Books from Our Faculty: Obfuscation by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest By Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum MIT Press, 2015 Obfuscation – the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects – is the focus of a new book by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. […]

Georgiou Library Receives Collection of Picture Book Biographies from Leonard Marcus, Children’s Literature Historian

Leonard Marcus, an author and children’s literature scholar, has donated a collection of picture book biographies to the Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature at NYU Steinhardt. The 3,500-volume library is devoted to research, scholarship, and community activities associated with children’s literature and literacy. “Picture book biographies create a unique and […]

“Being Undocumented in the U.S. and the World” with Hirokazu Yoshikawa – Nov. 10

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt, will share his social justice-driven perspective on immigration in his inaugural lecture as a University Professor on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The lecture, part of the Steinhardt School’s 125th anniversary celebration, will take place in the Global Center for […]

Middle Schoolers May Benefit Academically from Extracurricular Activities

Activities outside the classroom – especially community engagement and sports – may help low-income, urban youth academically as they transition into middle school, according to a new Steinhardt study led by doctoral student Kate Schwartz. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Community Psychology, suggest that participating in extracurricular activities may be protective […]

18 Leading Higher Education Research Centers and Institutes Call for Knowledge on Campus Shootings

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy joins 17 other leading higher education research centers and institutes in a call for further knowledge and research on the increasingly critical issue of university and college campus shootings. “The deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history occurred on a university campus. In 2007, a Virginia Tech student killed […]

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2015 Astor Fellows Reflect on Special Education in Buenos Aires

This summer, 14 New York City public school teachers headed south for Buenos Aires as Astor International Travel Fellows. The Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, made possible through a gift from philanthropist Brooke Astor, celebrates New York City public school teachers by awarding them a fellowship to explore intercultural dimensions of […]

Steinhardt To Co-host National Education Week

National Education Week, an annual education conference previously held in Washington, D.C., is moving to New York City and will be led by education technology incubator EDGE. NYU Steinhardt will co-host the gathering of educational professionals – researchers, educators, institutional leaders, and technology innovators – from Dec. 15-17, 2015. “As the country’s oldest school of pedagogy […]

Research by Selcuk Sirin Finds Syrian Refugee Children Encountering Significant Trauma and Education Disruptions

Forty percent of the more than four million Syrian refugees who have fled Syria since civil war began in 2011 are under the age of 12, with many encountering substantial disruptions to their education that will affect their learning once resettled, finds a report co-authored by Selcuk Sirin, associate professor of applied psychology, and released […]

Rosanne Cash Interviewed at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Rosanne Cash visited Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse on October 8th to talk shop with Phil Galdston, NYU faculty songwriter-in-residence, and share with students what drives her songwriting. Cash and Galdston discussed her latest release, “The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, which evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the […]