At New Student Convocation, Students Find a Novel Helps Them Understand Their Lives

Steinhardt’s new students came together for a special seminar hosted by Patricia Carey, associate dean of student affairs.  The New Student Convocation was the culminating discussion on The Tiger’s Wife, required reading for all new and transfer students. “We thought The Tiger’s Wife would serve as a wonderful metaphor to shape our discussion about issues […]

Steinhardt Study Says Yoga Regimen Boosts Socialization, Body-Mind Connection, and Focus Among Autistic Students

Step one: Mats out. Step two: breathe deep. Step three: assume poses. Step four: tense and relax muscles. Step five: sing. According to a study by NYU Steinhardt researcher, Kristie Koenig, these five steps, 17 minutes a day, five days a week, for 16 weeks, resulted in a significant decrease in aggressive behavior, social withdrawal, […]

With a Grant from Banco Santander, NYU Steinhardt Creates Teaching and Education Fellowship Program for Women in Ghana

The Ghana Wins! Project, an initiative aimed at helping to develop and promote leadership skills in Ghanaian women, has awarded NYU Steinhardt $500,000 to implement the Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program. The project was launched by NYU in collaboration with Fundación Mujeres Por África, the University of […]

Brooke Astor’s $2 Million Gift Will Fund Travel Abroad Program for New York City Teachers

Brooke Astor was a legendary New Yorker, a celebrated philanthropist, and a friend of NYU Steinhardt. From 1996-2003, she supported the Astor Fellows Travel Program, which rewarded public school teachers with a working professional development vacation abroad. Mrs. Astor, who spent her childhood in such exotic places as Hawaii, Panama, and Peking, and her adult […]

NYU Steinhardt & MDRC Study Shows That Cash Incentives Boost Time Spent on Schooling, Reduce Problem Behavior for Teens

How can you get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work? “Pay them,” according to a recent study released by MDRC and coauthored by NYU Steinhardt researchers J. Lawrence Aber and Pamela Morris. Following a two-year study of the Opportunity NYC-Family Rewards Program, a comprehensive conditional cash transfer (CCT) program launched in 2007 by […]

Robert Teranishi Receives $2 Million to Boost Academic Success Among Asian-American & Pacific Islander College Students

Robert Teranishi, project director of the National Commission on Asian-American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) at NYU Steinhardt, in conjunction with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for AAPI students, received nearly $2 million to support the Partnership for Equity […]

Initiative with Codecademy Brings Coding Class to Media, Culture, & Communication Students

With every aspect of life – from following news to finding love – now governed by algorithms, learning the fundamentals of coding is essential to developing true digital literacy.  In an effort to prepare its students to navigate this digital landscape, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC), announced today an initiative with Codecademy, […]

NYU Steinhardt Dean Announces 2012 Promotion and Tenure Decisions

Dean Mary Brabeck has announced promotion and tenure decisions.  Below are faculty members who excel in teaching and  research, and contribute in important ways to the NYU community, as well as our local and global societies. Promoted to Professor Sumie Okazaki, Professor, Applied Psychology Lisa Gitelman, Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication Promoted to Music Professor […]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools Leading Assessment for Bloomberg Education Initiative

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, in collaboration with MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, has been selected to conduct an evaluation of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). ESI is a key component of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, a combination of programs and policy reforms designed to decrease rates […]

Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $1 Million to Study State Alcohol Policies to Reduce Traffic-Related Deaths

NYU Steinhardt’s James Macinko, associate professor of public health and health policy, and Assistant Professor of Public Health Diana Silver, have been awarded a $1,039,500 grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to investigate the effects of U.S. state policies on reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. “Despite progress in […]