Niyati Parekh Receives $720,000 Grant to Study Role of Insulin in Obesity-Related Cancers

Niyati Parekh, an assistant professor at Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, has received a $720,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to study the role of insulin in obesity-related cancers. The number of obese individuals has increased dramatically—now, approximately 30 percent of Americans are obese, according to the Centers […]

Steinhardt in the News 11/11/11: Nestle, Zimmerman, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Steinhardt faculty figured prominently in the conversation on athletics in education, food advocacy, and the use of hip hop in the classroom during the week of November 11, 2011. 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false   Marion Nestle was named the 2nd most powerful foodie by Michael Pollan in Forbes. […]

At Steinhardt’s Educational Policy Breakfast, A Twitter Feed Reveals Complexity of Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

NYU Steinhardt’s kicked off its three-part policy series on teacher quality and effectiveness with a forum about the challenge of defining what it means to be an effective teacher and how to identify quality teaching. Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and Hamp Lankford, professor of educational administration and policy […]

Steinhardt Joins National College Advising Corps; NYU Grads to Help Low-Income Students Complete Degrees

NYU Steinhardt has joined the National College Advising Corps, which aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation-college, underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. The National College Advising Corps (NCAC), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, partners with a consortium of colleges and universities to hire, train, and placed […]

“New Evangelicals” Have No Candidate, Finds New Book by Faculty Member Marcia Pally

An unexpected bloc of evangelical voters has emerged heading into the 2012 election season, Marcia Pally, an adjunct professor, concludes in her new book, The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good (Eerdmans, Nov. 2011). These “new evangelicals” have moved away from religious conservatives and become focused on what historically were the traditional […]

Faculty in the News 11/4/11: deBeer, Liebovitz, Zimmerman

Steinhardt faculty members weighed in on Halloween, copyright law, sex education, school prayer, and art during the week of November 4, 2011. Sue deBeer, assistant professor of art education, unveiled new work on Halloween. Her installation, Haunt Room, on the High Line at the 14th Street Passage, was featured in the New York Times: Creep […]

Steinhardt Researchers Recieve $1.9 Million Grant to Address ‘Toxic Stress’ in Poor Children

Researchers at NYU Steinhardt have received a $1.9 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to partner with Early Head Start programs in New York City to develop and assess methods for reducing “toxic stress” faced by children in poverty. Toxic stress is typically brought on when children experience powerful and prolonged […]

Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education at U.S. Department of Education, to Speak on November 7th

Martha J. Kanter, under secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss the Obama Administration’s 2020 goals for higher education during a public address on Monday, November 7, 5 p.m., at New York University’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Place]). Kanter’s address will focus on President Obama’s […]