The School kicks off the 2019 graduation season with three special ceremonies honoring its 2,427 graduates. Musician Rubén Blades, entrepreneur, Di-Ann Eisner, and artist-philanthropist, Susan A. Unterberg, will receive the Dorothy Height Medal.
The power of digital imagine activism was one of the research projects undertaken by a Media, Culture, and Communications MA candidate at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations agency.
The Faculty Development and Diversity Innovation Project grant supports faculty members whose work has a finger on the pulse of cultural changes happening in the US and abroad.
Baccalaureate speaker, Khirad Siddiqui, is a graduating senior in the Department of Applied Psychology. She has served as a juvenile justice advocate, a position that sparked the topic of her honors thesis.
Stephanie Liu is a master’s candidate in the higher education and student affairs program. She serves as the assistant director of NYU’s Breakthrough Scholars Leadership Development Program.
Laine Nooney, assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) and Tega Brain, assistant industry professor in the Tandon School of Engineering, are teaching History of Computing: How the Computer Became Personal to undergraduate students.
Fabio Parasecoli, a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, has been awarded a Fulbright Award to study food heritage in Spain. He will be working on a research project led by UNESCO Chair Director, Dr. F. Xavier Medina at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education in the Department of Applied Psychology, has been elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Yoshikawa is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, poverty reduction, and sexuality on children’s development.
Alexander Galloway, professor of media, culture, and communication, has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. The Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts.
Ambar Gomez and Katherine Lizardo, classmates in Steinhardt’s Counseling@NYU program, travelled to Ghana in March for Global Perspectives in Higher Education, an immersive education program which offers students an in-depth case study of the country’s higher education system.