In the News 2017

  • NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery’s spring show to examine impermanence and displacement

    The exhibition features the mid-career retrospective of the renowned, award-winning artist duo Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti.

    Gulf News |
  • Device-to-Device Cell Phone Networks Could Be the Key to Better Mobile Service

    NYU Abu Dhabi engineers are exploring communication possibilities for the 5G generation.

    Zawaya |
  • NYUAD engineers say ‘crowdforwarding’ is key to better mobile service

    Jian Gao, PhD candidate in engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, is investigating how a next generation model of mobile communications could be the key to faster cell service, fewer dropped calls, and cheaper phone bills.

    Tahawul Tech |
  • World Arabic Language Day: The Fight to Keep Arabic Relevant

    The role of new technology and how to harness it offers a tantalising look both forwards and back through time

    The National |
  • Opinion: Accept That We Are All Kiwis

    It’s the elephant in the room – racism towards ethnic Chinese. What does it take for us to embrace all New Zealand citizens as Kiwis?

    Times Online |
  • Marvellous Thieves adds a new chapter to Arabian Nights

    Paulo Lemos Horta gives 'secret authors' their due in his study of the World Literature classic.

    North Shore News |
  • 2017 in Review: a year of progress and creativity in the arts

    It wasn't just the Louvre Abu Dhabi that shone a light on the UAE as an arts destination in 2017, there were also exciting advances for local and regional artists.

    The National |
  • Launch Of Two Leading Projects For Falconry And Conserving The Species

    The Deputy Chairman of Emirates Falconers Club conveyed a message to the awarded falconers where he expressed his appreciation and thanks for the efforts they exerted in their role as companions to the late leader Sheikh Zayed in his vision for the world of falconry and his great efforts towards strengthening falconry and removing all obstacles that could be faced by those who practice this sport in all parts of the world.

    Middle East Today |
  • In praise of Salvator Mundi and this time of year

    It is a special time of year in Abu Dhabi, a period that begins at the end of October, writes Deborah Lindsay Williams.

    The National |
  • From New York to Palestine

    NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery maps the journey.

    Saudi Gazette |
  • Launch: Ballenesque by Roger Ballen (12 December)

    With over 300 photographs and an introduction by cultural theorist and critic, Robert J. C. Young, Ballenesque offers a new way of looking at the work of one of the world’s most important and original photographers.

    Books Live |
  • Umm Kulthum: Never Forget

    “Imagine a singer with the virtuosity of Joan Sutherland or Ella Fitzgerald, the public persona of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the audience of Elvis, and you have Umm Kulthum, the most accomplished singer of her century in the Arab world,” writes Musicologist Virginia Danielson and present Interim Library Director of NYU Abu Dhabi. She is also the author of The voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century.

    Al Bawaba |
  • Falconry Research Project: database by UAE researchers shows ubiquity of predatory bird

    Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi are compiling a database of falconry imagery through history.

    The National |
  • NYUAD graduate selected as 2019 Schwarzman Scholar

    NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2015 graduate Mandy Tan has been chosen as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar and will go on to pursue the Master’s programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing, starting in August 2018.

    Emirates News Agency |
  • FinTech : Getting to tango with start-ups

    When disruption is steeped in the ways of the legacy entrepreneurial world order need to sit up and take notice.

    4-Traders |
  • Welcome to Umbrella Town

    Economic historian Robert Allen of New York University warns that China's loss of its competitive edge could see it follow the US and Britain on the path to de-industrialisation.

    BBC World Service |
  • Photography: Tarek Al Ghoussein's Al Sawaber at The Third Line, Dubai

    The Kuwaiti-Palestinian artist's latest exhibition examines the traces of lives left behind in the doomed Al Sawaber housing estate.

    The National |
  • American corporations need a wake-up call

    The emerging middle class in China, India and across African countries will soon dwarf the U.S. total consumption, yet U.S. multinational corporations seem to be missing out on the opportunity to tap into this market.

    The Hill |
  • Mapping the Many Languages of Beirut

    The polyglot city boasts a crazy combination of tongues. Researchers are trying to untangle them.

    True Viral News |
  • Photos of a Paradise Island, Frozen in Time

    While UNESCO and other external organizations have traditionally prioritized the management of the island’s physical landscape, local perspectives on heritage may be more nuanced.

