American Heart Association: Literacy Can Impact Health

A literacy problem can make it difficult to understand the nature of a chronic condition, keep up with doctor’s appointments, or read a medicine bottle.  Studies suggest that literacy may be linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education, tells the American Heart Association that the most […]

Faculty First Look:  An NYU Steinhardt Higher Education Success Initiative

By mentoring a select group of fellows from underrepresented groups, Steinhardt’s Faculty First Look program is building a recruitment pipeline of diverse applicants for the academic job market. “First generation faculty of color and those from underserved backgrounds have taken on the great challenge of entering the academy with enormous skill sets in their fields, […]

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 […]

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program. She serves as the research director of the As Performance: Theatre and Health Lab and editor of the Drama Therapy Review.  We interviewed her about the healing power of […]