Questions for New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on the Middle Schools Initiative

Last September, Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, announced his New York City middle school initiative at NYU.  On Tuesday, April 3rd, Walcott returns to the university to offer the keynote address at the NYU Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools event,  Informing New York City’s Middle School […]

Questions for Cynthia McCallister on Learning Cultures Curriculum

Cynthia McCallister, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, has created a collaborative curriculum called Learning Cultures Curriculum, designed to nurture children’s individual learning styles.  It is currently being implemented in more than ten schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. What is the Learning Cultures Curriculum? Learning Cultures is a comprehensive […]

Drama Therapy Student Awarded German Chancellor Fellowship

Elizabeth McAdam, a master’s student in Steinhardt’s drama therapy program, is the recipient of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship for Perspective Leaders. The fellowship, which covers the cost of living in Germany will enable McAdam to build on her masters thesis research which explored the ways in which developmental transformations and role theory, two […]

Steinhardt Student Launches e-Site with a Little Help from Sir Richard Branson

At nineteen, Stacey Ferreira, a first year student in Steinhardt’s music business program, is one of Sir Richard Branson’s youngest investment.  The English business magnate — known for his Virgin group of companies — has invested in her newly launched, MySocialCloud.  Ferriera’s website is an interface that connects different networking sites into a single online social […]

James Kemple Answers Questions on the Department of Education’s Middle School Reform Agenda

On April 3, Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, will offer the keynote address, “Informing New York City’s Middle School Initiative,” at a day-long colloquium at NYU Steinhardt.  James Kemple, executive director of NYU Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools, answers questions on middle school reform and the […]

Steinhardt Hosts Free Screening of Documentary,Turkish Passport, March 26

NYU Steinhardt will host a screening of the award-winning documentary film, Turkish Passport, on Monday, March 26 at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life. Turkish Passport tells the story of diplomats posted to Turkish embassies and consulates in several European countries, who saved numerous Jewish people during the Holocaust. The film had its world premiere […]

An Interview with Phil Galdston, Steinhardt’s Songwriter-in-Residence

You are NYU Steinhardt’s first Songwriter-in-Residence. What does a songwriter-in-residence do? It’s a happily loosely-defined position, which I’m most honored to have! In developing Steinhardt’s songwriting concentration for a master’s degree program in music composition, my role is primarily to bring the songwriter’s sensibility to our current teaching, both in composition and in music business, […]