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Mark Your Calendars

A glimpse into what’s happening on campus this upcoming week.

Sep 30, 2018

Graduate School Weekend
Are you interested in pursuing graduate school but not sure what your options are? Want more information about the programs that are out there and their application process? Then the Career Development Center’s fifth annual Graduate School Weekend on Oct. 6 is for you. More than 30 programs from various fields will be attending the event, from the arts, medicine and law, to business, STEM, international relations and more. The event will be attended by universities such as Duke-NUS, University of Cambridge, Georgetown University and Harvard University. Come listen to a panel discussion on graduate school applications with university representatives, financial aid and letters of recommendation and get a sense of what programs exist. The event will take place on Oct. 6 between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Arts and Humanities Building. The full schedule, list of attending programs and RSVP form can be found here.
Arts Chats
If you have an interest in dance, music or theater, but are not sure how to turn that interest into a career, join the Career Development Center on Oct. 1 for Arts Chats with NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Arts Professor of Music, Carlos Guedes. Guedes is a composer and the creator of Jinn, a choreo-musical work that explores the concept of Jinn in Arab culture through motion and music. Jinn will premier in The Arts Center on Oct. 10. Come speak with a contemporary artist and creator about what you can do to further your passion for the arts and learn how Guedes turned his interest into a career. The event will take place at the CDC Career Cafe at 6:30 p.m.
Sexual Respect Awareness Week
NYUAD has organized a Sexual Respect Awareness Week to raise awareness about topics like sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence and consent. Various events will be taking place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3, including Consent Zone Training, Consent Dialogues and Bystander Intervention Training. The aim of these events is to promote discussion between students concerning sexual respect and to provide students the chance to learn more about healthy relationships. The full schedule of events for the week can be found here along with RSVP links for each event.
Focus Group: Public Policy Programs at NYUAD
The Higher Education Sector of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge will be conducting a focus group at NYUAD on Oct. 7 concerning the draft bylaw on international students, expected to be published by the executive council of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. The aim of the focus group is for ADEK to gather more insight and views on the subject from international students at NYUAD. It is an opportunity to assist the bylaw in reflecting the perspectives of international students at NYUAD. If you are interested in sharing your views, fill in this form by Oct. 3 and be at the Campus Life Suite (C2-E013) on Oct 7. at 2:00 p.m.
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