NYU in Shanghai

NYU currently has a presence at East China Normal University (华东师范大学). They’re opening a full campus in Pudong, the new district. Maybe they understand they can’t just feed Wall Street, so Pudong is a logical decision. But it’s a good decision for more than just being situated in the new financial district of a new financial power.

“In the 2011-12 academic year, NYU plans to begin an executive education program, which will not grant degrees. A degree-granting, professional Masters program would begin in the 2012-13 academic year, and in the fall of 2013, NYU hopes to welcome its first undergraduate class to NYU Shanghai. ”

East China Normal Uni is located at what was the campus of St. John’s University right by Suzhou Creek. St. John’s University was dissolved after the revolution with parts of it absorbed into Shanghainese Second Medical College and Fudan University.

Even though St. John’s University was registered in Washington DC, a BA from St. John’s University and a CPA from Hong Kong (which is qualified through the UK) would not even let you sit for the CPA in the United States. NYU is really (has really been) leading the curve. They accepted programs from St. John’s back in 1956, organized semesters abroad with ECNU and now are opening their own campus.

I am still trying to have Parsons give me credit for my semester at Fudan.

Original source:

http://nyunews.com/blogs/on-assignment/2011/01/22/22shanghai/

Taste of Asia at Columbia’s SIPA

Taste of Asia at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

New York brings a lot of driven, smart and international people together. This is a good example. I met people from places like Hangzhou, Seoul, and Tianjin whom are pursing masters degrees in majors like biotechnology or international finance.

“A night of food, music, and fun in celebrating this unique part of the world.”
Where: 6th Floor of the International Affairs Building
When: Wednesday, November 10th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
source: http://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/get.php?brand=sipa_sa&id=44914&vt=detail&context=standalone

Luxury Round Table

By Luxury Education Foundation at Columbia University, New York.

This year’s topic is  “New Paths to the Luxury Consumer: Social Media & More”, with panelists:
·         Pamela Baxter, President & CEO, LVMH Beauty and Christian Dior Inc.
·         Michael Bruno, President & Founder, 1stDibs.com
·         Emmanuel Perrin, President & CEO, Cartier North America
·         Horacio Silva, Online Direct, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

twitter hashtag: #lefrt10

Visualizing Finance Lab

The Visualizing Finance Lab (VFL) explores the ways in which complex financial situations and dynamics can be explained through visual, metaphorical and narrative representations. The lab’s initial goal is to develop a vocabulary for describing illustrations and other visualizations of the recent financial crisis, and creating a searchable online database. These tools will assist designers and creative professionals to contribute more confidently to the discourses of business and economics, and establish a common language for artists, editors, and educators in building financial literacy and understanding.

Members:
Aaron Fry, Co-Director
Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design

Carol Overby, Co-Director
Assistant Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design

Jim Osman
Assistant Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design

Heico Wesselius
Assistant Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design

Jennifer Wilson
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

http://sds.parsons.edu/?cat=57877/