Research & Innovation articles from 'February 2015'

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.  

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.