NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - December 2012 / January 2013

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NYU Wagner News

Season's Greetings from NYU Wagner.

Wagner has had an outstanding 2012! We hosted a record-breaking number of alumni events around the world; launched a new "alumni profiles" webpage; and created regional groups in New Orleans, East Africa, and China, as well as a healthcare affinity group in NYC. Wagner soared to #6 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, and alumni are more active and engaged than ever before. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the ways you give back to Wagner.

In addition to celebrating our success, we close the year with a bittersweet farewell to Ellen Schall as she steps down from her post as Dean. Ellen's bold, brilliant, and committed leadership over the last ten years helped to propel Wagner to international prominence. Procuring our beautiful home in the Puck Building, recruiting world-class faculty, and spearheading our ascension from #26 to #6 are but a few of her amazing accomplishments.

We thank Ellen for inspiring and empowering our community - students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends - to transform our personal commitment into public service leadership. Stay tuned for more details on our farewell celebration, which will take place this spring.

Ellen will remain on faculty at NYU Wagner, and she will join NYU's central leadership team after she returns from her spring semester sabbatical. Click here to view her departing message to the Wagner community.

We wish you a very happy and safe holiday season!


Congratulations to Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji, author, activist, educator and Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner, was presented Nov. 11 with the New York Society for Ethical Culture's highest honor – the Ethical Humanist Award. Established in 1970, the award has been presented just 16 times.

On November 11th, the New York Society for Ethical Culture presented their Ethical Humanist Award to Irshad Manji, the director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action.  She was awarded for her Moral Courage Project, which enables people to become active global citizens by speaking up in the face of intimidation.  According to NYESC, "The Ethical Humanist Award is the Society's highest honor.  The Award was established in 1970 to honor an individual who has acted with extraordinary moral courage, without regard for the sanction or acclaim of his or her peers or of society, and whose actions have had broad humanizing implications.  Since 1970, the award has been presented just 16 times."

Join the Wagner community in congratulating Irshad Manji!
Read more about the Moral Courage Project.

Publish your Capstone paper in the Wagner Review

The Wagner Review, NYU Wagner’s student-run academic journal, serves as a literary trophy case for the Wagner community. The Review seeks to showcase and honor students’ outstanding scholarly and academic contributions to the school, and enhance Wagner’s prestige and profile among broader external communities of public service. One of the most effective ways we have of doing this is by showing off the results of the year-long projects completed by our recent alumni. If you are interested in building your resume through publication of your work, honing your writing skills by working with our talented editors, and showcasing the work you’ve done on important public service issues, submit your paper at the link provided below. Submissions are due by midnight on December 16th. If you have any questions, contact us at wagner.review@gmail.com.



Events, Lectures and Regional Events

A Night at the Opera
Saturday, December 1, 2012
3:00pm and 8:00pm
Black Box Theatre
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY

For tickets, click here

Joffrey Ballet School: The Nutrcracker
Sunday, December 2, 2012
1:00pm and 7:00pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY

For tickets, click here

Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement & Management Affinity Group Meeting
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
9:00am - 10:30am
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner New Orleans Alumni Happy Hour
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
6:00pm – 7:30pm
4905 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA

To RSVP, click here

Wagner Alumni Holiday Get Together in Washington, DC
Thursday, December 6, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Address disclosed until RSVP is made
Washington, DC

To RSVP, click here

New Jersey Alumni Community Service Day
Saturday, December 8, 2012
8:30am - 11:30am
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal
Hillside, NJ

To register, click here

NYU N'harmonics 15th Anniversary Alumni Concert
Monday, December 10, 2012
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Drom, 85 Avenue A
New York, NY

For tickets, click here

Tisch West 6th Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
8:00pm - 1:00am
Lexington Social House, 1718 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA

To register, click here

Book Talk by Professor Rae Zimmerman on Transport, the Environment, and Security.  Making the Connection.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 
9:00am - 10:30am (8:30am - 9:00am for registration)
NYU Wagner Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) Winter Open House
Thursday, December 13, 2012
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, #806
New York, NY

For more information, click here

NYU Alumni in South Florida Holiday Gathering
Friday, December 14, 2012
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Chart House
3000 Northeast 32nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL

RSVP by December 13th to nyusouthflorida@gmail.com.

Performance: Winter Choral Concert
Friday, December 14, 2012
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Frederick Loewe Theatre
35 West 4th Street
New York, NY

For tickets, click here

NYU Alumni Year End Party in Seoul
Monday, December 17, 2012
Westin Chosun Hotel
87 Sogong-Dong, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-070
Seoul, South Korea

To register, click here

Wagner Alumni HOLIDAY Happy Hour in NYC
Thursday, December 20, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Amity Hall, 80 West 3rd Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Alumni in Boston: Monthly Meetup Happy Hour
Thursday, December 20, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Back Bay Social Club
867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

NYU Alumni Year-End Party in Turkey
Friday, December 21, 2012
8:00pm - 11:00pm
W Lounge, W Istanbul
Suleyman Seba Cad. No:22
Akaretler, Besiktas
Istanbul 34357 Turkey

To RSVP, click here


NYU Alumni Events!

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

University-wide Alumni Calendar


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 Analyst
    Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP (Washington, DC)
  • Associate Director of Advancement
    Michael J. Fox Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Charter School Business Manager
    Charter School Business Fellows (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Chair of Health Administration and Policy
    University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE)
  • Conservation Science and Policy Coordinator
    Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, DC)
  • City Planner
    Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Consultant of Client Development
    Gallup (Global locations)
  • Transit Planner II
    City and County of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

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.


Public Service Spotlight

Sherine Khalil (MPA 2002) Sherine shares about her journey to her current role as Chief Operating Officer at The Child Mind Institute. 

Read more about Sherine.



Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Jennifer Jones Austin (MS '97) was recently named Executive Director and CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Industries.

Joe Fisher (MPA '06) became Vice President/Director of Strategy at Draftfcb.

Nick Holsapple (MPA '12) was recently named Regional Manager of Staffing and Training in the Emergency Services Department at American Red Cross in Greater New York.

Becky Koepnick (MUP '04) is now Director of the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

Emilie Maurice (MPA '09) recently accepted a position as Partnerships Analyst for the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for UN Women.

Pranav Sharma (MPA '10) was recently promoted to Analyst, Higher Education and Not-for-Profits Team, Public Finance Group at Moody's Investor Service.

Kaitlyn Falk Wong (MPA '04) is now the Director of Institutional Funding at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.


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...

Kari Hayden (MPA '07) was featured in a Huffington Post article giving advice for future social change makers. Kari has worked with some of the leading organizations in social change (e.g. Grameen, DonorsChoose, and Slavery Footprint) and she's the founding partner of her own consulting firm, m.o. Partners.



Peace, Hope, Joy, and Wagner!

We know you all work hard to make the world a more peaceful, joyous place. As you celebrate the sentiments of the season, we hope you will remember NYU Wagner when making your annual donations. Your gifts support lifelong education and programming opportunities provided for students and alumni alike. Help us respond to your evolving learning and career needs by contributing critical financial support. You can make an online contribution or mail a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604. Please indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund. 

THANK YOU to all who give back to Wagner, be it through donations of time or money. We appreciate the support our Alumni and Friends give us.



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!