Selcuk Şirin Receives 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Prize for Project Hope, an Online Videogame Platform for Refugee Children

Selcuk Şirin, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, has been awarded the Jacobs Foundation’s 2018 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize for Project Hope, an online platform that allows children to play videogames anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Şirin, one of ten researchers to be honored by the foundation, will receive […]

The Dark Side of Data Research:  An Interview with Laura Norén 

Laura Norén writes about the social impact of technology.  She has taught Steinhardt’s undergraduate and graduate students Data Science for Social Impact (with Steinhardt Professor Jennifer Hill), Ethics for Data Science, and New Media Research Studio.  Norén is director of research at Obsidian Security in Newport Beach, California and a contributing editor of the Data Science Community Newsletter.  She earned […]

ALT Faculty Members Share LEARN Projects at 2018 Learning Analytics Summer Institute

Alyssa Wise, associate professor of learning sciences, spoke about LEARN, NYU’s university-wide Learning Analytics Research Network, at the 2018 Learning Analytics Summer Institute on June 11th at Columbia University.  The event was co-hosted by NYU and Teacher’s College Columbia University. In her powerpoint presentation, New Frontiers in Learning Analytics, Wise described the goals of the LEARN network, which helps […]

At Langone’s Health Tech Symposium 2018, NYU Steinhardt Presents Research and Creative Projects

Members of the NYU Steinhardt community presented research at NYU Langone’s Health Tech Symposium 2018 on June 8th. The one-day professional conference brought together NYU faculty, clinicians, students, researchers, and developers for lightening talks, panels, and poster sessions aimed at finding technological solutions that enhance patient care. In a poster session, Iris Fishman, director of Steinhardt’s […]

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, A Voice for Generation Z, to Receive Honorary Doctorate Presented by Professor Niobe Way at NYU’s 186th Commencement

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will receive an honorary doctorate at NYU’s 186th All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium.  The award will be presented by Steinhardt Professor Niobe Way, who nominated Trudeau because he shares the core values of the NYU community. “Justin Trudeau speaks to a generation taking the fight for human decency, love, and respect […]

Non-White Scholars Are Underrepresented in Scholarly Articles in Communications, Finds NYU Steinhardt Study

Non-White scholars continue to be underrepresented in publication rates, citation rates, and editorial positions in communications and media studies, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and published in the Journal of Communication. “The article was published in a special issue surveying changes in the field of communication […]

Natalie Brito of Applied Psychology Launches Mobile App to Promote Bilingualism in Hispanic Children

Natalie Brito, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has launched Háblame Bebé, a free educational mobile application for iOS and Android operating systems which provides Spanish-speaking parents with the tools to engage with their infants and toddlers in both English and Spanish – with the goal of developing early bilingual learners and reducing […]

Integrative Care Increases Access to Mental Health Services for African Americans

Compared to white Americans, African Americans are disproportionately affected by mental illnesses. New York University professor Norissa Williams found one healthcare model which can help change that and increase access and utilization of mental health services by African Americans. In our current climate, an integrative care framework is the best approach to providing African Americans […]