    True Viral News |
  • Rhodes Scholarships programme a 'fantastic success' five years on in UAE

    The UAE has produced 10 UAE Rhodes Scholars since the introduction of the programme to the UAE five years ago.

    The National |
  • Rhodes Scholarships programme a 'fantastic success' five years on in UAE

    The UAE has produced 10 UAE Rhodes Scholars since the introduction of the programme to the UAE five years ago.

    The National |
  • 'I just want to run': Special Olympics touches the lives of those with disabilities

    New York University Abu Dhabi on Tuesday unveiled the facilities that will be used for the athletics and power lifting events at both games. Its Olympic-size swimming pool will also be used.

    The National |
  • This Mega-Exhibition in Dubai Pushes the Boundaries of Innovation

    The third annual Global Grad Award opened in Dubai during Dubai Design Week and saw submissions from 92 schools.

    Architectural Digest |
  • 'I just want to run': Special Olympics touches the lives of those with disabilities

    New York University Abu Dhabi on Tuesday unveiled the facilities that will be used for the athletics and power lifting events at both games. Its Olympic-size swimming pool will also be used.

    The National |
  • This Mega-Exhibition in Dubai Pushes the Boundaries of Innovation

    The third annual Global Grad Award opened in Dubai during Dubai Design Week and saw submissions from 92 schools.

    Architectural Digest |
  • NYU in Abu Dhabi

    We are saddened that two faculty members could not come to teach at NYU Abu Dhabi, but we find the decision of the Journalism Institute disappointing, and antithetical to a fundamental mission of education in a fractured world.

    The New York Times |
  • Most of shisha users start habit from families

    Parents encourage water pipe use, under the impression that it is less harmful than cigarettes, said Dr Rima Afifi, professor at the College of Public Health in University of Iowa College of Public Health. She was talking at a public lecture titled ‘Dokha as an emerging epidemic: What can we learn from global tobacco control?’ at New York University Abu Dhabi.

    Gulf News |
  • NYU in Abu Dhabi

    We are saddened that two faculty members could not come to teach at NYU Abu Dhabi, but we find the decision of the Journalism Institute disappointing, and antithetical to a fundamental mission of education in a fractured world.

    New York Times |
  • Most of shisha users start habit from families

    Parents encourage water pipe use, under the impression that it is less harmful than cigarettes, said Dr Rima Afifi, professor at the College of Public Health in University of Iowa College of Public Health. She was talking at a public lecture titled ‘Dokha as an emerging epidemic: What can we learn from global tobacco control?’ at New York University Abu Dhabi.

    Gulf News |
  • ‘We Are Not Yet Free’: Living in Slavery’s Shadow in Mauritania

    The rising prominence of voices like Dah Abeid’s is helping to chip away at any lingering slavery-related stigma the Haratine might feel, says Erin Pettigrew, a professor of history at New York University in Abu Dhabi who has studied social activism in Mauritania.

    International Reporting Project |
  • ‘We Are Not Yet Free’: Living in Slavery’s Shadow in Mauritania

    The rising prominence of voices like Dah Abeid’s is helping to chip away at any lingering slavery-related stigma the Haratine might feel, says Erin Pettigrew, a professor of history at New York University in Abu Dhabi who has studied social activism in Mauritania.

    International Reporting Project |
  • NYUAD to stage ‘The Aeneid’

    It’s something everyone can relate to — the journey to finding your place in the world. The New York University Abu Dhabi Theatre Programme will perform Olivier Kemeid’s version of Latin epic The Aeneid, with a focus on family, friends and a search for home, from November 15-18.

    Gulf News |
  • NYUAD to stage ‘The Aeneid’

    It’s something everyone can relate to — the journey to finding your place in the world. The New York University Abu Dhabi Theatre Programme will perform Olivier Kemeid’s version of Latin epic The Aeneid, with a focus on family, friends and a search for home, from November 15-18.

    Gulf News |
  • Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE Flag Day

    New York University Abu Dhabi flew the flag for the UAE at a ceremony held in the central plaza of the university today.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE Flag Day

    New York University Abu Dhabi flew the flag for the UAE at a ceremony held in the central plaza of the university today.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • NYUAD students scale new heights, track Burj shadow

    Abu Dhabi Students of NYU Abu Dhabi have scaled new heights by using the Burj Khalifa as a tool for scientific enquiry to track its imposing shadow and study the rotation of the Earth.

