Games for Learning (G4LI) Meeting Looks at Video Games in the Classroom

Video games and their potential for stimulating children’s imaginations and fostering learning was the subject of an all-day meeting held by the Games for Learning Institute (G4LI). James H. Shelton III, Assistant Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education gave opening remarks at the Games for Learning Institute’s May 28th conference, […]

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 […]