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NYU: New Research Shows How We Turn on & off Languages-And That Doing so Is Easier Than Previously Thought

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NYU: A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism. “A remarkable feature of multilingual individuals is their ability to quickly and accurately switch back and forth between their different languages,” explains Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, a doctoral student in New York University’s …

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WSN: The Abroad Feature

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Washington Square News: New York City is a world in itself. In Manhattan, from the Financial District to Washington Heights, every neighborhood has its own quirks and iWdiosyncrasies. So much so that countless books, movies and television shows try to emulate the distinct feeling of being in the city, but often fall short of reality. Living in New York is vibrant, …

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NYU Admits Most Selective and Most Diverse Class in History

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After reading through more than 75,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a 12 percent increase over last year, and more than 100 percent increase over 2007), NYU has as of today notified 15,722 prospective students of their acceptance to NYU’s class of 2022. For the first time in NYU history, the initial acceptance …

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NYU Ranks Highest in International Student Enrollment and Study Abroad Placement

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On Nov. 13, the Power of International Education, otherwise known as IIE, released its 2017 Open Do.ors report, ranking NYU as the number one institution in the United States for hostinginternational students as well as the American institution that sends the most students to study abroad sites. According to the Open Doors press release, the 2016-2017 academic year was the …

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N.Y.U. Journalism Faculty Boycotts Abu Dhabi Campus

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The New York Times: Journalism professors at New York University are refusing to teach at the school’s Abu Dhabi campus, after officials in the United Arab Emirates denied a faculty member a visa to teach there. That denial is a risk to academic freedom and the university’s administration has failed to speak out forcefully enough, the journalism faculty said. Mohamad …

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NYU Journalism Department Ends Relationship With NYU Abu Dhabi

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NYU Local: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute voted to discontinue its relationship with NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) following dissatisfaction with the United Arab Emirates denying work visas to journalism professor Mohamad Bazzi and politics professor Arang Keshavarzian, as well as NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s muted response to the situation. The decision, declared in a letter sent to Hamilton on …

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NYU Professor Says He Can’t Teach at Abu Dhabi Campus

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An associate professor of journalism at New York University said United Arab Emirate officials denied him the requisite security clearance he needed to teach at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi this fall for reasons that he believes are related to his religion. The university acknowledged that two of its faculty were recently denied visas to teach at the Abu Dhabi campus, but …

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The Role of Artists in Gentrification: Linking the Art World to Resistance Movements

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Nonprofit Quarterly: Becky Amato, NYU’s associate director of Civic Engagement Initiatives at the Gallatin School, sums it up: “There’s an unconscious collaboration between artists interested in living in gentrifying cities, and the market forces and developers who benefit from them.” Still, Moskowitz concludes, “anti-gentrification activists say artists can work against the process that turns their lives and work into policies …

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Blog on ThisIsNYU

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Students across the global sites are currently blogging on ThisIsNYU about their experiences away and must-see spots.  You can sign up and blog for ThisIsNYU (on Tumbler) during your time away.  Not only will others benefit from your recommendations, but this is a great way to document and share your experience with family and friends.  To get started or to …

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NYU Students, Activist Groups Rally to Save DACA

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NYU Local: NYU student activists held a demonstration in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life Tuesday morning. The coalition of activists who organized the event attended by roughly 70 people included NYU Dream Team, NYU Sanctuary and NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition while Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially announced the …

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Trump double trouble; N.Y.U. roiled by crackdowns

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The Villager: New York University is facing a dire Donald Trump double whammy. On the one hand, many of its foreign Muslim students are feeling unsettled and confused amid the president’s “travel ban” on certain Muslim-majority countries. Meanwhile, undocumented students at N.Y.U. are racked with anxiety over the new president’s crackdown on immigrants. The two issues blur together into one …

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Trump’s travel ban orders will harm US higher education

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University World News: The potential impact of the recent ban on entry into the United States by citizens from seven Muslim countries, signed by US President Donald Trump, could be severe for international enrolments at many US higher education institutions. It will dramatically reduce the number of international students not only from the seven named countries but other Muslim-majority countries, …

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Trump’s Immigration Order Could Affect Thousands Of College Students

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FiveThirtyEight: When President Trump signed an executive order Friday temporarily preventing citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., a group of nonimmigrants was swept up in the ensuing chaos over who the ban would apply to: college students. Two undergraduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where spring semester classes don’t begin until next week, are among those who have …