    Gulf News |
  • NYUAD Arts Centre enters confident new season

    When Toshi Reagon takes to the stage at The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi to present the world premiere of Octavia E Butler’s Parable of the Sower, on November 9 to 11, it will mark the fitting close of a full circle. The genre-bending cultural complex at the university campus was inaugurated by Reagon in September 2015, opening its first performance season with a stripped-back, work-in-progress “in concert” version of the opera. Now, she is back to present the finished piece.

    The National |
  • NYUAD students scale new heights, track Burj shadow

    Abu Dhabi Students of NYU Abu Dhabi have scaled new heights by using the Burj Khalifa as a tool for scientific enquiry to track its imposing shadow and study the rotation of the Earth.

    Gulf News |
  • NYUAD Arts Centre enters confident new season

    When Toshi Reagon takes to the stage at The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi to present the world premiere of Octavia E Butler’s Parable of the Sower, on November 9 to 11, it will mark the fitting close of a full circle. The genre-bending cultural complex at the university campus was inaugurated by Reagon in September 2015, opening its first performance season with a stripped-back, work-in-progress “in concert” version of the opera. Now, she is back to present the finished piece.

    The National |
  • Toshi Reagon on how she planted the roots of an opera

    When Toshi Reagon first thumbed the pages of Octavia E Butler’s Parable of the Sower, she read a few lines, and promptly put the book back down. For several years. “I read the first page, and said ‘I’m not reading this now’,” she remembers. Fast-forward 24 years, and the American singer-songwriter is preparing to present the world premiere of an opera inspired by the novel, at The Arts Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi, from November 9 to 11.

    The National |
  • Toshi Reagon on how she planted the roots of an opera

    When Toshi Reagon first thumbed the pages of Octavia E Butler’s Parable of the Sower, she read a few lines, and promptly put the book back down. For several years. “I read the first page, and said ‘I’m not reading this now’,” she remembers. Fast-forward 24 years, and the American singer-songwriter is preparing to present the world premiere of an opera inspired by the novel, at The Arts Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi, from November 9 to 11.

    The National |
  • American singer set for concert and opera performance as part of NYU Abu Dhabi culture programme

    American singing star Toshi Reagon is taking center stage in the capital – with two huge shows in the space of a week at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • American singer set for concert and opera performance as part of NYU Abu Dhabi culture programme

    American singing star Toshi Reagon is taking center stage in the capital – with two huge shows in the space of a week at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • How Novelist Deepak Unnikrishnan Post-Modernized the United Arab Emirates

    The Abu Dhabi-based writer uses feats of imagination to bring voices to country’s many inhabitants.

    The Culture Trip |
  • Toshi brings ‘Parable’ to Abu Dhabi

    American musician Toshi Reagon, known for her work in folk, blues, rock and funk music, will perform with her band BigLovely at The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi on November 2.

    Gulf News |
  • How Novelist Deepak Unnikrishnan Post-Modernized the United Arab Emirates

    The Abu Dhabi-based writer uses feats of imagination to bring voices to country’s many inhabitants.

    The Culture Trip |
  • Toshi brings ‘Parable’ to Abu Dhabi

    American musician Toshi Reagon, known for her work in folk, blues, rock and funk music, will perform with her band BigLovely at The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi on November 2.

    Gulf News |
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Open Studios returns with interactive public programme

    New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD’s, Open Studios returns next month featuring over 60 exhibitions, installations, screenings, performances, talks, demonstrations, and works-in-progress as part of an interdisciplinary celebration of the arts.

    WAM |
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Open Studios returns with interactive public programme

    New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD’s, Open Studios returns next month featuring over 60 exhibitions, installations, screenings, performances, talks, demonstrations, and works-in-progress as part of an interdisciplinary celebration of the arts.

