Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds Steinhardt Study

Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. “Minority teachers may be perceived more favorably by minority students because they can serve as role models and are particularly sensitive to the […]

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. MacArthur fellows are recipients of the foundation’s “genius grants,” who each receive $625,000 over a five-year period to pursue intellectual, social, and artistic endeavors. “The MacArthur Foundation has just confirmed what we […]

Steinhardt Receives Major NIH Grant to Study How Stress and Chemical Exposures Influence Brain Development and Obesity

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $5.9 million, two-year grant to Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children’s health. The award is part of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), which investigates how a range of […]

At NYU Steinhardt, Leadership Forum Brings Research on What Works in Education to Policymakers

NYU Steinhardt hosted an Education Solutions Initiative Leadership Forum on September 13th.  The event brought together city and state policymakers and members of the education community for a discussion how to make meaningful progress on resolving the critical issues facing students and educators. In his opening remarks, Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer remarked that since its […]

State of Our Nation’s Youth Survey, led by Gregory Wolniak, Reveals Optimism Among Youth

Contrary to common assumptions about “Gen Z” and younger Millennials, a new survey led Gregory Wolniak finds that this generation is conscientious, hard working, career-driven, and dedicated to progressing racial, socioeconomic, and LGBT equality. The survey’s findings were announced this morning at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Wolniak, director of the Center for Research on […]

Books from Our Faculty: Creativity Class by Lily Chumley

Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Post-Socialist China by Lily Chumley Princeton University Press (2016) China’s visual culture industries, from architecture to fine art to fashion, have seen enormous growth in the recent decades. Lily Chumley, assistant professor of media, culture and communication at NYU Steinhardt and author of Creativity Class: Art School […]

A 50-Year-Old Case of Industry-Sponsored Nutrition Research a “Smoking Gun,” Writes Marion Nestle

Using archival documents, a new report published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry’s role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. […]