NYU Steinhardt Hosts Steven Van Zandt’s Rock & Roll Foundation; Celebrates Launch of Media-Rich Music Curriculum

At a press conference held on April 24th at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation announced its new partnership with The GRAMMY Museum, and debuted Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAAS), an interdisciplinary middle and high school curriculum that explores Rock and Roll from […]

Chelsea Garbell Named Student Speaker at NYU’s All-University Commencement

At NYU’s 181st Commencement Ceremony in Yankee Stadium, Chelsea Garbell will give remarks on behalf of all NYU graduates. Garbell, who graduates with a BS degree from Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and a minor in public health policy and Hebrew and Judaic studies, is president emeritus and founder of Bridges:  Muslim-Jewish Interfaith […]

Diana Silver Appointed Director of Undergraduate Global Public Health Programs for NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health

Diana Silver, assistant professor of public health in the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition, and Public Health, has been appointed director of undergraduate global public health programs for NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH). In her role as director, Silver will provide oversight of the GIPH’s undergraduate global public health curriculum and academic development, […]

Research Alliance for New York City Schools Commissioned to Evaluate Success of iMentor Program

  Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college? That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor […]

NYU Steinhardt Wins Frank B. Murray Award for Innovation and Excellence in Self-Assessment of School’s Teacher Education Program

The NYU Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development is the 2013 recipient of the Frank B. Murray Award for Innovation and Excellence in Program Self-Study. Bestowed by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), the award recognizes a program’s evidence of quality that makes it worthy of accreditation. The Murray Award is awarded to an educator […]

Research Alliance Says NYC Middle School Teacher Turnover is a Systemic Issue

“Strengthening middle schools has taken on increased urgency, and the stability of the middle school teaching force has the potential to facilitate or complicate improvement efforts,” said James Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance. “Our findings point to a real exodus of teachers from the middle grades. Within individual schools, it is likely that […]

Peter Halpin and Michael Kieffer Receive Grant to Study Teacher Effectiveness

Assistant Professor Peter Halpin (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Associate Professor Michael J. Kieffer (Teaching and Learning) have received a MET Early Career Research Grant from The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education.  The grant provides researchers $25,000 and access to Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Longitudinal Database, […]

A Gift from Steinhardt Alumna Jane Wallerstein (M.A. ’71) Helps Children Learn about the Natural World

This spring, New York City’s public school children will have a chance to study the city’s blossoming flora and fauna as NYU Steinhardt launches the Jane Wallerstein Children & Nature Program. The program, established by a $250,000 gift from the Johanette Wallerstein Institute, is named for Steinhardt alumna Jane Wallerstein (M.A. ’71). The interdisciplinary project provides […]

Doctors Learn About Nutrition and Cooking in New Steinhardt/Med School Collaborative Course

Cook Healthy, Eat Fresh (CHEF) is a new course co-facilitated by Rob Caldwell, M.D. (NYU Langone Medical Center) and Lisa Sasson, clinical associate professor of nutrition and food studies at NYU Steinhardt. Graduate students from the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health lead classroom sessions that give medical students an overview of the science and […]

Steinhardt Faculty Challenge Grant Supports Gabriel Alegría’s Ciudad De Los Reyes Album

‘Ciudad De Los Reyes,’ a new album by Gabriel Alegría, music assistant professor of jazz, and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet, was released to critical acclaim in February.  Alegría, who describes his sound as one that combines the common African roots found in American jazz music and Afro-Peruvian music from the coast of Peru, is among the […]