Amy Bentley of Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, 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 […]

Sean Corcoran, Associate Professor of Educational Economics, Takes Part in College Ratings System Symposium

Sean Corcoran, an associate professor of educational economics, took part in a technical symposium to discuss how the Obama administration should develop a federal ratings system for colleges and universities. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education in February, the symposium featured experts on empirical methods for measuring performance, metric development, and state and federal […]

At Senate Hearing, Hirokazu Yoshikawa Testifies on the Benefits of Universal Pre-School

In February, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization ad Education, gave testimony to the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Hearing on supporting children and families through high quality early education.  At the hearing, Yoshikawa, presented research on the benefits of universal pre-school. Among Yoshikawa’s findings: Large-scale […]

L. Trenton Marsh, Doctoral Student, Wins 2014 MLK Oratorical Contest

L. Trenton Marsh, a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is the winner of the 2014 MLK Oratorical Contest.  The annual event, sponsored by Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King’s Jr. through students’ original speeches. In his speech, “The Courage to Dream,” Marsh used the […]

Shabnam Javdani of Department of Applied Psychology Receives NYU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

Shabnam Javdani, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded NYU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Javdani has been described as a professor who inspires, motivates, and empowers her student […]

Steinhardt Discussion “You Are What You Eat,” Philosophically Speaking, to Feature Graham Harman, Robert Valgenti — Feb. 19

For generations, we’ve heard “You are what you eat.” From a nutrition standpoint, the phrase’s meaning is clear—but what about when we trace it back to its philosophical origins? On Wed., Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (411 Lafayette St., 5th Floor [above E. 4th […]

Gil Goldstein of Jazz Studies Program Wins Grammy Award

Gil Goldstein, an instructor in Steinhardt’s Jazz Studies program, was honored by the Recording Academy at the 2014 Grammy Awards, held on January 26th in Los Angeles. The annual awards recognize the music industry’s best and brightest over the past year in 30 fields (eg. general, pop, rap, gospel) and 82 categories within those fields. […]

Music and Performing Arts Presents Carousel, Feb. 6 -10

The Department of the Music and Performing Arts Professions at NYU Steinhardt will stage six performances of the iconic American musical Carousel, February 6-10 at the Frederick Loewe Theater. The second collaboration between Rogers and Hammerstein after their initial success with Oklahoma!, Carousel tells the story of the tragic romance between carousel barker Billy Bigelow […]