Three Best Online Art Collections/Exhibits

One day, I saw my neighbor made a small toy house with his COVID self-test kits. Dumbfounded by his creativity, I began to explore art online. If you would also like to get art inspirations, here are three virtual art collections you can enjoy online from your home.

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Met Museum Collection Online

From The Death Of Socrates to Monet’s Bridge Over A Pond Of Water Lilies, you can browse more than 406,000 hi-res images of public-domain works in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art online.

Art Institute of Chicago Collection Online

Peek into Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom, Georges Seurat”s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Explore their  thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection.

Google Arts & Culture

No one can resist the interactive art experience from over 2000 leading museums and archives. Through the Virtual Gallery Tour, you can virtually ‘walk through’ the galleries of each partner cultural organization, using the same controls as Google Street View or by clicking on the gallery’s floor plan.

To Explore More

Our librarians prepared some research guides to help you get started. For example, finding images, browse IMA resources, etc.

Renewing Library books during COVID-19 lockdown

Dear faculty, students and staff,

We understand that you are concerned about returning library materials during the lockdown period. We are sending this notice to assure you that the Library is working on a solution to extend the renewable loans on your account on your behalf as soon as possible. Please hold onto any library loans you currently have and return them when the library reopens. Any fines accrued during the lockdown period will be waived when these items are returned.

Alternatively, you may check your library loans and renew the renewable ones by yourself during the week of May 16th by accessing your library account: http://library.nyu.edu/patron?vid=NYUSH.

If for any reason you still have to return the books, please contact shanghai.circulation@nyu.edu so that we can work with you individually.

If you are graduating this May, you will receive an email from us with options to renew or return your library books.

Best,

NYU Shanghai Library

Funniest Documentaries of All Time

You might be like me, who did meditation, yoga, took online classes, watched live streaming and comedy movies, and listened to podcasts, simply just trying to keep hanging there.

As I was searching for something fun, I found some comedy documentaries, a category I never thought about. Here are some of them:

Shut Up, Little Man!

I defy you to watch this film and not laugh. The trailer explains the premise pretty well, but basically when two friends tape record their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally create one of the first ‘viral’ pop-culture sensations.

Blurring the lines between art and exploitation, Shut Up Little Man is a darkly comic modern fable.

Watch trailer

 

Winnebago Man

Now here’s a real gem. In the 1990s, a VHS tape was passed around from person to person starring “Winnebago man,” the world’s worst camper salesman.

The outtakes reel turned into a full-blown Internet phenomenon on YouTube in 2005, and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos.

Watch trailer

 

Zombie Girl: The Movie

This one isn’t so much laugh out loud funny as it is cute-funny. But you’ll laugh too. Here’s the film’s official synopsis: Emily Hagins is making a zombie movie. It’s feature-length, it’s bloody, and the zombies don’t run. Just like it should be. But there’s just one difference between her film and every other zombie movie you’ve ever seen. Emily is twelve.

Watch trailer

 

Bonus

If you’d like to explore more, search “Comedy” on Kanopy.

For example, Kanopy has this great comedy collection from Stash Short Film Festival

Make Social Impact: Resources and Grant

If you are thinking about summer unpaid internships in non-profit organizations, I found this great grant opportunity for you!To explore the non-profit career path, you can start with these students’ stories, books, and the Social Impact Internship Grant.

Tap to know more and apply
01 Culturally Mindful Communication: Essential Skills for Public and Nonprofit Professionals

Provide useful strategies for students and practitioners of public service to improve their intercultural communication skills 

02 Careers in Non-profits and Government Agencies
An insider guide about:- What types of jobs are available to MBAs and undergrads?
– What work life is like, including things like hours, culture, vacations, and compensation
– How to get your foot in the door at a non-profit or government agency?
– What resources are there to aid you in your research and job search?

03 Nonprofit Management 101: a complete and practical guide for leaders and professionals

A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit. This handbook brings together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience.
04 She Made It: the toolkit for female founders in the digital age

Especially for a new generation of fiercely independent and ambitious career women.
Lastly, remember to check out this great opportunity!

CDC Social Impact Internship Summer Application
Application Deadline: June 12, 11:59 PM

Apply Now!
Decision Announcement: June 27

Papers? Projects? Here’s How We Can Help!

Enter the last three weeks of the semester. Hang in there! We can make it!

Let the Library help you with your papers, final projects, and other key assignments.

01 Go with a guide

Facing overwhelming information, you can get a simple start from: Research Guides, which are handcrafted by our librarians with loads of premium resources in over 70 different subject areas. 
They’ll save you hours of search time and set you up to write solid, deeply researched papers.

02 Talk to us!

Ask a Librarian. Chat with us. Share your research topic and we can point you toward books, articles, databases, and more.

For customized one-on-one help, set up a consultation with a subject librarian in your area of study. Talking your topic out with someone knowledgeable in the field can open fresh perspectives and spark new ideas!

03 Keep it together

There are a variety of citation management tools to help you organize your citations and build bibliographies in a snap.

04 Go off script

Beyond consultations and research guides, check our popular Streaming Video, Databases, and Ebooks.

Chat & Stories about Identity

When I thought about something I long for during lockdown, it came to me that conversations, companion and community are more precious than ever.

Tomorrow, there is a panel discussion which four panelists will share their stories about negotiating identity, differences, and belonging.

Diversity Initiatives x NYUSH Reads

Identity Through the Lens of Others

Time: 7 – 8:30 PM, 4/21/2021

Place: Zoom

 

On the topic of identity, we select a few books for your leisure reading.

Born a crime: Stories from a South African childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.

 

Exit West

Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner–both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid’s most ambitious and electrifying novel yet.

 

Minor Feelings: an Asian American reckoning

In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals.

