Friday, March 11th, 2016
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Campus News

 Promoting Sustainable Farming

March 5 & 6, 2016 - Sila Connection Shanghai -- a student-led initiative dedicated to solving global issues using local resources -- held its second yearly conference at NYU Shanghai. This year’s topic, “Food Issue,” attracted delegates from seven universities across Shanghai and two NYU campuses. All came to tackle issues like recycling, composting, food waste and sugar free diets. >> Read more 

Students Feast on Poetry

It was a night of anything but iambic pentameter as students flocked to the NYU Shanghai gallery space for pizza and poetry at the Second Annual NYU Shanghai Poetry Competition. Hosted by The Writing Program and Feast - a newly launched student-run arts publication at - the competition encouraged students to read original works or poems authored by others.  >> Read more 

Glocalizing Medicine

March 8, 2016 - As a major trading port since the 17th century, Canton was uniquely suited for intercultural exchanges--dealing not only in tea, silver and raw silk, but medical knowledge as well. Professor Angela Leung, Director of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, came to NYU Shanghai to discuss what she calls the ‘glocalizing’ of medicine in the Canton region during the 19th and 20th century. >> Read more

Constructing Poetic Knowledge

March 8, 2016 - Greek classics and Chinese classics,  are they diametrically opposed entities? Dr. Zhang Wei, Professor of Classics at Fudan University, presented a comparison of Greek and Chinese ways of constructing poetic knowledge.  >> Read more


Joel Bernstein: Science in Court

At a recent Faculty Lunch Seminar Series, Professor Joel Bernstein talked about his experience as an Expert Witness over the past two decades. The following exchange grew out of that presentation.
Did you ever think that becoming an expert witness was part of your career path?
When I finished my PhD at age 26, I wanted to pursue a career in academia doing basic science. I knew nothing about expert witnessing; patents and patent law seemed totally remote and boring. One day in the autumn of 1991, I received a phone call.  The lawyers on the other end of the line had a lot of questions. That is how it all started, and I became an expert witness for Glaxo in a patent infringement case involving Zantac, at the time the world’s largest selling drug at $3.5 billion/year (~$10 million/day). I have been doing it ever since. >> Read more

On Show in the Gallery!

In Focus

Career and Volunteer Opportunities at NYUSH

Expand your work experience and career development at NYU Shanghai by stepping into the world of another department with short-term job rotation, full-time position transfer or with many project-based volunteering options. "This was started in hopes to create an efficient, more connected and higher performing team within the NYU Shanghai community, as well as a means for cultivating personal development...” said Wei Guo, Director of Human Resources. >> Read more



Bread, Wine, and Genes
Michael Purugganan
17:30 - 18:30  ~ AB Room 101    


The Literary Reading Series
Leslie Cockburn
19:00 - 20:30 ~ AB Room 1505


Archaeology for Local People
Wei Qiaowei
16:30 - 17:30  ~ AB Room 1505

Social Development Seminar


International Trauma Work In Developing Countries: Developing Individual, Family & Community Resilience
Carol Tosone, NYU Silver School of Social Work
12:30 - 14:00 ~ AB Room 210    (more)

Campus Wire

  • Coming very soon! Don't forget to sign up for the 2016 International Conference on Probability Theory and Statistical Physics.  The event, sponsored by the NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences, will take place on campus March 25 through 27, 2016. The objective of this conference is to bring together leading experts to discuss future directions in the overlapping areas of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistical Physics. For more information click here.
  • Check out Feast, a newly launched independent student arts publication, featuring photography, visual and literary art.
  • Get inspired by product design and join Design Shanghai, Asia's leading design event, hosted at the Shanghai Exhibition Center until March 12
  • Last call for Lost and Found! Public Safety will hold an exhibition of lost items Tuesday, March 15 from 11:00 to 13:00 in the B1 cafeteria.  All unclaimed belongings will be donated to a charity.
  • Visit the Writing Program Quad on the 9th floor and mingle with the writing faculty, hear their stories, and to talk with them about your future, on March 14 at 4:30 - 5:15 PM on 9th floor.
  • Come hear from Dean Auxin Chen who will give an overview of recent Business achievements on March 21 from 15:15 to 16:15 in Room 203. Don’t forget to RSVP.
  • BarCamp is back! On March 26th in the IMA Lab, students will give 5 minute presentations in a special 'lightning room.’ For more information, contact Christian Grewell.
  • Come explore creativity and innovation in a user-centered way in the d>Lab! Don't miss PCI's weekly design-thinking seminar on March 11 at 14:00 in Room 900.
  • See how NYU Shanghai celebrated Women’s Day, March 8, by brightening up the building with an afternoon of festivities.

Must Read!

Wiriadjaja: Fashioning Technology by Pakchyan

Assistant Arts Professor Antonius Wiriadjaja recommends Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakchyan: “This is one of the first books on crafting interactive fashion ever published, and it helped nurture a community of makers interested in the field of soft circuits and wearable technology. Although the glossy and colorful cover stands out from more conventional electronics textbooks, this book covers well the basics of electronics such as how to use a multimeter, how components like resistors and LEDs work and where to get certain tools and materials. Whenever I am struggling with an idea for a wearable, I always page through this book for information and inspiration.”

Photo of the Week

 Zhang Jian-Jun Featured in Chinese Whispers

See how art Prof. Zhang Jian-Jun is Dealing with Tradition at the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland.