80WSE Explores Nicaragua’s Artistic Utopia: Solentiname

In 1965, a spiritual, political, and artistic movement emerged on an archipelago in the south of Nicaragua: Solentiname. This community was established by leading poet and priest committed to social change, Ernesto Cardenal, and is the focus of a new exhibition opening December 1 at NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. ‘The Dream of Solentiname’ will look […]

The City as Classroom:  Questions for Mary Leou on Environmental Education

Mary Leou, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.  Since its founding in 2000, the program has promoted environmental literacy and sustainability within NYU and the urban community of New York City.  The Collaborative has offered professional development opportunities for more than […]

Afterschool Program Environments Linked to Academic Confidence and Skills

Afterschool programs with positive, responsive, and organized environments can have academic benefits for students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. Young people growing up in urban, low-income communities spend significant time in publicly funded afterschool programs. Unlike schools, which grow increasingly segregated and involve more individual instruction as children grow older, afterschool programs are spaces […]

NYU Steinhardt Receives Spencer Foundation Grant to Address Societal Divisions in NYC Middle Schools

The Spencer Foundation has awarded a team of scholars at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development a grant for more than $940,000 to implement and evaluate The Listening Project. The Listening Project is designed to address increasing societal divisions through semi-structured interview training with teachers and students in six middle schools […]

Finding Community on Stage:  An Interview with Barbara Kaynan (MA ’15) on the Drama Therapy Production of “The Birds”

The Birds, a comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, was first performed in 414 B.C. In November 2017, it will be performed at the Provincetown Playhouse and will feature residents from The Hebrew Home at Riverdale. The Birds is part of NYU Steinhardt’s Drama Therapy Program‘s therapeutic theatre series, As Performance, which seeks to […]

Separate But Unequal: NYU Metro Center Report Examines Segregation in NYC Schools

A new report by the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University (NYU Metro Center) explores patterns of segregation in New York City public schools and finds a link between increased school diversity and modest academic benefits. The report compares student outcomes in New York City’s most […]

On Movie Night, Undergraduate Applied Psychology Students Discuss “My Depression”

Elizabeth Swados was an NYU professor whose dark, unconventional musicals earned her respect and acclaim in theatre circles.  Her documentary, “My Depression,” dove deep into the artist’s lifelong struggles with mental health and was the topic of a special movie screening for Department of Applied Psychology students on October 19th. The event was hosted by Amanda Holda, […]