Research & Innovation articles from '2015'

  1. The Conversation: Home Sick

    What is home? Is it a place? A feeling? Joanne and Jim Savio discuss a film they made about Joanne's upbringing in a suburb outside of New York and her attempt to connect with her roots in Lebanon.

  2. Yoda, R2D2 and Hollywood's Cinematic "Others"

    Yoda, R2D2, and the "Others" of Hollywood Movies

    In the movies, anything can happen when worlds collide. In films like Star Wars, The Gremlins, and Jaws, the line that separates what's possible from impossible is becomes blurred when humans meet non-humans, whether an alien in space or a creature in the ocean.

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    Resident Expert: Growing Up Muslim in America

    NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy John O'Brien spent three and a half years conducting ethnographic fieldwork with a group of young Muslim friends who grew up together in post-9/11 America. In his upcoming book, Growing Up Muslim in America he explores questions of cultural difference and discrimination faced by young American Muslims.

  4. NYUAD Team Wins Drones for Good Competition

    NYU Abu Dhabi's Top Ten Innovations of 2015

    2015 is the Year of Innovation not only in the United Arab Emirates but also here at NYU Abu Dhabi. This year, many students and researchers alike have earned international attention for a range of groundbreaking and even life-protecting inventions.

  5. Scientists Launch World's Most Sensitive Tool to Find Dark Matter

    Scientists Launch World's Most Sensitive Tool to Find Dark Matter

    Dark matter is one of the basic ingredients of the universe. There is five times more dark matter in the universe than normal matter, the atoms and molecules that make up everything we know, yet it is still unknown what this dominant dark component actually is. Searches to detect it in laboratory-based experiments have been conducted for decades. However, dark matter has been observed only indirectly via its gravitational interactions that govern the dynamics of the cosmos. Scientists believe that dark matter is made of a new, stable elementary particle, which has escaped detection. So far.

  6. The Conversation: Sculpture & Architecture

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Assistant Professor of Arts Practice Sandra Peters creates sculptures influenced by architecture. In this video, Peters explains how a house in Los Angeles, designed by architect Rudolph Schindler, inspired her recent work in Abu Dhabi.

  7. Unravelling the Mysterious Genetic History of the Date Palm

    Scientists Unravel Evolutionary History of Date Palm

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    The origin of the date palm has long been a matter of debate by farmers, historians, and scientists. Like one’s affinity for a football team, allegiances can be determined by geographic proximity. Those with ties to North Africa claim the shores of the Mediterranean as the origin, while others argue that the advent of the sweet fruit occurred in the soil between the Tigris and Euphrates.

  8. US Election 2016

    Resident Expert: US Politics & the Personality Factor

    NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Political Science Adam Ramey is writing a book on the role personality traits play in American politics. In his research he looks at how personality influences the way voters choose candidates, and how legislators' personalities influence they way they behave in Congress. We caught up with Professor Ramey to ask him about the upcoming US presidential election on November 8, 2016.

  9. Quotes from the keynote: Islam in Global Perspective

    Guest Expert: Islam in Global Perspective

    "I'm trying to disrupt the conventional narrative that Muslims are a new, post-colonial occurrence in Europe. It's historical amnesia to say that Europe has never dealt with this before. That's fiction."

  10. Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering Division, NYUAD

    Resident Expert: Transportation and Environmental Sustainability

    NYU Abu Dhabi Dean of Engineering Samer Madanat specializes in transportation infrastructure management. He's an expert in developing optimal transportation policies and solutions to improve the sustainability of transportation systems in cities, including highway and public transit networks. In other words, he develops efficient ways for people to get around with an eye on protecting the environment.

  11. Students Learn About Global Food Security at Expo Milano

    Students Learn About Global Food Security at Expo Milano

    A handful of NYU Abu Dhabi sophomores are among some 20 million people who have visited this year's Expo Milano 2015. The students traveled to central Italy as part of a collaborative partnership between the Career Development Center and two organizations in Milan: Microsoft and FUTURA Consulting.

