The NYU Monthly Roundup: September 2019

There's a lot going on at NYU. Check out these highlights.

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What is NYU? Three degree-granting campuses, 11 global academic sites, plus 10 schools, colleges, and programs in New York City. NYU has great reach, and our community is always up to something interesting or innovative. It’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on, but the NYU monthly roundup is here to give you the highlights. Here’s your update on what’s going on in the wide world of NYU.

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First up: the fall semester has begun! Students have arrived at all of our campuses and sites. People are meeting their roommates, settling into new cities, and taking their first classes. The energy is contagious.

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It’s time to warm up, run those scales, and calm those nerves: it’s audition season for NYU Steinhardt’s Ensembles. You don’t have to be a music major—many are open to any NYU student who passes an audition. Will you try out for the classical, jazz, or vocal ensembles?

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Research by two NYU professors shows that cities with a higher occurrence of certain kinds of racist tweets report more real-life hate crimes. Professor Rumi Chunara from the Tandon School of Engineering and Professor Stephanie Cook from the College of Global Public Health teamed up to use machine learning to study tweets from 100 different cities. The study is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind to date.

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Check out Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. The exhibit, which runs from now until early December, explores art from the 1960s and early ’70s from Iran, Turkey, and India. You’ll find it at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU’s very own fine arts museum.

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The UAE Healthy Future Study, spearheaded by NYU Abu Dhabi, recently launched its effort to recruit 20,000 people for a long-term study of health in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Researchers hope to gain insight into both lifestyle and genetic factors contributing to common diseases in the UAE.

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No pressure, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your future. NYU students are already gearing up for the Fall Job and Internship Fair. It is open to students of all majors who want to explore opportunities locally, nationally, and abroad. NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development organizes a full roster of general and specialized fairs throughout the year.

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The United Nations now recognizes NYU Shanghai as an non-governmental organization (NGO) with observer status. That means that students and faculty can attend open conferences like the UN General Assembly. Several students have already attended as youth representatives.

That’s it for this edition of the NYU monthly roundup. Check back in October for more about all things NYU.