Steinhardt in the News: Carolyn Dimitri on Urban Farming in the New York Times

Applied Economist Carolyn Dimitri is featured in the New York Times’ video, Business Day Live: Urban Farms.  Dimitri, an expert on the procurement and marketing of organic food, is currently studying the state of urban agriculture in fifteen cities around the country. “New York City is really promoting food grown inside within the five boroughs,” Dimitri […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Patricia Livingston, Rehabilitation Counseling Professor, Crusader for Pooper-Scooper Law

NYU Steinhardt mourns Patricia Livingston (1927-2012), a professor emerita, who died on July 10st at her home in New York City. Livingston, an NYU Steinhardt alumna (ED ’54, ’59), who served as professor, chair, and head of the school’s health division, retired in 1987 after nearly three decades of service. She is remembered as a […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Carl Peter Schmidt, Professor of English Education, Baseball Player

Carl Peter Schmidt, a former professor of English education at NYU Steinhardt, died on July 1, 2012 at his home in The Villages, Florida. During a 34-year career at NYU, Schmidt, an Asian studies expert, taught and advised students, served on dissertation committees, and created and directed a humanities abroad summer program with cooperating universities […]

Steinhardt and Wagner Researchers Find Summer Job Program Participation Leads to Better Attendance and Regents Scores

New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) have found that New York City’s summer jobs program improved school attendance and other educational outcomes for youth participant. IESP is a joint institute of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Jacob Leos-Urbel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, […]

Metro Center for Urban Education Seeks to Boost Teachers’ Understanding of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in the Classroom

The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), housed within NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center for Urban Education (Metro Center), will host its 2012 summer institute “Guardians of Equity: Moving Beyond a Deficit Model,” on Friday, July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South.  In partnership with the New York […]

Steinhardt Researchers Receive $1.6 Million to Partner with Intel on New Science and Tech Center

NYU Steinhardt Professor Helen Nissenbaum recently received $1.625 million to serve as New York University’s lead researcher in the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, an initiative that will bring the social sciences to bear on contemporary computing—from social networks to e-government. Assistant Professor Erica Robles-Anderson, also from NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and […]

In the Community: NYU Steinhardt’s Prison Theatre Initiative

This past semester, Nan Smithner and graduate students in Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre, presented the play, Evolution, to inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility.  The original work, which incorporated dance, spoken word, and physical theatre, and focused on themes of change and forgiveness, was created in collaboration with Rehabilitation Through the Arts.  The play, which […]

Niyati Parekh Named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Niyati Parekh, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, has been named a Cancer Society Research Scholar by the American Cancer Society.  The lifetime designation recognizes the contributions that Parekh, a nutritional epidemiologist, has made on behalf of cancer research.  In 2011, Parekh, received a $720,000 grant from the […]

Steinhardt in the News: An America Reads Tutor and Her Student Get Some Oklahoma City Thunder

Caitlin Clements, who works as a tutor for NYU America Reads in PS 256, The Benjamin Banneker School in Brooklyn, found a novel way to show her students the power of the written word. One day she noticed that one of her first grade students, Antoine Fonviille, had written about Kevin Durant, the star player […]