  12. NYUAD, University of Baghdad Sign Research Agreement

    NYUAD, University of Baghdad Sign Research Agreement

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    The 100 Dates! research group at NYU Abu Dhabi has signed an agreement with the University of Baghdad that will advance collaboration between the two universities on an initiative to sequence the genome of hundreds of date palm varieties.

  13. From Abu Dhabi to Gran Sasso

    NYUAD undergraduates have the opportunity to engage in fantastic summer research projects that take them around the world. Several students traveled to Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy to participate in the effort to understand dark matter, that mysterious substance that theoretically accounts for more than 80 percent of the total mass of the universe.

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    Drones For Good or Bad?

    In 2015, a group of NYU Abu Dhabi engineering students won the UAE Drones for Good competition with a desert-flying apparatus designed to protect the lives of UAE rangers. Wadi Drone made it possible for the rangers to conduct conservation work without having to navigate the unforgiving desert terrain.

  15. NYUAD Shines at UAE Undergraduate Research Awards

    Math Students Square Off at International Competition

    By Osama Mahmood, Class of 2018

    The annual International Mathematics Competition (IMC) is the world’s largest and most challenging college-level mathematics competition. 326 undergraduates from 74 universities took part in the 2015 competition held at American University in Bulgaria. This is the first year NYU Abu Dhabi students have attended.

  16. Bullet Cluster Merger

    Resident Expert: The Dark Matter Mystery

    Dark Matter is one of the biggest scientific mysteries of our time. Most of the universe is made up of it, but we still don't know its nature. What is the strange, unknown, invisible matter that holds the universe together? Why is it so hard to detect?

  17. Archaeology Internship in Central Asia

    My Archaeology Internship in Uzbekistan: Journals From The Field

    NYU Abu Dhabi sophomore Chaeri Lee, Class of 2017, had been digging around the internet for an internship idea when she happened upon a ground breaking opportunity: an international archaeological research collaboration in Central Asia, in an area known as one of the main crossroads of the ancient world.

  18. NYUAD Center Wins Grant from Indian Government to Study Monsoon

    NYUAD Center Wins Grant From India to Study Monsoon

    Weather prediction, even over a short period of time, is extremely difficult. There are so many variables in the atmosphere that it's impossible to say for sure what the weather will be like next year, next month, or even tomorrow. But that doesn’t mean that forecasters can’t try, and advancements in both data collection and computer modeling have dramatically improved prediction.

  19. The Conversation: Mohamad Eid on Haptics

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Haptics is the study of human-computer interaction through touch. Mohamad Eid, assistant professor of practice of Electrical Engineering, has developed an interactive tool to help teach the writing of Arabic script. Devices like these may help improve instruction in the future.

  20. NYUAD Professors Publish First Emirati Arabic Textbook

    NYUAD Professors Publish First Emirati Arabic Textbook

    NYUAD Public Affairs

    NYU Abu Dhabi professors have published the first-ever modern standard Arabic language textbook for the Emirati dialect. Titled Ramsah, which means "talk" in Emirati Arabic, the 352-page workbook and audio guide will serve as a resource for educators and students in the UAE and beyond.

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    AngelHack Unites Young Innovators

    By Marie Shabaya, NYUAD IDEA Lab

    An app to maximize fitness was the grand prize winner at Abu Dhabi's first-ever AngelHack coding competition held at the NYUAD campus September 4-6.

  22. UAE Innovators

    UAE Innovators

    By NYUAD Public Affairs

    They're not just NYU Abu Dhabi professors and researchers. They're UAE innovators.

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    A Detector Shines in the Search For Dark Matter

    By NYUAD Public Affairs

    A team of international scientists is making progress in the long-elusive search for dark matter, and NYU Abu Dhabi is playing a critical role.

