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NYU SHANGHAI GAZETTE

Friday, May 6, 2016
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Campus News

Save the Date!

NYU Shanghai’s first Commencement Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The venue for the occasion will be the Concert Hall of the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, one of the city’s leading cultural hubs. >> Read More

Short View on Stock Markets

Over the past year, wild swings in the Chinese stock market have drawn worldwide attention. On April 26, Professor Matthew Richardson of the NYU Stern School of Business, together with Dr. Xin Zhou, the Executive Director of NYU Shanghai’s Volatility Institute (VINS), analyzed the main drivers of Chinese stock price volatility and dispelled some of the myths. >> Read More

Head Over Heels for Fashion

Sunnie Sun shared what it is like to make a living on her life as a fashion blogger. At an event organized by Finn Na Sun ‘18, a PCI fellow, the fashion blogger talked about how she went from industry outsider to insider without a background in fashion, and how she learned the art of working with brands and media along the way. >> Read More

Data-Driven Learning Is Here

Big data is not for geeks only; it affects us all. In fact, it has been described as the “coolest field of the 21st century.” Will the convergence of big data and digital media, along with the increasing use of the Internet, set off a new trend in ESL learning? Dr. Pan Pengkai, an expert in children’s language education, said yes in his talk at NYU Shanghai on April 28. >> Read More

Stories Across Cultures

It was a memorable night of bilingual storytelling. Nine students shared their own travel stories in English or Chinese, depending on their language of study. The much anticipated second event, co-hosted by the Chinese Language Program and the English for Academic Purposes Program, yet again attracted a large campus audience. >> Read more

Perspectives

Art Coded with a Conscience

What can technology tell us about human nature? At a recent Faculty Lunch Speaker Series talk, Assistant Arts Professor Roopa Vasudevan presented “Technology As Anthropology” and talked about how the digital footprint of various demographics, communities, and cultures reveal ingrained behaviors, belief systems, and views of others.  >> Read the interview

In the Media

GoGreen Gets Thumbs Up

Academicimpact.un.org blogged about NYU Shanghai’s Conference on Sustainability Challenges and Solutions. >> Read More

In Focus

Learning Through Service

May 3 -- At this week’s  2016 Deans’ Service Scholars Capstone Presentations, 58 participating NYU Shanghai students reflected on the value of their experiences, over spring break, volunteering in Hunan, Henan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Cambodia. See their trip presentations. >> Read more

Events

May
9

Flying robots
Paul Xu
15:00 ~ AB Room 823 (More

May
11

PCI Talk - Short Selling
Matthew Richardson
17:30 ~ AB Room 1505 (More)

May
12

East Meets West
Shouze Ma
11:30 ~ AB Room 825 (More

May
13

IMA's Spring Show

17:30 ~ AB Room 823 (More)

Neuroeconomics Colloquium

May
12
 

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Brain Mechanisms Regulating Exploration and Exploitation
Michael Platt, University of Pennsylvania
16:00 ~ AB Room 1504 (More)

Neuroscience Seminar

May
13

Top-Down Input for Perception and Memory Consolidation
Masanori Murayama, Riken Brain Science Institute
12:00 ~ GEO Room 264 (More)

Campus Wire

COMPETITION -- Eight PCI students have flown to Shenzhen to challenge the Intel Hackathon this weekend >> GOOD LUCK TEAM NYU Shanghai!  
COMING UP -- Find out on Monday how drones work and and what's next for the technology >> ROOM 818 at 14:00 |  Check out an exhibition of students’ experimental works at the IMA Spring 2016 End-of-Semester Show on Friday >> 8th FLOOR from 17:30  |  Find out more about new class in Digital Farming coming in the fall >> WHAT IS THIS?  |  Note that Extra shuttle buses have been put on between Jinqiao Residence and the Academic Building for the exam period >> CHECK THE SCHEDULE  
OPEN FOR BUSINESS -- The Offices of Public Affairs and Web Services merged to form the Office of University Communications. Congratulations to Tannia, Diana, Juliet, Rhine, Pin, Charlotte, Jake, Quyen and Jun. >> University Communications is located in 1332-4, and the team can be reached at 021-2059-5871 or at nyushanghai_uc@nyu.edu.

Heard on Campus

"The desire of people builds cities, but desire also destroys them."

Song Dong, speaking about "Learning from Life" to a rapt audience at NYU Shanghai.

Scenes

Image & Imagination

Students in Professor Barbara Edelstein and Jianjun Zhang's Introduction to Photography showed off their end-of-semester works on May 3. >> See More







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