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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

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."