  24. Scientists Find Hidden Interactions Among Tiny Ocean Organisms

    Scientists Find Hidden Interactions Among Tiny Ocean Organisms

    By Matthew Corcoran

    A teaspoon of seawater is home to a thousand algae cells and a million bacteria. These tiny critters are fundamental to life on Earth. Ocean algae produce much of the oxygen in the atmosphere and form the base of the marine food chain, while bacteria release carbon dioxide that is converted into organic molecules by algae — and plants — during the process of photosynthesis.

  25. Out of This World Internship for UAE Students

    Out of This World Internship for UAE Students

    It marks a new frontier of collaboration between NYU Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the Italian Space Agency.

  26. Emirati Diabetics Share Stories for Student Film Project

    Emirati Diabetics Share Stories for Student Film Project

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    Sugar is a short documentary film by Hasan Nabulsi (Class of 2015) that sheds light on the growing diabetes epidemic in the UAE. Focusing on two real life characters, a young woman and older man both from the UAE, the project aims to highlight themes related to health and modernity, nostalgia, fatalism, shame and globalization. The documentary tackles the day-to-day challenges of people with diabetes and their means of coping with the illness.

  27. The Ingredient Tree

    Student Researcher Asks, "Why Can't Robots Cook Like Grandma?"

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    Computers can do a lot of remarkable things these days. Understanding a recipe, however, isn't among them. Recipes, as they're commonly known, are simply lists of measurable ingredients followed by step-by-step cooking instructions. They are relatively easy for humans to follow and, under normal circumstances, we are able to predict the outcome of combining specific ingredients and exposing them to heat or cold. So why can't computers?

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    UAE Innovation Week Coming This Fall

    This week, the UAE government announced a new nationwide initiative called Innovation Week, to be held in November. In recognition of this important educational and entrepreneurial event, Salaam: NYUAD News revisits a few of NYUAD's most significant Research & Innovation headlines from the past year.

  29. Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

    Resident Expert: What Drives National Identity?

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Humanities Research Assistant Matthew MacLean studies the spatial transformation of the UAE and Trucial States in the second half of the 20th century, in particular how the development of the UAE's infrastructure — housing, roads, and ports — made possible the emergence of Emirati national identity.

  30. Historic Turkish Photos Show Rapid Societal Transformation

    Historic Turkish Photos Capture Societal Transformation

    By Özge Calafato, Akkasah: Center for Photography

    The Akkasah: Center for Photography collection from Turkey offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a rapidly Westernizing society, and provides a fresh perspective on the nation-building process seen through the lens of daily and private life.

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    Professor Michael Harsch: Srebrenica Massacre 20 Years Later

    NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty Fellow of Social Science Michael Harsch appeared on HuffPost Live's World Brief program to discuss the state of modern day Bosnia, 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb troops.

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    The Fascinating Link Between Art Heritage and Nuclear Physics

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    Allen Magnusson's summer in Florence has been more than the usual mixture of museums, antiquities, and la dolce vita. The NYU Abu Dhabi Physics major is spending two months in the Tuscan capital as an intern at the renowned Laboratorio di Tecniche Nucleari per i Beni Culturali, or Laboratory of Nuclear Techniques for Cultural Heritage.

  33. Students Participate in UN Framework Convention in Germany

    Students Participate in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

    By Norbert Monti (Class of 2018), Louis Plottel (Class of 2016), and Julia Saubier (Class of 2016)

    Three NYU Abu Dhabi students who are passionate about the environment have returned from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Bonn, Germany with a renewed commitment to sustainability education among their peers at NYUAD.

  34. Watching Ice Melt: Sea Level Change

    Watching Ice Melt: Sea Level Rise Through Iceberg Calving

    By Kate Chandler, Associate Director of Public Affairs

    Researchers David and Denise Holland from New York University (NYU) and the Center for Sea Level Change at NYU Abu Dhabi, have filmed an enormous slab of ice breaking off the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland and floating into the ocean.

  35. The Conversation: Arabic Collections Online

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Arabic Collections Online is a publicly available digital library of Arabic language content, from poetry to religious writings to the scientific. Ginny Danielson is director of libraries for NYUAD, responsible for all aspects of library operations including special and digital collections, and archiving.

