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 […]

Steinhardt Faculty in the News 10/24/11: Way, Suárez-Orozco

Steinhardt faculty weighed in on boys’ friendships and immigration during the week of October 24, 2011. A selection from Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection (Harvard University Press, 2011) by Niobe Way, professor of Applied Psychology, was posted on’s Today Show’s feature, Today’s Books. Deep Secrets: Debunking misconceptions about adolescent males […]

At Steinhardt’s Master Sessions, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey Gives Clues to ‘Hotel California’

“Hotel California evolved in the reverse style of song-making, with Don Felder”s guitar track laid down first and lyrics added later,” said Glenn Frey of The Eagles at a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session held at NYU Steinhardt on October 25th. Felder’s “Mexican Reggae” soundtrack inspired lyrics for a song considered the band’s masterpiece. […]

Steinhardt Student Advocacy Group Kicks Off Campaign for Culture Seminar Series, November 11th

Featured Speaker: Virginia P. Louloudes, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE), an arts and culture advocacy group of graduate students at NYU Steinhardt, has announced the inaugural event of its new Campaigning for Culture seminar series is Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Virginia Louloudes, executive director […]

Poverty-Related Stress Affects School Readiness, New Study Finds

Stress in the lives of poor children contributes to an achievement gap between children from low-income homes and their more advantaged classmates, researchers from New York University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The study, which appears in the journal Child Development, adds to existing research on […]

Steinhardt Receives Grant to Evaluate Math and Science Curricula in Mexico’s Middle Schools

NYU Steinhardt has received a four-month, $721,000 grant from the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education to assess newly implemented math and science curricula in Mexico’s secondary schools. The project will be headed by Pamela Fraser-Abder, an associate professor of science education, who has served as a consultant on primary science teacher education for UNESCO […]

Dean Announces Promotion and Tenure Decisions

Dean Mary Brabeck has announced tenure and promotion decisions. Below are faculty members who excel in teaching and research and contribute in important ways totheir professions, NYU, and the Steinhardt community, as well as our local and global society. Promoted to Professor: Rene Arcilla, Floyd Hammock (Humanities and Social Sciences). Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor: […]

Steinhardt Celebrates Dafnis Prieto and Francisco Núñez (BS ’88); Recipients of MacArthur “Genius” Awards

Two members of the Steinhardt School community were among the twenty-two recipients of this year’s “genius” awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Dafnis Prieto, an internationally-acclaimed percussionist and adjunct faculty member in the Jazz Studies Program; and Francisco Núñez (BS ’88), founder and director of the Young People’s Chorus of New […]