Carding of Minors Buying Cigarettes is Lacking in Some New York City Neighborhoods, Finds Study Led by Diana Silver

An investigation by the Steinhardt School found that more than a quarter of New York City retailers did not request identification from young adults buying cigarettes. The study, published online in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control, was conducted in anticipation of the minimum purchase age for cigarettes rising from 18 to 21. “Our findings suggest the […]

NYU Honors Associate Dean Patricia Carey with MLK Humanitarian Award

Patricia Carey, Steinhardt’s Associate Dean for Student Services, was honored on February 5th with the 2015 NYU MLK Humanitarian Award.  The award is presented annually to a member of the NYU community who exemplifies the characteristics promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — “a vision of peace, persistence in purpose, and inspirational action.” Carey, […]

Education Policy Discussion Will Focus on Quality in Pre-K Education — March 6th

NYU Steinhardt will host a panel discussion, “Early Childhood Education: Improving and Assessing Quality,” on Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event, which will be held at the Kimmel Center for University Life (60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor), is part of the School’s Education Policy Breakfast Series. Research has demonstrated the benefits […]

Mental Health Issues in Latino Teens Are Rooted in Discrimination-Related Stress, Finds Study by Steinhardt Research Team

Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research led by faculty members at NYU Steinhardt. These mental health outcomes were more pronounced among Latino teens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents, as opposed to foreign-born teens. The longitudinal study, which appears online […]

Inside Books: ‘Vernaculars in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities’ by Shondel Nero

Vernaculars in the Classroom:  Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities By Shondel Nero and Dohra Ahmad (Routledge, 2014) “Language is central to the educational experience. It is both the medium of instruction, and the principal means through which ideas are engaged, knowledge is constructed, and learning is evaluated in a classroom,” write Shondel Nero and  Dohra Ahmad their new […]

Environmental Education Program to Host World Premier of ‘Escape to Papua New Guinea,’ Feb 24th

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host the world premier screening of “Escape to Papua New Guinea.” The screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, Room 102 (between E. 8th Street and Waverly Pl.) “Escape to Papua […]

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Will Be Guests at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU, March 3rd

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement and Trustee Award-winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members, legendary songwriters, record producers, and co-founders of the historic “Sound of Philadelphia/Philly Sound,” will come to New York University on Tuesday, March 3, as featured guests at the Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

Cooking Competition is the Ultimate Challenge for Nutrition and Health Students

A spicy Indian soup topped with chickpeas was the winning dish of an Iron Chef-inspired cooking competition held at NYU’s Steinhardt School. But instead of chefs, the competitors were 10 speech-language pathology students and 10 nutrition students who were creating food for patients with dysphagia. Dysphagia was the focus of an interdisciplinary elective course designed […]