  36. Substantial Recognition for NYUAD Chemistry Research

    Substantial Recognition for NYUAD Chemistry Research

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    A leading science journal has published award-winning chemistry research by a student from NYU Abu Dhabi that could revolutionize how energy is generated and consumed.

  37. Art Project Captures Ongoing History of Abu Dhabi

    Art Exhibition Preserves the Ongoing History of Abu Dhabi

    By Janice Liu, NYUAD Public Affairs

    When looking at the skyline of Abu Dhabi along the Corniche, it is easy to spot the rows of new, well-kept buildings. Like many modern cities, buildings in Abu Dhabi are often demolished or given a facelift to maintain their pristine look instead of allowing them to naturally age and show signs of wear and tear.

  38. NYUAD Shines at UAE Undergraduate Research Awards

    NYUAD Shines at UAE Research Competition

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    Research taking place at NYU Abu Dhabi was center stage at the Third United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition, held at Abu Dhabi University on May 21.

  39. The Conversation: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Honor and Cultural Practices

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer and Multimedia Producer

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU professor of Law and Philosophy, is interested in moral conversations across societies. In this video, he talks about the practice of foot binding in China, and how respectful exchanges with outsiders led to the abandonment of the practice.

    The Conversation is a video series that presents short talks by NYUAD researchers on topics ranging from Astrophysics to Art History.

  40. Resident Expert: Marilyn Booth on Early Arab Feminist Writing

    Resident Expert: Early Writings in Arab Feminism

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    Marilyn Booth is a Senior Research Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi and the author of Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt, published in early 2015. The book brings focus to Zaynab Fawwaz, a journalist, novelist and playwright, who immigrated from Ottoman Lebanon to Egypt and established herself as distinct from most Arab women writers of her time.

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    Graduate Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Research Farming in Brazil

    By Sue-Ann Lau, NYUAD Class of 2018

    At the age of 22, Matthew French (NYUAD '15) is already developing a seriously impressive CV: NYU Abu Dhabi graduate, future law school student at a US university, and now the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship that will take him to another part of the world to research drought conditions in rural Brazil.

  42. Capstone Projects Embody Hard Work and Idealism

    Capstone Projects Embody Hard Work and Idealism

    By Janice Liu, NYUAD Public Affairs

    May is one of the busiest times of year at NYU Abu Dhabi. There's pre-graduation hustle and bustle and seniors are kept busy finalizing and presenting their Capstone projects.

  43. NYUAD Student Films to be Featured at Cannes Film Festival

    NYUAD Student Films Featured at Cannes

    From Abu Dhabi to the red carpet, a pair of NYU Abu Dhabi graduates are going to Cannes International Film Festival this month to show their capstone film projects. Adam, directed by Amani Alsaied, and Lost in Escapade, directed by Beso Turazashvili, were both accepted into Short Film Corner at Cannes, a networking and development initiative for aspiring filmmakers.

  44. Naumov Lab Studies Intriguing Flexible Crystals

    Naumov Lab Studies Intriguing Flexible Crystals

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Crystals are typically thought of as being brittle, but new research done by the Naumov Group at NYU Abu Dhabi has gained insight into a special class of crystals that exhibit an odd property — they can bend like plastic. The research was published in Nature Chemistry.

  45. The Conversation: Youssef Idaghdour on Genes and the Environment

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    The incidence of diabetes in the Emirati population is extremely high. But what is the cause? Assistant Professor of Biology Youssef Idaghdour talks about the relationship between genes and the environment, that old debate of nature versus nurture.

  46. The Conversation: Andrew Eisenberg on Nairobi's Still Alive Studio

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Digital technology changed music production and distribution in Kenya — and around the world. During his field research, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Eisenberg sat in on a session at Nairobi's Still Alive studio where he watched producer Timothy Boikwa record a song by local artist Profesa. Hear Eisenberg discuss Boikwa's production techniques and thoughts on how the industry has changed.

