Inauguration Celebration Week (September 19 - 25, 2016) featured a series of special events that shared the innovation, vision, and character driving NYU's global community.
The first day of events ended on a high note as some of NYU’s best a cappella groups demonstrated their vocal talents during NYU Sings: An A Cappella Showcase.
The star panel of experts at Aging: Things that Matter discussed the latest in their works on newly explored but well-known features of aging that matter to us all - family caregiving, making decisions about life quality, maintaining oral health and cognition, and technology.
In the evening, students and faculty attended an open-house at the Center on Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), a university-wide center whose research and education programs are focused on urban informatics. Using NYC as its lab, it integrates and applies NYU strengths in the natural, data, and social sciences to understand and improve cities throughout the world.
Assistant Professor Hugh Vo discusses CUSP's current research portfolio
During NYU Talks: Smart Cities, city planning and urban engineering experts explored new ideas for how cities can employ green technology.
MakerSpace Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at NYU Tandon.
The MakerSpace at NYU Tandon houses several 3D printers.
The NYU community discovered the serious art of play during Community Squares: Make it Together and joined others to create a public piece of communal art. At Make it Yourself, the Leslie eLab shared some of the tools and technology on hand that can help transform a random notion into the next big idea.
Panelists at NYU Talks: The Earth discussed the range and urgency of new approaches to our increasingly unpredictable global condition, and how to keep our work and lives more “earth-minded.”
NYU students live in the cultural food nexus of the world: now let's eat like it! President Andrew Hamilton and Jennie Hamilton joined students for a campus-wide meal featuring some of New York City’s most famous and favorite dishes during NYU Eats.
Speaker at Community Squares: Make Your Mark, which showcased the history of NYU Press.
Provost Katherine Fleming at Community Squares: Make Your Mark.
Community Squares: Make it Healthy explored the myriad and mystifying connections between mind and body.
At Community Squares: Make a Statement, faculty and alumni read excerpts of their work and shared their creative writing processes.
Presenter leaves the stage at the Graduate Student Lightning Talk Challenge.
Graduate Student Lightning Talk Challenge.
Andrew Hamilton at NYU Eats
Andrew Hamilton with students at NYU Eats.
World-renowned poets, novelists, essayists, and translators joined at NYU Talks: Words, where they spoke about their intimate relationship to words and writing. The panel on The Mind offered compelling viewpoints from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and classics, about how the brain, mind, consciousness and culture are connected.
Thursday’s events concluded in Gould Plaza with Violet Lights and NYU Screens. The facade of Tisch Hall was transformed into a canvas for the Violet Lights Project, which consisted of various student projects and a live dance performance that celebrate living in and making it in New York City. Afterward, families and community members settled in for a movie night with a screening of Finding Dory.
Violet Lights illuminate Tisch Hall.
Dancers performed during the presentation of Violet Lights.
Violet Lights illuminate Tisch Hall.
President Andrew Hamilton with Violet Lights dancers and creative team.
A free screening of Finding Dory followed Violet Lights.
Inauguration Celebration Week concluded with students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumnus and retirees exploring NYU's legacy of equity, diversity, and inclusion. At NYU Together, President Hamilton, Provost Fleming, and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force co-chairs celebrated NYU's storied past and prompted conversation in order to shape an aspirational future.
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Andrew D. Hamilton was installed as NYU's 16th President. The passing of the torch complete, Andy held the original University Charter and bestowed the very first Making A Difference Awards amongst other presentations.
President Andrew Hamilton holds the University Charter
New York University Pipes and Drums led the processional.
Tisch student Kaila Wooten sings the national anthem.
New York Senior State Senator, Chuck Schumer, sits with NYU President Andrew Hamilton.
Yusef Komunyakaa, Professor of English, Faculty of Arts and Science, sharing his reading for the inauguration of President Hamilton.
Musical interlude provided by a string and percussion ensemble from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
The Inauguration of President Hamilton took place in the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Susan Hockfield, President-Elect, American Association for the Advancement of Science, shares her remarks.
President Andrew Hamilton speaks to the audience.
President Hamilton with Make a Difference Award recipients Diane Geng and Wei Ji Ma.
President Hamilton with Make a Difference Award recipient Scott Harrison.
President Hamilton with Make a Difference Award recipients Amy Zimmerman, Getzy Berger, and David Angelatos.
Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe receives a Make a Difference award.
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