December 4, 2015
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Campus News

First Annual Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS) Conference on Liberalization in Emerging Markets

November 20, 2015 -- The Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai (VINS) held its First Annual Conference, on the theme of “Liberalizations in Emerging Markets”. The meeting, held at the university’s Pudong campus, was organized, in cooperation with the Economics School at Fudan University and the Pudong Institute of Finance, to provide an annual venue for financial practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas and discuss current financial challenges. >> Read more 

NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi Inaugurate First Live Virtual Talk

November 19, 2015 - NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi inaugurated a “live virtual talk” between the two campuses, featuring Harvey Molotch, NYU New York Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies. Moloch delivered a talk entitled “Making Self and Other: Solidarities and Moral Panics” ... >> Read more 

Art in Transition:
Students Show Off Ink and Installations

The NYU Shanghai gallery space was filled with skilled calligraphy, ink paintings and multimedia projects, all the artwork of students from Introduction to Studio Arts and Projects in Studio Art. >> Read more


Itmum Momin '18 on the Value of Coaching

Last week, PCI Stern's renowned performance coach Diane Lennard led 21 lucky NYU Shanghai students in a workshop focused on techniques for creating and strengthening physical and vocal presence.  This is what Itmum Momin '18, one of the lucky ones, had to say about the experience.
I would like to believe that I am a decent public speaker and presenter, but I entered Professor Lennard's Coaching Session believing that there is always room for improvement.  >> Read more 

In the Media

Full Support for the Development of NYU Shanghai


Wenhui Daily reported on Shanghai Mayor Xiong Yang's meeting with Andrew Hamilton NYU's president-designate, and Bill Berkley, chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University. The story was also picked up in a number of other media outlets. >> Read more

NYU Shanghai's Vice Chancellor Wants a World-Class University

International Channel Shanghai (ICS) interviewed Vice Chancelor Jeff Lehman in the wake of his receiving the Gold Magnolia Award for his contributions to the Shanghai's higher education scene. >> Watch more

China Also Affects the Lives of Indians

Wenhui Daily interviewed Tansen Sen, Director of the Center for the Global Asia at NYU Shanghai about his views on China's influence on ancient India. >> Read more

How to More Accurately Predict the Probability of Crisis

Finance China reported on  the Volatility Institute's first annual conference at NYU Shanghai, quoting Robert Engle’s speech about the ability to accurately predict a coming economic crisis. >> Read more

The New York Big Test

CAIJING magazine featured an article about NYU Shanghai, "as a special experiment of a new management and teaching method" supported by China's Ministry of Education. >> Read more

In Focus

The "Global Space Age" class goes to the Museum

November 25, 2015 - Just before the Thanksgiving break, 24 students from Prof. Alexander Geppert’s class "The Global Space Age" visited the Qian Xuesen Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of Qian Xuesen (1911–2009) who is considered the father of Chinese aerospace technology. >> Read more



Literary Reading Series
Sawako Nakayasu, Arthur Solway and Gleb Shupyakov
Introduction by David Perry
16:30 - 18:00 ~ AB Room 203


Program for Creativity + Innovation
Chinese Companies in Global Competition
Pankaj Ghemawat
17:00 - 18:00 ~ AB Room 102

Neuroeconomics Colloquium
Education-associated SNPs are enriched for brain function and disorders
David Cesarini, NYU
December 10 at 16:00 - 17:30 ~ AB Room 1504

Campus Wire

Academic Fellowship - Now Accepting Applications. The NYU Shanghai Academic Resource Center is excited to announce the search for Global Academic Fellows in the following disciplines: English Language Writing and Speaking, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, and Business & Finance. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2016. Please visit the site for information on how to apply. Any questions? Email
New faces ... Roushdy Al-Shawa has joined the IT service and change management team on the 10th floor... and as one of our new administrators, Lin Hong, 洪霖 will be reporting to the Director of  Center for Data Science and Analytics.
And new duties ... As NYU Shanghai's newly minted Chief Information Officer, Prof. Clay Shirky will leading strategies for using ICT to support of students, faculty, and administrative staff.
The Staff-Faculty Intercultural Conversation Circle held its first in a series of meetings on November 13, bringing together seven staff members from HR, IT, Student Life, Advising, and the Library together with seven faculty members, GAFs, and GPFs from across the university for a discussion inspired by linguist Veronica Zhengdao Ye's narrative essay, La Doble vie de Veronica: Reflections on my Life as a Chinese Migrant in Australia.
Also last week, NYU Shanghai's Green Shanghai hosted a BioPlastic workshop with ECNU students to learn how to create plastic from natural and ecological materials.
The Shanghai Sunshine House - a local community organization that provides daily care centers for those with mental disabilities - visited NYU Shanghai and participated in a Christmas card-making party. 150 cards were made and sold for benefit the trainees of the Sunshine House.
Don't forget to drop by the Academic Commons for one-on-one research help from Librarians and GAFs with your final papers Tuesday and Wednesday. RSVP on Orgsync.
Also...come and cheer for your team at Monday's basketball game between ECNU and NYU Shanghai. Dec. 7th at 7:00 PM, Minhang Campus, ECNU.

Quote of the Week

"Innovation is not a temporary task"
Chancellor Yu quoted in Wenhui Daily

Yu Lizhong told the reporter that education should have a bigger influence on cultivating creativity and culture: “As an example, the Lazy Susan turntable  is an innovation that stems from the Chinese custom of dining together.  However, in practice, the useful rotating tray placed at the center of a table can also knock wine glasses and dishes. Has anyone anyone ever thought of  improving it? If everyone who saw a problem also thought of how to solve it or improve on an earlier solution, the whole country's innovation path could go on and on. Innovation is not a temporary task. It is not driven by timing or the availability of traditional resources. Innovation is a continuous power that propels a nation. Innovation does not depend on money, resources and government efforts alone. Innovation cannot happen without the motivation of people, themselves.”

Photo of the Week

Students Bring a Week's Wardrobe Worth of Spirit to Campus