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“Women’s Suffrage and the Media” Research Database Chronicles Right-to-Vote Movement
“Women’s Suffrage and the Media" includes primary and secondary sources that chronicle and examine the suffrage movement as portrayed in news, propaganda, advertising, entertainment, and other aspects of public life.
Students in classroom
Disadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
photo: at left, Nixon in crowd with victory pose
Studying dark presidential episodes from the past can help us remain vigilant against abuses of power in our own time, argues historian Timothy Naftali. But we shouldn't be so quick to equate Trump with Nixon.
Gene Andrew Jarrett
President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today announced the appointment of Gene Andrew Jarrett as the Seryl Kushner Dean of NYU’s College of Arts and Science.
young girl talking on phone
Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Mitchell Stephens' "The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism"
Carter Journalism Institute Professor Mitchell Stephens is the author of a new biography on broadcaster Lowell Thomas, a forerunner to Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.
father and son
A father’s resources, relationships, and parenting beliefs affect how he spends time with his children and financially provides for his family, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
illustration: a hand plucking the fifth star from a line of stars
A recent study by NYU psychology professor Pascal Wallisch found that taste in films is highly idiosyncratic—and that critics and audiences don't seem to like the same things.
Alien Game
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University.
illustration: Emmanuel Kant looking at a brain
Top findings from the past month.
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