    WAM |
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to Open and More Exhibitions

    Take a trip across the world and back in time at this intriguing exhibition chronicling the rise of New York’s art scene, from the peak of abstract expressionism in the early 1950s to the growth of pop art and minimalism in the 1960s.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi to Open and More Exhibitions

    Take a trip across the world and back in time at this intriguing exhibition chronicling the rise of New York’s art scene, from the peak of abstract expressionism in the early 1950s to the growth of pop art and minimalism in the 1960s.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • Capturing the Lives of Gujarati Fishermen

    Sohail Karmani's latest photo series explores the lives of Indian fisherman living and working in Abu Dhabi.

    CNN |
  • Capturing the Lives of Gujarati Fishermen

    Sohail Karmani's latest photo series explores the lives of Indian fisherman living and working in Abu Dhabi.

    CNN |
  • State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Aid the UAE's Mission to Mars in 2020

    New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is reaching for the stars – after launching plans for the UAE’s first ever space data hub.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • 'Unhackable' Electronic Chip Being Developed in Abu Dhabi

    With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have just received a grant to deploy their work into a solution.

    The National |
  • State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Aid the UAE's Mission to Mars in 2020

    New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is reaching for the stars – after launching plans for the UAE’s first ever space data hub.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • 'Unhackable' Electronic Chip Being Developed in Abu Dhabi

    With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety, researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi have just received a grant to deploy their work into a solution.

    The National |
  • NYUAD to Host UAE's First Space Data Centre

    A new data centre at New York University Abu Dhabi will host crucial scientific data collected by space observatories.

    The National |
  • NYUAD to Host UAE's First Space Data Centre

    A new data centre at New York University Abu Dhabi will host crucial scientific data collected by space observatories.

    The National |
  • How Difficult Is It for Bilingual People to Switch from Arabic to English?

    NYU Abu Dhabi study tested bilingual students to see which parts of the brain are engaged when switching between languages, and the results could contradict previously held beliefs about ‘bilingual advantage’.

    The National |
  • How Difficult Is It for Bilingual People to Switch from Arabic to English?

    NYU Abu Dhabi study tested bilingual students to see which parts of the brain are engaged when switching between languages, and the results could contradict previously held beliefs about ‘bilingual advantage’.

    The National |
  • NYUAD Professor Receives Middle East Education Leadership Award

    Jonardon Ganeri, Arts and Humanities Professor of Philosophy at the New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, was awarded the Middle East Education Leadership Award for Best Professor in Philosophy.

    WAM |
  • Are You a Hardware Startup? Here's an Incredible Opportunity for You

    StartAD is inviting innovating startups to apply for UAE’s first hardware Venture Launchpad, an immersive 10-day entrepreneurship program that’s going to be held at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

    Start Up MGZN |
  • NYUAD Professor Receives Middle East Education Leadership Award

    Jonardon Ganeri, Arts and Humanities Professor of Philosophy at the New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, was awarded the Middle East Education Leadership Award for Best Professor in Philosophy.

    WAM |
  • Are You a Hardware Startup? Here's an Incredible Opportunity for You

    StartAD is inviting innovating startups to apply for UAE’s first hardware Venture Launchpad, an immersive 10-day entrepreneurship program that’s going to be held at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

    Start Up MGZN |
  • CinemaNa Brings Top Arab Films to Abu Dhabi

    Award-winning Arab films will get another moment in the spotlight at CinemaNa, a cinema series held at NYU Abu Dhabi and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

    Gulf News |
  • Physics "Tweezers" Help Study the Engine Room of the Cell

    George Shubeita, a professor of physics at New York University Abu Dhabi, studies the mechanisms by which tiny molecular motors move these cargoes. He observes the motors with superresolution microscopes and uses optical traps, commonly known as optical tweezers, to engage the motors in a “tug-of-war” game that allows him to measure their strength.

    Uncommon Descent |
  • CinemaNa Brings Top Arab Films to Abu Dhabi

    Award-winning Arab films will get another moment in the spotlight at CinemaNa, a cinema series held at NYU Abu Dhabi and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

    Gulf News |
  • Physics "Tweezers" Help Study the Engine Room of the Cell

    George Shubeita, a professor of physics at New York University Abu Dhabi, studies the mechanisms by which tiny molecular motors move these cargoes. He observes the motors with superresolution microscopes and uses optical traps, commonly known as optical tweezers, to engage the motors in a “tug-of-war” game that allows him to measure their strength.

