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    Historical Move For Sciences in the UAE

    By Matthew Corcoran

    In 1876, the American Chemical Society (ACS) was established at NYU in Manhattan. One hundred forty years later, an ACS chapter was founded at another NYU campus — this time in Abu Dhabi.

  2. Resident Expert: Getting to the root of China's forest policy

    Resident Expert: Getting to the Roots of Chinese Forest Policy

    By Brian Kappler

    Competition for raw materials is nothing new, as historian Mark Swislocki knows. He's studying conflicts over forest resources in China's Yunnan province, as far back as the 18th century.

  3. Community Unites in Support of Autism Awareness

    Community Unites in Support of Autism Awareness

    By Firas Ashraf, NYUAD Class of 2019

    I was genuinely overwhelmed with the turnout for the Autism Awareness Community Walk — over 250 attendees — who all came to the NYU Abu Dhabi campus for the same reason: to show support, love and acceptance for the autism community.

  4. What Makes Us Human?

    By Matthew Corcoran

    Gabriel Rabin, a philosopher, makes a seemingly paradoxical statement. He says that the mind — something familiar, part of us — may be one of the last great frontiers of humanity's quest for knowledge. “Like deep space, or the bottom of the ocean, we know surprisingly little about what’s going on up there,” Rabin said.

  5. Experimenting With Life in the Lab

    Breaking New Ground

    By Matthew Corcoran

    We may not have flying cars today — even if we do have hoverboards — but some of the work currently being done in the life sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi sounds like it’s straight out of the future, such as insects that can tell time.

  6. Engineering With Human Impact

    By Matthew Corcoran

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a liberal arts college nested within a research university. At the same time it is a hub of innovation and technology that has produced developments ranging from drones to potential cancer treatments.

  7. Worldly Possessions of Students From Everywhere

    The Worldly Possessions of Students From Everywhere

    By Supriya Kamath, NYUAD Class of 2019

    Take a look inside the rooms of 10 NYU Abu Dhabi freshmen from around the globe who combine art and memories to create little slices of home. Because turning a college residence room into your new home using nothing but blue tack, posters, fairy lights and trips to IKEA can be a daunting task.

  8. Global Internships Open Doors and Eyes

    Gulf Region Students Debate Global Issues

    By Dominique Lear, NYUAD Class of 2017

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Debate Union hosted its second NYUAD Regional Debate Tournament in April, welcoming 65 students from nine different universities in the UAE and Qatar.

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    Strategic Research for Global Challenges

    By Brian Kappler

    The breadth of research in the social sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi uses data to help historians, economists, NGOs, and governments better understand human behavior — and improve people’s lives.

  10. Responding Locally to Global Problems

    By Matthew Corcoran

    An increase of even a few degrees in the Earth’s climate will have tremendous consequences for billions of people. Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi are trying to determine how climate change will affect humanity's collective future and how to better understand changes that are taking place.

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    Not Just a Technology Problem

    By Brian Kappler

    From your Facebook page to global financial markets to nuclear power plants, modern life demands robust security for electronic information systems. Yet threats are everywhere, and never stop mutating.

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