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Who Waged the Very First "War on Christmas"?

Visiting Associate Professor of Food Studies Charles Ludington explains that arguments over how to observe the holiday are as old as the Reformation, with traditions shaped by Pagan ritual, Martin Luther, popular authors, and more.

New Book Written by NYU Metro Center Staffers and Alum, Dismantling Disproportionality: A Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Systems Approach, Named as High-Quality Equity Resource

New book written by NYU Metro Center staffers and alum named as high-quality equity resource for offering framework to center underserved communities in racial equity work.

The Research Alliance Year in Review 2022

2022 has been a busy, challenging, exciting year for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Here are a few highlights from our year.

Path Program Named in NYC DOE Chancellor's Plan to Improve Special Education Programs

DOE School’s Chancellor David Banks has pledged to make a $205 million dollar investment to expand several programs for students with disabilities, including autism, intensive sensory needs, and emotional disabilities. One of the valued programs that will be expanded is the “Path” program.

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center Commends the NYC Schools Chancellor’s Pledge to Expand Use of the ASD Nest Model in NYC Classrooms

The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU Metro Center embraces the DOE’s commitment to inclusive settings for Autistic learners and the further expansion of ASD Nest Model

Grad Student Monet Takeda Shares Her Journey to Performing Arts Administration

Graduate student Monet Takeda never saw herself in Performing Arts Administration until she realized all the potential and exciting opportunities awaiting her.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Student Violet Spotlight: Lily Chong (MA '23)

A recent survey of dance students found that many identified themselves as dancers first and humans second, a choice dance education graduate student Lily Chong found telling, if not surprising.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Reintroducing a Cult Classic on the Fetish

Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Ben Kafka is the co-editor of a new work compiling for the first time William Pietz’s writings on the history of the fetish.

NYU Metro Center Releases Analysis Revealing Lack of Racial Diversity in Common Elementary ELA Reading Lists

A recent study conducted by NYU Metro Center’s Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) found the ELA curriculum for elementary school students fails to reflect the diversity within the public school student population.

Director of Music Therapy Kenneth Aigen Discusses Music Therapy and His Approach to Education 

Kenneth Aigen is a music therapist and the Director of NYU Steinhardt's Music Therapy Program. He specializes in working with children and adolescents with emotional and developmental delays. Here he speaks about his history with the program, current projects, and his path to becoming an expert in the field.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Grammy Nominated Barry Eastmond Talks About Working With Diana Ross and Songwriting

Songwriting Adjunct Faculty member Barry Eastmond discusses his Grammy nomination, what it feels like to have Diana Ross sing one of this songs, and his love of songwriting, production and teaching.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Moniz Awarded Top 30 Professionals of the Year

Dr. Justin Moniz, Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance, Associate Director of Vocal Performance and Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy has been honored as one of Musical America’s 2022 Top 30 Professionals of the Year.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Student Spotlight: Jeanine Toussaint (Steinhardt '25)

Health inequities revealed by the pandemic inspired an aspiring cook to pursue a career in nutrition.
Areas of Study: Health

Steinhardt Alum Named New York’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

Billy Green (MA ’11) represents the love and support of community through education.
Areas of Study: Education

Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology Hosts Shyne Barrow, Belizean Rapper and Politician

Barrow emphasized the importance of education and mentorship in shaping his career.
Areas of Study: Education

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Susan Rowe Harrison (Art + Education, 2023) Presents a Solo Show at YYZ Artist Outlet

Her show “Weather Report” opened September 17th, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, and runs through December 17th, 2022.

Professor Teboho Moja Invited to Speak at the World Science Forum in Cape Town, South Africa

The Forum included representatives from leading global science organizations and explored the role of science in advancing social justice.
Areas of Study: Education

Global Media Research with Impact

Media, Culture, and Communication's Paula Chakravartty has been appointed a James Weldon Johnson Professor by the Provost's Office in recognition of her research on racial capitalism and global media infrastructures, as well as migrant labor mobility and justice.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Academy Award-Winning Documentaries Scored by NYU Steinhardt Screen Scoring Alumni

Screen Scoring congratulates Aurélie Webb, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner, and Cal Freundlich, who scored all three Student Academy Award-winning documentaries of 2022.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Study Finds NYC Health Inspectors Gave Only Asian Restaurants Higher Number of Citations at Start of Pandemic

In January and February of 2020, Asian restaurants in New York City were the only type of cuisine to see an increase in citations.