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 […]

Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation Celebrates Artistic Expression and Activism

Steinhardt’s new students came together for the New Student Convocation on October 8th, a special event hosted by Dean Mary Brabeck.  “History, Art, and Action” was the topic of a panel discussion on the assigned freshman reading, The Amistad Rebellion by Marcus Rediker. In The Amistad Rebellion, Rediker tells the story of how a small group […]

Steinhardt Launches Innovative Games For Learning Degree

University degree programs in game design have been popping up around the country in recent years, but these have largely been dedicated to the creation of games for entertainment purposes. This fall, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has launched a ground-breaking degree program in the field: a master of science in game […]

‘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 […]