Which histories matter? Which literatures? And who gets to make those decisions? These questions are particularly complex at NYU Abu Dhabi, where I have taught for the past six years, and where there are more than 100 countries and at least 90 home languages represented among approximately 800 students. The language of instruction is English, but the classrooms are anything but standardized.
If fruit flies of the world had an unofficial spokesperson, it would be Alexis Gambis, a French Venezuelan scientist turned filmmaker and our guest on this week's episode of The Limit Does Not Exist.
A senior lecturer in the arts and humanities department at New York University Abu Dhabi, where he teaches a course on the contemporary politics of Islam, Karmani will begin the new academic year in August by teaching a course put together out of his interest in photography.
NYUAD Almuna, Sara Al Ahbabi, shares how her upbringing and environment taught her lessons in tolenrance and acceptance.
C. Thelliyil Sabeerali and Ajaya Ravindran from New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, examine how the length of the rainy summer monsoon season may change in the future.
Believe in a positive future despite the divisive world we live in and be ambassadors of tolerance around the world, Shaikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, told students of New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) during their graduation ceremony on Wednesday.
A major exhibition at NYUAD art gallery surveys one of the most important communities in the UAE’s history, sometimes called “the five.”
Maya Allison, founding director and chief curator of the NYUAD Art Gallery, shares her curatorial vision for the “But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008” show at the NYUAD Art Gallery.
The question might not just be how, but why? Why would you even attempt to adapt a graphic novel about robots in love into a puppet-show/real-time movie, soundtracked by a live string quartet and turntables? The genesis of Nufonia Must Fall – the multidisciplinary performance, which will be staged at New York University Abu Dhabi tomorrow and Friday – came about 17 years ago.
Many artists have drawn inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s sweeping sand dunes. But when Anna Kurkova contemplated the desert, she saw an opportunity to make a statement about recycling and humanity’s duty of care for the environment.
New York University Abu Dhabi’s new director of cyber security is as concerned about preserving the environment as implementing safe online practices.
An app that helps Syrian refugees find jobs in Turkey and a device that limits water consumption were named winners at the New York University Abu Dhabi Hackathon.
When it comes to thinking about cities, the view from his temporary home at New York University Abu Dhabi provides Suketu Mehta with all the material he needs.
What happens when you bring together people of all races, ages, genders and geographies to tackle today’s social issues through technology? Every April, students, mentors and judges from all over the world gather at NYU Abu Dhabi with their laptops and ideas to do just that and to contribute to social good in the Arab world.
Cool roofs, a collaboration between the NGO Urbz and students from New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, proposes to cover asbestos roofs with layers of easily available materials like tarpaulin, foam sheets, aluminium foil and transparent plastic sheet to create a sandwich roof – this will help bring down the temperature of the roof by at least by 8 to 9 degrees Celsius, and that of the dwelling below by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Despite being a relatively young country, a rich seam of cultural heritage lies just below the UAE’s 21st-century fascia.
NYU Abu Dhabi is marrying liberal arts with academic research to develop students capable of connecting a changing world, under the watchful guidance of its Vice Chancellor, Al Bloom.
They are often ignored, criticized and misunderstood, and in much of the Arab world, they are the target of misconceptions and stereotyping. But in the United Arab Emirates, young people have a new champion. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Mazrui is the Persian Gulf nation’s minister of state for youth affairs. At 23 years old — she was 22 when appointed last year — Mazrui is believed to be the youngest government minister in the world.
In their other film “The Secret World of Moths” showing at the 3rd edition of Imagine Science Film Festival in Abu Dhabi this weekend, the collaborative crew of three, Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen and Janne Pulkkinen, who are also lifelong friends, provides a glimpse into nature’s macroscopic expanses through moths.
Within the UAE, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) which was established by the government of Abu Dhabi to serve as an excellence center for education, can teach organizations about best practice, good governance and effective execution.
Trump says that classified leaks are devastating America. Here’s the real issue with secrets and leaks.
NYU Abu Dhabi Global Network Associate Professor of Political Science Rahul Sagar on the impact of classified leaks in America.
People’s use of authentication codes to regain access to their online accounts can be exploited by criminals. Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have released a study of how such attacks work and the ways to prevent them.
Doctors want 20,000 Emirati volunteers to help them better understand the UAE’s high rate of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The long-term Healthy Future Study by New York University Abu Dhabi will be the country’s largest.
Review: Barnstorming Brooklyn troupe Red Baraat kick off UAE-wide tour at Abu Dhabi’s Barzakh Festival
Red Baraat’s oft-touted boast as "the best party band in years" – a quote from America’s National Public Radio they are so proud of it is part of their website display name – was under no threat when they kicked off a multi-emirate UAE tour in Abu Dhabi on Friday (February 17).
President Donal Trump and Republicans in Congress would very much like you to know that they are victims of betrayal—not by General Michael Flynn, who withheld information about his post-election discussions with Russian intelligence agents and has since resigned as national security advisor. The real culprit, in their eyes? Whoever leaked that information to the press.
In the face of common challenges, artists are known to come together and create a space of encouragement – that is the basis of what this exciting exhibition highlights. Community has played a key role in every modern art historical breakthrough, with artists banding together around manifestos, or turning to one another for support when art institutions rejected their innovations. Art communities grow out of critical and creative exchange among peers and mentors.
Exhibition of American photographer Joanne Savio’s works. At The Project Space, Arts Centre, NYU Abu Dhabi until February 25.
There are probably many of us who felt our blood pressure rise when we witnessed someone tossing litter into the street.
“My grandmother told me that the man is the head and the woman is the neck,” said an East European student in my class. “It makes me so mad. I don’t want to be the neck.”
Alfred Bloom, vice chancellor of New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi, recently spoke with The Chronicle about helping a globally diverse student body find common ground and the importance of higher education to help counter anti-globalist sentiment.
Perhaps it’s because she’s a poet and an artist – as well as a scientist – that Shamma Al Bastaki felt an urge to explore the magic in sand.
Tens of thousands of schoolchildren in Central Uganda are set to benefit from an education programme launched by students from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) with the initiative providing students and teachers with much-needed textbooks and training resources.
A Better Approach to Statebuilding Lessons From "Islands of Stability" By NYUAD professor, Michael F. Harsch
In English, the title of Miguel Syjuco’s critically acclaimed book, Ilustrado, means “enlightened one.” During the 19th century, it referred to the Philippines’ Europe-educated literati, whose revolutionary ideas helped establish the foundations for Asia’s first democracy. Two hundred years later, expatriate Filipino author Syjuco has put a modern spin on this dated term.