NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - March 2013

In This Issue:

NYU Wagner News

Wagner celebrated well in February by gathering graduates around the world for a global happy hour and for the 6th annual Alumni of Color Reception.

The spring holds just as many exciting happenings. Mark your calendars for this year's "Wave the Flag for Wagner" Alumni Celebration on Wednesday, June 12th! Join us as we reconnect with alumni from all graduating classes and welcome in those who will have just earned their alumni status.

We can also look forward to a calendar full of warmer weather activities, including programming with the new Alumni Affinity Groups in Healthcare and Diversity & Inclusion. Find a listing of other exciting events below.

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Panel Discussion: Annual Afternoon Forum - Leading to Economic Security
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kimmel Center, Room 802
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
RSVP

NYU Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement and Management Affinity Group
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9:00am - 10:30am
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
RSVP

NYU Wagner 2013 Public Service Career Expo
Thursday, March 7, 2013
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Metropolitan Pavilion South
125 West 18th Street (between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)
New York, NY
RSVP

NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour Around the World
Thursday, March 7, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Various locations
RSVP

NYU DC: Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
6:30pm
NYU Washington DC
Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, DC
RSVP

Concert: Haydn, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin
Monday, March 18, 2013
6:00pm
NYU Florence
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese 120
Florence, Italy
RSVP to lapietra.reply@nyu.edu

Boston Alumni Club Monthly Meet-Up
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Back Bay Social Club
867 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
RSVP to alumni.boston@nyu.edu

Wunderkammer
Wednesday, March 20 - Sunday, March 24, 2013
8:00pm & 3:00pm
NYU Skirball Center
New York, NY
RSVP

Making It In Media: Women in Media
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY
RSVP

Film Screening: Mugabe: Villain or Hero?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
11:30am - 2:30pm
The Puck Building
The Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in NYC
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Houston Hall
222 W Houston St (b/w Bedford St & Varick St)
New York, NY
RSVP

WMLO Speed Networking Event
Thursday, March 28
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Learning to Lead
Friday, March 29, 2013
9:00am - 12:00pm
The Puck Building
The Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Urban Exposure: Out in Public
Friday, March 29, 2013
5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Puck Building
The Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Puck Building
Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette St
New York, NY  10012
RSVP

Film Screening: The Long Shadow of Incarceration's Stigma
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Puck Building
Jersey Conference Room
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
RSVP

GMO Labeling: Do We Need It?
Thursday, April 4, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
NYU Global Center
238 Thompson St, 5th floor, Grand Hall
(b/w Washington Square S. and W. 3rd St)
New York, NY
RSVP

Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent
Saturday, April 6, 2013
8:40am - 5:00pm
Kaufman Management Center (NYU Stern) - Paulson Auditorium
44 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Local Innovations in Bus Rapid Transit: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
9:00am - 10:30am
The Puck Building
The Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Short Talks, Big Ideas: Transportation Innovations
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

Climate-Proofing Connectivity: The Future of New York’s Links to the Northeast Corridor
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
8:30am - 11:30am
The Puck Building
The Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
RSVP

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

7th Annual 'Wave the Flag for Wagner' Alumni Celebration
Wednesday, June 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: TBA
New York, NY

 

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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 how Bryan's work at College Possible Omaha helps students achieve success from college admission to graduation.  Since Bryan joined College Possible, he has see the organization grow and ACT scores increase 17.7%!

Bryan Seck

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Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Jen Lau (MPA '10) recently accepted a consultant position with Ernst & Young's healthcare practice.  In this role, Jen will provide advisory services to healthcare providers in areas such as revenue cycle, reimbursement/regulatory, finance transformation, supply chain, managed care operations. Currently, she is helping a large academic medical center in the Southeast with their ICD-10 implementation.

Evian Patterson (MPA '10) was recently named the Management Analyst position with the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT).  In this role, Evian serves as principal analyst of revenue planning and operations of District wide parking meters and residential parking services.  He maintains measurement systems of city wide parking performance and is responsible for resource allocation for key city programming.  He also manages citywide initiatives including programs to determine performance parking and enhanced residential parking around newly developed business zones and key areas of growth in DC.

Kandi Shejavali (MPA '98) now serves as the Director: Monitoring and Evaluation with Millennium Challenge Account Namibia, a 5-year, U.S. government-funded development program aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth.

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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...

Becky Bavinger

In 2007, Becky Bavinger (MPA 2012) co-founded and co-directed Destiny Foundation, a social enterprise based in Kolkata, India. The aim of the organization is to end sex trafficking and domestic violence through economic empowerment of women. Becky has relocated to the US and now volunteers as a marketing/sales representative for the organization. Since the founding of Destiny in 2007, they have been able to work with and employ over fifty women.

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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:

  • Syndromic Surveillance Research Analyst
    Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • Research Associate, Center on Victimization and Safety
    Vera Institute of Justice (Washington, DC)
  • Finance Director, UMCOR Haiti
    United Methodist Committee on Relief (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Repair the World (Seattle, WA)
  • State Advocacy Manager
    Community Catalyst (Boston, MA)
  • Founding Executive Director At Educators 4 Excellence: Connecticut
    On-Ramps (New Haven, CT)
  • Senior Officer, Institutional Philanthropy & Partnerships
    International Rescue Committee (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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Spring for Wagner in March!
 

This month, spring for Wagner and make a contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund.

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 donate online 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.  We greatly appreciate the support of our alumni and friends.

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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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