October 9, 2015

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NYU Shanghai Captures Silver at 2015 iGEM Giant Jamboree 

Over the break, NYU Shanghai students clinched the silver medal at the 12th annual iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston. Dubbed by some as “the world cup of science”, this year's event attracted over 4,000 participants from 250 schools around the world to work on synthetic biology projects aimed at solving real-world challenges.  (more

NYU Shanghai Entrepreneurship Series Launched
2nd talk in series tonight!

A new entrepreneurship speaker series, organized by Professor Keith Ross, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, and co-sponsored by the Program for Creativity and Innovation, was launched in September to encourage students to embrace their own ideas and work to realize them. This Friday night (17:00, Room 101), the series will feature two CEOs with over 10 years experience in public relations and technology respectively, Miranda Tan, CEO of Robin 8, and Richard Law, founder and CEO of iCE Angel-ID. (more

NYU Shanghai Neuroscience Faculty Win Research Grant 

NYU Shanghai neuroscience faculty, led by Xiao-Jing Wang, won a RMB 5 million program grant through the Major Projects Program of the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM). The grant is part of a larger effort...(more

Lehman Awarded Shanghai's Gold Magnolia

September 30th, 2015 - NYU Shanghai Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman received the Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award. Established in 1989 and named for Shanghai’s city flower, the award is presented annually in recognition of the most significant contributions by members of the city's expatriate community.  Lehman said "I am delighted that our city chose to recognize the special role that NYU Shanghai plays in the ongoing development of the Shanghai community". (more)

In the News

The Gender Effects of Universal Child Care in Canada


McLean's and National Post published articles last week on ongoing debates about child care public policy in Canada, drawing research by NYU Shanghai's Steven F. Lehrer and his Colleague Michael J. Kottelenberg.

Works Faculty Recommend

Anjuli Pandavar Picks "A Strangeness in My Mind"

Pamuk is one of my all-time favourite authors. His Nobel Prize-winning My Name is Red, my all-time favourite book, helped propel me into historical fiction in general and the Eastern mediaeval world in particular. But why do I think it'd be of interest to Shanghai-based globalists? Because,"his new novel describes the dizzying period when Istanbul’s population increased from three to 13 million. Weaving his way through this mutating landscape, where old meets new and east meets west, is Mevlut Karata, who, aged 12, migrates with his father from rural Anatolia." Knowing Shanghai, is it possible to read this book without experiencing double-exposure? I'm sure that a reader who has experienced Shanghai cannot read this book in the same way as a reader who has not. Is the double exposure necessarily a bad thing, an interference with what Pamuk intended? I don't think so. I would guess that A Strangeness in my Mind is about being a consciously urban person. Of course I would say that — I teach Cities and Urban Consciousness.

In Focus

Interview: Qian Lin Talks
About  the Art Gallery

Over the next two weeks, you are organizing two significant events at NYU Shanghai. Tell us about them?
On Tuesday October13th, Tisch’s Prof. Zhen Zhang and I are organizing a screening and panel discussion with leading Chinese filmmaker Zheng Dasheng, along with NYU Prof. Angela Zito. On October 25th, we will inaugurate the new Art Gallery Exhibition Program with a solo show for internationally acclaimed artist Qin Feng whose works can be found in many collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, Yale Gallery of Art and the Fogg museum. These are two examples of what the program will bring to campus. (more)

Upcoming Events


262th Eastern Forum of Science and Technology: “From Computational Neuroscience to Brain-inspired Intelligence" Organized by NYU Shanghai and jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal Government, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Engineering

 Shanghai Huxing Science and Technology Library


Math - Probability Seminar
Alexandre Stauffer, University of Bath

10:30 - 13:00 ~ Room 613, Pudong


From DV China to DV-Made China
Filmmaker Zheng Dasheng
Profs. Zhen Zhang and Angela Zito
Introduction by Qian Lin

17:00  Screening and Panel Discussion ~ Room 101, Pudong
19:15  Reception in Gallery


Neuroeconomics Colloquium
Jeremy M Wolfe, Harvard Medical School
If I can see so much, why do I miss so much?

16:00 - 17:30 ~ Room 1504, Pudong


Math - PDE Seminar
Tao Huang, NYU Shanghai
Harmonic and Quasi-Harmonic Spheres

14:45 - 16:15 ~ Room 357, Geography Building

Campus Wire

... "It's that time of the semester, students will be invited to submit their online mid-term confidential feedback forms for each of your fall 2015 courses next week"... The Writing GAFs are hosting a "Write-In" for students who want to work on their writing assignments ... There will be quiet spaces and snacks as well as Writing GAFs and Librarians available to consult with and obtain research tips, in Room 415, this Sunday between 13:00-16:00 ... Learn the basics of using IMA's 3D printers  at the 3D Printing Workshop hosted by Marcela Godoy, Tuesday, October 13th, from 12:45 - 13:30 ...    There is also IMA's Laser Cutter Workshop hosted by Aven Le Zhou, on Thursday, October 15th at 12:45 - 13:30 ... Molly Castner is NYU Shanghai's new Associate Director, International Admissions, reporting to Michael Devlin, Assistant Dean of Admissions ... at HackMIT ...  IMA's Sean Kelly and Samanta Shi won the Occulus VR Best Virtual Hack prize at HackMIT last week ... In accordance with the federal Clery Act, the 2015-16 New York University Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is now available ... Latin dancing is back! Classes will resume next Wednesday ... NYU Shanghai hosted today Green Shanghai, a collaborative farmer’s market, as an educational opportunity for students and faculty to support local farmers offering safe and ecological produce, every second Friday of the month from 13:00-18:00, behind the academic building.

Photo of the Week

Han Culture Makes a Splash on the Runway

Thursday Evening, the Wei Fang Community Government and the NYU Shanghai Youth League sponsored a traditional Han culture event, featuring classical Han dance, a live calligraphy show and a Han fashion show. Student and local community members participated in the many activities, including games, organized for the occasion. (more)