Imani J’lessa Wallace Wins Steinhardt’s MLK Oratorical Contest with Spoken Word Poem

Imani J. Wallace, a master’s candidate in higher education and student affairs, won Steinhardt’s 2018 MLK Oratorical Contest with a spoken word poem which explored what it means to feel that the quality of Black life is devalued in the age of Donald Trump’s presidency. Wallace began her speech by describing how the Black Lives Matter movement was […]

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois Honored with NYU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois have been awarded NYU’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Flores is Steinhardt’s associate dean for faculty development and diversity.  An associate professor of higher education, […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt: A J-Term Course for Nutrition and Communicative Sciences and Disorders Students

“Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management of Dysphagia,” offered during NYU’s J-Term, was  an opportunity for communicative sciences and disorders graduate students to team up with their peers in nutrition and dietetics to explore how to feed and care for people with difficulty swallowing—a problem that in the United States affects about 22% of adults over 50. Each small group […]

More Than Just A Coat of Paint

A school’s environment sends a message about the value of the school’s community and the importance of education. Do drab, dark colors create a different feeling for students and staff than warm and vibrant ones? Can paint transform institutional (at times even prison-like) spaces into safer, more welcoming centers of learning? Publicolor, a youth development […]

Brief by Susan Neuman for International Literacy Association Promotes Best Practices in Early Literacy Education Programs

Early literacy is a major predictor of lifelong success, yet the education field has yet to implement a plan to remove barriers to quality instruction. NYU Steinhardt professor Susan Neuman, has authored a brief for the International Literacy Association on guidelines for early childhood programs that describes what early literacy instruction should look like and […]

Diversity is the Conversation for NYU Steinhardt Students and Deans

Stella Flores and Charlton McIlwain had lunch with Steinhardt’s Weber Shandwick scholars last week.  The meeting was a chance to share insights about professional and educational opportunity.  Lauren Hom (pictured below, far right) is among four students chosen for the NYU at Weber Shandwick Masters in Residence, a program designed to increase the number of diverse professionals […]

Steinhardt Study Finds West African Children with Disabilities Experience Violence from the Day They Are Born

A study published in BMC Public Health by NYU Steinhardt Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani, finds that disabled children in West Africa experience violence from the day they are born and significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers. Disabled children in West Africa experience significantly greater violence than their non-disabled peers and all experience violence from […]

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights: An Interview with Janet Njelesani on Educational Opportunity for Children with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy, researches how social, cultural, and institutional practices impact the education of children and youth with disabilities. Her work is influenced by her experience as an occupational therapist and disability inclusion technical advisor to international governments and United Nations agencies. Njelesani received Steinhardt’s Global Research Incubator Award in 2017 […]

Two NYU Steinhardt Alumnae Win Grammy Awards

Two alumnae from NYU Steinhardt were among the honorees at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Darcy Proper (BMUS, ’90) received an award for Best Surround Sound Album for her work as sound mastering engineer on Early Americans. Proper’s is a four-time Grammy winner; she has earned a total of ten nominations in her career.  […]

New Study Reveals Perceived Gender Bias is Dominant Factor in College Major Choice for Women

College-bound women are not less likely to enter specific fields because more math or science is required, but rather because of the gender discrimination they are likely to encounter in those fields, finds a new nationally representative longitudinal study published in the American Educational Research Journal. Women are often underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, […]