Campus & Community articles filed under 'Faculty'

  1. Arts Faculty Favorite Books

    Books We Love

    Looking for something new to read on the weekends or for a relaxing holiday? From classics to modern day thrillers, and stories with lasting impact, NYUAD faculty from the Arts and Humanities share their favorite reads and recommendations.

  2. Marcel Kupershoek

    NYUAD Researcher Stars in Arabic TV Series About Bedouin Life

    An NYU Abu Dhabi researcher who roamed the deserts of Saudi Arabia in the 1980s is now starring in an Arabic TV series about his experiences.

  3. The Conversation: How People Are Shaping the Future of the Wild with Dr. Jane Goodall and Charles Siebert

    Dr. Jane Goodall is a primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist who has conducted remarkable studies of wild chimpanzees and spent decades working in conservation. Charles Siebert has written several books on the interactions between humans and animals and is a professor of practice of Literature and Creative Writing at NYU Abu Dhabi.

  4. Refugees in Budapest, Hungary

    Students Organize Expert Panel on EU Refugee Crisis

    By Sue-Ann Lau, Class of 2018

    The influx of migrants and refugees streaming into Europe from the Middle East, South Asia and Africa has created one of the biggest strains on Europe since the migration wave that occurred during and after World War II. While international agencies, local residents and NGOs work to develop immediate responses to the increased volume of migration to Europe, EU leaders are struggling to generate a long-term plan for collective action.

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    Art Exhibit: Might (Writing and Stitching)

    By Bana Kattan, Assistant Curator, NYUAD Art Gallery

    Jill Magi, senior lecturer in the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi, is an artist, critic and educator who works in text, image, and textile. Magi’s exhibition, Might (Writing and Stitching), on display at the NYUAD Arts Center Project Space until September 20, reflects the artist’s liaisons between text and textile.

  6. NYU Abu Dhabi Extends Reach to Care Center in Ethiopia

    NYU Abu Dhabi Extends Reach to Care Center in Ethiopia

    By Deirdre A. Royster, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, NYUAD Affiliated Faculty

    When I first started teaching in the 1990s, a community-based research and learning movement, aimed at undergraduates, was well underway in US universities. Long admiring innovative community organizations designed to serve and empower poor, often racially stigmatized urban residents, I embraced the idea that students could (and should) learn from community-based organizations and those who use and serve them.

  7. How I Became Legally and Spiritually Blonde

    How I Became Legally (but not literally) Blonde

    By Alana Barraj, Assistant Director of Administration, Arts & Humanities

    Are you dying your hair or wearing a wig? That's all I heard during the first month of rehearsal for Abu Dhabi Choral Group’s production Legally Blonde: The Musical. In fact, the questions started mere minutes after I shared the good news about winning the role of Elle Woods after a gut wrenching, nausea inducing, ten-day audition process.

  8. Angel Rising Investor Symposium

    In Review: Angel Rising

    By Rafael Scharan, NYUAD Class of 2014

    On April 11, NYU Abu Dhabi hosted a historic gathering of angel investors from the Middle East and North Africa Region. Angel Rising, organized by NYUAD's IDEA Lab and VentureSouq, featured an impressive roster of veteran investors who bridged the canon of knowledge from Silicon Valley with that generated by various successful startups throughout the Arab world.

  9. Re-mapping Al Fahidi

    Re-mapping Al Fahidi

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    The blocks of bright color, ragged at the edges, reveal their meaning only after some study. The subtlety of the works by Ebtisam Abdulaziz, now exhibited at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, demands attention.

  10. NYU Abu Dhabi Celebrates UAE's 43rd National Day

    NYU Abu Dhabi Celebrates UAE's 43rd National Day

    On November 26, the NYU Abu Dhabi community gathered for an evening of celebration to pay tribute to the 43rd UAE National Day. The event, held in the central plaza of NYUAD's Saadiyat campus, honored the rich history of the UAE and provided opportunities for guests to experience traditional Emirati culture, and explore local cultural themes and customs.

  11. National Day Speech by Vice Chancellor Al Bloom

    National Day Speech by Vice Chancellor Al Bloom

    Welcome to what I know will be a terrific celebration of the 43rd anniversary of the UAE, and of the 5th National Day that we have observed together as an NYU Abu Dhabi community.

  12. Meet the Falcon

    The NYUAD Falcon was out in full force with the community to support the Men's and Women's basketball teams as they faced off against Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi last week. The NYUAD athletics mascot and new fan club were celebrated with a spirit party, including face painting, poster making, and a performance by the university's faculty band RLOE.

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    Resident Expert: Asian Cinema

    Following the close of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), Salaam checked in with NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Professor of Film and New Media Dale Hudson to discuss Asian cinema, and what makes great film.

  14. Designing a Better Chip

    Designing a Better Chip

    As one might imagine, designing a computer chip is a painstaking and intricate process. Creating the blueprint for a chip that comprises multiple layers of complex circuitry involves the creation of schematic diagrams to map electrical circuits, floor planning to manage where each component fits, and routing connections between those components — not to mention a rigorous process of simulation, testing, and refining before the chip is ready to move on to fabrication. Designing one chip requires teams of engineers and a significant financial and time investment.

  15. Hackathon for Social Good Completes Third Year at NYUAD

    Hackathon for Social Good Completes Third Year at NYUAD

    The third annual NYU Abu Dhabi International Hackathon for Social Good, which was held on February 16, saw students from the region and around the world convene at NYUAD Downtown Campus to compete. The computer science students also had opportunities to interact and network with venture capitalists, technology professionals, and successful startups over the three-day programming marathon.

  16. NYUAD and ZU Students Take Master Class with Filmmaker Shyam Benegal

    NYUAD and ZU Students Take Master Class with Filmmaker Shyam Benegal

    Guest Post: Dale Hudson, NYUAD Faculty Fellow.

