Occupational Therapy Study Finds Four Factors Predict Outcomes for Children with Low Birth Weight

Four factors – medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments – help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for children born early and at a very low birth weight, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Research has shown that children […]

Health Students Combine Forces for a Special Iron Chef Competition

Speech pathology and nutrition student took part in Steinhardt’s fifth annual Dysphagia Iron Chef Competition on January 21st. The event was the final class of “Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management in Dysphagia,” and brought together students from the varied disciplines of communicative sciences and disorders and nutrition and food studies to learn how to manage patients with […]

“Your Brain on Video Games” with Jan Plass – Feb. 9

NYU Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games,” a conversation on the promising yet controversial use of video games as tools for learning and to enhance brain functions. Featuring Jan Plass, an expert in game-based learning, the event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (238 Thompson […]

Water Dispensers a Low-Cost Tool in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Finds IESP Study

Making water more available in New York City public schools through self-serve water dispensers in cafeterias resulted in small — but statistically significant — declines in students’ weight, according to new findings. The study, published today in the online issue of JAMA Pediatrics, was conducted by researchers at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, NYU […]

Exhibit At 80 WSE Gallery Explores Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman

Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman, a new exhibition that deconstructs the concept of “plus-size” over the course of fashion history, will open January 13 at the 80WSE Gallery at NYU. Organized by graduate students in the Costume Studies Program at NYU’s Steinhardt School, the exhibition explores the shifting discourse surrounding the plus-size woman […]

Education and Technology Worlds Meet at NYU for National Education Week

NYU was the meeting place for National Education Week, an annual ed tech festival, held December 15 – 17.  The conference brought together Startups, CEOS, investors, and members of the education community for conversations on issues and opportunities in education. NYU Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer (at right) introduced the two-day event co-sponsored by EDGE, an education […]

On Inventing the Future with Technology: An Interview with Jan Plass

Jan Plass holds Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Science.  He is the director of the program in educational communication and technology, serves as co-director of the Games for Learning Institute, and is the founding director of the CREATE Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education.   We spoke […]

NYU Steinhardt Plans Major Push into Residency-Based Online Teacher Education

NYU Steinhardt, the country’s oldest university-based school of pedagogy, today announced plans for a new residency-based teacher education program that will deliver its courses 100 percent online. Pending state approval, the proposed program – designed specifically for teacher residencies – would enable students to earn a graduate degree by combining online coursework with immersive on-site […]