For her pursuit of teaching excellence and cultural understanding, Assistant Professor of History Heather Ruth Lee of NYU Shanghai was conferred the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award on Feb 7, as part of a cherished tradition at the NYU community --- the annual MLK Week.
After hours of intensive programming, NYU Shanghai sophomore Chelsea Polanco and her team created a pseudo alcohol-sensing device that might effectively curb drunk driving. Their efforts landed them first prize in a hackathon early in January.
In a lecture on Feb 9, senior investor Dr. Ashvin Chhabra presented on the burgeoning field of Behavioral Finance to some 40 NYU Shanghai members and nearby Lujiazui finance practitioners. “Instead of focusing on the market, investing is more about people deciding what their goals are, then structuring their investment to meet the purpose of money,” Chhabra said.
On January 16, Internet guru Clay Shirky gave a talk “Xiaomi, The Bumpy Road of Chinese Innovation” detailing the rise and fall of the leading smartphone company. He also provided context to LeEco’s recent stumbles and the difficulties WeChat faces in becoming a global brand.
Congratulations to NYU Shanghai's recipients of the NYU Reynolds 2016 CmC seed grant: Zhener Ma, Xinyue Chen, and Yilun Wu of CSE.
China Hands annual feature “25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations” has listed NYU Shanghai seniors Roxanne Roman and Roman Chen among 25 young students and professionals who have demonstrated exceptional promise in China studies and in furthering US-China relations.
Shanghainese In America, a publication by Shanghai Institute of American Studies and Shanghai Overseas Exchange Association, included one chapter about the life of Art Professor Jian-jun Zhang, whose art, rooted in China, also prospers in the United States.
A big welcome to all of our study away students this semester! Meet Justin, Alexis and Emma, three students from NYU Tisch, Tandon and Steinhardt, sharing some favorite moments and what they’ve learned and appreciated about studying away here at NYU Shanghai.
The Pajamas Homecoming Party is coming! Dress up in your jammies and get ready for a cozy night of movies, music performances, hot chocolate, s’mores, and fun activities like the mannequin challenge on February 16. Interested? Please RSVP here.
Call for Participation - HackNYU on February 17-19. For more information about how to get involved, email Professor Christian Grewell via: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hacknyu.org.