Low-income Latino Families Are More Financially Stable, Less Likely to Participate in Assistance Programs

Three new research briefs — all authored by Lisa Gennetian, a research affiliate with the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), and two coauthored by Pamela Morris, vice dean of research at NYU Steinhardt — examine the economic circumstances of low-income Latino households. The briefs, released this month by the National Research Center […]

On Technology and Musical Expression: An Interview with Alex Ruthmann

Alex Ruthmann is the director of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab.  He has received grants National Science Foundation grants to explore the interdisciplinary teaching of computational and musical thinking and commercialization strategies for music and media education technologies.  We asked him recently about his work at NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab. You began […]

Steinhardt Community Receives Four Grammy Award Nominations

Two faculty members and one alumna from Steinhart’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions received four 2016 Grammy Award nominations. Jazz legend and instructor in the jazz studies program, John Scofield, received two nominations, one for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo Performance, both for his album Past Present. Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music […]

Steinhardt’s J. Lawrence Aber Co-authors Report to Fight Poverty that Bridges Partisan Divide

At a time when political polarization and gridlock have paralyzed much of Washington, a politically diverse group of experts on poverty — including Steinhardt’s J. Lawrence Aber and two other NYU professors — set aside their differences and created a detailed plan for reducing poverty and increasing economic mobility. With support from the American Enterprise […]

Music Business’s Carlos Chirinos Brings Salsa to Lincoln Center

Carlos Chirinos, associate professor of music business at Steinhardt, will bring some of the biggest names in salsa to Lincoln Center through a series of free concerts specifically designed to celebrate New York City-based Latino music.  The series, entitled ¡Vaya63!, kicks off December 3 at the David Rubenstein Atrium, featuring Orquesta Broadway with DJ Bongohead, following […]

How Aging Affects Swallowing: A Q&A with Sonja Molfenter

Sonja Molfenter, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders at NYU Steinhardt, received a grant of more than $413,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. We spoke with her about this common but little-discussed health problem. What causes dysphagia, and how prevalent is it? Dysphagia […]

Steinhardt Music Students Give Life to Lars Graugaard’s Cutting Edge Contemporary Compositions with “Venus”

When Steinhardt Professor of Music Robert Rowe invited Lars Graugaard for an unofficial residency in 2013, he was drawn to the Danish contemporary composer’s digital-sonic experiments, which lent themselves to both large-scale orchestral compositions as well as chamber and solo works. “I knew he’d be able to engage with a wide variety of our student […]

Study Focuses on Religious and Spiritual Involvement of LGBT Undergrads

A new study published in Research in Higher Education looks at the role of sexual orientation and gender identity in college students’ relationship with religion and spirituality on campus.  Coauthored by Steinhardt’s Matthew Mayhew, the study – among the journal’s first articles to focus on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undergraduates […]

Research Alliance Study Finds Closing Low-Performing High Schools Had Positive Effects

New York City’s policy of closing very low-performing high schools during the last decade produced notable benefits for the middle schoolers who likely would have enrolled in these schools, according to a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. This first-ever study of the impact of school closures in New York […]

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices and Student Engagement in Early Elementary School Classrooms

A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals’ temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional support to kindergarten and first grade students, and better classroom organization and less off-task behavior in first-grade classes, according to NYU Steinhardt research. The study, published in the December […]