December 2, 2016

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Campus News

NYU Shanghai Seniors Earn Schwarzman Scholarships

NYU Shanghai seniors Roxanne Roman and Jacko Walz have been selected as 2018 Schwarzman Scholars, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Mohammed Omar, a 2014 graduate of NYU Abu Dhabi, and Anushka Prasad, a 2013 graduate of NYU’s College of Arts and Science, were also among the 129 chosen.

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VINS Spotlight on Robert Engle

Nobel Prize laureate and NYU Professor of Finance Robert Engle returned to Shanghai in mid-November, joining students, researchers and business practitioners for a conference on the volatility of China’s capital market.

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A Diplomatic Conversation

New York City - Madame Fu Ying, Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress of China gave a speech about U.S.-China relations at NYU's Law School on December 1.

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Photography Dispelling Myth

On November 28,  NYU Shanghai welcomed Dr. Catherine Clark, Assistant Professor of French Studies and Class of 1947 Career Development Professor at MIT. An expert in history both of France and of Photography, she talked about the historical context of Bresson’s work.

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NYU Shanghai and IDLO to Cooperate

NYU Shanghai, NYU Law and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) signed a memorandum of understanding on October 3 establishing a framework for cooperation to promote the rule of law and internship opportunities for NYU Shanghai students.

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In Other News



The Challenges of Managing Subnational Debt

Lili Liu

17:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more


Thinking with Lu Yang: A Panel Discussion

Lu Yang

18:30 ~ AB Room 1504Read more


Research | Protein Structure and Dynamics: From Force Field to Ab Initio

John Zhang, NYU Shanghai

16:45 ~ AB Room 310Read more


Designing Chinese Cities to Encourage Walking

Kristen Day, Lin Lin, Mariela Alfonzo

18:00 ~ AB Room 210Read more


Research | Balancing brain plasticity/stability across the lifespan

Takao Hensch, Harvard University

16:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more

Q & A

Not Your Average Chinese History Class

The Gazette sat down with Professor Qian Zhu, a historian and GPS Fellow, who joined NYU Shanghai this spring, to talk about her research interests and upcoming January term course “China for Sale”: Drugs, Food, Travel, and Advertising in Modern China.

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In the Media

Facebook Out of China?

Foreign Policy published Professor Clay Shirky’s comments on Facebook’s recent strategy to develop software to suppress posts from users’ feeds in targeted geographic areas--a feature created to help the giant social media network gain access to China.

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Teenage Edison

China News Service, Science Net and wrote about Chancellor Yu Lizhong, who participated as a mentor in Teenage Edison, a show by Shanghai Television Station featuring ingenious teenage inventors.  

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University Ranking Hype Should End

Guangming Daily interviewed Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman, who disagrees with the public obsession on university rankings. He advised students to choose schools that suit them the best. 

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Gathering for Thanksgiving

Pudong Times reported on NYU Shanghai volunteers joining children in a local primary school to celebrate Thanksgiving last week. NYU Shanghai also donated more than 100 computers to the school during the event.

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Recognizing Faces from Voices

Wenhui Daily quoted Professor Tian Xing, who offered a neuroscience perspective on whether people can match photos of strange faces with simply their voices.  

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines

Faculty research funding: applications are now open for the 2017 Pujiang Talents Plan, sponsored by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM) and Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau (SMHRSSB). 

Thinking of taking a January Term class? Check out courses still available at NYU Shanghai - there are also some places left for classes in New York. Contact your academic advisor to register.

Students are reminded that items left unattended in public spaces such as the lounges, on top of lockers, group study room, library, and classrooms will be discarded on Monday, December 5. Please make sure to take all your items with you back to your residence hall rooms/apartments or secure them in your assigned lockers.

And finally, don't miss the second round of EAP End-of-Semester Show on Monday, December 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm, in several locations on the 9th floor: the Writing and EAP quad, PCI room, and IMA quad. RSVP here.


Krista Young ‘17 was invited to Washington DC for the World Bank Youth Summit in Rethinking Education in the New Millennium on November 14-15, where she took part in workshops and a competition exploring innovative ideas of transforming education.

Roman Chen '17 and Richard Zhao '17 took part in the selective Yenching Social Innovation Forum at Peking University this November.

Students from Professor Rodrigo Zeidan's Futures & Options class were given special access to the trading floor of Shanghai Futures Exchange in Lujiazui business district on November 30 to experience live brokering.

NYU Shanghai Dean’s Service Scholars visited Dalian Lake to clean waters of Canadian Goldenrod under a program managed by the World Wildlife Foundation on November 19. The volunteers also joined in threshing organic grain at the nearby Cheng Gu Farm. See photos.

And the 2013 Fund Committee raised 3,620RMB at the 2013 Fund Launch ice cream social with the help of 30 students and friends of the community. Click here to make your gift today and help fund an NYU Shanghai dream.

Open Positions

College graduates with an interest in education, leadership and cross-cultural communication are invited to apply for an NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship. The deadline for the first wave of hiring is January 9, 2017. For more information contact

Photo of the Week

A Fine Line

December 1, Art Professors Barbara Edelstein and Jian-Jun Zhang opened "Art in Translation", an exhibition in the NYU Shanghai Gallery where 16 students from Introduction to Studio Art showcased a variety of ink works from paintings to performances.

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