Art Educator Judith Schwartz Reflects on Her Wildly Imaginative and Dazzling Career and a Mosaic Dog Bench

Judith Schwartz, professor of art and art education, began her career at NYU Steinhardt in 1970, and for almost five decades, has offered her students hands-on experiences in media that is informed by history, aesthetics, contemporary practice, and critical theory.  Among her recent honors are an Educator of the Year award from the Renwick Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and […]

The City as Classroom:  Questions for Mary Leou on Environmental Education

Mary Leou, a clinical professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education.  Since its founding in 2000, the program has promoted environmental literacy and sustainability within NYU and the urban community of New York City.  The Collaborative has offered professional development opportunities for more than […]

On Movie Night, Undergraduate Applied Psychology Students Discuss “My Depression”

Elizabeth Swados was an NYU professor whose dark, unconventional musicals earned her respect and acclaim in theatre circles.  Her documentary, “My Depression,” dove deep into the artist’s lifelong struggles with mental health and was the topic of a special movie screening for Department of Applied Psychology students on October 19th. The event was hosted by Amanda Holda, […]

Steinhardt Summer Snapshot: Our Students Are Making an Impact at Home and Abroad

Some students spend their summers swimming, sailing, and sunbathing. What did Steinhardt students do on summer vacation?  They mentored refugee children, protected New York City’s community reefs, brought music therapy to a hospital, and led a wheelchair-tour of Israel.  From New York to Cuba, our students were passionately engaging with the world. Meet 10 students […]

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 […]

Steinhardt Doctoral Students Awarded NAE-Spencer Fellowship for Research on Urban and International Education

Alexandra Freidus and Sarah Kabay, doctoral students at NYU Steinhardt, are the recipients of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation fellowships.  The $27,500 award supports scholars whose dissertations bring a fresh perspective on education. Freidus’ dissertation focuses on schools in New York City; Kabay’s topic is universal education in Uganda. Alexandra Freidus’ dissertation is Race, Class, […]

Research Alliance Report Reveals Improvements and Persistent Inequities in College Access and Success in NYC

A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools provides an in-depth look at high school students’ pathways into and through college, revealing large improvements in college access, but also highlighting persistent differences in outcomes for historically underrepresented groups of students. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts […]

AERA Study: Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

The content of a children’s book – not its form as a print book or a digital book – predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and […]