Educational Video Games Can Boost Motivation to Learn, NYU Steinhardt, CUNY Study Shows

Math video games can enhance students’ motivation to learn, but it may depend on how students play, researchers at NYU Steinhardt and the City University of New York have found in a study of middle-schoolers. While playing a math video game either competitively or collaboratively with another player—as compared to playing alone—students adopted a mastery […]

Month-Long Festival Offers Students and Alumni Immersion in Chinese Language and Culture

The New York Chinese Character Festival celebrated the end of its first-ever, month-long festival with closing ceremonies at NYU’s Kimmel Center on November 3rd.  More than 500 people in the New York area took part in a variety of events that included a scavenger hunt, a hands-on demonstration from a chopstick master, Chinese character photo […]

Steinhardt Researchers and Autistic Adults Aim to Bolster Self-Advocacy and Self-Esteem in Autistic Adolescents with New Web Site

Researchers at NYU  Steinhardt have teamed up with three autistic adults to launch a web site that provides resources aimed at instilling self-advocacy and self-esteem skills among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The site,, is part of the “Keeping It Real” project, a partnership between NYU Steinhardt’s ASD Nest Support Project and three autistic […]

An Interview with Phil Galdston, Steinhardt’s Songwriter-in-Residence, on Songs for Kids Facing Social Challenges

Songwriter-in-Residence Phil Galdston, co-author of the Vanessa Williams hit “Save the Best for Last,” has written or produced songs on 13 albums that won or were nominated for GRAMMY awards. Over the course of his career, he’s worked with stars from from Beyoncé to Chicago, Celine Dion to Sheryl Crow, Aaron Neville to Esperanza Spalding—and has […]

Associate Dean Patricia Carey Receives New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award

The United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) honored Patricia Carey  with a New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award at their 2013 Annual Benefit in October. Carey, who serves as Steinhardt’s Associate Dean for Student Affairs and NYU’s Associate Vice Provost for Diversity Programs, was recognized for making a difference in education, community, and activism. In the […]

Immigration and Global Media is Subject of Rodney Benson’s New Book

In Shaping Immigration News:  A French American Comparison (Cambridge, 2013), Rodney Benson, an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, offers a comprehensive portrait of French and American journalists in action as they grapple with how to report and comment on immigration. Drawing on interviews with leading journalists and analyses of an […]

Research by Hirokazu Yoshikawa Offers Roadmap for Implementing Quality Preschool

Early childhood education can yield short- and long-term educational, economic, and societal benefits, underscoring the value of expanding publicly funded preschool education, Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa outlines in a research brief released today. “Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education,” authored by Yoshikawa and other early childhood experts, reviews existing scholarship on why early […]

East Building Department Renovations, An Award-Winning Look

Some Steinhardt students are finding their classrooms have a new look this fall.  The Department of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, housed in the historic East Building, were renovated to provide a state-of-the-art facility brings modern technology into the classroom. The renovations were cited as the top post-secondary entry […]

Books from Our Faculty: Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s by Robert Cohen

Before the 1960s, college campuses in the South were parochial and racially segregated institutions with little academic freedom and almost no progressive student activism. But in the 1960s, student protesters worked to transform the South both on and off campus. Students from historically black colleges and universities launched a sit-in movement that ended segregation at […]