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SEPTEMBER 2017
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NYU Steinhardt Awarded $9.5 Million in Federal Grants for Education Research in New York City

EducationThe Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU Steinhardt $9.5 million to support English learners with disabilities, career and technical education, and a university-district partnership with the New York City Department of Education to study universal pre-K and professional development.

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National Institute of Health ECHO Grant Supports the Family Life Project

Family Life ProjectA $5.9 million grant from NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program will support Applied Psychology Professor Clancy Blair and researchers at NYU, UNC Chapel Hill, and Penn State to continue a 14-year study of 1,300 families living in rural counties. The researchers will investigate how exposure to environmental influences affects children’s brain development.

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Is Radio Dead or Alive? New Study Looks at the Decline of Broadcast Radio

RadioA study by Larry Miller, director of the Music Business program, finds that broadcast radio is struggling to remain relevant as consumers embrace streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora. The disruption to radio caused by digital services trends are crippling radio, which is witnessing historic declines in its audience and its relevance to listeners and advertisers.

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To Reach Learners Around the World Steinhardt Professors Are Teaching UNICEF Early Childhood Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)

MOOCA free course, sponsored by NYU Global TIES, Harvard, and UNICEF, is gearing up for a second global offering this month. The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development, taught by NYU Steinhardt professors, will reach professionals at non-governmental organizations who want to learn more about innovations in science-based early childhood development programs.

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National Science Foundation Supports STEM Education Research

STEM EducationThree National Science Foundation grants of $4 million will support Steinhardt researchers studying computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools. Projects led by Okhee Lee, Lorena Llosa, and Chris Hoadley focus on the creation of science and computing curricula for emergent bilinguals and English language learners. The Research Alliance for New York City Schools will lead a collaboration incorporating engineering design principles into science curricula for high poverty populations.

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In the News

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Broadway Top 10 (Alumni, Music and Performing Arts Professions)


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Positive Early Home Environment Predicts Later Academic Success, Study Finds (Catherine Tamis LeMonda, Applied Psychology)


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How feasible is PRE-K for all NYC 3-year-olds? (Pamela Morris, Applied Psychology)


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Harvey Victims Turn to Music for Hope and Healing (Alan Turry, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy)


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Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news? (Rodney Benson, Media, Culture, and Communication)


Inside NYU Steinhardt

Melissa MetrickThe Urban Farm Lab is Back!
Urban agriculture instructor, Melissa Metrick, talks about sustainable farming in the city.

Virtual RealityVirtual Reality Meets PT
Anat Lubetzky, assistant professor, finds virtual reality is the new frontier for balance research.