1. WATCH: 2016 TEDxNYUAD Video Collection

    Speakers at TEDxNYUAD 2016, held in the spring, explored the theme: perception. Doug Cutchins is a beloved and successful career advisor at NYUAD with an impressive track record of advising dozens of Rhodes Scholarship finalists and recipients. In his talk, Cutchins unveils his key to success, and questions what success really means.

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    Speaking of Language Diversity ...

    It happened one day when I was out with my friends. “Yallah!” I said. “We’ll be late to the movie!” It happened so naturally that I didn’t even realize it then, but it was the first time I had conversationally used a word outside of my native languages, English and Konkani. It was a thrilling realization, but I had no reason to be surprised. It's impossible to spend a year at NYU Abu Dhabi — where there are students who speak more than 100 languages — without imbibing some of this linguistic diversity into your own vocabulary.

  3. The Conversation: The Unpredictability of the US Election 2016

    Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, professor of political science at UAE University and the chairman of the Arab Council for Social Sciences, chats with Adam Ramey, professor of political science at NYU Abu Dhabi, about the upcoming US presidential elections, and compares how Donald Trump or Senator Hillary Clinton would be received by Middle Eastern leaders if elected to become president of the United States in November.

  4. Inauguration of President Andrew Hamilton

    PHOTOS: NYU Abu Dhabi Welcomes Andrew Hamilton as the 16th President of NYU

    Following NYU's Inauguration Celebration Week — a week-long series of special events that shared the innovation, vision, and character driving NYU's global community — NYU Abu Dhabi held it's own celebration on October 10 to officially welcome Andrew D. Hamilton as the 16th president of NYU.

  5. NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020: International Diversity and Multicultural Character

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020: International Diversity and Multicultural Character

    323 students, 76 nationalities, speaking some 70 languages. This is NYU Abu Dhabi's Class of 2020.

  6. NYUAD Students to Build Eco-Home Ideal for Rural UAE Living

    NYUAD Students to Build Eco-Home Ideal for Rural UAE Living

    NYU Abu Dhabi students will design and construct a solar-powered, high-efficiency home on campus as part of a regional competition to create sustainable homes for people who live in the UAE's non-urban areas.

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    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.

  8. Inauguration of President Andrew Hamilton

    PHOTOS: Andrew Hamilton Inaugurated as 16th President of NYU

    Inauguration Celebration Week featured a week-long series of special events that shared the innovation, vision, and character driving NYU's global community. And on Sunday, September 25, the events culminated with the installation of Andrew D. Hamilton as NYU's 16th President.

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    UAE Students Ponder the Planet's Future

    Do you believe that in 15 years our world will be a more peaceful, sustainable and transformed place? A large group of students from around the UAE faced this question for World Peace Day, and the uncertainty in their responses is nothing short of alarming.

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    Chemists Develop “Breakthrough” Crystal That Can Self-Repair Overnight

    Imagine a future where buildings and roads can self-repair cracks; cogs installed deep inside complex machines can independently heal structural wear and tear; smartphones can automatically mend their broken screens; all without human intervention.

  11. 4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    4 Steps to Creating the Right Professional Portfolio

    Essential tips for all students, no matter what stage in your academic career. Because good grades, getting involved, and following your passion are important from freshmen year to graduation.

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    Finding Culturally Sensitive Ways to Study Social Behavior in the Middle East

    Designing meaningful experiments is a familiar challenge for scientists. In the fast-growing field of experimental social science, however, researchers may encounter difficulties quite different from those facing white-coated laboratory investigators.

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    Resident Expert: How Oceans Are Helping Us Predict Future Weather

    Shafer Smith and other scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Prototype Climate Modeling are developing sophisticated computer models to help improve climate prediction and bring more certainty to what the Earth's weather will look like in the future. Smith, associate professor of mathematics, focuses on variables in our oceans and the significant role that oceans play in global climate change.

  14. NYU Abu Dhabi Marhaba 2016

    Marhaba (welcome in Arabic) to NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2020. Where are you from? Who's your roommate? What did you bring?

  15. Specialized Lab Aims to Advance Liver Disease Research

    Specialized Lab Aims to Advance Liver Disease Research

    Kirsten Sadler Edepli, associate professor of biology, says NYU Abu Dhabi's "beautiful genomics center" is vital to the promising liver research projects she will be pursuing on campus.

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    September to Remember in the Arts

    As the executive director of The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, I recognize that it’s unlikely that most members of our community will be familiar with more than a fraction of the artists in the 2016-17 line-up. It’s a big season, and all of the shows are my favorites. But I thought it might be helpful to share some insights as to why these artists and programs ended up in the schedule, starting with a September to remember.

  17. Five Essential Tips for Parents of College Students

    Five Esssential Tips for Parents of College Students

    Going to university is an exciting and new adventure not just for students, but their families too. Parents frequently ask how they can support their adult child during their studies. Though every family is unique, we’ve observed some common themes that might help. It's hard at first but it gets easier.

  18. US Election 2016

    Voter Anger May Cloud Judgment on Key Election Issues, Study Finds

    Common sense says the most important issue in American elections is the state of the economy. If the economy is good, voters stick with the incumbent party or politician; if it is bad, they vote for change. Or so the thinking goes.

