‘Eating Asian American’ Is Topic of Panel to be Moderated by Krishnedu Ray

Krishnendu Ray, chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, will moderate “Eating Asian America,” a roundtable discussion on the connection between foodways and culinary practices to our understanding of “Asian American-ness,” on Thurs., Oct. 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 19 W. 4th Street, Room 101 (at Mercer Street). The event, presented by […]

The Occult and Its Influence Is the Topic of Art Department Conference, October 18 -20th

Though marginalized throughout most of history, the traditions of the occult persist, representing an underground perspective that still exerts a strong influence on structures of dissent, utopianism and social change. The Occult Humanities Conference, a two-day conference, October 18 -20th, sponsored by the Department of Arts and Arts Professions will examine the occult and its […]

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Steinhardt Celebrates Fall with First Harvest of Food Studies Program’s Urban Farm Lab

New York University’s Urban Farm Lab Project, a joint venture between the NYU Food Studies Program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and the Silver Towers Tenant Association (STTA), celebrated fall with a harvest celebration on Thursday, September 26, 2013.  Guests picked the final harvest of the summer’s crop of watermelon, […]

Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck Elected Board Chair of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Inaugural Leaders Will Guide CAEP’s National Effort to Implement Rigorous New Standards for Teacher Education Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has been elected chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation’s (CAEP) inaugural Board of Directors. CAEP is a newly formed […]

Research by Niyati Parekh Pinpoints Biological Risk Factor in Obesity Related Cancers

It is estimated that over a third of the new cancer cases expected to occur in the U.S. in 2013 will be related to overweight or obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition. Thanks to the work of one Steinhardt researcher, we may better understand why. Nutritional epidemiologist Niyati Parekh’s latest research study, which appears in […]

Hirokazu Yoshikawa Is Part of UN-Backed Group Calling for New Early Childhood Focus in Sustainable Development Goals

More than 200 million of the world’s children under five begin life at severe risk, which threatens global aims of poverty eradication, sustainable development, and social stability, according to a new report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a research initiative set up at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General. In response, the initiative’s […]

Amy Bentley Develops TED Studies Curriculum on “Sustainable Consumption” for Western Diet

Half of all Americans consider environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to buy a product, according to a survey released this summer by Yale and George Mason universities.  But we show greater dedication to a method of food consumption that runs afoul of the best sustainability practices: the Standard American, or Western, Diet. “Westerners […]

Mary Brabeck to Step Down as Dean of Steinhardt; Will Serve as Professor of Applied Psychology

The following is an announcement from NYU President John Sexton to the Steinhardt community: Mary Brabeck — who so ably and energetically served as the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development since 2003– will step down as dean in May 2014, after having served 10 years […]