Rodney Benson of Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Wins Tankard Book Award

Rodney Benson has been awarded the 2014 Tankard Book Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at its annual meeting in Montréal. Benson is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and an affiliated faculty member of NYU;s Department of Sociology. He holds a PhD in sociology from […]

Sex Differences in Swallowing Function Attributed to Height, Finds Steinhardt Study

Variations in swallowing can be traced back to a person’s height, according to a study by Sonja Molfenter, an assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt.  Molfenter’s findings, reported in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, explain previously reported differences in swallowing function between women and men. Swallowing function is commonly disrupted by conditions including stroke, brain […]

Freedom Summer: Robert Cohen on the Lasting Legacy of the 1964 Push to Register Black Voters

In 1964, less than 7% of eligible African-Americans in Mississippi were registered to vote. Under the leadership of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a mixed race group of more than 800 young volunteers recruited from college campuses around the country traveled to Mississippi that summer to register black voters there. Risking violence and arrest, […]

Farmer’s Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families Finds Study Led by Carolyn Dimitri

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by Carolyn Dimitri, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Heath. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers […]

Looking for Shakespeare: An Educational Theatre Program for Thespians, Literati, and Aspiring Actors

Slow down, people,” director Jonathan Jones implored his young cast during a recent rehearsal in Pless Hall’s Black Box Theatre. The adolescent actors—seventeen 13- to-18-year olds selected by audition to participate in Steinhardt’s annual Looking for Shakespeare workshop—had just finished an energetic run-through of the second act of Twelfth Night, which they’ll be performing July 24-26. That’s the […]

Inside Books: Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management By Sandee Graham McClowry

“Understanding how children differ in temperament can help teachers to support their academic and social-emotional developments,” writes Sandee Graham McClowry in her new book, Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). McClowry, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, is the creator of INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament, a classroom intervention program, and the […]

An Interview with Leanne Brown (MA ’14), Author of ‘Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day’

Imagine an elegant cookbook for those who aren’t sure how they’ll pay for their next meal. It sounds impractical, but this was just the idea that seized Leanne Brown as she began work on her final project for Steinhardt’s master’s in food studies. Gourmet cuisine might seem a stretch for cooks eating on just $4 […]

From NYU Stories: Alex Ruthman, The Pandora Professor

What does Wynton Marsalis have in common with Miley Cyrus? How do you get from Claude Debussy to Kanye West in just six musical steps? These are the kinds of questions that intrigue Alex Ruthmann, a music education and technology faculty member, who’s a bit like the hip band director you never had: On a given […]