  47. 2015 International Hackathon

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Hosted by the NYUAD Institute, the annual International Hackathon brought together students and professional mentors from over a dozen countries to develop mobile and web applications for social good in the Arab world.

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    Resident Expert: UN-NATO Cooperation in Afghanistan

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    In his new book, Faculty Fellow of Social Science Michael Harsch examines the fraught relationship between two of the most important international organizations: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations (UN). The book, The Power of Dependence: NATO-UN Cooperation in Crisis Management, was recently published by Oxford University Press.

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    An Idea for the Future of Science

    By Andy Gregory, NYUAD Public Affairs

    If you could invent something to make life easier, what might it be? NYU Abu Dhabi postdoctoral associate in Chemistry Idrees Mohammed has a bold idea in his field of science that has been selected as a standout entry for a thought-provoking and humorous special feature in Science Magazine.

  50. The Conversation: Joseph Gelfand on Pulsar Wind Nebula and Magnetars

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    In this episode of The Conversation, Assistant Professor of Physics Joseph Gelfand discusses some of the strangest objects in the universe, pulsars and their odd cousins, magnetars.

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    NYUAD Hosts Annual Conference on Genomics and Systems Biology

    The fifth annual Conference on Genomics and Systems Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi brought together scientists working at the forefront of this rapidly progressing field and featured over 30 talks by researchers from NYU New York, NYUAD, and many other universities. The three-day event held February 17-19 was capped by a public lecture from Randy Schekman, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for his work on the way cells secrete proteins.

  52. NSF Supports NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna Research on Violence and Recovery

    NSF Supports NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna Research on Violence and Recovery

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    Volunteering to support abused women while she was an undergraduate has helped propel Jade Borgeson (NYU Abu Dhabi '14) into a sophisticated project aimed at lowering the toll that domestic violence imposes on American society.

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    Project to Help Southeast Asian Women Wins $10,000 Grant

    By Dhia Fani, NYUAD Class of 2017

    NYU Abu Dhabi student Dhia Fani and a team of university-student colleagues from Indonesia and Thailand, recently won the $10,000 Seeds for the Future Grant from the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI), a program started by U.S. President Barack Obama to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia.

  54. The Conversation: Marilyn Booth and Özge Calafato on the Egyptian Collection

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    In this feature, Dr. Marilyn Booth and Özge Calafato investigate a collection of photographs that were taken in the early 20th century. Booth and Calafato examine dress in wedding portraits and try to tease out family connections in search of the elusive Kawkab.

  55. Computational Neuroscience Workshop at NYUAD

    A workshop on Experimental and Theoretical Neuroscience recently held at NYU Abu Dhabi reflected the breadth and variety of work that is happening in the field of computational neuroscience, an interdisciplinary field that examines the way the brain processes information.

  56. Photography’s Shifting Terrain

    Photography’s Shifting Terrain

    The history of photography has until very recently focused on the European and American traditions, says Shamoon Zamir. But that's changing rapidly now, and a major conference at NYU Abu Dhabi in March will contribute to that change.

  57. Crowdseeding in the Congo: Using Cell Phones to Collect Conflict Data

    Crowdseeding in the Congo: Using Cell Phones to Collect Conflict Data

    By Matthew Corcoran

    High-quality information about what happens on the ground during war is difficult to collect. In the attempt to solve this problem, NYUAD Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter van der Windt and Macartan Humphreys of Columbia University have developed a system that uses cell phones to collect real-time data from areas plagued by violence.

  58. The Resident Expert: Insurgency in Nepal

    Resident Expert: Insurgency in Nepal

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Professor of Politics at NYU New York Michael Gilligan taught a class at NYU Abu Dhabi in January on the topic of insurgency. The course mixed reading and classroom learning with a trip to Nepal to interview people who fought on both sides of that country's Maoist insurgency, which ended in 2006.

