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 […]

Steinhardt Senior, Sachiko Pettit, is Part of Team Awarded NYU Reynolds Challenge Best Overall Venture

Sachiko Pettit, a senior in the Steinhard’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communications, is among a team of NYU undergraduate students whose social-change initiative, Youth Take Charge, has been selected as Best Overall Venture in the Changemaker Challenge sponsored by the NYU Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Youth Take Charge seeks to fight […]

Mary Leou Honored for “Greening the City” by Audubon’s Women in Conservation Program

Mary Leou, director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, has been awarded the Audubon’s Women in Conservation Program’s distinguished “Women Greening the City” award.  Leou was one of 24 women recognized for their work in “tirelessly transforming and greening the physical landscape of New York City’s urban habitat” at an award ceremony held […]

America Reads: Teaching City Children By Words and Example

NYU Steinhardt runs the largest America Reads program in the country. Since 1997, 12,000 students throughout NYU have been employed in work-study jobs assisting public school teachers help students acquire basic literacy skills.  Working one-on-one with children from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, tutors provide close to 10,000 hours per week of academic assistance at no […]

With $2.2 Million, Husband and Wife Research Team Study Speech Effects of Parkinson’s Sufferers

For Diana Sidtis, NYU Steinhardt Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and her husband, John J. Sidtis, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, the mystery of how DBS affected the “low, soft, and breathy” speech of those living with the illness remains a driving force behind their research. […]