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Friday, April 29, 2016
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Campus News

Malik ‘17 Honored as Emerging Global Leader

On his 18th birthday, Musa Malik NYU Shanghai ‘17, launched a charity organization for disadvantaged children in Pakistan--one of his many efforts towards global tolerance and empathy. Now, he is being recognized as an emerging global leader by the NYU Leadership Initiative.>> Read More

Poetry in Translation

Once again, NYU Shanghai bathed in the beauty of verse, as poets Yang Jian and Wang Xiaoni read from their own works at Thursday night’s Literary Reading session, emotional in Chinese as well as in the English version of their works read by their respective translators Austin Woerner and Eleanor Goodman. >> Read More 

The Many Chinese Abroad

The Chinese diaspora is vast and varied, scattered in countries large and small, developed or on the way. With this immense diversity, it is impossible to generalize about Chinese living overseas. NUS Professor Gungwu Wang, author of Chinese Overseas, explores the varied hopes, expectations and misconceptions.>> Read More

Kate Austen on Obtaining Knowledge

How do we know something? Is knowledge only defined by empirical proof, or can also it be measured in a cup of tea by our senses, movements and instincts? Kat Austen, Artist-in-Residence at University College London, tackled these questions.”>> Read More

Perspectives

Around the Shikumen in 80 Clicks

Can technology save cultural heritage from encroaching development? As the bulldozers and cranes drew near, NYU Shanghai’s own Richard Lewei Huang ‘17 created a virtual replica -- “Cardboard Shikumen”  -- of his disappearing Shikumen hometown to save it. >> Read More

In the Media

Yu Lizhong Speaks at Pudong Library

Pudong Library captured Chancellor Yu's participation at the Inaugural Wendao Education Forum:  “Developing knowledge, skills, and good character are three important purposes of education; students should be cultivated in multiple educational patterns.”>> Read the article

In Focus

Watch Clay Shirky Talk about Social Media 

What started as an internal video production experiment for faculty is now developing into an example for public online courses. NYU Shanghai Professor Clay Shirky presents ten truths about social media through a series of videos taught in English (with Chinese subtitles), opening up an online platform for accessible, bilingual education. >> Watch the videos 

Events

May
04

Cultural Translation
Jacques Lezra
18:30 ~ AB Room 1505 (More

May
05

Literary Reading Series - Part 1
James Shea and Dorothy Tse
19:00 ~ AB Room 1505 (More

May
06

Conversations with the Vice Chancellor
Elizabeth Chen
16:00 ~ AB Room 1505 (More

May
06

Literary Reading Series - Part 2
Collier Nogues, HonLai-chu and Andrea Lingenfelter
19:00 ~ AB Room 1505 (More

May
06

Music and Dance Performance
Dianna Heldmann and Alyssa Rose
17:00 ~ AB Rooms 808, Auditorium (More)

May
07

Talk and Performance: New Grasslands
Tom Pang, Shun Zi and Nancy (Nan Yu)
16:30 ~ AB Auditorium (More

Neuroscience Lectures

May
03

New Directions in the Neurobiology of Language
David Poeppel, Max Planck Institute & New York University
16:00 ~ AB Room 1504 (More)
 

May
05

Can neural interventions change time preferences?
Philippe Tobler, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
16:00 ~ AB Room 1504 (More)

Intercultural Conversations

May
04

A discussion on cross cultural communications competency
Sophie Hu, Duane Corpis, David Pe, Joel Bernstein, Victoria Zhang, Yirui Wang, and Kristin Hiller
18:00 ~ AB Room 101

Campus Wire

COMING UP — Note that Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday for Labor Day  |  Find out about classes and opportunities in urban farming on Tuesday >> IMA LAB, 12:45 |  Hear students’ presentations about their DSS program service work in Hunan, Henan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Cambodia on Tuesday evening >> RSVP  |  Come share your experiences of intercultural communication at a special faculty and staff panel discussion on Wednesday  >> ROOM 101, 18:00 |  Struggling to remember Chinese characters? Let Ye Lu share her fun learning tips >> I NEED THIS  |  Join GAFs Jamie and Olivia on Wednesday for an evening of puzzle-solving and scavenger hunts >> SIGN ME UP  |  Thursday, the GAFs will present their research projects >> ROOM 210, 17:30 |  And don’t miss A Celebration of Music and Dance, Friday, 17:30 - 20:30, including Choreography & Performance Class/Dance Class  (AB room 805), Er Hu and Bamboo Flute (AB room 808), Solo Piano Studies (Auditorium), and the  NYU Shanghai Chorale (Auditorium) 

DEADLINESSummer Housing Internship Scholarship deadline extended >> APPLY BY MAY 5  |  Proud of that essay? Submit it for an Undergraduate Award >> DEADLINE MAY 31  |  Interested in attending Undergraduate Conference about China-US relations  >> APPLY BY JUNE 15

MISSED IT? —  Packed audience for Chinese Language and EAP Programs’ second Intercultural Experience event as students shared their travel stories in a bilingual presentation >> FULL REPORT NEXT WEEK |  Students' studio artworks unveiled >> SEE PHOTOS |  53 student projects chosen to receive funding from Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF)  >> SEE RESEARCH TOPICS

Must Read

"...a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights..."

When asked about the children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, Dr. Andrea Mei-Ying Wu, (Associate Professor in the Department of Taiwanese Literature at National Cheng Kung University), was more than willing to provide the rich history surrounding the classic story.
“The story, about a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights, has an anti-war and pacifist attitude. Leaf wrote the book, inspired by his friend, Robert Lawson--one of the best illustrators of children’s literature in the United States at that time. Lawson was frustrated with how people of his profession were not being taken seriously by the general public. He channeled his frustration into what became the book’s cover, inspiring Leaf to write the concise story that remains a cultural reflection of the 1930’s,” said Wu.

Scenes

Fun Olympics

Find out who won the Fun Olympics! >> See more







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