Using the Stories and Language of Home, Researchers Create Curriculum Designed to Boost Literacy in Low Income Latino Children

Gigliana Melzi and Adina Schick of Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology have been awarded a $191,00 grant from the Brady Foundation.  The grant supports a study titled, “Oral Stories in the Classroom: Encouraging Preschool Teachers’ Use of Cultural Funds of Knowledge.” Working in partnership with a bilingual Head Start Center in New York City, Melzi, an […]

Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck Receives Education Update’s Distinguished Leader in Education Award

Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the NYU Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development, has been named a distinguished leader in education by Education Update. The award was presented in June at a special ceremony at the Harvard Club in New York City. Dr. Brabeck was recognized for her work on behalf […]

Occupational Therapy is Part of a Disabilities Research Lab at Media and Games Network (MAGNET)

Anita Perr, clinical associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, is part of a team that will create an Accessibility and Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab at the NYU Media and Games Network (MAGNET).  MAGNET is a facility in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center that brings together NYU and Polytechnic Institute of NYU faculty whose […]

A Night of Food Politics: Marion Nestle Hosts NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, moderated a public forum on food, agriculture, nutrition and hunger with New York City mayoral candidates on July 15th. The forum, held at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, was aimed at getting New York City mayoral […]

Joe Salvatore of Educational Theatre Program Creates a Night for Young Artists at the Kennedy Center

In June, the nation’s capital celebrated students in the arts with an evening of performances by the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.  This year’s performance was created and directed by Joe Salvatore, Steinhardt’s clinical assistant professor of educational theatre. Each year the Commission on Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education, and the […]

Research Alliance Pinpoints “Leaky Pipeline” Factors to Boost Black & Latino Male College/Career Readiness

Among New York City students scheduled to graduate in 2010, only 9 percent of Black males and 11 percent of Latino males graduated “college ready.” While graduation rates have been improving across the city, college and career readiness rates remain low, particularly for young men of color. In its latest report, “Moving the Needle: Exploring […]

NYU 80WSE Presents “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College,” Opens July 20

On Saturday July 20, New York University’s NYU 80WSE Galleries will open its doors for a three-month exhibition of the work of the historic African-American printmaker, draftsman, painter, and NYU professor Hale Woodruff (1900-1980). The exhibition, titled “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College,” is on a three-year, nine-city tour and features six large […]

Steinhardt Abroad: Collaboration Brings Physical Therapy Education to Southern China Rehabilitation Center

Representatives from NYU Steinhardt and delegates from the Guandong Disabled Persons Federation and Zhongshan Medical School of Sun Yet-sen University came together in May to sign a collaboration agreement that will secure NYU as a consultant on a master’s degree program in physical therapy and a 1200-bed rehabilitation center being built in Southern China. The […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts New York City Public Schools’ Graduation Ceremonies

For two days in June, more than 1,300 students from twelve New York City public schools took part in graduation ceremonies at NYU. From morning until early evening — in back-to-back ceremonies — nine high schools and three secondary schools celebrated their students’ rites of passages with diplomas, speeches, music, and refreshments at NYU’s Fredrick […]