September 23, 2016

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Campus News

NYU Shanghai IMA Students Light up Inauguration Week

The NYU community this week marks the passing of the torch to Andrew D. Hamilton, NYU’s 16th president, with a series of talks and special events that celebrate the community and character of the global university - among them an amazing light show animated by NYU Shanghai IMA students.

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Brain Science Paper Published

In a recent publication in Nature Communications, Xiao-Jing Wang, Global Professor of Neural Science at NYU and NYU Shanghai, together with fellow researchers, offer a new theory on how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information in these and other circumstances. The paper, titled A Dendritic Disinhibitory Circuit Mechanism for Pathway-specific Gating, is based on a computational model.

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Literary Series Starts Strong

The NYU Shanghai Literary Reading Series started strong this fall, headed with one of Hong Kong’s leading fiction writers, Xu Xi, alongside the prize-winning U.S. poet Jane Wong. 

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Literary Reading Series

Gish Jen

18:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more


Improving impulsivity in Parkinson’s disease with atomoxetine

Zheng Ye, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

12:00 ~ GEO Room 385Read more


Adventures in Accra

Kevin Pham '17 shares his study away experience in this video he produced about his time in Accra, NYU's study away center in Ghana. The video was selected by Global Affairs as the winning entry in this week's Study Away Video Contest.

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In the Media

Global Competence is Key 'To Do Well and to Do Good'

Asia Society spoke to Chancellor Yu Lizhong about the genesis of NYU Shanghai, the advantages of global-minded education, and why global competence is necessary "to do well and to do good".

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The Future’s Internet Security Cannot Only Rely on Technical Talents

Wenhui Daily reported on Professor Keith Ross's research on cybersecurity.

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How the Wright Brothers Made an Airplane

Communications of the China Computer Federation carried a book review by Professor Zhang Zheng, who drew inspiration from the biography of The Wright Brothers written by David McCullough. Better Read published the full article.

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In Focus

Stepping in Unison

NYU Shanghai students and staff join (literally) with students from Shanghai Pudong Special Education School at their first practice session ahead of the 4th Shanghai Sunshine Unified Run - a community outreach event that aims to help pupils with disabilities better integrate into society.

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines

• The 2013 Fund Committee is seeking passionate and innovative members from all classes.  Apply now before September 2​4​ if you’re interested in being a Committee Member, Events Chair, Communications Chair or Marketing Chair.
• The Model United Nations Chapter of the Politics, Law & Debate Club at NYU Shanghai will host their first conference at NYU Shanghai from March 17-19. The first round of applications for the Organization Team are now available.
• One of our popular Chinese Cultural Classes, Pottery & Ceramics, is back! It's first-come, first-served. No previous experience required. Apply before Sunday 25.


• Need to relax? Head down to Health & Wellness' Relaxation Workshops on Monday 26 and Wednesday 28 from 4:15 - 5pm. The Meditation Room is calling you.
• Come to B1 on Wednesday 28 between 4:30 - 7pm and get your fill of 10,000 dumplings at our annual Dumpling Festival. Make your own dumplings, play dumpling games, or pick up a dumpling pillow for your friends. Find out more on Orgsync
• Do you like Sci-Fi films? Come watch a special screening of Her, about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. Movie starts at 5pm in Room 102 on Friday 30. RSVP here.
• And a new exhibition is coming to the NYU Shanghai Art Gallery! Lu Yang’s Delusional Crime and Punishment solo exhibit will be opening on October 10

Photo of the Week

Political reflections

This photo taken inside the Reichstag in Berlin was captured by Ng Meizhi '17 during her study away semester in the German capital and is one of the winning entries in this year's Study Away Photo Contest, as voted by students, faculty and staff. 

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