Inauguration Moments

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.

Monday September 19
NYU a cappella group peforms during NYU Sings

One of NYU's a cappella groups peforms during NYU Sings.

Inauguration Celebration Week kicked off with NYU Serves: a service and volunteer fair to connect members of the NYU community with local non-profits and community-based organizations.

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.

President Hamilton addressing NYU's public safety officers at the Public Safety Roll Call

President Hamilton addressing NYU's public safety officers at the Public Safety Roll Call.

   

President Hamilton visiting booths at the NYU Serves: volunteer fair.

President Hamilton visiting booths at the NYU Serves: volunteer fair.

A cappella group performance

NYU Sings featured some of NYU's best a cappella groups on campus.

Tuesday September 20

The NYU Talks series began with Discovery, featuring three faculty at the College of Dentistry whose research informs the understanding of human development.

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.

NYU Talks: Aging speaker Dr. Joshua Chodosh and others greet President Hamilton.

NYU Talks: Aging speaker Dr. Joshua Chodosh and others greet President Hamilton.

Dr. Abraham Brody presented palliative care approaches to better life quality at NYU Talks: Aging.

Dr. Abraham Brody presented palliative care approaches to better life quality at NYU Talks: Aging.

   

Dr. Elena Cunningham spoke on how ecological and social factors contribute to the evolution of human primate cognition.

Dr. Elena Cunningham spoke on how ecological and social factors contribute to the evolution of human primate cognition.

Wednesday September 21
Students explored tech at the Leslie eLab at Community Squares: Make it Yourself.

Students explored tech at the Leslie eLab at Community Squares: Make it Yourself. © NYU Photo Bureau: Kahn

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.

Community: Make it Together art installation piece.

Community: Make it Together art installation piece. © NYU Photo Bureau: Miller

   

Students prepared smoothies at Community Squares: Make a Meal.

Students prepared smoothies at Community Squares: Make a Meal.

Thursday September 22

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

Violet Lights dazzled the audience in Gould Plaza.

   

Robert Jackson presenting at Mapping your Story. © NYU Photo Bureau: Miller

Robert Jackson presenting at Mapping your Story. © NYU Photo Bureau: Miller

At Mapping Your Story, students creatively reflected on their study away experiences.

At Mapping Your Story, students creatively reflected on their study away experiences. © NYU Photo Bureau: Miller

Friday September 23
Speaker at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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.

Participant at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Participant at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was held at the Kimmel Center.

NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was held at the Kimmel Center.

Speaker at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker at NYU Together: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Sunday, September 25
Photo: Andy Hamilton Speaking at Inauguration

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.

Photo: guests arriving to the Inauguration

Guests arriving to the Inauguration Ceremony. © NYU Photo Buerau: Slezak

Photo: student singing National Anthem

NYU Tisch sophomore sings the National Anthem. © NYU Photo Bureau: Slezak

 

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