Technology is Focus of New Student Convocation

Selfies, sound maps, and surveillance were among the topics discussed at Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation on October 6th.  The event brought together 800 undergraduate students for a discussion of The Circle, required reading for students entering the school.  Students used the 1984-ish satire to explore how their identities have been shaped by technology. Ted Magder, […]

Steinhardt Kicks Off 125th Anniversary Celebration with Why We Eat What We Eat

On Sept. 24, Steinhardt kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration with an interdisciplinary panel that brought together a food policy expert, an historian of science, and an experimental neuroscientist.   Yale University’s Gordon Shepherd, a leading researcher who coined the field of “neurogastronomy,” and Harvard University’s Steven Shapin, an expert on historical changes in food and […]

Visiting Artists Series Launches with Lectures by Leslie Hewitt, Luis Gispert, Wayne Koestenbaum

Conceptual artist Cheryl Donegan, contemporary visual artist Leslie Hewitt, sculptor and photographer Luis Gispert, and poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum are among the artists who will be participating in the fall NYU Steinhardt Visiting Artists Lecture series, sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Arts Professions. Lectures are free and open to the public, and take place […]

Martha Kanter Joins Honorary Chair and Vice Chair, Dr. Jill Biden and Gov. Jim Geringer, in Campaign for Tuition-Free Community College

Last week, President Obama announced new steps to build momentum nationwide to make two years of community college free. As part of this effort, he announced the creation of the College Promise Campaign and its advisory board, led by Dr. Jill Biden and former Wyoming governor Jim Geringer and directed by Martha Kanter, distinguished visiting […]

Study Examines Neighborhood Effects on Language of African-American Youth

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates the effect of neighborhood poverty on the use of African-American Vernacular English by low-income minority youth. African-American Vernacular English, a systematic dialect spoken by some African-Americans and commonly known as Ebonics, is rooted in history and an important identity marker and expressive resource for its speakers. […]

Steinhardt and Stanford Receive $3 Million NSF Grant to Develop STEM Curriculum

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3 million to researchers at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stanford University Graduate School of Education to create a language-focused science curriculum for fifth graders. The four-year project, which began Sept. 1, will pay particular attention to developing science education that supports English […]

Steinhardt Celebrates Its 125th Year with a Special Concert by Eduardus Halim, Renowned Pianist

Eduardus Halim, renowned pianist and inaugural holder of the Sascha Gorodnitzki Faculty Chair in Piano Studies in the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, will appear in a special performance on a “Horowitz Steinway” as part of a two-day event celebrating of the 125th anniversary of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, […]

Helping Girls in NYC’s Juvenile Justice System: An Interview with Shabnam Javdani

Adolescent girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population, but according to the U.S. Department of Justice, there’s a lack of effective interventions to help them. Steinhardt’s Shabnam Javdani, assistant professor of applied psychology, was awarded more than $645,000 by the National Institute of Justice to evaluate an intervention called ROSES – […]