Down Under

  When I first heard about the conference on cosmopolitanism being held by the Island Southeast Asia Centre (ISEAC) at Australia National University in Canberra. I jumped at the chance to add Australia to my list of continents visited. Only Antarctica remains,...

Old-Time 4th of July

We had a throwback 4th of July with our cousins by a small lake about an 1 hour north of New York City. There was swimming … … not to mention grilled cheeseburgers, sausages, and hot dogs with yellow mustard. And sparklers — lots of sparklers. And...

November Candidate Weekend by Erin

The first NYUAD Candidate Weekend that I attended was last November. Erin Meekhof, one of the candidates who flew in that weekend and is now a member of NYU Abu Dhabi’s  inaugural class, made an eight-minute video about her experience. She does a marvelous job...

Winspear Opera House

The Dallas Opera moved into its new home at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House last fall. The building, which is part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, still has that new-building smell (the NYU Abu Dhabi downtown campus building has it too). It’s...

Timelapse Dubai

This is an amazing video portrait of Dubai made by the time-lapse photography wizard Philip Bloom. Click here to read Bloom’s account of the photo shoot and here for a more detailed account of Bloom’s timelapse techniques (with additional material about...