  19. NYUAD Marhaba: Jack's Story

    Experience NYU Abu Dhabi Marhaba Week through the eyes of freshman Jack Adeney, Class of 2020.

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    Picturesque sunsets. Seaside walks. Friends from nearly every continent. And of course shawarma. Being part of the NYU Abu Dhabi community is extraordinary for so many reasons. #myNYUAD is our way of capturing these special moments to share with others around the world.

  21. Conquering Your Freshman Fears

    Conquering Your Freshman Fears

    I remember heading to NYU Abu Dhabi’s Campus Center during Marhaba Week, equipped with a snack box and a chit of paper mysteriously labeled Group Number 11. It was my first week as a freshman at university, and at the time, I didn't know that the people I was going to meet at NYUAD's First Year Dialogue (FYD) program in Group Number 11, would soon become my second family.

  22. The Conversation: Melting Glaciers and Rising Seas

    David Holland and his team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Global Sea Level Change are trying to figure out how melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will influence global sea level. Since many of the world’s cities are built at sea level or slightly above it, rising seas will reshape the coastlines as we know them today.

  23. Understanding the complex science of how we're made

    Understanding the Complex Science of Human Development

    One of the great mysteries of life is the process by which organisms begin as one cell and develop into creatures composed of many. Think about it — a human, who started as a single cell, is made up of trillions in adulthood.

  24. NYUAD Library: Every Student's Second Home

    NYUAD Library: Every Student's Second Home

    It's two in the morning. The night is dark, but the NYU Abu Dhabi Library is still brightly-lit and full of students scrambling to reach the minimum word limit for an essay that was assigned three weeks ago. It’s that time of the year again — the Long Night Against Procrastination, referred to fondly and rather elaborately at NYUAD as the Lange Nacht der aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten.

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    Internships = New Skills, Networks, and Opportunities

    NYU Abu Dhabi students travel around the world for internship opportunities that enhance learning and educational development, and provide future career prospects in a broad range of industries from social services to finance to politics.

  26. NYUAD's Olympic Pride

    NYUAD's Olympic Pride

    NYU Abu Dhabi science student Nada Al Bedwawi is making a splash in the history books as the UAE's first female swimmer to compete at an Olympic Games.

  27. Resident Expert: Michael Harsh on UN-NATO Cooperation in Afghanistan

    Resident Expert: Afghanistan at a Crossroads

    Peace and redevelopment efforts in Afghanistan were dealt a major blow on July 22 when a suicide attack in Kabul killed 80 peaceful demonstrators and injured another 231, the city's deadliest attack in more than 15 years.

  28. NYUAD Brings International Flavor to Middle East Theater Scene

    NYUAD Brings International Flavor to Middle East Theater Scene

    Abu Dhabi is where past and present, East and West, mingle to create a multicultural microcosm of the world. NYU Abu Dhabi's theater program has taken up the task of opening new possibilities for theater in the Middle East by dissecting the global and regional roots of plays and emphasizing intercultural learning in its emerging story.

  29. Low Income Earners Less Trusting, Study Finds

    Low Income Earners Less Trusting, Study Finds

    Trust is an important element of every society. From business, to politics, to personal relationships, trust plays a critical role in allowing these institutions to function smoothly.

  30. Top Summer Reads

    Top Summer Reads

    Books aren't just great for escaping reality. At NYU Abu Dhabi, non-required summer reading is an opportunity to stay indoors and escape the scorching heat.

  31. Students Pursue Research That Could Help Save Lives

    Students Pursue Research That Could Help Save Lives

    Giving back to local and international communities runs deep in the hearts of students at NYU Abu Dhabi — from every day volunteer work in the UAE to building houses for families in Thailand.

  32. Seven Ways to Spend Weekends in Abu Dhabi

    Seven Ways to Spend Weekends in Abu Dhabi

    NYU Abu Dhabi students live in a cosmopolitan region on the banks of the Arabian Gulf where beaches, ethnic restaurants, historic attractions, and iconic sites like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Burj Khalifa are right at their fingertips.

  33. Surviving the Heat

    Surviving the Heat

    Ocean temperatures are rising and this change will have huge consequences — not only for life in the ocean, but for humans as well.

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    Historic UAE Research: Rare Interviews, Untold Stories

    NYU Abu Dhabi is working across borders and disciplines to tell the story of the UAE and Middle East region as it has never been told before and also developing important programs that will contribute to the country’s next chapter, particularly for young Emirati scholars.

  35. The Conversation: Fighting Malaria

    NYUAD scientists are looking for new insights into the study of malaria, a complex disease that killed 438,000 people in 2015, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers traveled to Burkina Faso to figure out how genetics might be responsible for the wide variation in the severity of the disease.

  36. Students Honored for Academic Excellence & Community Building

    Students Honored for Academic Excellence & Community Building

    NYU Abu Dhabi students received many global awards and grants in 2015-16 in recognition of both academic excellence and contributions to their communities.

  37. Ramadan Recipes

    Ramadan Recipes

    The Holy Month of Ramadan is an occasion of fasting but also a special time for loved ones to share Iftar meals each day. NYU Abu Dhabi graduate Mariko Kuroda brings to life some of the special culinary moments of Ramadan — from dinnertime menus to after-dinner memories — for her final Capstone research project called Ramadan Recipes.

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