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 […]

Steinhardt’s Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Center Receives Research Grant for Collaboration with NYU Rusk

NYU Steinhardt’s Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy has received the American Music Therapy Association’s Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.  The $15,000 research award is in support of the center’s ongoing research study on post-stroke recovery with NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilition Medicine’s Motor Recovery Lab. According to statistics, approximately 795,000 cases of stroke occur annually […]

Research Alliance Shows $80 Million Data System Offers Limited Help with Day-to-Day Teaching

A study released by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools finds that The City’s Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS), an $80-million data system built to make schools more data-driven and to focus attention on the achievement outcomes for which they are being held accountable, is being used largely as a school-wide planning tool and much less […]