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The Internet of Good Things

Computer whizzes of NYU Shanghai have done it again! Co-organized by PC+I, they lit up Professor Eliot Gatteno’s Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) with various ingenious inventions. But this time, it was with a heart-warming human touch, as they designed products for the well-being of rural "left-behind children". >> Read More

Center for Global Asia Earns Prestigious Grant

NYU Shanghai’s Center for Global Asia, partnered with the Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies at Martin-Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, has received a grant of over €150,000 from the prestigious Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) -- the largest private research funder and one of the major foundations in Germany. >> Read More

Lehrer Joins Shanghai's Thousand Talents

NYU Shanghai’s Associate Professor of Economics, Steven Lehrer was selected to join the Shanghai municipal government's Thousand Talents program.  As a recipient, he is immediately eligible for research funding from both the Shanghai and Pudong government. To boot, two articles of his are being published in Nature and in Journal of Labor Economics. >> Read more


A Literary Cannon at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai continues to expand its interest and involvement with the literary arts, hosting readings by celebrated writers from all over -- all thanks to the dedicated efforts of Writing Program Lecturer David Perry, co-curator of the Literary Reading Series. The two-day "Mini Lit Fest" finale brought together translator of contemporary Chinese literature, Andrea Lingenfelter, leading Hong Kong fiction writers Hon Lai-chu and Dorothy Tse, and two American poets living in Hong Kong, James Shea and Collier Nogues. How exactly did David reign in these all-stars?  >> Read More

In the Media

Speaking on Behalf of China reports on NYU Shanghai sophomore Chen Mengzhu representing China at the International Public Speaking Competition in London. >> Read More

Can VR Teach Piano and Drums?

Tech-Crunch reports on NYU Shanghai students Sean Kelly and Sam Shi using the potential of Virtual Reality to create a platform that teaches young people how to play music. >> Read More

48-Hour Hackathon in Shenzhen

CRI reports on NYU Shanghai and the Program on Creativity + Innovation taking part in a 48-hour Hackathon that used technology to improve the education and livelihoods of "left-behind children" in China. >> Read More

In Focus

2016 GAFs Present!

The third annual scholarship presentation by NYU Shanghai’s Global Academic Fellows took place on Thursday, May 5. See what they had to say about their projects. >> Read more



Overview of China's Electric Power Sector
Thomas Rawski
17:00 ~ AB Room 310 (More)

Social Development Seminar


The Globalization of Social Work: Implications for the Future of Social Work
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Fordham University
10:00 ~ GEO Room 385 (More)


Campus Wire

ELECTIONS -- NYU Shanghai’s new representatives on the Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Senate are Bradley Weslake, Associate Professor of Philosophy (Senator);  Alexander C.T. Geppert, Associate Professor of European History (Alternate); Steven Lehrer, Associate Professor of Economics (Alternate) | Representatives on the Contract Faculty Senate are Joshua Paiz, Language Lecturer (Senator) | Antonius Wiriadjaja, Assistant Arts Professor (Alternate); Lu Zhang, Assistant Professor of Practice of Chemistry | The new Student Government team for 2016/17 will be led by Jiayun Qu (Lyndsy) and Ho Bin Kim, Student Body President & Vice President; Zeyao Li, Director of External Affairs; Joanne Chun, Director of Global Affairs; Yuqing Li, Director of Student Events; Millicent Wong, Director of Student Life & Residence; and Reida Akam, Director of Student Organizations

NEW FACES -- Please welcome Juliet Turner, Content Officer, University Communications | Chenkai Wang 王陈凯, Associate, Admissions | Amarildo Çeka, Recitation Instructor in Chemistry >> READ HIS BIO

RESEARCH -- Where is Ukraine heading? For his DURF project on media politics of the Euromaidan Movement Noel Konagai ‘17 interviewed Professor of National Security Studies Nikolas Gvosdev. Their exchange has been published by the Council on Foreign Relations >> READ ARTICLE

ON CAMPUS --  This week we bade farewell to Song Dong’s Flourishing Void and welcomed a new exhibition to the Gallery. Art in Translation is a showcase of student artworks from Professor Barbara Edelstein and Professor Jian Jun Zhang’s Projects in Studio Art class. See their contemporary calligraphy, ink paintings, and multimedia artworks until Friday >> SEE PHOTOS |  Meanwhile, in the Dance Studio, renowned performer and choreographer Shouze Ma led a modern dance session  >> SEE PHOTOS  |  Elsewhere, NYU Professor Matthew Richardson gave a talk on short selling, Professor John Ham discussed knowledge, novelty, innovation and Nobel Laureates, and IMA Professor Benjamin Moskowitz explained the application of drones

COMING UP -- Don’t miss the IMA students’ end of semester show tonight! They will be demonstrating their experimental works between 17:30 - 19:30 in their studio >>  RSVP | Check out the exhibition of calligraphy and Chinese brush painting pieces by students in the Chinese Cultural Class. The show opens today on 2F - see it before it ends next Friday | As we head into Finals Week, we wish all students good luck in your exams. If you need a study boost, there is still a chance to pick up your Finals Survival Kit in Health&Wellness Room 605!

Heard on Campus

Zemel: "...a crisis is the ultimate unpredictable-predictable.”

"The timing of a crisis and the parties it affects are unpredictable. On the other hand, it is predictable that crises of different types occur regularly, and once a crisis occurs, its development is governed by two immutable iron laws. First, the clock speed at which events evolve and decisions have to be made is vastly accelerated (often by orders of magnitude). Second, the public discussions concerning the crisis follow a markedly different set of rules from those that govern normal business discourse. The implication of these two laws is that if the organization has not prepared for the crisis in advance, the chances of successfully reacting on the fly are extremely low.”
NYU Shanghai Associate Vice Chancellor Eitan Zemel, talking about the ultimate 'unpredictable-predictables' in business crises


Making Moves

The Performing Arts at NYU Shanghai Celebration on May 6 saw a heady mix of musical and dance performances by students. >> See More 

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