Sunday, 4 December 2016

NYU Abu Dhabi: December 2016 Events




NYU Abu Dhabi is proud to present the programme of events for December 2016. All of the events listed below are open to the public and free to attend, and will take place across a range of dynamic venues at NYUAD’s Saadiyat campus.

Hekayah the Story
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 7:00pm
Location: East Plaza, NYU Abu Dhabi
A multiple-artist National Day celebration of heritage in poetry, prose and song.
From Nabati poetry to spoken word to hip-hop, the second annual multiple-artist celebration of heritage in poetry, prose and song, drawing from the diverse communities of the UAE. An exciting line-up of performers will honor National Day through words and music, selected through a collaborative curatorial process.

Startup Series – Managing Your Burnrate
Part of "Startup Series 2016"
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus - Arts and Humanities Building, Lecture Hall (Building A6, 007)
In this final session we will turn to startup finance. Our experts from academia and the startup world will discuss how to manage how quick your company is spending money, the “burnrate”, during the early stages of a startup and how that relates to the timing and decisions around fundraising.


The Story of Reason in Islam
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
The Story of Reason in Islam narrates a sweeping intellectual history—a quest for knowledge inspired by the Qu'ran and its language, a quest that employed Reason in the service of Faith. Eschewing the conventional separation of Faith and Reason, the author takes a fresh look at why and how Islamic reasoning evolved over time. He surveys the different Islamic schools of thought and how they dealt with major philosophical issues, showing that Reason pervaded all disciplines, from philosophy and science to language, poetry, and law. Along the way, the best known Muslim philosophers are introduced in a new light. 

Salam Neighbor
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
What is it like to live in a refugee camp? Two American filmmakers head to Jordan’s largest refugee camp, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 80,000 refugees. The film is directed by Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple and was originally released in 2015.  

Startup Finance (Due Diligence)
Tammer Qaddummi
Part of "startAD Digital and Business Literacy Program"
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus - Humanities Building, Conference Center, (Building A6, Room 001)
Conducting basic due diligence is one the most important steps an investor can take when considering an investment into a company. This workshop will address the fundamentals of due diligence: market, business, financial and legal. During this workshop, participants will learn how to answer the following questions: Why is diligence necessary? Who is responsible for carrying out diligence exercises? What due diligence documents should I expect to see? What are some specific things I should look out for when performing diligence on a company? And how will diligence impact my investment decisions?

CELLONATION 2016
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center

The NYUAD Music Program and Abu Dhabi Classics present CELLONATION 2016, featuring the 25 Cellists in the NYUAD Cello Ensemble, Guest French Cellist Yan Levionnois, and Soprano Rachel Mills. The Program will feature Solo and Chamber Music Works From Piazzolla and Vivaldi to Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 for 8 Celli & Soprano.


CELLONATION 2016 will be directed by Gwyneth Bravo, Professor of Music, NYUAD, Matthew Quayle, Professor of Music, NYUAD, and Warren Churchill, Lecturer of Music, NYUAD.



Tech Tuesdays – AI (Artificial Intelligence) and VR (Virtual Reality)
Part of "startAD Tech Tuesdays"
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus - Arts and Humanities Building, Lecture Hall (Building A6, 007)
Tech Tuesdays is a new meetup style program bringing together technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest trends and innovations in emerging industries.

Honoring The Prophet Mohammed
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
The editors of LAL discuss three works honoring the life, legacy, and wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad.  The panellists will include Sean W. Anthony Editor, Library of Arabic Literature, NYUAD; Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and CulturesOhio State University,  and Tahera Qutbuddin Editor, Library of Arabic Literature, NYUAD; Associate Professor of Arabic LiteratureUniversity of Chicago

The discussion will be moderated by James Montgomery Executive Editor, Library of Arabic Literature, NYUAD; Sir Thomas Adams Professor of ArabicUniversity of Cambridge.


Issues in Translation: The Library of Arabic Literature
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: The Cultural & Scientific Association

As an editor for the Library of Arabic Literature, the speaker discusses general issues in translation. The Library of Arabic Literature series offers Arabic editions and English translations of significant works of Arabic literature, with an emphasis on the seventh to nineteenth centuries. This includes texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and encompasses a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history, and historiography.
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