October 28, 2016

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Campus News

Lost in Translation

What does translation have to do with train wrecks?  Professor Maghiel van Crevel illustrates the challenge inherent to the translation and translatability of Chinese poetry.

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No More Pants Buildings?

A bird's nest, a coin and pair of pants are among China’s most famous modern landmarks, according to Dr Cole Roskam from the University of Hong Kong, but recent lamentations of the rise of "weird" architecture has left the future of such distinctive structures in China in the balance.

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NYU Presidential Inaugural Celebration at NYU Shanghai

Remarks / Roundtable / Reception

17:00 ~ AB AuditoriumRead more


Conceptualizing Symbols in the Process of Religious Transfer: The View from China

Henrik Sørensen

14:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more


Human Spare Parts I: An Introduction of Multidisciplinary-Oriented Technology to Save and Improve Quality of Human Lives

Chih-Chang Chu

17:30 ~ AB Room 1505Read more


Research | An Eulerian Monolithic Fluid-Structure Formulation

Olivier Pironneau, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

15:00 ~ GEO Room 264Read more


Research | Decipher Sensorimotor Codes in Primate Parietal Cortex

He Cui,  Institute of Neuroscience, CAS

12:00 ~ GEO Room 385Read more


East Meets West-A Design Journey

Yang Liu

17:00 ~ AB Room 1505Read more

Q & A

Set in Stone

The Story of the Stone, also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber, is considered China's greatest novel -- but it remains largely unknown to Western readers. Dore J Levy, Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies at Brown University and visiting scholar at NYU Shanghai, makes us want to pick it up.

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In the Media

Advice on the Exchange Rate

US News & World Report mentioned in an article that NYU Shanghai counsel prospective international students on fluctuating exchange rates between their home country currency and the Chinese yuan.

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Unified, Run!

International Channel Shanghai reported on NYU Shanghai students and staff teaming with students from Shanghai Pudong Special Education School to compete in a Unified Run.

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Gallery Opening Featuring Lu Yang

Art Express and Sina Collections wrote articles about artist Lu Yang’s newest video installation, LuYang Delusional Crime and Punishment, at the NYU Shanghai Gallery on October 17.

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Yik Yak not so private

Vocativ ran a piece about Professor Keith Ross’s latest research findings, which discovered clues for identifying Yik Yak users on college campuses.

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How to Design the Best Incentive System

The Intellectual carried a piece by Professor Ding Weili, who discussed how to design the best incentive system based on the example of the new Nobel Prize winners.

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In Focus

Sport Roundup:  Nab the Flag and Race to the Top

Swimming world champion Ning Zetao may have created a sensation on campus last weekend, but NYU Shanghai has never run short of athletic talents to take pride in and to cheer on. This month in the spotlight are our awarding-winning American flag football team and public-spirited runners!

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Notice Board

Dates and Deadlines:

Sign up for NYU Shanghai’s First Hua Xia Cup Chinese Language Speech Contest before October 28! Find more details here.

Get ready for the second NYU Shanghai Sing-Off: Click here and register to be a performer before October 30. Pick up your microphone and take the stage!

Are you a Trivia King or Queen? Come challenge yourself with the questions we've prepared for you. Look at this video clip. Sign up and form a team before November 4.

Congratulations to Ziqing (Roman) Chen ’17 and Zeyu (Richard) Zhao ’17 who have been selected for the inaugural Yenching Social Innovation Forum on November 24-26!

And finally, NYU Shanghai is offering six January Term (J-Term) courses this year. The classes cover a wide range of subjects, and may include excursions in the local Shanghai community. For more information, please reach out to

Internal Employment Opportunities:

What’s new? Faculty Services Associate for Events; Faculty Services Associate for Faculty Grants & Talents Programs; Faculty Services Associate for Finance; Faculty Services Associate for Graduate & Special Programs; Faculty Services Associate for Travel. See more full-time positions.

Photo of the Week

Olympian Realm

Chinese Olympic swimmer and sports heartthrob Ning Zetao spoke about daring to dream and the importance of social responsibility to an audience of NYU Shanghai students on October 21.

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