    Uncommon Descent |
  • 'It Feels Like Home': How NYUAD Is Attracting Students from Texas to Afghanistan

    Last week, NYUAD welcomed 361 students into its Class of 2021, a diverse group of young men and women representing 88 nationalities and speaking 71 languages. About 11,500 applicants from around the world applied.

    The National |
  • 'It Feels Like Home': How NYUAD Is Attracting Students from Texas to Afghanistan

    Last week, NYUAD welcomed 361 students into its Class of 2021, a diverse group of young men and women representing 88 nationalities and speaking 71 languages. About 11,500 applicants from around the world applied.

    The National |
  • How NY Became an Art Hub

    The latest exhibition taking place at the New York University Art Gallery on Saadiyat island, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, features more than 200 very early works of over 50 artists offering a unique and rarely explored perspective of the cross-section of creative life in the city during that period. 

    Gulf News |
  • How NY Became an Art Hub

    The latest exhibition taking place at the New York University Art Gallery on Saadiyat island, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, features more than 200 very early works of over 50 artists offering a unique and rarely explored perspective of the cross-section of creative life in the city during that period. 

    Gulf News |
  • New Photo Exhibition Launches at New York University Abu Dhabi

    The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi is showcasing work from one of its own talented crop, Wendy Bednarz, an Arts and New Media Professor at the university, at its alternative venue, Project Space, starting next week.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • New Photo Exhibition Launches at New York University Abu Dhabi

    The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi is showcasing work from one of its own talented crop, Wendy Bednarz, an Arts and New Media Professor at the university, at its alternative venue, Project Space, starting next week.

    Time Out Abu Dhabi |
  • NYUAD Show on the 1950s 'Downtown' New York Art Scene Is a Fairy Tale Story

    New NYUAD Art Gallery show highlights the role of artist-founded and -run spaces in building an art community. A process that resonates in the UAE.

    The National |
  • Explorer Robert Swan's Message to UAE Youths on Climate Change

    UAE pupils were given a taste of the adventurous life when explorer Robert Swan took centre stage at NYU Abu Dhabi campus this week to inspire them to make positive changes in the world.

    The National |
  • There's Something Fishy Going on with Climate Change

    Researchers at NYUAD have shed light on the potential ecological effects of global warming with a study on the diets of local reef fish.

    Abu Dhabi World |
  • Susheela Raman and Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali in UAE

    Acclaimed British-Indian musician Susheela Raman and the people behind the Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali musical group will bring the world premiere of their collaboration, Queen Between, to The Arts Center at the NYU Abu Dhabi on October 19.

    Gulf News |
  • Children's Show Farfalle Brings a Sense of Escape to NYUAD

    Making its debut in Abu Dhabi on Thursday at The Black Box in the Arts Centre at New York University Abu Dhabi, this is the first time Farfalle has been performed in the region since its creation seven years ago.

    The National |
  • Duterte's Enablers

    Rodrigo Duterte is not to blame for the thousands of Filipinos killed during the 15 months of his presidency. That’s what his supporters claim. His popularity is pitched as proof of his mandate, and his iconoclasm is cast as an effective antidote to a dilapidated democracy that has always thrived on inequality.

    Forbes Middle East |
  • Ethical Hackers: The Moroccan Entrepreneurs Battling Cybercrime

    Moroccan entrepreneurs, Mohamed Amine Belarbi and Mohamed Zakariae El Khdime, are going into battle with the world’s cyber-criminals—protecting some of the biggest names in the Middle East by hacking their systems.

    Forbes Middle East |
  • Duterte’s Enablers

    Rodrigo Duterte is not to blame for the thousands of Filipinos killed during the 15 months of his presidency. That’s what his supporters claim. His popularity is pitched as proof of his mandate, and his iconoclasm is cast as an effective antidote to a dilapidated democracy that has always thrived on inequality.

    New York Times |
  • Maysoon Zayid: Comic with Can-Do Calibre

    Maysoon Zayid has already taught two guest lectures, given a half-hour interview and been briefly trapped in New York University Abu Dhabi’s underground parking garage by the time early evening rolls around. With her make-up washed off and hair up, she is wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Angry Crip” and is ready to get down to business in the stand-up workshop she is leading Monday night, yalla-ing one of a half-dozen tentative, wannabe comics on stage.

