At NYU Steinhardt, A Fulbright Fellow Finds a Dance Curriculum for His Native Uganda

“The dance education program at NYU encompasses artistry, education, scholarship, and research and these four strands of the academia are very important if we are to make dance claim a place in society,” says Mabingo Alfdaniels.  Alfdaniels, an MA student, hails from Uganda, East Africa.  He is a Fulbright fellow whose education is sponsored by […]

Research on History of Handwriting Wins Ben Kafka Fellowship from American Council of Learning Societies

Ben Kafka, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The fellowship enables Kafka to complete a manuscript under contract with Yale University Press on the history and theory of graphology, or handwriting analysis. The field […]

Inside Books: Joellen Fisherkeller on Youth Media Projects Around the World

media projects and visual culture is the subject of International Perspectives on Youth Media: Cultures of Production and Education (Peter
Lang).  Edited by Joellen Fisherkeller, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, the book documents and analyzes transnational
 research on youth media production and distribution projects, illuminating the diversity of youth media […]

Steinhardt Seeks Nominations for Annual Teaching Excellence Award

The Teaching Excellence Award Committee of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2011-2012.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARD The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives.  All Steinhardt full-time and adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising, […]

Not All Small Schools Are Created Equal, IESP Study Finds

Urban districts around the country have jumped on the small school reform bandwagon replacing large comprehensive high schools with a myriad of small schools and schools-within-schools. These schools are created with a wide range of resources and supports in the hopes of bolstering student performance, notes Steinhardt Professor Leanna Stiefel of NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP). […]

Speech On LGBT Equality Wins Award for Doctoral Student Michael McCutcheon

Michael J. McCutcheon, a doctoral student in counseling psychology, was the winner of the 2012 MLK Oratorical Event on February 7th. The annual event, sponsored by Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King’s Jr. through students’ original speeches. McCutcheon’s oration, ‘Speak Out, Speak Up!” asked the NYU community to […]

Herschel Garfein, Adjunct in Steinhardt’s Music Department, Receives Grammy Award

Herschel Garfein, adjunct instructor of music composition in Steinhardt’s Department of  Music and Performing Arts Professions, is the winner of a Grammy Award for his new American opera, ‘Elmer Gantry.’  Lyric and book writer Garfein and composer Robert Aldridge shared the award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The Naxos recording also won Best Engineered Classical […]

New NYU Steinhardt Study Highlights Successful Strategies to Turn Around Struggling Schools

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within the NYU Steinhardt, released the results of a year-long study examining strategies used to turn around several of the city’s low-performing public middle schools. Taken together, the study’s findings underscore the importance of strong leadership in ongoing school-improvement efforts. “The turnaround strategies prevalent in federal […]

Joe Salvatore and Pedro Noguera Awarded NYU’s MLK Faculty Award

Joe Salvatore and Pedro Noguera have been awarded NYU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to five faculty members at NYU who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Salvatore, a clinical assistant professor of educational theatre in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts […]