Inside NYU Steinhardt: A J-Term Course for Nutrition and Communicative Sciences and Disorders Students

“Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management of Dysphagia,” offered during NYU’s J-Term, was  an opportunity for communicative sciences and disorders graduate students to team up with their peers in nutrition and dietetics to explore how to feed and care for people with difficulty swallowing—a problem that in the United States affects about 22% of adults over 50. Each small group […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, suggest yet another advantage of speaking multiple languages beyond the well-known cognitive benefits. “Bilingual children have a perceptual advantage when […]

Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory […]

NYU Steinhardt Creates New Technology Enhanced Graduate Programs

It started last spring in a meeting room at NYU, where a group of faculty members began to reimagine teacher education.  It took shape in a Silicon Valley conference room where six professors gathered, sticky notes in hand, to craft a curriculum to prepare the next generation of teachers. In the fall, they shared their […]

Health Students Combine Forces for a Special Iron Chef Competition

Speech pathology and nutrition student took part in Steinhardt’s fifth annual Dysphagia Iron Chef Competition on January 21st. The event was the final class of “Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management in Dysphagia,” and brought together students from the varied disciplines of communicative sciences and disorders and nutrition and food studies to learn how to manage patients with […]

How Aging Affects Swallowing: A Q&A with Sonja Molfenter

Sonja Molfenter, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders at NYU Steinhardt, received a grant of more than $413,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. We spoke with her about this common but little-discussed health problem. What causes dysphagia, and how prevalent is it? Dysphagia […]

Peace Corps and NYU Partner on New Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

The Peace Corps and New York University announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program that will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. This partnership marks the largest Fellows program between the Peace Corps and a university, with seven NYU schools and centers, including the Steinhardt School, accepting returned […]