    As part of NYUAD's recent Shyam Benegal Retrospective, students from NYUAD and Zayed University (ZU) participated in a two-hour master class with the legendary filmmaker, whose approximately 24 narrative features, 42 documentaries, and four television series have won him international recognition. Benegal's work is praised not only for its artistry, but also for its political commitment to imagining a better world by addressing often overlooked social issues in responsible ways.

  17. NYUAD Hosts Shyam Benegal Retrospective

    NYUAD Hosts Shyam Benegal Retrospective

    Guest Post: Dale Hudson, NYUAD Faculty Fellow.

    With the Abu Dhabi Film Festival just around the corner, legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal recently visited NYUAD as part of a weekend-long retrospective. During the event, students, faculty, and staff joined the Indian community to hear Benegal speak on secularism in Indian cinema; attend a public lecture by Dr. Anuradha Needham, Donald R. Longman professor of English and Chair at Oberlin College, on Benegal's films; and screen Benegal's trilogy, "Muslim women" films — Mammo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), and Zubeidaa (2001).

  18. NYUAD Explores Future Collaboration with Ajman’s “Green Sheikh”

    H.H. Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali al Nuaimi of Ajman, also known as "the Green Sheikh," visited NYUAD this week. In addition to taking a tour of the Downtown Campus, he met with 17 students, faculty, and staff members to brainstorm ideas for future collaboration.

  19. NYUAD Students Participate in Scuba Diving, A Walk for Education, and More

    During the month of February, NYUAD students took part in a variety of activities and events. Check them out in the photo gallery.

  20. NYUAD Filmmaker Awarded Best Documentary at ADFF

    Congratulations to NYUAD Professor of Film & New Media Leonard Retel Helmrich whose film, Position Among the Stars, won the Best Documentary award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film — part three of a trilogy that also includes Eye of the Day (2001) and Shape of the Moon (2004) — examines the changes brought to Indonesia under recent neoliberal economic policies through the Sjamsuddin family as they attempt to cope with newfound political, social, and economic realities.
  21. NYUAD Filmmaker Screens Trilogy at NYC's Museum of Modern Art

    Guest Post: Dale Hudson, NYUAD Faculty Fellow.
    NYUAD professor of Film & New Media, Leonard Retel Helmrich, screened his trilogy — Eye of the Day (2001), Shape of the Moon (2004), and Position Among the Stars (2010) — at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) this weekend. Helmrich's work has screened at prestigious film festivals around the world where it has earned him a reputation as a filmmaker who combines technical and artistic innovation with a profound sensitivity to depicting his subjects and exploring social issues.
  22. Theater Mitu Brings CHAOS to Abu Dhabi

    Theater Mitu Brings CHAOS to Abu Dhabi

    The stage is set for CHAOS. From March 2-5, against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf, NYUAD Professor of Theater Rubén Polendo will direct Theater Mitu, his New York-based theater company, as it performs CHAOS. Presented by the NYUAD Institute and produced in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), the ground-breaking show — the first professional theater production to be conceived, rehearsed, and produced in Abu Dhabi — is an adaptation of a quartet of short stories by Italian author and Nobel Laureate Luigi Pirandello.
  23. Davies' Translation of Yalo Wins 2010 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize

    In its fifth year, the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize is administered by the Society of Authors in the UK and awards an annual prize of £3,000 GBP. Submitted works must be a published translation in English of a full-length imaginative and creative Arabic work of literary merit published in the 35 years prior to the submission of the translation, and first published in English translation in the year prior to the award. The first award of its kind, the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize was established in 2005 by Banipal, the magazine of modern Arab literature in English translation, and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature. It is now sponsored by Omar Saif Ghobash in memory of his father, the late Saif Ghobash, who was passionate about Arabic literature.

    The judges were unanimous in their decision to award Davies first prize. Impressed by the sensitivity of his translation, they also applauded his "simple but exquisitely crafted prose lines." As judge Elliott Colla, associate professor in the department of Arabic and Islamic studies at Georgetown University, said, "Humphrey Davies' seamless translation hides the skill with which he works here. The language of this novel is notoriously difficult. Davies renders this difficulty in a fluent British idiom, but never at the expense of the complexities of the original."

    This is something the Davies-Khoury duo has achieved before. Khoury's Gate of the Sun, also translated by Davies, won the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize in 2006. Davies was also a runner-up this year for his translation of Sunset Oasis by Bahaa Taher.

  24. David Levering Lewis Delivers Inaugural Address: Full Text

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Athens to Abu Dhabi: The Arrival of the Global University

    Vice Chancellor Bloom, Provost Piano, Ambassador Olson, distinguished guests and residents of this capital city, faculty members and staff, students of this brilliant inaugural class of 2014, we embark this month upon a remarkable educational enterprise — arguably, one of the most transformative of modern times.

  25. David Levering Lewis Delivers Inaugural Address

    "Our new neighborhood is the old one of the Fertile Crescent where Islam preserved and amplified the learning that Bologna and Paris built on two millennia ago," said two-time Pulitzer Prize winner — and NYU Abu Dhabi Affiliated Faculty member — David Levering Lewis as he delivered NYUAD's inaugural address. Lewis, a professor of history at NYU New York, is teaching When There Were Two Europes: Islam and Christendom, 711-1529, at NYUAD this semester.

  26. Faculty Orientation — 3 Days Until Student Arrival!

    Sunday, August 29, marked the first day of orientation for NYU Abu Dhabi's inaugural faculty. Vice Chancellor Al Bloom addressed the group, reminding the faculty that they are embarking on a "historic undertaking," and with students arriving next week, excitement and anticipation were in the air.