But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, from tech millionaires to service industry laborers.

 

Identity: Conversations with Benedetto Vecchi

Identity – a notion that by its very nature is elusive and ambivalent – has become a key concept for understanding the changing nature of social life and personal experience in our contemporary, liquid modern age.

In this brief book, Zygmunt Bauman explains compellingly why this is so.

Grow Vegetables on Balcony

It’s surprising how much veggies you can grow on a balcony.

I was reading this blog and began to daydream a balcony “farm” to store some vegetables for emergency food supplies.

The lockdown experience stirred up my interest in urban planting. If you are curious about it as well, check out some fun ebooks and videos I found.

01. Urban Gardening for Dummies

The “For Dummies” book series is always an easy way to start. 😉

02. Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live

It shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.

03. Growing Your Own Food in Hong Kong

User-friendly for beginners and those who may only have a balcony or a rooftop.

04. How to Grow Anything

You can learn to create gardens and landscapes in almost any setting, from large rural backyards to tight urban spaces, and in almost any climate.

Six Podcasts You Can Listen to Right Now

From the biggest business and tech news to career possibilities and scenarios, keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world today.

We picked six podcasts produced by the NYU community and relevant to the current business world.

Conversations

In his Conversations podcast, NYU President Andrew Hamilton interviews NYU faculty, students, and alumni who are using their intellectual gifts, determination, and creativity to make a profound difference in our world.

 

Stern Chats

NYU Stern MBA students run the Stern Chats podcast, centered on sharing the untold stories of students, alumni, administrators, and faculty.

 

All in a Day’s Work

Maybe you know exactly what you want to do post-graduation—or maybe you have no idea.

Featuring NYU community members who are navigating the workplace and doing interesting workAll in a Day’s Work covers topics include finding your passion, working at a start-up, and navigating the hiring process.

 

Flash Forward

In his critically acclaimed Flash Forward podcast, host Rose Eveleth (GSAS ’12) dives into future possibilities and scenarios—from artificial wombs to moon-stealing space pirates—and what such a future might look like.

 

The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief

A weekly round-up of top business and financial news from China’s leading financial magazine, Caixin, produced and hosted by the Sinica Podcast‘s Kaiser Kuo, featuring full stories from Caixin and conversations with Caixin writers and editors.

 

China Corner Office

China Conor Office features conversations with the leaders who have changed the way business is done in China.

Hosted by Chris Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the podcast shines light on the unique management models that have developed in China and what it takes to successfully run a business in China.

 

M O R E

NYU Alumni and University Podcasts

Business and Economics Podcasts

Peek into people’s career choices

What made you decide to be a…(psychologist, interior designer, therapist, etc.) ?

Take a break from your study, research and overwhelming information.

We picked some documentaries featuring interesting career options for you. They might give you a new perspective to think about your career possibilities.

Get inspired by these fascinating personal trajectories.

All documentaries are available on Kanopy, a streaming video website.

Recommend to log in to it here.

Becoming a Psychologist

Five prominent psychologists provide inspirational, behind-the-scenes insights into the driving factors that led them to study psychology and become professional psychologists.

 

2 Career Compass: Jobs In Housing & Interior Design

Explore the careers of an architect, general contractor and interior designer and other related professionals. Learn how their combined knowledge turns the idea of a house into a reality.

 

Jobs in Clothing, Textiles & Fashion

Explore the world of a clothing designer, fashion journalist and boutique owner and learn about other career opportunities available in the clothing and textiles industry.

 

Becoming a Physicist

Nine leading physicists describe fascinating aspects of their personal trajectories of how they became the professional scientists that they are today at prestigious institutions around the world.

 

Becoming a Historian

Five accomplished scholars describe passionately how certain personal experiences were crucial in triggering their interest in history and inspiring them to become historians.

 

Became an Environmentalist

Fascinating insights from marine biologist Edie Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Assocataion, and business Professor Andre Hoffman, University of Michigan, about the different paths they followed to become environmental scientists.

 

Becoming a Therapist

This video presents the insider’s story of student therapists during their Internship or Practicum year. What’s it like seeing your first clients? How do you handle making mistakes? How do you get the most out of Supervision?

Kanopy Streaming provides access to thousands of contemporary and classic feature films and documentaries, from the major Hollywood studios and well as independent and international filmmakers.

Earth Day | Sustainability Reading List

I, like many other house-bound folks during quarantine, have promised myself that I want to spend time doing something OTHER than Netflix: work out, maybe even start baking bread? One thing that’s definitely on the list is reading.

For transparency sake, reading also made an appearance on my ‘new year resolution’ list, but trust me – this time, it’s different.

This month is NYU Earth Month. NYU Libraries has compiled a guide to relevant ebooks, online videos, virtual tours, conferences and festivals, and citizen science projects.

We picked a list of environmental must-reads. Some are fiction, some are fact, but all of them are fantastic.

01. Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer shares her knowledge as an indigenous scientist through topics like ecological knowledge and teachings that can be found through plants.

In Braiding Sweetgrass, she emphasizes how plants and animals are our oldest teachers, and the traditional wisdom we can learn from them.

Read

02. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for the Green New Deal

Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.

Read

03. New York 2140 

This climate fiction book is mostly set in a fictional future New York City, which has been flooded by two major rises in seawater levels caused by climate change.

Most of New York City is permanently underwater, however, people still live in the upper floors of the buildings, much like in the Venice of today.

Read

04. Drawdown 20 Review

Project Drawdown conducts an ongoing review and analysis of climate solutions—the practices and technologies that can stem and begin to reduce the excess of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere—to provide the world with a current and robust resource.

The publication of the best-selling book Drawdown was the organisation’s inaugural body of work on climate solutions.

Read