February 19th, 2016
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RoadWatch Wins Big!

Can an app reduce road accidents? Yes, says the team of five students who created RoadWatch, the winning app for the UAE government’s 2016 mGov competition. NYU Shanghai's very own Kenny Song '17 and his four teammates from NYU Abu Dhabi won a well deserved 1,000,000 AED prize, presented personally to them by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum . >> Read more  

From Cell to Embryo

February 17, 2016 - Almost all humans are born with two arms, two legs, twenty digits, two eyes, two ears, a single nose--a consistency that is no accident. Wednesday evening, Professor Stephen Small, brought “Molecular Mechanisms of Embryo Formation from a Single Cell” to a group of spellbound listeners at NYU Shanghai. He showed the “powerful genetic mechanisms” at play during conception using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model. His talk focused on how the “boundaries of gene expression divide the embryo into regions” and organize how the mature body plan is shaped and structured.

Pudong Public Library to feature Faculty

Monday, February 15 - The Pudong Public Library is launching a new bi-monthly lecture series featuring NYU Shanghai, according to Librarian Charling Fagan who described the initiative as "another example of the splendid collaboration" between the two institutions.  The inaugural talk in the lecture series will be given next week by Lena Scheen, at 2 pm on the 27th of February.  Future speakers will include: Zhang Jun, Chen Lin, Celina Hung, Pierre Landry, Liu Yuning, Fang Gang, Duane Corpis, and Armin Selbischka. The lectures are free and open to the public. All members of the NYU Shanghai community are welcome!


Lie With Dogs, Get Fleas

Most of us have been told by a teacher or parent, “If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas” or (近朱者赤、近墨者黑)--basically, ‘one takes the color of one’s company.’ It turns out this is also true of antisocial behavior and depression among adolescents, who gradually spend more and more parentally unsupervised time being influenced for greater or for worse, by their friends.  NYU Shanghai Assistant Professor of Psychology Lixian Cui is among several authors recently published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, with a study titled “Direct and indirect links between peer factors and adolescent adjustment difficulties.” >> Read more  

In Focus

Nurturing Creative Innovators

True to the saying "How we teach is what we teach," PCI (Program on Creativity + Innovation) is committed to supporting and enhancing creativity and innovative growth within the NYU Shanghai community. Including creative workshops and pop-up classes featuring NYU professors and others around the global network, PCI provides a broad range of educational encounters ... >> Read more  



Confucianism to Save the World 
Bai Tongdong
19:00 - 20:00 ~ AB Room 1505     RSVP


The Euro: A "Success Story"
Alberto Bagnai
17:00 – 18:00 ~ AB Room 1504    RSVP


Iconic Architecture in Urban-Mega Projects
Leslie Sklair
16:30 – 17:30 ~ AB Room 1505   RSVP


Computational Chemistry Bi-Weekly Seminar
The Combination of Multiscale Simulation Methods and Its Applications on Solar Cell Materials and Nanomaterials
Youyong Li, Inst. Functional Nano and Soft Materials, Soochow U.
Dec.16, 13:30-15:00 ~ GEO Room 264

Math - Probability Seminar


Evolution of Dispersal and Local Adaptation in Heterogeneous Environments
Emmanuel Schertzer, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI
11:00 -12:00 ~ GEO Room 264

Neuroeconomics Colloquium


Adding New Knowledge of Neural Underpinnings for Old but Important Issues in Social Science
Nai-shing Yen, National Chengchi University
16:00 - 17:30 ~ AB Room 1504

Campus Wire

  • Saturday the 20th-- Participate in workshops and panel discussions at the I AM LIMITLESS Conference in preparation for internships, graduate school, employment and more. Sign up now!
  • Volunteer or apply to be a contestant for Sand Table Shanghai, a two-week long regional competition among top colleges in Shanghai. Participants will use the internationally applied business model “Sand Table” to imitate real corporate operations and market place situations. This will take place on March 5th and 6th at Golden Finance and on March 12th and 13th at NYU Shanghai.  
  • Monday, February 22nd: Celebrate this year's Lantern Festival with your NYUSH family at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Make your own tangyuan, design paper lanterns, guess lantern riddles, practice your春联 (Chunlian) writing skills and have a traditional Chinese costume photo op with friends! Sign up on Orgsync.
  • Get your dose of inspiration each week with Program on Creativity + Innovation (PCI), offering Concept Clinic, Innovation Roundtable, Design Lab, and an upcoming popup class "Life in Motion" where choreography expresses your daily movements through space and time. Check out the schedule and sign up!
  • Test your trivia knowledge and compete for prizes in the school-wide Brain Brawl event, hosted by the NYU Shanghai Resident Assistants:Learn more here.
  • Voice your experiences on intercultural interactions with the monthly Intercultural Conversation Circle, meeting February 26th, March 25th and April 29th from 12:30-1:30pm. The upcoming conversation on the 26th will be based on this TED Talk.  Each discussion will be on a new topic!
  • This semester, the FYI (Find Yourself In) Program will launch 3 event series - "Urban Survival Kit", "Cultural Kaleidoscope", and "Beyond the AB.” Learn how to shop and travel like a local,  explore cool places beyond campus, and celebrate diverse cultures through NYU Shanghai Expo and Fun Olympics! Sign up here!
  •  The Series is back! Check out first event for this Saturday (Hamlet@Shanghai Grand Theatre) on OrgSync now.

Special Opportunity

free entrance for all NYU Shanghai participants 

RSVP to attend the HeForShe Conference, where industry leaders talk about the impact of more women in leadership roles, and key strategies for overcoming the challenges they face. Check out the full conference schedule

Photo of the Week

Making Music!

February 18, 2016 - An evening of melodies at the weekly NYU Shanghai Chorale was enjoyed by all under the able direction of NYU Steinhardt Professor Dianna Heldman. (Photo by: Joyce Tan)