Dr. Jane Goodall at NYU Abu Dhabi

    by Rhoshenda Ellis
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    Guest post by Rhoshenda Ellis (Class of 2018)    

    NYU Abu Dhabi took a walk on the wild side this January, holding a lecture on the life and work of famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall at the NYUAD Institute and hosting the first celebration of Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi at NYUAD in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD).

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    "Almost every day, I look at a small child and think how we’ve destroyed our planet since I was their age but we still have a window of time. It’s amazing how even the most destroyed ecosystem can come back to life." Dr. Goodall went on to say, "Even when we believe that everything is finished, there is still hope."

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    World Citizen and NYUAD Alumna Daria Karaulova

    by Brian Kappler
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    Guest post by Brian Kappler

    It's easy to get dizzy as you consider the educational trajectory of Daria Karaulova, one of 140 students in NYU Abu Dhabi's first graduating class in May 2014. 

    Now a student at the renowned Institut d'études politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po"), Karaulova was a true NYU "world citizen" studying not only at NYUAD Abu Dhabi but also at NYU Paris and NYU Buenos Aires, plus shorter terms at NYU London and NYU in New York.

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    Resident Expert: What is Religion?

    by Matthew Corcoran
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    Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU New York Professor of Philosophy and Law

    Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU New York. This January, he is teaching a J-Term class at NYU Abu Dhabi called What is Religion? We checked in with him to ask about his course and how it addresses the topic.

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    NYUAD Summer Academy: A Graduate Perspective

    by Jude Rashed M.R. Alhajeri
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    Guest post by Summer Academy graduate Jude Rashed M.R. Alhajeri, American International School of Abu Dhabi

    I was in tenth grade when the NYU Abu Dhabi Summer Academy ambassadors came to my school to present on His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Scholarship program.  At the time, I knew nothing about the Summer Academy program, and I had not yet made up my mind about what degree and career I wanted to pursue after graduation. Following the presentation I was intrigued, and after struggling to submit my application over a weak Internet connection on a Habitat trip in Borneo, I received my letter of acceptance.

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    Stones Wrapped in Copper

    by Brian Kappler
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    Guest post by Brian Kappler

    At first glance it looks like still more of the UAE's ubiquitous construction spoil: a mound of jagged rock, in hefty chunks, sprawls across the smooth gallery floor. But a second look reveals another element: a couple of strands of gleaming copper wire have been wrapped around each piece of rock, like string around a parcel. The contrast between primordial rock and gleaming industrial wire speaks eloquently of the meeting of old and new.

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