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News from NYU Steinhardt
MAY 2013

Graduation Season Begins!

GraduationGraduation season is here, and more than 2,100 Steinhardt students will take center stage at events at NYU. Chelsea Garbel of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will represent all undergraduates as the student speaker at NYU's 181st Commencement Ceremony in Yankee Stadium.

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A Gift from Alumna Jane Wallerstein (M.A. ’71) Helps Children Learn about the Natural World

ChildrenThe Johanette Wallerstein Institute, a generous supporter of NYU Steinhardt, has made a gift that will give urban public school children a chance to experience nature firsthand in New York City’s parks, forests, and gardens.

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Steinhardt is Part of NYU’s New Media and Games Network (MAGNET)

Games for LearningSteinhardt's educational technology faculty will be part of the team leading MAGNET, a facility in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center that will bring together NYU and Polytechnic Institute faculty whose teaching and research bridge technology and culture. MAGNET will house Steinhardt’s new Master of Science Program in Games for Learning, the first program of its kind in the country.

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Steven Van Zandt’s Rock & Roll Forever Foundation Celebrates Launch of Innovative Music Curriculum at NYU Steinhardt

Steven Van ZandtAt a recent press conference, Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation announced an interdisciplinary middle and high school curriculum that examines the influence of Rock & Roll -- from its roots in blues, country music, gospel, and R&B to today's musical incarnations -- on America's social, political, and cultural history.

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Doctors Learn About Nutrition and Cooking in New Steinhardt/Med School Collaborative Course

Doctors and NutritionCook Healthy, Eat Fresh (CHEF) is a new course that gives medical students an overview of the science and theory behind current dietary recommendations. “The goal is to make students more confident in talking to patients about food-related health,” says Lisa Sasson, clinical associate professor.

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Blogs from Our Faculty

Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle: Food Politics
Author of Why Calories Count and Steinhardt’s resident expert on food, health, and public policy.

Mark Crispin Miller

Mark Crispin Miller: News from Underground
Professor of media, culture, and communication and activist on behalf of media reform.

David Darts

David Darts: Artist, designer, and creative coder
Chair of Steinhardt’s art department and creator of The PirateBox

In the News

Cartoonists Demand Action to End Gun Violence
Ron Sadoff Ron Sadoff, director of Steinhardt's program in film scoring, wrote the soundtrack for a new public service advertisment that features Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffmann.

MOMA Has Mistaken Video Games for Art: New Republic
Liel Liebovitz Liel Liebovitz, assistant professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication argues that code is not art.

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