Juan Cristobal Losada Wins Latin Grammy Award

Juan Cristobal Losada, a producer-in-residence in NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business Program, is the recipient of a 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album for his work on To Beny Moré With Love by Jon Secada, featuring the Charlie Sepúlveda Big Band. The 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced at a ceremony held at the MGM […]

NYU Steinhardt Presents Three-Day Festival Celebrating Philip Glass – Nov. 17-19

The NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble present a weekend of free concerts to honor contemporary composer Philip Glass, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year. The concerts will take place at NYU Skirball from November 17-19, 2017. Glass – who the Chicago Tribune calls “perhaps the best-known, most successful, most widely imitated composer of […]

Art Educator Judith Schwartz Reflects on Her Wildly Imaginative and Dazzling Career and a Mosaic Dog Bench

Judith Schwartz, professor of art and art education, began her career at NYU Steinhardt in 1970, and for almost five decades, has offered her students hands-on experiences in media that is informed by history, aesthetics, contemporary practice, and critical theory.  Among her recent honors are an Educator of the Year award from the Renwick Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and […]

80WSE Explores Nicaragua’s Artistic Utopia: Solentiname

In 1965, a spiritual, political, and artistic movement emerged on an archipelago in the south of Nicaragua: Solentiname. This community was established by leading poet and priest committed to social change, Ernesto Cardenal, and is the focus of a new exhibition opening December 1 at NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. ‘The Dream of Solentiname’ will look […]

The City as Classroom:  Questions for Mary Leou on Environmental Education

Mary Leou, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.  Since its founding in 2000, the program has promoted environmental literacy and sustainability within NYU and the urban community of New York City.  The Collaborative has offered professional development opportunities for more than […]

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces […]

NYU Steinhardt Receives Spencer Foundation Grant to Address Societal Divisions in NYC Middle Schools

The Spencer Foundation has awarded a team of scholars at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development a grant for more than $940,000 to implement and evaluate The Listening Project. The Listening Project is designed to address increasing societal divisions through semi-structured interview training with teachers and students in six middle schools […]

Finding Community on Stage:  An Interview with Barbara Kaynan (MA ’15) on the Drama Therapy Production of “The Birds”

The Birds, a comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, was first performed in 414 B.C. In November 2017, it will be performed at the Provincetown Playhouse and will feature residents from The Hebrew Home at Riverdale. The Birds is part of NYU Steinhardt’s Drama Therapy Program‘s therapeutic theatre series, As Performance, which seeks to […]