November 18, 2016

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Campus News

"Excellent and Virtuous"

On November 7, Minister of Education Chen Baosheng met with visiting New York University President Andrew Hamilton in Beijing.

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Poetry Means Business

Business guru Jason Nanchun Jiang talks about how poetry led him to create what is now an advertising giant.

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Zemel Hosts AIAF 

On November 7,  Eitan Zemel, NYU Shanghai’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Yong Fan, founder of Asia Institute of Art and Finance, an independent art and finance training institution based in Shanghai's Pilot Free Trade Zone, met to discuss development strategies.

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Cupid in Shanghai

How did Shanghai show ‘love’ in the old days? Shanghainese writer Lynn Pan and Polish anthropologist and art historian Karolina Pawlik showed how in their talk on campus.

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In Other News

  • In the wake of last week's US presidential election on Nov 8, NYU President Andrew Hamilton sent a message to the campus community. Read Reflecting on the Current Situation

  • Dr. Taku Tokuyasu, scientist at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, introduced his novel approach to understanding the genetic mechanisms of cancer, wjich may lead to clues about cancer development, and potential drug targets for a cure.

  • Professor Mark H. Gelber, director of the Center for Austrian and German Studies at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, gave a presentation at NYU Shanghai about a international ”Stefan Zweig Renaissance”.



The Global Photo Story: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Marc Riboud in China

Catherine Clark

18:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more


Research | Quantum Optical Technologies for Metrology, Sensing and Imaging

Jonathan P. Dowling, Louisiana State University

14:30 ~ GEO Room 264Read more


Hard Love Province: Poems

Marilyn Chin

19:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more


Research | A Taxonomy of Neurons for Parallel Processing of Reward and Aversiveness

Christopher Fiorillo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

16:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more


Living Between Imagined Communities: Identity Construction in Contemporary Sinophone Literature in Thailand

18:00 ~ AB Room 603Read more


Hacking China, Hacking Innovation

Silvia Lindtner

16:30 ~ AB Room 101Read more


The Future of Globalization

Pankaj Ghemawat

17:00 ~ AB Room 1504Read more

Q & A

Building the Future 

A team of NYU Shanghai students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, are out to prove at the upcoming Hyperloop One Global Challenge in January that the sci-fi idea of high speed travel may turn out to be the best way of navigating China’s cities of the future. They are competing for a spot among 12 finalists.

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In the Media

GPS Trains Critical Thinking

The Bund Education interviewed Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman and Professor Duane Corpis on NYU Shanhgai's “most challenging course” on Global Perspectives on Society.

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Challenging Barriers through Writing

CCTV interviewed Professor Gish Jen on her practice of exploring cultural barriers through writing.

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Life as A Historian

Pudong Women’s Federation talked to Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen about her life as a historian and an educator and researcher at NYU Shanghai.

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STEM Education Urged

Wenhui Daily, China News Service and Shanghai Observer quoted Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences Zhao Zhongjian on promoting STEM education and training innovative minds.

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Men More Likely to Choke

Science Daily published a joint research release, co-authored by Professor Offer Moshe Shapir showing that male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts.

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines:

Class of 2017, check out the commencement website launched TODAY!

Cheer on the Men’s Basketball team as they take on rival Duke Kunshan University at 2:30 PM on November 20. Shuttle bus provided. Learn more and RSVP.

Don’t miss this chance to master the skills of cutting paper and Chinese knot-making on November 22! RSVP here or contact Chenchen Zhao ( to be put on the waitlist.

If you want to support students outside the classroom, please RSVP to become a Club Advisor at our Advisor Information Sessions on November 22. See detailed description of the role here.

Join us for an ice cream celebration and 2013 FUND launch​ on November 22. All students are invited. RSVP here​.

Come taste test some free cuisines in the B1 cafeteria during lunchtime on November 22,  including Singapore Bakutec , Spanish Tortilla De Patata and a traditional Chinese dessert, osmanthus cake. Swing by on November 23 to buy and taste roast turkey served up from our western cuisine chef--just in time for Thanksgiving.

Join us at the Shanghai Children's Medical Center every Monday from 2-4pm to play games, sing songs and make crafts with kids. Learn more and RSVP.

Campus & Facilities is currently testing their helpdesk WeChat platform services, with full functional expected by November 28.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Campus Store Thanksgiving Sale: 30% off everything on November 23 only! Don’t miss out otherwise you’ll have to wait till next year.

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving Day this year in Shanghai, join Chancellor Yu and the local community in the charitable gesture of donating computers to the Ling Gang Min Zhu Elementary School. RSVP here.


Congratulations to our top ten Sing-off winners: Jingyao Guo, Ashley Chiu, Qi Lu, Malika Wang, Wenlan Shi, Noah Greyson, June Wu, Ben Dewey, Ruonan Chang and Sarabi N.Eventide

Nofar Hamrany received the "Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Award" in Washington DC for our University's involvement in sustainability.

Photo of the Week

Futures of the Twentieth Century

On November 11, Professor Alexander C.T. Geppert’s "Futures of the Twentieth Century" class visited 公元2050/2500未来生活体验馆 – the 2050/2500 Future Experience Venue in Shanghai where the futures of 2050 and 2500 are on display. 

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