    The National |
  • Probing a New Algae Species for Clues into Plant Adaptation

    An investigation of the genome and phenome of a green alga called Chloroidium sp. UTEX 3007 has revealed, for the first time, certain adaptive traits that help algae acclimate to desert environments. But what sets apart this new species, which scientists at the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have discovered and sequenced, from other types of green algae?

    Nature Middle East |
  • New Public Programme Deciphers UAE through Food, Sport and Music

    Where can you get the best bread in Abu Dhabi for Dh2 or less? Where is the best place to eat Ugandan or Ethiopian food? Do you have what it takes to find fresh coconut water from Kerala, or are you only able to find the sort that comes from Sri Lanka? For the writer Deepak ­Unnikrishnan, who grew up on Abu Dhabi’s Hamdan Street, such questions are more than a matter of taste, memory or nostalgia, they’re one of the key techniques he uses to entice his students beyond the confines of New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Saadiyat Island campus.

    The National |
  • Mourad Merzouki Brings His Pixel Dance Creation to Abu Dhabi

    Kicking off the 2017-2018 season of NYU Abu Dhabi’s Arts Centre, Merzouki’s latest creation, Pixel, lives up to his ethos of continuously stretching the boundaries of hip-hop dancing.

    The National |
  • Why Are Crimean Tatars So Hostile to Russia?

    For Crimean Tatars, a Muslim minority group that returned to their ancestral home in Crimea after 1989, the Russian annexation in March 2014 was a hard blow. Three years later, the European Union is pushing back against the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia, passed by Congress in July.

    The Washington Post |
  • This Returning Arts Season Will Blow Your Mind

    When The Arts Center at the university kicked off its season of events two years ago, it brought with it a line-up of performances from artists across the world that most of us hadn’t heard of.

    Abu Dhabi World |
  • Universities' Focus on Careers 'Fails to Address Global Division'

    Universities that focus only on preparing students for careers are partly to blame for the retreat of support for globalisation, a vice-chancellor has warned. Alfred Bloom, who leads New York University’s outpost in Abu Dhabi, said that universities must provide students with a “global perspective” and the skills to create “a world of common understanding”.

    Times Higher Education |
  • Researchers Identify Unique UAE Green Alga That Can Provide an Alternative to Palm Oil

    Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow a local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications.

    Gulf News |
  • New York University Abu Dhabi Researchers Develop 'Unhackable' Computer Chip

    Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi said they have created an 'unhackable' chip to shore up the defences of computer hardware, in an age of increasing threats to individuals and companies across the globe.

    The National |
  • UAE Coral Study Underlines Benefit of Having World-Class Institutions in This Region

    Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi are looking for clues that could one day help coral reefs around the world survive the onslaught of global warming.

    The National |
  • 14-Year-Old Emirati Author on Her Way to New York to Talk Books

    Aysha Al Naqbi, one of the UAE’s youngest authors will get the opportunity to share her thoughts on publishing when she becomes the subject of an “In Conversation” session in New York.

    The National |
  • Molecular Biology Study by Abu Dhabi Researcher Has Cancer Breakthrough Potential

    A study by Dr Youssef Idaghdour, an assistant professor of biology at New York University Abu Dhabi, could offer further advances by suggesting pointers that could help develop cancer drugs.

    The National |
  • How to Ease Traffic Snarls in Abu Dhabi?

    Abu Dhabi: A team of researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) are developing a simulation model of the capital’s roads for a project that aims to help ease some of the traffic congestion in the city.

    Gulf News |
  • University in Abu Dhabi Simulates Galaxy Formation

    Scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have successfully simulated the formation of galaxies through the creation of a supercomputer — 6,000 connected processors that accurately display how galaxies are formed in our universe.

    Gulf News |
  • As the U.S. Gets More Involved in Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

    The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades.

    The Washington Post |
  • NYUAD Arts Centre's Third Season Is a Vibrant Mix of Music, Dance and More

    There’s a certain sense of swagger in the recently unveiled third season of events hosted by the Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi – the assured strut of a valued institution approaching adolescence. The coming season – which kicks off in typically curious form on September 7 with a hip-hop dance/interactive media performance by France-based Brazilian troupe Compagnie Kaefig – feels like both a continuation and the solidification of an established ethos, with more left-turns on the horizon.

