In Focus

  • Advertising guru Dan Cohen, Creative Director of Publicis New York, introduced the ever-evolving advertising industry to NYU Shanghai students on April 19-...

  • Francisco Drohojowski, NYU Stern professor and visiting professor of finance at NYU Shanghai, first visited China in 1978 to retrace the steps of his diplomat father Jan Drohojowski—former Polish Ambassador and one of the first vocal supporters of what came to be known as the one-China policy.  He shares with the Gazette his compelling family history with China.

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  • The NYU-ECNU Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai is a new research collaboration with an innovative approach. As China ramps up its brain research, the institute is poised to have a global impact in the race toward understanding the brain, writes Susan Salter-Reynolds.

    Dr Xiao-...

  • Asian-American spoken word artist Regie Cabico and US poet and translator Mary-Sherman Willis opened the first Literary Reading Series event of the semester with readings from their recent work and Cabico gave a performance of his distinctive slam poetry....

  • As every foreign language speaker knows, learning a language takes practice, and lots of it. But it is not always easy to do so outside the classroom, or to engage with native speakers about their culture and perspectives.

    NYU Shanghai’s new...

  • Big data research is transforming how companies and organizations operate. It not only measures what is happening, but can also help us make predictions-- ranging from what customers will buy to how citizens will vote and  who will develop heart disease.

     

    As the need for new datasets and the skills to analyze them grow, the...

  • "Now, more than ever, creativity plays a critical role in education", says Professor Adam Brandenburger, Director of the Program on Creativity + Innovation (PCI) at NYU Shanghai.  “Changes in social,...

  • Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at NYU Shanghai. He has written widely on issues in global health and is the founding director of NYU Shanghai’s newest research center, the Center for Society, Health, and Medicine. Here he discusses his latest research, his vision for the new center, and why NYU...

  • This fall, NYU Shanghai welcomes Eliot Gattegno, Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Arts. A successful entrepreneur with a background in engineering, music and business, Gattegno brings human-centered design to the Program for Creativity + Innovation (PCI), challenging students to...

  • This week, The Gazette taps into the mind of Assistant Professor of Psychology, Xuan Li, whose recent Faculty Lunch Speaker Series talk delved into the changing roles of fathers since the end of the Qing dynasty. The following exchange grew out of that presentation.

     

    What is your main line of research?

    I am interested in the role of fathers in...

  • The Gazette sits down with Professor Qian Zhu, a historian and GPS Fellow, who joined NYU Shanghai this spring, to talk about her research interests and upcoming January term course “China for Sale:” Drugs, Food, Travel and Advertising in Modern China.

    Where were you before joining us?

    I’m actually an NYU alum, with a PhD in History. I graduated in 2011 and...

  • Christina Jenq is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Economics. She currently teaches courses in Introductory Microeconomics and Political Economy of East Asia at NYU Shanghai. Her dissertation examined the factors behind the rise of female educational attainment in post-1949 China and her more recent research explores labor market gender inequality in urban China.

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  • To be, or not to be--that is the question, and one that takes on a new dimension for Hamlet when he is transposed into a 3D virtual world.

    To Be With Hamlet is a live theatre performance in Social Virtual Reality that is being developed by a coalition of artists, engineers and programmers across NYU’s global network.

    Combining...

  • Maria E. Montoya has been NYU Shanghai’s new Dean of Arts and Sciences since June. As a tenured member of NYU's history faculty for almost a decade, Montoya also knows NYU Shanghai well, after teaching at the campus as an affiliated professor during the 2014-15 academic year. Author of forthcoming U.S. history textbook, Global Americans: A History of the United States, Montoya is also an...

  • As world leaders gather in Hangzhou on Sunday for a first-ever G20 Summit in China, scholars from NYU Shanghai have responded with stimulating insights on a broad range of pressing global concerns most likely to be raised during the convention.

    As host for this year’s summit, China has highlighted innovation as the main theme. During the two-day conference, leaders...