Surkhab Peerzada Receives Infinity Journal Award for Article on Female Genital Cutting

Surkhab Peerzada, a graduating master’s candidate in Steinhardt’s Community Public Health Program, is the recipient of an Infinity Journal Award for her article, “Eradicating Female Genital Cutting: Advantages of Collective Decision Making,” which appeared online August/September 2009. … Ultimately, Surkhab called attention to a number of critical elements – from educating communities to understanding the negative effects of terminology to a crucial understanding that “a culturally sensitive approach mixed with the human rights framework is required” for the total elimination of female genital cutting.”

Malnutrition and the Elderly Is Topic of Presentation at Clinical Nutrition Week 2010

Michelle Menovich, a master’s student in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, represented NYU at Clinical Nutrition Week 2010, a conference sponsored by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) this past February. Menovich gave a presentation about research she performed with Steinhardt Assistant Professor Aoife Ryan and undergraduate students. […]

Q&A With Jonathan Zimmerman on Opinion Writing for Newspapers

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history and education, is the author of numerous scholarly books, including Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory (Yale, 2009), Innocents Abroad: American Teachers in the American Century (Harvard, 2006), Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools (Harvard, 2002), and Distilling Democracy: Alcohol Education in America’s Public […]

NYU Steinhardt Chosen as Host Institution by Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning has been selected by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship (WW-RBFF) program as an institution designated to receive its aspiring teachers of color fellows.Established in 1992 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color were created to help recruit, support, and retain highly […]

Diane Ravitch: “Schools Should Operate Like Families”

Diane Ravitch, research scholar at NYU Steinhardt, recently appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss her new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System. Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education under George H. W. Bush, was once a conservative proponent of education policies like No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which […]

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco Appears on NPR’s Latino USA

Steinhardt’s Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, professor of globalization and education, recently appeared on NPR’s Latino USA for a segment on the controversial decision by the Central Falls, Rhode Island school district to fire all of the teachers at a low-performing high school. The school has a large proportion of immigrant and English language learning students. In this […]

Patsy Cooper Receives AERA Exemplary Research in Teacher Education Award

Patsy Cooper, an assistant professor in the Steinhardt School’s Department of Teaching and Learning, is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2010 Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award for her book, The Classrooms All Young Children Need: Lessons in Teaching from Vivian Paley (University of Chicago Press. 2009). The AERA […]

Christina López of Sociology of Education Program Named AAHHE Fellow

Christina López, a doctoral candidate in the Steinhardt School’s sociology of education program, is the recipient of a 2010 Graduate Fellowship from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). … López, who has presented her research at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Student Research Conference and the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, is working on a dissertation titled, ‘ Moving Up the Education Ladder: Second-Generation Dominicans in Higher Education.’