Steinhardt Hosts Visit of South African Deputy President

At a public lecture on March 28, 2011, H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, called on his partners in America, especially Africans in the Diaspora,“to contributetowards building the African continent, particularly in relation to aspects connected to the higher education sector, skills development and capacity building.” Teboho Moja, clinical professor […]

Occupational Therapy Professor Jim Hinojosa Wins NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Jim Hinojosa, a professor of occupational therapy, has been selected as a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, given annually to faculty members who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of NYU through their teaching. Hinojosa, one of seven faculty members selected this year, is a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Hinojosa’s […]

Time Magazine Names Twitter Feed by Marion Nestle Among Most Influential

Time has named the Twitter feed by Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle as one of the 140 Twitter feeds “that are shaping the conversation,” the magazine announced. The list also includes Lady Gaga, Starbucks, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Boston Celtics Center Shaquille O’Neal, and comedian Conan O’Brien. Nestle (@marionnestle), the Paulette […]

Metro Center Survey Will Offer Data on How to Use Zuckerberg’s Gift to Newark Schools

Recognizing the historic nature of the pledge, and wanting to engage the public in a discussion on how best to improve that city’s schools, community leaders formed the Partnership for Education in Newark (PENewark), a nonprofit group that has been gathering public input about Newark’s schools. The group recently hired the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School and the Newark Schools Research Collaborative at Rutgers University to design and implement a survey that will reach a representative sample of 1,500 residents about their perceptions of Newark’s schools.

Upcoming Panel on Asians in the Ivory Tower Will Feature White House Representative

One of the most urgent challenges facing the United States in the 21st century is increasing the proportion of Americans with a postsecondary credential to meet the growing needs and changing demands of a global economy. This can only be achieved through the participation of all Americans, including underrepresented racial minority groups, low-income students, immigrants, […]

Obesity and School Policy Study Receives $1.3 Million from National Institute of Health

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.3 million to support a study by a team of New York University researchers on how school food policy shapes health, fitness, and academic outcomes among school children. The project’s principal investigator is Amy Ellen Schwartz, a professor of public policy and economics at the Steinhardt School […]