Marion Nestle Receives John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard Prison Initiative

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, was recently awarded the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service at the commencement ceremony of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), held at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York. A program of Bard College, BPI is one of the few privately supported […]

New Leadership in Department of Teaching and Learning; Magill Named Acting Chair

Richard Magill has been appointed acting chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Since 2007, Magill has served as visiting professor at Steinhardt, with appointments in the Departments of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Applied Psychology, and Physical Therapy. His expertise crosses a breadth of disciplines: he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a motor learning specialization […]

Marion Nestle on the Truth about Cat and Dog Food

“The pet food industry serves an important ecological function by using up food that would otherwise be thrown out,” Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle told New York Times reporter Jane Brody in a recent Personal Health column. “If everyone cooked human food for the 472 million cats and dogs in America, it would be like feeding […]

Leslie Brown of Administration and Finance Wins NYU’s Distinguished Administrator Award

Leslie Brown, Steinhardt’s executive director of financial planning and operations, has been awarded NYU’s 2010 Distinguished Administrator Award. The annual award recognizes a select group of NYU administrators whose performance helps NYU meet it s strategic initiatives and contributes to the attainment of the University’s goals. The award carries a $5,000 honorarium. In announcing the […]

Graduating Student Profile: Adelheid B. Strelick (MA Dance Education, 2010)

Students often credit New York City’s endless creative possibilities with attracting them to NYU. For Adelheid B. Strelick, those possibilities were thrown into relief when she found herself sharing an elevator with composer Philip Glass at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in Manhattan, where she manages front-of-house operations. Strelick—who graduates with a masters in dance education […]

Steinhardt Graduation: Joseph Palamar Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

Joseph Palamar, a doctoral candidate in Steinhardt’s program in public health has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Palamar’s dissertation, The Role of Perceived Stigma, Stigmatization and Religiosity in Explaining Lifetime use of Illicit Drugs in Emerging Adults, investigated the stigma associated with drug use in an empirical manner. In his research Palamar found […]