In just 48 hours earlier this week, a group of NYU Shanghai students hammered out “VoiceHover,” a laser-controlled device to aide the communication skills of those with cerebral palsy and other speech disabilities, by restoring their ability to “talk.” The inventive design pushed the team to win Hack NYU 2017’s assistive technology track.
Eight leading historians and anthropologists presented a kaleidoscopic survey of the rise of biomedicine in the 20th century to the NYU Shanghai community during the inaugural 2-day workshop of the newly-established Center For Society, Health, And Medicine that ended on Thursday.
At this week's FLSS session on February 23rd, Professor Lily Chumley offered a critique of creativity based on her decade-long ethnographic study into China’s art school expansion and students’ art practice.
On February 23, Xiaopu Sun, Law Fellow of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, shared both her personal and career experiences with students interested in environmental law. “I learned to never be intimidated by a lack of experience, and that it’s important to build meaningful relationships with the people around you,” said Nofar Hamrany, a junior student and president of Green Shanghai.
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Jiefang Daily wrote about suggestions Chancellor Yu Lizhong has offered on cleaning up Shanghai’s polluted Suzhou River, including a redesign of the river banks to integrate residences, commerce, offices and transportation.
International Channel Shanghai and Pudong TVinterviewed Assistant Professor of Psychology Li Xuan, who indicated the importance of single people receiving emotional support. She suggested that developing social-emotional skills were vital in finding partners and maintaining healthy relationships.
Now, more than ever, creativity plays a critical role in education. Professor Adam Brandenburger, Director of the Program on Creativity + Innovation weighs in on how NYU Shanghai teaches across the full spectrum of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship while redefining the typical narrative of what it means to be a 'creator.'
Are you ready for the return of ‘The Series’? From February 25 until May 5, let Residential Life take you out of the residence hall and off the beaten path for Saturday adventures in and out of Shanghai. For more details, keep an eye out on OrgSync!
RA applications are now open! Join the team and redefine the NYU Shanghai Residential Experience! Read the Job Description to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the RA position. Please apply by February 27.
Want to join or create a new club? You can check the list of current Student Organizations at NYU Shanghai. If you would like to create a chapter that does not exist, please submit an application here by February 27.
Is clothing just clothing? Come watch the Debate: What we wear, offensive or not? Featuring Clay Shirky, Lena Scheen, Brandon Conlon and Anjuli Pandavar on February 28. RSVP here.
Build up your confidence in talking to Shanghai locals for this Chinese Language & Cultural Activity on February 28. RSVP and come learn some useful Shanghainese phrases!
Join the Provost Open House for a Tea Talk with Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen here at NYU Shanghai on March 2. RSVP here.
Want to attend the first annual NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium? Fill in your online application form before March 13here.
Photo of the Week
Students from Green Shanghai hosted a Plant Party event which featured tips on "upcycling" plastic containers into home decor. (Photo by: NYU Shanghai)