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Welcome to 2020! We’re starting out the decade strong. NYU is three degree-granting campuses, 12 global academic locations, plus 10 schools, colleges, and programs in New York City. We have great reach, and our community is always up to something interesting or innovative. While it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, the NYU Monthly Roundup is here to give you the highlights. Here’s your update on what’s happening in the wide world of NYU.

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Three NYU Shanghai students just won highly selective Schwarzman Scholarships. Owen Junan Zhang, Harry Zixin Wang, and Frank Jiaqiao Xiang will head to Tsinghua University in Beijing next year to pursue master’s degrees in Global Affairs. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholarship trains students to become global leaders who will take on the challenges of the future.

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Speaking of the Rhodes Scholarship, two NYU Abu Dhabi students became UAE Rhodes Scholars this year. That’s 14 Rhodes Scholars in just seven years for NYU Abu Dhabi, which is more than any other university in the world. Congratulations to Abdulla Alhashmi and Munib Mesinovic, who are Oxford University–bound.

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What are we listening to? Who are we talking to? What inspires us? Tune into WNYU, our student-run radio station, to livestream the answers to these pressing questions.

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Sparking discussions with our community is part of the NYU mission. Mixed | A Public Art Installation Sharing Family Stories is on display in the gallery windows at the Kimmel Center for University Life through the end of March. The pieces tell stories of families who share multiple ancestries, religions, nationalities, and experiences and resist simple representations of race and identity. The project is brought to you by The Creative Destruction, a contemporary art collaborative founded by Timothy Archambault and CYJO.

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If you watch the Grammy Awards at the end of the month, you’ll see NYU alumni and faculty out in full force. Our enterprising and talented community raked in more than 30 nominations this year. Will alumna Maggie Rogers take home Best New Artist? Will Lady Gaga win Song of the Year? We can’t wait to find out.

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The next class of NYU Global Equity Fellows heads abroad for the spring semester this month. The fellowship empowers NYU students to advance inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity at our study away sites. Check out this space for more on our fellows.

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Research at NYU makes a global impact. More than 20 NYU faculty members were recently recognized as the most influential researchers in their areas of specialization. From genomics to economics, they’ve published papers that are cited the most by other researchers in their fields—and they’re pushing discovery forward.

That’s it for this edition of the NYU Monthly Roundup. Come back in February to learn more about all things NYU.

Cat has been telling NYU stories for nearly 10 years with NYU’s University Relations and Public Affairs Office of Marketing Communications and is constantly inspired by what the people of this community make real. She’s also a proud alum of the NYU MFA program in creative writing, and runs a literary magazine in her free time. When she needs to get away from words, she does work in her neighborhood gardens and parks.