Richard Arum Leads Discussion on Transition from College to Adulthood

On Nov. 3, the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy hosted a seminar to discuss Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Students, a new book by Richard Arum, NYU professor of sociology and education, and Josipa Roksa of the University of Virginia. Arum and Roksa’s 2011 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, […]

The Changing Landscape of American Higher Education Is Topic of Lecture Sponsored by Steinhart Institute for Higher Education Policy

Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2012), spoke at an event sponsored by the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy on October 29th.  In a lecture titled, Interesting Times: Reflections on America’s Colleges, Delbanco described higher education as an enterprise in flux, beleaguered by bad public relations, […]

Led by Pamela Morris, National Study on Head Start CARES Shows Positive Impact on Teacher Practice and Children’s Behavior

A large national study of strategies for promoting the social and emotional development of preschoolers showed positive impacts on teacher practice and on children’s social and emotional outcomes. By improving social and emotional skills among preschoolers, the researchers hope that the children will have stronger peer relationships later on, and will perhaps spend more time […]

Visual Biofeedback Can Help Children Challenged by ‘R’ Sound, Finds Study by Tara McAllister Byun

Using ultrasound technology to visualize the tongue’s shape and movement can help children with difficulty pronouncing “r” sounds, according to a small study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Montclair State University. The ultrasound intervention was effective when individuals were allowed to make different shapes with their tongue in order […]

From NYU Stories: Carolyn Dimitri on How Farm Fresh Vegetables Can Help Improve Diets of Low-Income Families

Speaking from New York City’s Union Square Greemarket at the height of the fall harvest, Steinhardt’s Carolyn Dimitri discusses how vouchers for produce can help improve the diets of the economically disadvantaged. Though low-income families often go without fruits and vegetables due to lack of access or inability to pay, Dimitri, an associate professor of […]

Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre Presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ Oct. 24th – Nov. 2nd

Little Shop of Horrors, Howard Ashman and Alan Menkin’s award-winning off-Broadway musical, will come to NYU for two fall weekends (October 24 – November 2) in a production staged by students from the Steinhart’s educational theatre program. Just in time for Halloween, the musical — a comedy horror that features rock music — tells the story […]