February 10, 2017

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Campus News

Heather Lee Awarded For MLK Spirit

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.

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Hacking Against Drunk Driving

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.

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Defining Modern Aging

While many were out on holiday last month, nine students remained on campus to hammer out a multifunctional prototype app that seeks to improve the wellbeing of the local elderly.

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Quick Takes

  • 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.


Public Events


Statistics and Electoral Observation

Luca Di Gennaro Splendore

17:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more


Journey to a War: Auden and Isherwood in China

Stephen Harder

17:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more


High-tech Financing: Silicon Valley Bank in China

Kenneth Wilcox

16:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more

Student Events


NYU Shanghai Screening - Kumu Hina

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

17:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more

Research Events


Virtual Reality and Its Application in Scientific Research

Li Li, NYU Shanghai

16:45 ~ AB Room 201Read more


Multiscale Simulation Study of Polymer Systems Based on Dissipative Particle Dynamics

Zhongyuan Lu, Jilin University

14:00 ~ GEO Room 385Read more

In the Media

Young Leaders

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.

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Bare Branches

The Conversation carried a piece by Assistant Professor Li Xuan, who discussed sociological and cultural causes of China’s vast number of “bare branches," or unmarried men.  

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Shanghainese In America

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. 

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Memories from Shanghai

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.

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines:

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: or visit

The NYU Reynolds Program and NYU Green Grants are proud to officially launch the NYU/D-Prize Social Venture Competition as part of the NYU Reynolds/D-Prize Global Social Venture Competition Consortium! Submit your idea by February 19.

Photo of the Week

Think Pink

Spring Festival wouldn't be complete without a special glance at cherry blossoms in full bloom. By NYU Shanghai student Sinjen Patel.  

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