Natalie Jeremijenko Named Influential Woman in Technology

Natalie Jeremijenko an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Arts Professions, has been named one of the Fast Company’s 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology.  One of six women listed in the blog’s ‘Brainiac’ category, Jeremijenko was honored for finding ways to take technologies manufactured by large corporations and the military and use them […]

Haiti Conference Focuses on Children, Families, and Long-Term Responses to Catastrophe

Convening a group of experts on Haiti from a variety of academic backgrounds, NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) organized a day-long conference to advance knowledge on rebuilding Haiti and on how to protect vulnerable populations in post-disaster contexts. The conference brought together mental health experts, educators, psychologists, anthropologists, legal experts, and […]

Research Alliance Study Shows NYC Middle Schools Face High Teacher Turnover

In recent years, education researchers have focused on the middle school grades as a critical period for children, given the influence of middle school on high-school performance. A new report by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools examines one aspect of middle school performance, teacher turnover, and finds a high proportion of new-to-school […]

In the Arts: Oboist Matt Sullivan Reviewed in the New York Times

An “intriguing” performance-art piece oboist, Matt Sullivan is reviewed in Vivien’s Schweitzer’sNew York Times article, ‘Eight Hours of Songs, and Uncounted Influences.’ Reviewing the Music of Now marathon at Symphony Space in February 21, 2011, Schweitzer writes: The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,” an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan […]

Art Meets Technology in David Darts’ PirateBox

The PirateBox? What is it? The PirateBox is an electronic device that creates mobile, autonomous, wireless hotspots that allow people in the same space to communicate anonymously and share electronic files without connecting to the Internet. It was inspired by the free culture and Pirate Radio movements. What’s behind your invention? I wanted to provide […]

Robert Teranishi Appointed to U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission

Robert Teranishi,an associate professor of higher education in Steinhardt’s Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology, has been appointed to the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission. Teranishi is among 28 education advocates, civil rights leaders, scholars, lawyers, and corporate leaders named to the commission by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Commission will […]

Halkitis Invited to Serve on U.S. Health and Human Services HIV Advisory Committee

Perry Halkitis, professor and associate dean for research and doctoral studies at NYU Steinhardt, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The appointment was conferred by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary […]