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Rosy Prospects for Probability

March 25 - 27, 2016 - More than 20 leading international and domestic scientists gathered at NYU Shanghai last weekend to discuss recent developments and ways to bridge probability with other disciplines.>> Read more

A Tale of Two Stock Markets

March 24, 2016 - To a packed lunchtime audience, Global Network Assistant Professor of Social Work Minchao Jin questioned the inclusiveness of China’s financial market and offered solutions to involve the financially illiterate. >> Read more 

Financial Practitioners and Academics Connect

March 29, 2016 - A financial lecture series got underway this week at NYU Shanghai to facilitate the communication between finance industry practitioners and leading academics in the field. >> Read more  

Local Digs Matter

March 17, 2016 - Since the first series of excavations back in 1928, archaeology has become an important and growing field within China as it aids in establishing a sense of national identity. In his lecture, Dr. Wei Qiaowei, Associate Professor at the Department of History, Shanghai University, addressed a major issue in contemporary Chinese archaeology: its focus on “national heritage” – and relative lack of interest on “local heritage”. >> Read more


On the Trail of Chinese Characters

At a recent Faculty Lunch Seminar Series, Ye Lu, who teaches Chinese at NYU Shanghai, talked about the history of Chinese characters. The following exchange grew out of that presentation.
Is it difficult to teach Chinese?
Overall, teaching Chinese is not very difficult. But teaching the pronunciation of  Chinese is quite challenging, because of its tones. And failure of communications may just be due to a subtle difference among tones, for example,the pronunciation of “水饺 Chinese dumpling” is “shuǐjiǎo”, while the pronunciation of “睡觉 to sleep” is “shuìjiào”. The pronunciation of these two words are very close, yet the meanings are totally different. Many international students who speak a language without tones find it very difficult to pronounce Chinese accurately. >> Read more

In the Media

Maker Movement

The Beijing Association for Science and Technology mentioned Associate Director of Interactive Media Arts Matthew Belanger’s talk on the education of “Makers”. Read more

Choosing International Education

The Paper carried a piece talking about Chancellor Yu Lizhong’s advice to parents on choosing international education for their children. More here

In Focus

Art as Visual Philosophy

March 28, 2016 - Professor and internationally known artist Jian-Jun Zhang along with art critic Yan Zhou brought a lively dialogue to NYU Shanghai’s fifteenth floor about the driving forces behind China’s art movement of the 80s, when artists were swept towards avant-garde and expressionist styles, continuing into the present. >> Read more 



Opening: GoGreen Week
17:30 ~ AB 2nd Floor in the Cafe area


How Do Organs Take Their Shape? 
Di Jiang
17:30 -18:30 ~ AB Room 101    (more)


Screening & Discussion
Jian Yi
17:00 - 18:00 ~ AB Room 1505     (more)


Literary Reading Series
Rob Schmitz
18:00 - 19:30 ~ AB Room 1505     (more)


City Food: Lessons from People on the Move
18:00 - 19:00 ~ AB Room 1505     (more)


Sustainable Development Conference
9:30 - 18:00 ~ AB Auditorium     (more)

Neuroscience Seminar


Winner takes all: molecular mechanism underlying coordinated spine
Xiang Yu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:00-13:30 ~ GEO Room 264     (more)

Campus Wire

  • Bon Voyage! This weekend, 58 DSS scholars will embark on their exciting field trips to Cambodia, Guizhou, Yunnan, Henan and Hunan for community outreach. We wish you all great success!
  • Go Green Week will be making a big splash immediately after Spring Break with a variety of exciting events to raise eco-awareness. Stay tuned for latest updates on Wechat and Facebook, and register for the sustainability conference on March 16.
  • Librarians from six other Sino-Foreign universities came together at NYU Shanghai on March 31 to talk about improving library services with IT advances.
  • Watch and listen to behind-the-scene songs at the choir rehearsal and check out the photo gallery.
  • Have any interesting stories or announcements for the Gazette?  Drop by and visit Public Affairs in their new office on the 13th floor, in room 1334.
  • Leading innovators/entrepreneurs talked about China's innovation landscape on March 30 at NYUSH. Check out photos here. Internship-searching students can try Coin Seeding Project to connect with established venture enterprises.
  • Check out this fresh performance by Professor Aly Rose’s modern dance troupe!

Quote of the Week

"Political science is not about the 'what'. It's about the 'why', the 'how', and the 'with what consequence'."

Andre Jones- Rooy, Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, commenting on the events of the day, said, "As a political scientist, I am often asked for insight on current events. But political science is not about current events any more than economics is about predicting the stock market tomorrow. I am always happy to weigh in, but rarely have anything to say that an attentive-non political scientist wouldn't also have. Political science is not about the 'what'. It's about the 'why', the 'how', and the 'with what consequence’."

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