Questions for Letisha Smith (MS ’17), Award-Winning Statistician

Letisha Smith Letisha Smith (MS ’17) is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s program in applied statistics for social science research.  An Atlanta, Georgia native, she earned a BA from from Emory University, was awarded an Urban Education Fellowship at Match Charter High School in Boston, and then took a job as a behavioral specialist at […]

What We Are Learning:  The Science of Human Connection

In The Science of Human Connection, students learn how the natural and social sciences tell the story of who we are as human beings and what gets in the way of our humanity.  “Write about a moment when you felt close to a friend,” is the assignment in The Science of Human Connection. Each week, […]

An MLK Scholar Returns as an Assistant Professor: An Interview with Keisha Lindsay (BS ’04)

Keisha T. Lindsay (BS ’04) is an assistant professor and a Provost’s Faculty Fellow in Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.  She has worked as a practicing speech-language pathologist in the United States and in the English-speaking Caribbean region, and researches language development in children from the English-speaking Caribbean region who are raised in multilingual households.  […]

Exhibition at Barney Commons Gallery Showcases NYU Steinhardt’s Alumni Talent

Claudia Joskowicz (MFA ’00) is a video and installation artist whose work documents the place where history, landscape, and memory meet.  In Some Dead Don’t Make a Sound (Hay Muertos que no hacen ruido), the artist uses the Mexican legend of the Weeping Woman (La Llorona) as an allegory for national grief. La Llorono is the ghost of […]

“Coffee is Crucial”: An Interview with Jordan Cohen (BS ’11), Director of Communications at The New York Times

Jordan Cohen (BS ’11) serves as a director of communications at The New York Times where he helps oversee external communications, media appearances, and speaking engagements for Times reporters, editors and business executives.  He also collaborates with teams across The New York Times Company to increase the global reach and engagement of Times journalism by implementing […]

UK Opera Director, Garth Bardsley, Joins NYU Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Faculty 

English opera director, Garth Bardsley, has been appointed as a visiting associate professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Program for Vocal Performance.  In this newly created role, Bardsley will complement and strengthen artistic practice within the opera studies track. An award-winning director from the United Kingdom, Bardsley has a unique interdisciplinary […]

At NYU Steinhardt, High School Students Experience University Life

Jennifer Cheung, a Bronx Science sophomore, dreaded coming home from school.  As she turned her key in the lock, she would take a deep breath to steel herself for what lay ahead.  More often than not, her younger brother would be at the kitchen table staring out the window unable to focus on his homework. […]

Can We Make This Alumni Profile Go Viral?…And Other Questions for Valerie Streit (MA ’06)

Valerie Streit (MA ’06), leads partner and product operations at Google where she assures high-quality, diverse news content in Search, Google News, YouTube and Assistant.  Previously at YouTube, she cultivated platform growth strategies and audience insights with a focus on the news vertical.  She has also led publisher outreach to help drive adoption to the Accelerated […]

Two New Books on Teacher Preparation Spotlight the Outside Forces that Shape Education

A book launch for Teaching Teachers and The New Democratic Professional in Education, was the occasion for a robust conversation on the trends that have shaped teacher preparation and the challenges faced by those who work in public education sector. Held in the Pless Hall Lounge on September 24th, the talk brought students, faculty, and community members together […]

Taking Inspiration from a Student’s Life and Art

Gerald Pryor‘s recent exhibition, Body Prints:  In Remembrance of Michael Rolando Richards, takes its inspiration from the art of alumnus Michael Richards (MA ’91). Richards, who died in the Twin Towers, received his master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt’s studio art program, and was the subject of many exhibitions before his untimely death. Pryor’s work follows in […]