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 […]

NYU Steinhardt Hosts First Ever Autism Inclusion Conference

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“I see ASD Nest as an investment in our children,” said Carmen Farina, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education in her powerful opening remarks at NestCon: The Conference for Autism and Inclusive Education, held January 18-19, 2018 at NYU. The atmosphere in the room was one of hope, positivity, and support as educators, school administrators, parents, […]

Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights: An Interview with Janet Njelesani on Educational Opportunity for Children with Disabilities in Zambia

Janet Njelesani, assistant professor of occupational therapy, researches how social, cultural, and institutional practices impact the education of children and youth with disabilities. Her work is influenced by her experience as an occupational therapist and disability inclusion technical advisor to international governments and United Nations agencies. Njelesani received Steinhardt’s Global Research Incubator Award in 2017 […]

Making the List: NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Its Most Influential Student

The Washington Square News, the official daily student newspaper of NYU, has released its annual Influential Students feature, and Grace Moon is among eleven NYU students who made the list.  The students chosen “work tirelessly to strengthen the diverse communities that surround them.”  Moon, a junior in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, was chosen for […]

Five Questions for Audrey A. Trainor on Coming of Age with A Disability

Audrey A. Trainor, associate professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning,  studies equity and diversity in special education.  Her current research includes a secondary analysis of the second National Longitudinal Transition (NLTS2) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, and qualitative interview studies with parents of children with disabilities.  We spoke […]

Uptown Meets Downtown in Curatorial Collaborative

Haley Pierce, a master’s candidate at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), was drawn to the work of artists Anna Marchisello and Phoebe Louise Randall, both seniors in Steinhardt’s studio art BFA program. Marchisello’s and Randall’s work gave Pierce the opportunity to juxtapose two different styles and personalities, while also finding common threads like the […]

NYU Steinhardt and U.S. Postal Service Celebrate Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75) was honored with a special FOREVER stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month. A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, Height worked alongside prominent civil rights activists and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Jr. at […]

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 […]