and staff gather for a day of fun to raise money for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation's St. Catherine Challenge.
Areas of Study: Health

Faculty First Look Scholar Program

Faculty First-Look (FFL) provides professional development opportunities for current doctoral/terminal degree students from historically underrepresented groups who are preparing for faculty or related scholarly careers. FFL is a year-long program that provides participants on-site and virtual instructional and social engagement with Steinhardt faculty, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students, deans, and administrators, to help participants better understand and prepare to launch their faculty careers

Questions about Google: An Interview with Valerie Streit (MA '06)

Valerie Streit (MA '06), a graduate of NYU Steinhardt's media ecology program, talks about her work life at Google.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Helping Teachers Help Parents: Natasha Strassfeld on Service Delivery in Special Education

Natasha Strassfeld is an assistant professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Strassfeld’s research examines service delivery to parents and students with disabilities in the special education services and accommodations process, minority disproportionate representation, special education policy and law, and juvenile justice.
Areas of Study: Education

MPAP Launches NYU Broadway Orchestra

The NYU Broadway Orchestra is a new ensemble in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions designed to train the next generation of musicians for a career on Broadway.

Janet Njelesani Awarded (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowship to Study Violence Against Students with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani’s project, “Generating and Preventing Violence: Schools’ Responses to School Violence Against Students with Disabilities in Zambia,” will investigate how social, cultural, and institutional practices influence inclusion, protection, and education for children with disabilities.

What Students Are Learning: How the Computer Became Personal

In History of Computing: How the Computer Became Personal, Laine Nooney, a cultural historian of video games and computers, and Tega Brain, a media artist and engineer, weave the history of personal computing with the craft of digital technology. Students explored the culture, history, and aesthetics of the computer.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

OT Students Study Autism in London

We spoke with Francine Cacciola (MS '19) about her experience studying abroad in the United Kingdom.
Areas of Study: Health

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program.

Making an Impact through Public Relations: An Interview with Shalon Roth (BS '05)

Since her graduation in 2005, Shalon Roth has worked on the front lines of public relations and communications agencies.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Dr. Maloney Elected to ENCATC Board

Performing Arts Administration program director Dr. Richard Maloney was elected to the 2017-2019 Board of Directors of ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy.

Studying in Shanghai: A Q&A with Joy Sarraf

Students explored and identified factors, including cultural factors and health beliefs, which may influence a community’s view of disability.
Areas of Study: Health

Alum Katie Tietz Writes Book for Healthcare Professionals

Read on to learn more about what motivated Katie to write her book, "Self-Care for the Healthcare Professional: How to Gain Confidence, Take Control, and Have a Balanced and Successful Career."
Areas of Study: Health

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program. She serves as the research director of the As Performance: Theatre and Health Lab and editor of the Drama Therapy Review.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Alumnus Brian Schreck's Heartbeat Music Therapy

Music Therapy alumnus Brian Schreck takes recordings of his terminally ill patients' heartbeats and transforms them into incredibly moving songs for their bereaved family members.

Julia Wolfe Wins 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Grant

Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music composition, has been named a 2016 MacArthur fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

An Interview with OT Alum and Blogger Sarah Lyon

Lyon is the founder of the well-known OT blog, "Potential." Read on to learn about Sarah's experience at NYU Steinhardt and what inspired her to become a blogger.
Areas of Study: Health

Professor Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer Prize in Music

Assistant Professor of Composition Julia Wolfe has won a Pulitzer Prize for Anthracite Fields. The Pulitzer committee called the piece "a powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century."