The Unexpected Outcomes of Direct and Indirect Punishment

    by Matthew Corcoran
    Recreation of field experiment on Cologne train station platform.

    Individuals who directly confront violators of social norms aren't rewarded by their peers for disciplining the violator, a new study finds. Data also showed that females who littered were nearly five times more likely than were males to be chided for the infraction. These findings result from the first experiment to test the prevalence of direct and indirect punishment in the field, and are part of broader research that seeks to understand how humans cooperate in one-time interactions.

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    The NYUAD Art Gallery: Art in a New Dimension

    by Sue-Ann Lau

    In just three days, NYU Abu Dhabi will celebrate the opening of the NYUAD Art Gallery, where visitors will be treated to the works of world-renowned artists. Excited for the launch of On Site, the gallery's first exhibition, Salaam caught up with Maya Allison, NYUAD Art Gallery director and chief curator, to learn about the space, the philosophy behind upcoming programming, and more.

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    NYUAD Hosts Graduate School Fair

    by Rhoshenda Ellis
    2014 grad school fair-salaam

    More than 100 students flocked to NYU Abu Dhabi's first Graduate School Fair in mid-October to visit with representatives from 23 graduate schools. Hosted by the University's Career Development Center (CDC) with the aim to educate students on what graduate schools look for in their applicants, the fair saw students networking and learning about the research and programs of the participating institutions.

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    Studying Sea-level Change in Greenland

    by Matthew Corcoran
    Searching for Mooring
    Jeffrey Mei (NYUAD '15) and CSLC researchers searching for mooring off Greenland coast.

    When days lengthen and ice begins to melt, Professor David Holland and his team of researchers head for an unlikely summer destination — Greenland. Holland, principal investigator of NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Sea-level Change, works to understand how marine-based ice sheets will contribute to rising sea levels in an age of global climate change. Greenland, which is home to a massive glacier, is a critical site for the Center's work. Check out the photos below from a recent trip to this giant island of the north.

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    The Phenomena of Exploding Crystals

    by Matthew Corcoran

    Science can progress in unexpected ways, and the recent work of NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Professor of Chemistry Panče Naumov is proof of this. Naumov has been studying a fascinating characteristic of crystals: when exposed to UV light, the crystals explode and jump.

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