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 […]

NYU Steinhardt Joins Nationwide Effort to Improve Quality of Math and Science Education

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development joins 100Kin10 in the launch of “Blow Minds, Teach STEM,” a campaign to inspire undergraduates and recent graduates with strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to become teachers. The U.S. ranks 27th in math and 20th in science among industrialized countries. In his 2011 State of […]

Hopes and Dreams for Youth in Kenya: An Interview with Associate Professor Elisabeth King

Elisabeth King, an associate professor of international education, explores issues related to conflict and peace building in sub-Saharan Africa.  King’s book, From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has been awarded the Outstanding Canadians Leadership Award from the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association. She has received grants from the United […]

At Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation, a Discussion of ‘Wild’ and a Celebration of Student Art

The hero’s journey and the limits of physical endurance were among topics discussed at Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation on October 6th.  The event brought together 800 undergraduate students and a panel of Steinhardt faculty members for a celebration and discussion and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this year’s required freshman reading.  Wild tells the story of Strayed’s […]

‘Familiar Talker Advantage’ is the Focus of Research by Susannah Levi of Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Research has shown that when adults are familiar with someone’s voice, they can more accurately – and even more quickly – process and understand what the person is saying. This concept, known as the “familiar talker advantage,” comes into play in situations where it is difficult to hear. For example, in a loud or crowded […]

A Harvest Party for NYU’s Urban Farm Lab

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab celebrated its second harvest on October 2nd with an outdoor farm festival.  Guests picked the summer’s crop of vegetables and feasted on food prepared with the bounty of the harvest season. Second grader, Ananya Parekh, was among the guests who walked the vegetable beds in search of the ripest offerings.  Ananya […]

Photography As Memoir: Questions for Meryl Meisler, Art Education Field Supervisor and Author

Meryl Meisler, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art Professions, supervises NYU’s student teachers in the New York City public and private schools.  Meisler has worked as visual and digital art teacher for New York City’s Department of Education, a photographer for the American Jewish Congress, and a faculty member at the International […]

From NYU Stories: Amy Bentley Talks About Her New Book, ‘Inventing Baby Food’

Amy Bentley’s book, Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet, explores the forces that have shaped our thinking on childhood nutrition. It’s a uniquely American story that ties together developments in industrialization, feminism, science, family life, and advertising over the course of the 20th century. At the height of popularity of […]