NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - April 2013

In This Issue:

NYU Wagner News

Wagner is welcoming the changing of seasons with exciting news and projects of our own.  Check out what we have going on below.

Moral Courage Project
Our very own Irshad Manji has added a new chapter to her Moral Courage Project by launching a Moral Courage Youtube Channel.  

Capstone
If you are interested in becoming a Capstone Client, we are now accepting Capstone proposals for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.  The proposal deadline is May 24, 2013.

Ignite Fellowship for Women of Color
The IGNITE Fellowship for Women of Color in the Social Sector is a nine-month program that celebrates and nurtures the leadership of 35 mid-career women of color in nonprofits across the US. The fellowship offers exposure to best practices, processes for building personal and organizational leadership, opportunities to build and strengthen core management capacities, and a national network of women of color leading organizations. IGNITE begins with an institute from August 1-6, 2013 that draws on the best of New York City as a hub for nonprofit innovation and offers Fellows a space to engage in reflection and rejuvenation. Over the ensuing nine months, fellows participate in ongoing peer mentoring, coaching and webinars to work toward personal and professional leadership goals.

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Greenwich, CT Talk with Dean Carol A. Mandel
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The home of Leah Lebec, PhD (GSAS '85) & Alain Lebec
10 Lauder Lane
Greenwich, CT
Registration

Lecture: Da Mussolini a Disney
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:00 PM
NYU Florence
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese 120
Florence, Italy
Register

Screening - National Theatre Live: This House
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
Tickets

An Evening With Composer Mychael Donna and Director Atom Egoyan
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Grand Auditorium de la BnF
Hall Est (entrée par le Hall Ouest)
Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris, France
More information

NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in NYC
Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30
The Edge
95 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
Register

NYU Alumni Club in Seattle Happy Hour
Thursday, April 25, 2013
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Triple Door Restaurant
216 Union St
Seattle, WA
Registration

NYU Alumni Club in Russia Event
Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
KISA BAR, 24/1 Tverskoy Bulvar, Moscow
Registration

NYU Alumni Afterwork in Madrid
Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Orio Madrid Fuencarral
Calle de Fuencarral, 49
28004 Madrid, Spain
Registration

NYU Alumni Club Event in Delhi
Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:30 PM
Smoke House Grill
2, VIPPS Centre
North Wing, LSC Masjid Moth
Greater Kailash II, New Delhi, India
Registration

Lichtenstein at Tate Modern
Friday, April 26, 2013
6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG, UK
Register

NYU Alumni of the Triangle April 2013 Networking Event
Friday, April 26, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ruckus
1101 Market Center Drive
Morrisville, NC
RSVP

Performance: The Gruffalo
Saturday, April 27, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY
Tickets

The Castle II: An Evening with The Fortune Society
Monday, April 29, 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

NYU Buenos Aires: Jazz & Pop - Live Concert
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
NYU Buenos Aires
Anchorena 1314
Capital Federal
(C1415ELF) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Register

Concert: NYU Steel
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Frederick Loewe Theatre
35 West Fourth Street
New York, NY
More information

NYU Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement & Management Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
9:00am - 10:30am
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

IPSA's 2nd Annual Fair Trade Fashion Show
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

NYU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kimmel Center for University Life
Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
More information

Conflict, Security and Development Series: The Use of Economic Statecraft in Overcoming Political Impasse in North Africa
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

NYU Alumni Happy Hour in Toronto
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Proof, The Vodka Bar
Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville
220 Bloor Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2, Canada
Registration

NYU Washington, DC: Alumni Speakers Series with David Burstein
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
6:00pm
NYU Washington, DC
Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC
Registration

Book Launch with Joyce Apsel, Co-editor of Genocide Matters
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway
New York, NY
More information

NYU Golf Outing
Monday, May 13, 2013
11:00 AM TPC Jasna Polana
8 Lawrenceville Rd.
Princeton, NJ
Register

Public Forum: Infrastructure
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Global Center Concourse
238 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Author Reading: "They Write From the Borders" with Neil Bissoondath
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Petit Auditorium de la BnF
Hall Est Quai François Mauriac
75013 Paris, France
M: Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand ou Quai de la gare
More information

NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Nassau
Thursday, May 16, 2013
6:30 PM
Miller's Levittown Ale House
3046 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY
Register

NYU Greenwich Alumni Club Kick-Off Event
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Centro
328 Pemberwick Road
Greenwich, CT
Register

NYU Alumni Reception in Mexico City
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Club Piso 51
Reforma 505
Colonia Cuauhtemoc,
06500, Mexico, DF
Register

NYU Alumni Brunch in Istanbul
Sunday, May 19, 2013
11:30am - 1:30pm
Istanbul, Turkey
Register

NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Suffolk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:30pm
The Garden at Studio Square
35-33 36th St
New York, NY
Register

NYU Chicago Alumni Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location TBD
Chicago, IL
Register

NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Suffolk
Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30pm
Schafer's
111 West Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY
Register

7th Annual 'Wave the Flag for Wagner' Alumni Celebration
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Atlantic Philanthropies | 75 Varick Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY
REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

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NYU Alumni Events!

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the link below.

University-wide Alumni Calendar

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Public Service Spotlight

Read about Sam Schaffzin's role as Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps.

Samuel Schaffzin

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Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Suhaly Bautista (MPA 2011) recently accepted the Arts Educator / Program Facilitator position at Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation in the Bronx, NYC.  In this role, Suhaly designs an arts-based curriculum for high school students at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design. In addition to facilitating the after school arts program, Suhaly also manages a community service learning project with her students in the Southeast Bronx.