  59. A Study of Emirati Arabic in Al Ain

    A Study of Emirati Arabic in Al Ain

    During the 2015 January Term, a group of five NYU Abu Dhabi students set out to immerse themselves in the Emirati culture in Al Ain. For three weeks the students fully engaged in the culture, living in the homes of local Emirati families and exploring the diversity of the Arabic culture through activities, field trips, and discussions, all while speaking and writing only Emirati Arabic.

  60. The Conversation: Alexis Gambis on Science and Film

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    This spot features Alexis Gambis, NYU Abu Dhabi Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Film, and New Media, as he talks about his transition from lab bench to film set.

  61. 100 Dates! Project Wins Prestigious Prize

    100 Dates! Project Wins Prestigious Prize

    The 100 Dates! Project, led by Michael Purugganan, has won the Khalifa International Date Palm award in the category of Distinguished Researchers and Studies. Purugganan and his team, which includes NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associates Khalid Hazzouri and Jonathan Flowers, were honored with the prize for carrying out a full genome sequencing of 62 varieties of date palms local to areas stretching from North Africa to Pakistan.

  62. Kashtah: Exploring Old and New Dubai

    Kashtah: Exploring Old and New Dubai

    On a warm Friday during January Term, the Offices of Student Activities and Intercultural Education cosponsored a Kashtah trip to Dubai. Over the course of the day, 24 students and 3 staff chaperones enjoyed coffee and sunshine at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, explored the markets and souks of Bur Dubai, rode an abra across Dubai Creek, feasted on a cultural lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and toured the traditional neighborhood of Bastakiya. Photos by Mark Surnin, Class of 2018.

  63. Food in the Global Kitchen

    Food in the Global Kitchen

    By Maya Adams, NYUAD Class of 2018

    I had heard that January Term would be a break from the regular semesters, so I was looking forward to a chance to relax and enjoy some free time. But in reality, my J-Term 2015 course Food in the Global Kitchen, was the most intense three weeks of my university career to date.  

  64. Rational, but not too Rational: Hervé Crès on Decision-Making in the Corporation

    Rational, but not too Rational: Hervé Crès on Decision-Making in the Corporation

    By Brian Kappler, NYUAD Guest Contributor

    Economics — the theoretical kind, with lots of advanced mathematics — meets sociology and philosophy, as well as political science, in the work of Hervé Crès, dean of social science at NYU Abu Dhabi and a professor of economics.

  65. NYUAD Team Wins Drones for Good Competition

    NYUAD Team Wins Drones for Good Competition

    Congratulations to the NYU Abu Dhabi Wadi Drone team, which won first prize for the national portion of the Drones for Good competition, held last weekend in Dubai. Sophomores Martin Slosarik, Ting-Che Lin, Vasily Rudchenko, and Kai-erik Jensen, advised by Visiting Instructor and Research Associate Matthew Karau, topped hundreds of other submissions from over 50 countries. And they took home a prize of AED 1 million for their efforts.

  66. The Conversation: Cyrus Patell on Emergent U.S. Literatures

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    In this episode, NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Professor of Literature Cyrus Patell considers how marginalized strains of American literature can be thought of using Raymond Williams's concept of the "emergent." Watch him discuss American literature on the margins, including the writing of Maxine Hong Kingston.

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    NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center a Legacy Partner on Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future Project

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center joins lead partner Carnegie Hall and an adventurous list of legacy partners on an ambitious multi-year commissioning initiative with Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association.

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    Resident Expert: What is Religion?

    By Matthew Corcoran, Writer & Multimedia Producer

    Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU New York. This January, he is teaching a J-Term class at NYU Abu Dhabi called What is Religion? We checked in with him to ask about his course and how it addresses the topic.

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    Resident Expert: The Science of Sandstorms

    The sandstorms that can complicate life in Abu Dhabi are part of a complex weather pattern that also provides India with the monsoon rain essential to the crops that sustain one billion people, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers are learning. Olivier Pauluis, professor of mathematics and co-principal investigator at NYUAD's Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, explains how that works.