August 19, 2016

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Campus News

Welcome to a new academic year at NYU Shanghai!

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, welcome back to Shanghai and an especially warm welcome to those of you who have just joined us. As we enter our fourth year, we look forward to bringing you more news and stories from around campus as well as the latest on preparations for our first Commencement. To kick off the semester, our orientation ambassadors have put together some thoughtful tips and advice for our incoming Freshmen about getting the most out of your time at NYU Shanghai.

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Passport to Knowledge

While summer is time to enjoy a well-earned break, many students chose to expand their skills and horizons with work experience and research projects. On Century Avenue editor Savannah Billman catches up with several NYU Shanghai students to find out how they have been spending their break.

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Summer 2016 in Research at NYU Shanghai

From global conferences and workshops to lectures and publications, covering molecular biophysics, relations in the Indian Ocean world and even the puberty of worms, here’s a review of what has been happening at NYU Shanghai this summer.

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Other News



Center for Global Asia Annual Conference: Asia and Intra-Asian Connections

8:30 ~ AB Room 1505

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Keynote Address by Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement

17:30 ~ AB Room 1505

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Veronica Goes Global

China has always fascinated Veronica Hernandez. She’d learned about the country in high school and was on the verge of being fluent in Chinese, so when she heard that NYU was opening a campus in Shanghai, she knew it was where she was meant to be. However, what the global China studies major didn’t know was that being at NYU Shanghai would change her life’s trajectory dramatically and take her on a four-continent journey to pursue her true calling: a career in the arts.

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In the Media

Maker Education at NYU Shanghai

Marianne Petit was a guest on CCTV Crossover, talking about “maker education” in NYU Shanghai.

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Researchers Uncover a Flaw in Europe’s Tough Privacy Rules

New York Times reported on Professor Keith Ross’s paper on Europe’s Tough Privacy Legislation: “the right to be forgotten”.

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Training the Skills Needed for A Global World

CCTV talked to Jeffrey Lehman and students Haider Ali and Yao Xiaoyun about how NYU Shanghai is preparing them for a global world.

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Champion of A Shanghai Dialect Speaking Contest

Shanghai News AM990 reported on student Ivan Marks 爱文 who won a Shanghai dialect speaking contest. 

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Playing Mario Kart Makes You a Better Driver

Huffington Post and Daily Mail reported on Professor Li Li’s research on how playing action-based video games may boost players’ ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control--a skill critical to many real-world behaviors, including driving.

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An Overseas Study Experience at Home

China Daily published an in-depth report on NYU Shanghai’s development since 2013.

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines:

Don’t forget tomorrow is the Class of 2020 Convocation and Orientation. Please give a big welcome to our new students! Click here to see 2016 Orientation Schedule. | Want to be an NYU Shanghai Student Worker? Attend the On-Campus Jobs Fair on Thursday, August 25 at 12:00pm in the Library.

Internal Employment Opportunities:

What’s new? Admissions Counselor / Assistant Director, Admissions; Program Manager, American Language Center; Senior Specialist of Research, Instructional and Technology Services, Library See more full-time positions.

Survey Winners:

Thank you to all of you who took the time to give us your feedback on last year’s Gazette. We received more than 200 responses and hope you enjoy the new-look issue. After drawing names the traditional way--out of a coffee mug--we’re pleased to announce that Lijia Gu and Shengyang He are our two survey winners and will receive 250RMB each to spend in the Campus Store. Please come to Room 1334 to collect your vouchers.

Photo of the Week

Freshmen Move-in Day

Arriving from all corners of the world, Class of 2020 students move into their dorms today and begin their NYU Shanghai journey. Welcome to your new home!

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