Art Department Fall Public Lecture Series Presents Nikki S. Lee, Chris Kraus, and Sarah Lewis, and More

Dancer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, cultural critics Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles, cultural historian Sarah Lewis, and photographer Nikki S. Lee are among the guest artists scheduled to take part in this fall’s public events series hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Arts Professions. The Department will reprise its series of visiting lecturers, which […]

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On Racism and Diversity in Higher Education: An Interview With Faculty Member Michael Sean Funk

Michael Sean Funk, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, studies the relationship between racism and higher education.  He has served as the associate director of the Academic Achievement Program at NYU and as an adjunct associate professor at Smith College Graduate School of Social Work. Your research has explored the experiences of black […]

Study by Steinhardt Faculty Finds that INSIGHTS, A Classroom Intervention, Can Help Shy Children Learn

INSIGHTS, a program that helps teachers understand temperament, can improve math and critical thinking by helping shy children become more engaged in their class work, finds a study published in School Psychology Review. In the classroom, shy children — who are often described as anxious, fearful, socially withdrawn, and isolated — are less likely to seek attention from teachers […]

Exposure to Aggression Between Parents Can Interfere with a Child’s Ability to Regulate Emotions, Finds NYU Steinhardt Study

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, which appear in the journal Development and Psychopathology, also suggest that household chaos and prolonged periods of poverty during early […]

Foundations Commit $1.9 Million to Support Research Alliance for New York City Schools

A new consortium of New York City-based funders—including Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation—has joined forces to invest in the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at New York University. The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation also announced a substantial new grant to the […]

Inside Books: Richard Arum Explores The Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates By Richard Arum and Josipa Roska (University of Chicago Press, 2014) In their 2011 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roska documented the failure of universities to effectively educate undergraduates. Arum, a professor of sociology and education, and his collaborator used […]

Where’s the Noise Coming From? How Joscha Legewie Used Big Data to Learn More About the Everyday Tensions Faced by New Yorkers

What can big data teach us?  Assistant Professor Joscha Legewie discusses how he used statistical analysis to find out the times and neighborhoods where New Yorkers complained the most. Assistant Professor Joscha Legewie is a sociologist whose research explores questions related to education, social inequality, and ethnic relations. Recently, to better understand the conditions under which […]

Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastion at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions on September 9th

Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian will be the featured guests at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU on September 9th. Cavaliere and Sebastian will discuss their five-decade careers as musicians, songwriters, and performers with Phil Galdston, NYU faculty songwriter-in-residence and master teacher in songwriting. “Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian have both written songs […]