J. Lawrence Aber Named University Professor and Inaugural Willner Family Professor in Psychology and Public Policy

  New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has named J. Lawrence Aber, an expert on children, poverty, and public policy, the inaugural Albert & Blanche Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and an NYU University Professor. Aber’s inaugural lecture is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 […]

Hospital Food Gets a Boost From Interdisciplinary Course on Food Preparation and Swallowing Disorders

Patients suffering from swallowing disorders at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine got a new menu this fall. The change in food offerings was the result of a 2011 NYU Steinhardt  class, Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management of Dysphagia — taught by Erin Embry and Lisa Sasson — which looked at treatment and food preparation for people […]

At NYU Steinhardt Policy Breakfast, Panel Discusses Common Core Standards

The challenges schools face in implementing the Common Core Standards into their curricula was the topic of an NYU Steinhardt policy breakfast in November. The new standards, adopted by 45 states and three U.S. territories, will require New York State K-12 instructors to teach content material in a way that will help students develop critical […]

J. Lawrence Aber Receives Grant from NoVo Foundation to Evaluate Education in Democratic Republic of Congo

J. Lawrence Aber, Albert and Blanche Wilner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the NoVo foundation to support a project titled, “Impacting teacher performance and children’s academic and socio-emotional learning in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” Extreme poverty, periods of violence and war, and mismanagement of resources […]

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Launches Book Series with Conference on Controversial Issues

“What is a great books education and why has it become controversial?” was a question posed by Rene Arcilla (right), professor of philosophy at NYU Steinhardt, at “The ‘Great Books’ and the Liberal Arts,” a discussion with Tim Lacy of Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine (left). Arcilla and Lacy offered philosophical insight and historical background […]

Cynthia Miller-Idriss Receives Spencer Foundation Grant To Study How School Policy Can Influence Youth Resistance and Extremist Behavior

Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an associate professor of international education and educational sociology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been awarded a $40,000 Spencer Foundation grant for a project titled, ‘The Extreme Goes Mainstream? School Bans and New Right-Wing Extremist Forms in Germany.’ Widespread commercialization of right-wing consumer products and clothing in Germany is successfully […]

Zachary Klim, Erich Dietrich Appointed to Institute of International Education’s Advisory Boards on International Academic Partnerships

Zachary Klim, associate director, academic initiatives and global programs, has been invited to join the advisory board for the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) International Academic Partnerships Program for Burma (Myanmar).  Klim is among a select group of experts on Burma and higher education who will play a key role in a strategic planning process […]

80WSE Gallery’s Second Annual Invitational Exhibit, “80WSE Presents,” Opens Nov. 27; Runs Through Dec. 22

NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s second annual invitational exhibition “80WSE Presents.”  Curated by 80WSE staff members, the exhibit highlights some of the favorite artists of the 80WSE staff. Featured artists include: Kathe Burkhart Burkhart is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and decade-long NYU faculty member. Working since the early 1980s, […]

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Elise Cappella Receives Spencer Foundation Grant for Study on Middle School Transition and Academic Achievement

Elise Cappella, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded a Spencer Foundation grant for a project titled, “Impact of School Transitions on Youth Adjustment: Developmental Trajectories and School Processes in a National Sample.” Edward Seidman, professor of psychology, and Jennifer Hill and Marc Scott, associate professors, are co-investigators of the […]