    The National |
  • Woven Identities Exhibition Focuses on Diversity

    Ahead of the show's opening at NYUAD, Stephanie Neville and Jeff Scofield talk about tackling transience in the UAE.

    The National |
  • Conversations in the Global Classroom

    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.

    Inside Higher Ed |
  • LISTEN NOW: Meet the Filmmaker Who's Leading the Science New Wave

    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.

    Forbes |
  • NYUAD Professor and Ace Photographer Sohail Karmani's Focus Is on Pakistan

    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.

    The National |
  • The Majlis: Education Is How We Foster Tolerance in the UAE

    NYUAD Almuna, Sara Al Ahbabi, shares how her upbringing and environment taught her lessons in tolenrance and acceptance.

    The National |
  • Shorter Monsoon Season

    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.

    Nature |
  • Be Ambassadors of Tolerance, NYUAD Graduates Told

    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.

    Gulf News |
  • 'A Pile of Cardboard Can Be Beautiful'

    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.

    Gulf News |
  • The Journey of a Vital Artistic Community

    A major exhibition at NYUAD art gallery surveys one of the most important communities in the UAE’s history, sometimes called “the five.” 

    Gulf News |
  • Nufonia Must Fall at NYUAD: A Robot Love Story

    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.

    The National |
  • A Grain of Truth: Anna Kurkova's Dunescape

    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.

    The National |
  • My UAE: Fighting off Threats with NYUAD Cyber Security Director Hoda Al Khzaimi

    New York University Abu Dhabi’s new director of cyber security is as concerned about preserving the environment as implementing safe online practices.

    The National |
  • App for Syrian Refugee Job-Seekers among Winners at Abu Dhabi Hackathon

    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.

    The National |
  • Backstreets Tell UAE's Real Stories

    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.

    The National |
  • 'Cool Roofs' Beat the Heat in Slum Homes

    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.

    Mumbai Mirror |
  • How a Hackathon Can Solve the Region's Problems

    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.

    The National |
  • Panoramic Vision: How the UAE Is Safeguarding Its Heritage

    Despite being a relatively young country, a rich seam of cultural heritage lies just below the UAE’s 21st-century fascia.

    The National |
  • Building Leaders at NYU Abu Dhabi

    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.

    Forbes Middle East |
  • United Arab Emirates' 23-Year-Old Minister of Youth Affairs Has High Aspirations for Her Peers

    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.

    Los Angeles Times |
  • The Finnish Trio Navigating the Natural World through 3D Art

    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.

    Nature |
  • A Beacon of Progress

    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.

    Feel Your Tempo |
  • 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.

    The Washington Post |
  • SMS Verification Codes at Risk of Fraud, Abu Dhabi Study Finds

    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.

    The National |
  • Diabetes Study Calls for 20,000 Emiratis

    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.

    The National |
  • 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).

    The National |
  • Grace: A Retrospective of Dance Portraiture and Performance 1986-2004

    Exhibition of American photographer Joanne Savio’s works. At The Project Space, Arts Centre, NYU Abu Dhabi until February 25.

    Gulf News |
  • But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Underground, 1988 – 2008

    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.

    Fact Magazine |
  • Leaks Are Totally American—They're Just Easier Now

    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.

    Wired |
  • UAE Study Shows Public's Reluctance to Address 'Norm Violations'

    There are probably many of us who felt our blood pressure rise when we witnessed someone tossing litter into the street.

    The National |
  • Discovering Feminist Students in the Middle East

    “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.”

    The New York Times |
  • How the Liberal Arts Can Bridge International Divides

    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.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education |
  • Varsity Students from UAE Make a Difference in Ugandan Schools

    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.

    Gulf News |
  • My UAE: ­Shamma Al Bastaki Is a Triple-Threat with Plenty of Ambitions

    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.

    The National |
  • A Better Approach to Statebuilding Lessons

    A Better Approach to Statebuilding Lessons From "Islands of Stability" by NYUAD professor, Michael F. Harsch.

    Foreign Affairs |
  • The Writer No One Took Notice of until He Won the Man Asia Literary Prize

    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.

    The Sunday Times |