High Line Parade Celebrates Diversity and National Pride

    by Rhoshenda Ellis

    The first in a series of monthly parades hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi's Resident Assistants (RAs), the International Parade on September 25 celebrated many countries represented by the student body while bringing together members of the University community. Held on the High Line — an elevated outdoor pathway that circles the campus — and spearheaded by RA Cristóbal Martinez (NYUAD '15), the parade saw approximately 30 students parading from the dorms to the dining hall, just in time for dinner.

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    By the Numbers: The Class of 2018

    by Sallie Isobel Moffat
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    The numbers are in on the Class of 2018!

    Last month, NYU Abu Dhabi welcomed 263 new students, a diverse group representing 79 countries and speaking more than 65 languages. The yield — the percentage of students who attend NYUAD after being admitted — for the class was 82 percent and the most heavily represented countries of its members are the US, the UAE, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, the UK, and Australia.

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    Designing a Better Chip

    by Sonal Rupani

    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.

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    Professor Andrew Majda Wins Award for Contributions to Applied Mathematics

    by Matthew Corcoran

    Andrew Majda, principal investigator of NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Prototype Climate Modeling (CPCM) and Samuel Morse Professor of Arts and Science at NYU New York's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the Lagrange Prize from the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) for his outstanding scholarship in the field of applied mathematics. The prize is awarded to scientists who have made an exceptional contribution to applied math throughout their careers.

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    Vice Chancellor Bloom Sits Down with The National

    by Sallie Isobel Moffat
    Alfred Bloom, Vice Chancellor

    NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor Al Bloom recently sat down with The National to discuss the University's goals, achievements, and successes over the last four years. In the resulting article, "NYU Abu Dhabi set to bloom," published in today's paper, Bloom talks about the educational landscape, attracting Emirati students, the University's academic standards, and a few noteworthy milestones.

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