On Writing and Cheating (At Video Games): An Interview with Liel Liebovitz, Visiting Assistant Professor

Liel Leibovitz, a visiting assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture and Communications, is a communications scholar and journalist who researches video game and interactive media. He is the author of four books of non-fiction—most recently The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (Simon and Schuster, 2010), co-written with Todd […]

New Report Finds Number of K-12 Kids Facing Foreclosure in NYC on the Rise

While researchers have noted the deleterious effects of foreclosure on surrounding properties and neighborhoods, little is known about the effects of foreclosure on children. A new report, Kids and Foreclosure: New York City, released today by researchers at NYU Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) and NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and […]

Beth Weitzman, Diana Silver, and Wagner Team Honored for Urban Health Initiative Evaluation

A national evaluation of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) undertaken by Steinhardt Associate Dean Beth Weitzman and a team of NYU researchers, will be honored with the American Evaluation Association‘s (AEA) 2010 Outstanding Evaluation Award. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, the UHI was a 10-year multi-city initiative aimed at improving health and safety of […]

Jon Stewart Surprises Media Studies Class with Guest Lecture

When students showed up for Steinhardt assistant professor Victor Pickard’s “Intro to Media Studies” class last week, they thought they were in for a typical lecture on the media landscape. What they didn’t expect was that a celebrity guest speaker – Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show—was waiting for them in the wings. Ten […]

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Steinhardt Faculty Awards, Appointments, Notable Achievements

Rodney Benson, discussed in the Columbia Journalism Review. Amy Bentley, Senior Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. Adam Buchwald, ASHA Fellow Lessons for Success Conference. Jack Buckley, nominated to serve as Commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics in the Obama Administration. Exhibits by Carol Bove and Jesse Bransford, highlighted in The New Yorker. […]

Gift from Gale and Ira Drukier Endows Deanship

Mary Brabeck is the inaugural recipient of the Gale and Ira Drukier Deanship. Established by a generous donation from the Drukiers, the gift expresses a “measure of gratitude” for educational opportunities made available to Gale Drukier (BS ’72), a Steinhardt alumna. Gale Drukier, an NYU trustee and member of the Steinhardt’s Deans Council, earned a degree […]

Dana Burde Argues for Community-Based Schools in Afghanistan, in NY Times Op-Ed

Dana Burde, assistant professor of international education in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, argues for “schooling without schools” in Afghanistan: de-emphasizing expensive new schools (like those in Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea”) in favor of more cost-effective community-based schools housed in mosques or village homes. In a recent Op-Ed in the New […]