MCC’s Latest “Inside the Internet Garage” Series Welcomes Father of “Web 2.0,” Tim O’Reilly, on Oct. 25

The fourth installment of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication’s “Inside the Internet Garage” will kick-off with famous computer publisher, digital intellectual, and originator of the phrase “Web 2.0,” Tim O’Reilly. “Inside the Internet Garage” traces the history of Internet media and explores society’s networked future with some of the industry’s most accomplished contributors. “Tim […]

In the New York Times: Joshua Aronson on Stereotype Threat

Joshua Aronson, an associate professor of the Department of Applied Psychology, was the subject of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You,’ a New York Times opinion article written by Annie Murphy Paul.  A leader in investigating the effects of social forces on academic achievement, Aronson dentified a phenomenon known as “stereotype threat,” with psychologist Claude Steele. Murphy […]

The CMJ Sessions @ NYU Offer a New Spin on the Business of Music

Students at NYU Steinhardt are helping to advance the careers of emerging indie bands through a new partnership with CMJ. The CMJ Sessions @ NYU offers music business students a chance to serve as talent scouts, artistic directors, and collaborators with bands during the recording and mixing processes. Old Monk describes its sound as “frenzied […]

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 […]