In keeping with its mission to offer a liberal arts and sciences education, NYU Shanghai hosted a Colloquium on Supporting the Liberal Arts in Global Contexts on March 10-11 to examine challenges that higher education faces.
On March 2th, Professor Chen Jian delivered a public speech on “Rethinking Mao and the Chinese Revolution,” at the prestigious Ralph Miliband Series at the London School of Economics. He also spoke about “China and the Making of the ‘Liberal World Order',” on March 12th at an international conference co-hosted by ECNU and the Washington-based Wilson Center in Shanghai.
On March 10th, the CDC’s 2017 Spring Career Fair hosted more than 50 companies, such as KPMG China, Apple, GE Appliances.
On March 14th, Health & Wellness Counselor Madeleine Dupre and Todd Meyers, Associate Professor of Anthropology, struck up a "Teaching and Learning" conversation with faculty on "Students in Crisis: Identifying and Supporting Students in Distress."
On March 15th, Adam Brandenburger, Faculty Director of NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity and Innovation, gave a speech at ECNU titled "The Father of Singularity: A Case Study in Creativity and Innovation". He described creativity and innovation as ingredients of entrepreneurship. He encouraged the audience to “know yourself, know the world, know fun, and know the future.”
Ann Fan Yang: From Marine Biology to Medical Science
From leading the dance club and bringing the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition to NYU Shanghai, to studying biomedical engineering in New York and reproductive health in Accra, Ghana, Ann Fan Yang ’17 has spent the past four years making the most of her NYU Shanghai experience. As she looks forward to starting graduate studies at Cambridge University in the fall, the biology major shares what drove her to pursue medicine and how NYU Shanghai helped cultivate her leadership skills.
The Paper and Art Sky reported on the opening of “Borders: US and Them” at NYU Shanghai Art Gallery. Two participating artists spoke about how the exhibits reflect their concerns on rising global border issues.
Wenhui Daily carried an article about NYU Shanghai’s first-ever colloquium on supporting liberal arts education, in which Chancellor Yu Lizhong and Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Lehman discuss the opportunities and challenges universities face in pursuing liberal arts education in new global contexts.
Caixin Magazine quoted Professor of Computer Science Zhang Zheng on AlphaGo’s landmark win over Go legend Lee Sedol one year ago. Zhang indicated that the victory of AlphaGo could help boost the development of AI worldwide.
As every foreign language speaker knows, learning a language takes practice, and lots of it. But it is not always easy to do so outside the classroom, or to engage with native speakers about their culture and perspectives.
Fifteen students have been developing New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) throughout the semester. Join their final concert to hear wearable symphonies, touchable harmonies and interactive noise on March 23 at 7pm in the auditorium.
Visit Shanghai’s Pearl Lam Gallery to take in art professor Jianjun Zhang’s Vestiges of a Process: Qian Zi Wen" showing from now until May 10.
If you happen to be in the US, check out Jianjun’s print exhibition at Pace Prints in New York from March 9 to April 8 and his group exhibition at Art Projects International from March 7 to April 8. Catch “Conversations," an artistic dialogue on the dynamics of artist families, featuring professor Barbara Edelstein and showing till May 24 at The American Jewish University in Los Angeles.
Photo of the Week
Reflections of the "Journey to the West," exhibition from earlier this year at the Minsheng Art Museum by acclaimed contemporary artist Gu Wenda, which featured 25,000 lanterns by the Huangpu. (Photo by: NYU Shanghai student Veronica Hernandez' 17)