Bryce Clark (EMPA/Nurse Leaders 2013) recently accepted a position as a Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Manager at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In this role, Bryce utilizes process and performance improvement methodologies to manage projects related to hospital quality and patient safety goals.

John Jost (PhD 2002) is now the Research Project Director at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  This 5-year National Institute of Health (NIH) funded study examines whether providing financial incentives for abstinence from drugs will help HIV-infected drug users control their HIV.

Peter Kralovec (MUP 2008) recently accepted the Program Manager position at the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2). In this role, Peter supports inter-agency teams of federal employees working in seven distressed cities around the country. These teams work closely with city leadership to provide technical assistance and planning resources for economic development. Peter will also identify emerging lessons, best practices, and regulatory barriers in federal policy surfacing from work in SC2’s seven pilot cities and other economically distressed communities.

Jeremy Kranowitz (MPA 1997) was recently selected to hold the position of first Executive Director of Sustainable America (www.sustainableamerica.org), a new non-profit organization dedicated to finding efficiencies and making the country more resilient in the agriculture and transportation sectors. 

 

Annie Nussbaum (MPA 2010) was recently named Perioperative Medicine Services Manager at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  Annie manages the administrative and operational goals of the Perioperative Medicine Division and oversee the staff in providing, monitoring, and evaluating the care provided to the target patient population. She works to establish and maintain quality assessment and improvement programs as well as coordinate department activity for optimal, efficient, and cost-effective patient care. She is also be responsible for hiring, mentoring, and evaluating office staff and overseeing the orientation and ongoing development of staff.

Christina Coiro Powell (MPA 2005) is now the Director of The Fund for HHC, the philanthropic arm of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  The Fund for HHC secures external support for a variety of HHC programs and awareness-building efforts and is a catalyst for innovative approaches to help HHC patients gain improved access to safe, high quality healthcare.  The Fund works closely with HHC clinical and management staff to identify projects that align with HHC's mission and strategic priorities, and to secure financial support for them.

Clara Roa (MPA 2004) recently accepted the Development Consultant position at Vascular Cures, a Venture Philanthropy Medical Research Foundation. In this role, Clara leads an $8 million major donor campaign to create the first major vascular tissue biobank in the country.

Diana Silver (PhD 2007) was recently appointed the Director of Undergraduate Programs, NYU Global Institute on Public Health. In this role, Dr. Silver provides oversight of the undergraduate global public health curriculum and academic development, collaborating with schools/departments offering global public health majors.

Mytri Sundaresh (MPA 2010) recently accepted the Revenue Cycle Consultant position with FTI Consulting.  In this role, Mytri builds and cultivates client relationships while expanding FTI Healthcare client portfolio and manages client projects to reduce risk.  She also serves as a team leader to utilize creative problem solving techniques and produces engagement deliverables and contributes to and lead data analysis activities.

Amita Swadhin (MPA 2011) recently accepted a position at Peer Health Exchange as Los Angeles Executive Director, relocating from New York City to Los Angeles. The national nonprofit gives teens the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions by training college student volunteers to present a comprehensive health curriculum in public schools lacking health education.
Prior to her move, Amita conceived of and co-created Secret Survivors, a theater project by Ping Chong & Company featuring her and other survivors of child sexual abuse telling their stories. A documentary and educational toolkit (co-authored by Swadhin) based on the show were released in October 2012 and are available at www.secretsurvivors.org.

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Wagner Alumni Work-Away-From-Work

Wagner alumni are doing interesting, innovative and intriguing things outside of work - through blogs, books, papers, research, presentations, awards and other resources!

This month...

Abby FanelliAbby Fanelli Slovin Novel
Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal

Abby Slovin (MPA '07)
Shortly after graduating from Wagner, Abby Slovin completed her novel, Letters In Cardboard Boxes, and was awarded the First Horizon Award for superior work by a debut author. Told through the relationship between a granddaughter and her eccentric grandmother, this fictional story focuses on loss, regret. and the struggle to cope with the realities of dementia.  Learn more about Abby's projects at www.abbyslovin.com.

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Office of Career Services (OCS): Mid - to - Senior Level Job Postings

Wagner's OCS Career Directory is a great resource for alumni looking to take the next step in their career. Here is a sampling of mid- to senior-level postings currently available:

  • Senior Project Manager
    New York City Economic Development Corp. (New York, NY)
  • Senior Associate/Public Transit Planners
    Nelson/Nygard Consulting Associates (Boston, MA)
  • Planner (Urban Designer/Physical Planning)
    Dyett & Bhatia (San Francisco, CA)
  • Instructional Designer
    Gallup (Omaha, NE)
  • Policy Advisor
    Health and Human Services Worker Connect (New York, NY)

Log on to the OCS Career Directory for full job descriptions and application instructions online. Be sure to check the Career Directory regularly for a job posting perfect for YOU.

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Support Wagner With Your Tax-Deductible Contribution!
 

Did you donate to the Wagner Annual Fund in 2012? Your contribution is tax-deductible!

If you plan to give to Wagner in 2013, consider joining one of Wagner's two giving circles, Friends of Wagner (gifts of $250 or more) or the Dean's Circle (gifts of $1,000 or more). These two donor societies provide special recognition to alumni for their extraordinary generosity and commitment. To learn more, visit our Support Wagner page.

Whether through donations of time or money, we appreciate all the ways alumni give back. Our growth and strength is a testament to your good will. THANK YOU for your support.

 

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Be in the Next "Did You Know...?"

In each issue of the Wagner Alumni e-News, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your news with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!

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