Four Steinhardt Students Win Fulbright Grants

Four Steinhardt Students are among twenty-one New York University students and recent alumni who have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2018-19. Under this U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs program, recipients teach or conduct research abroad during the upcoming academic year. This year’s NYU Steinhardt Fulbright awardees are: Undergraduate Recipients […]

NYU Aging Incubator Names Steinhardt Students Winners of 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award

The NYU Aging Incubator has announced the winning team for the 1st Annual Innovators in Aging Award. The Innovators in Aging Award, launched in September 2017, invited NYU students to submit ideas for tools or resources that would significantly enhance the lives of older adults. The Aging Incubator received 27 submissions from NYU undergraduate and […]

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 […]

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 […]

A 50-Year-Old Case of Industry-Sponsored Nutrition Research a “Smoking Gun,” Writes Marion Nestle

Using archival documents, a new report published online today by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry’s role in heart disease research. The study suggests that the sugar industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar and to promote dietary fat as the culprit in heart disease. […]