Mental Health Burdens Contribute to HIV in Gay Men Says Researcher Perry Halkitis

Racism, discrimination, homophobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fuel the HIV epidemic among many young black and Latino men, according to a study by Perry Halkitis, director of the Center of Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) at NYU Steinhardt. Halkitis’ study, “Measurement Model Exploring a Syndemic in Emerging Adult Gay and Bisexual […]

The Places We Go: A Letter From Karie Von Fange (MA ’10), Teacher, St. Petersburg, Russia

Karie Von Fange (MA ’10) was a student in the Department of Teaching and Learning‘s TESOL and Teaching French as a Foreign Language programs.  This year she’s teaching English in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is an excerpt from her letter to her friends at NYU Steinhardt. First Day When I first entered my new school in St Petersburg, Russia, […]

National Institute of Health Grant Awarded to Tara McAllister Byun for Research on Speech Disorders and Biofeedback

Tara McAllister Byun, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders, has been awarded a $157,000 research grant from the National Institute of Health’s Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for a project titled, ‘Understanding and eliminating residual speech errors with acoustic biofeedback.’ Research shows that speech sound disorders can interfere with a child’s academic […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt: Pedro Noguera Tackles Public Education with NYC Mayoral Candidates

This month, Pedro Noguera, director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, is moderating a panel featuring New York City’s mayoral candidates called, “The State of Education: A Conversation with NYC’s Next Mayor.” As the Bloomberg administration comes to an end, Noguera talks with At-a-Glance about some of […]

At NYU Steinhardt, Think Tank Focuses on the Needs of English Language Learners

Once a month on a Wednesday afternoon, teachers, educators, academics, and administrators gather in the Department of Teaching and Learning’s Corcoran Room for coffee, soda, chips, and NYU Steinhardt’s English Language Learning (ELL) Think Tank. The ELL Think Tank is one of the ways that the NYU Partnership School Program helps expand the teaching and learning […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt: Sean Corcoran Talks Teachers Union vs. New York City

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 marked the deadline for the city and the New York City teachers union (the United Federation of Teachers (UFT)) to reach an agreement on how to evaluate NYC educators. An agreement was not met. Sean Corcoran, associate professor of educational economics and author of “Can Teachers Be Evaluated by Their Students’ […]

Study by Aronson, Blair, and Protzko Shows Diet, Parental Behavior, and Preschool Can Boost Children’s IQ

Supplementing children’s diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child’s intelligence, according to a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Using a technique called meta-analysis, a […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Henry J. Perkinson, Educational Historian and Author

Henry J. Perkinson, professor emeritus of educational history, died on December 10, 2012. He was 82 years old. Perkinson was appointed to NYU’s School of Education in 1962 and retired in 1996.  A professor of education, he grew interested in the ways that media influenced knowledge and shared those interests with students in the school’s […]

Watch the Video: Steinhardt’s Environmental Education Faculty on Life After Sandy

The challenges facing New York City and local communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was the topic of an NYU event in December. “Life After Sandy: Adapting to the New Normal,” was moderated by Howard Schiffman, a visiting associate professor of environmental conservation education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Schiffman was among […]

Jan L. Plass Receives $173,000 Grant to Study How Badges and Trophies Influence Learning

Jan L. Plass, Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Professor in Digital Media and Learning Sciences, is the recipient of a $173,000 grant from the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition of the University of California Humanities Research Institute for a project titled, “Good Badges, Evil Badges? An Empirical Inquiry into the Impact of Badge Design on Goal […]