NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - November 2011

In This Issue:

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Wagner Health Network Alumni-Student Mix & Mingle
Friday, November 4, 2011
6:00pm – 7:30pm
The City Tavern - 22 East 13th Street, NYC

Click here to RSVP!

Revolution Photographs from Libya 2011 by Bryan Denton
Ongoing exhibit until November 19, 2011
Gulf + Western Gallery 721 Broadway, at Waverly - Ground Floor, NYC

Click here for more information!

Across Party Lines: Voting and Civic Engagement in Communities of Color
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
12:30pm – 2:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Washington, D.C. Alumni Club Monthly Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cafe Du Parc, Willard Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC

For questions and to RSVP, contact alumni.dc@nyu.edu.

AIDS and the New Global Health Agenda: A Discussion with Laurie Garrett
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Wagner Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Slainte NYC - 304 Bowery (b/w Bleeker & Houston), NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

NYU in LA: Recent Alumni Networking Event
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:00pm 9:00pm
The Library @ The Redbury - 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us to meet, mix, and mingle with your fellow LA-based alumni at one of Hollywood's newest bars! Appetizers are on us!

To RSVP, please contact kate.gavulis@nyu.edu with your name, school, and year of graduation.

NYU Entrepreneurs Festival
Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm
New York University, Tisch Hall, 40 West 4th Street, NYC

More information, including a full agenda, list of speakers and links to RSVP here.

NYU Alumni of Central Florida Fall Gathering
Saturday, November 12, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Home of Frank & Therese Mundo - Winter Springs, FL

Please plan on joining fellow NYU alumni in the central Florida area for our fall gathering at the home of Therese and Frank Mundo. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Feel free to bring a guest.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact mokaty@foley.com or frankmmundo@gmail.com.

Vital Voices - Fall 2011: Guest Lecture Series: Alyse Nelson
Monday, November 14, 2011
12:30pm – 2:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Engaging the Public: Interactives Designed for Social Impact
Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30pm – 8:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

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NYU Symphony Orchestra to Give Free Concert
Monday, November 14, 2011
8:00pm
Church of St. Joseph - 361 6th Avenue (between Washington Place & Waverly Place), NYC

For additional information, call 212.998.5160, email nyu.orchestras@gmail.com or click here.

Beyond Borders and Detainment: Building Support for Immigrants' Rights and Immigration Reform in the U.S.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Concrete State of Mind: How Great Streets Can Make Us Happier and Healthier
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
8:30am – 10:30am
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

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The Greatest Grid: On Making and Remaking New York
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6:00pm – 7:30pm
19 Washington Square North, New York University, NYC

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Sweet Developments: Fair Trade Chocolate in Ghana in the 21st Century
Thursday, November 17, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Puck Building, Rice Conference Room / Newman Reception Area
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

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2011 Beaujolais Noveau Buffet
Friday, November 18, 2011
11:30am – 2:30pm
NYU Alumni – Faculty Torch club - 18 Waverly Place, NYC

The NYU Torch Club's pairing of the Traditional American Thanksgiving Buffet with the 2011 Beaujolais Noveau Release.

Open to all Alumni, Faculty and Administrators, $20.00 per person, Reservations accepted M-F 11:30am – 2:15pm (212-99T-ORCH).

Vital Voices - Fall 2011: Guest Lecture Series: E. Benjamin Skinner
Monday, November 28, 2011
12:30 – 2:00pm
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Global Perspectives of Road Safety: A conversation with public health expert Dr. Kelly J. Henning, Director of Public Health Programs for Bloomberg Philanthropies
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
8:30am – 10:00am
The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, NYC

Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Save the Date - NYU in Washington, DC: An Evening with Pete Hamill
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Washington DC

Save the Date! For more information, please contact alumni.regionalevents@nyu.edu.

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

NYU Alumni Events!

University-wide Alumni Calendar

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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:

  • Assistant Executive Director for Development
    Bronx Works (Bronx, NY)
  • Program Director
    Bolder Giving (New York, NY)
  • Corporate Development Director
    National Kidney Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Public Policy Director

    World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) (Washington, DC)

  • Senior Transportation Planner
    San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)(San Diego, CA)

  • Capital Budget and Economic Development Coordinator
    Office of the Brooklyn Borough President (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Associate Director of Portfolio Planning
    NYC Department of Education (DOE) (New York, NY)

  • Physician Practice Manager
    Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY)

  • Child Protection Officer, P-2, Kinshasa, DRC (JPO Position)
    UNICEF (Kinhasa, Congo)

  • President
    Valdosta State University (Valdosta, Georgia)

  • Senior Planner
    NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) (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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Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

Marc Minor (MPA '11) is the Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP.  Marc shares his story here.  He relates how his own journey of varied experience and education led him to a career in federal consulting.

Read more about Marc.

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Alumni Insights

Looking for career resources? Need someone to look at your resume? Interested in getting feedback on your cover letter? Join Wagner's Office of Career Services at walk-in hours each Tuesday (2-5pm) or Thursday (4-7pm) for a 20 minute session. You can also email wagner.ocss@nyu.edu to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Click here for more information!

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NYU Wagner Giving Circle

Want to get more out of your contribution to Wagner? Consider becoming a Friend of Wagner or a member of the Dean's Circle. These two societies recognize alumni and friends who have provided generous support to the School's Annual Fund, which supports core teaching, student services and programs like Capstone. Friends of Wagner make gifts of $250 to $999. Members of the Dean's Circle provide gifts of $1,000 and higher. Dean Schall personally acknowledges each of these donors, who are invited to a range of Wagner events, including an annual donor reception. For more information about Wagner's giving circles, please contact Tracey Gardner. Or make an online contribution today! 

THANK YOU for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.

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Did You Know...?

Upates from fellow Wagnerites!

Joe Chan (MUP '98) is now the Executive Vice President at Empire State Development Corporation.

Alyson Grant (MPA '08) recently left position as government relations executive at UJA-Federation of New York and started as the New York Finance Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as of this past Monday

Rebecca Kirchheimer (MPA '11) recently accepted the City Research Scientist position with HRA in the Office of Data Reporting and Analysis, reporting to Assistant Commissioner Lisa Garabedian. In this role, Rebecca will be creating performance management reports for Medicaid, Food Stamps and welfare.

Jeannie Kwon (MPA '08) is the Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at MTA Capital Construction.

Craig Mills (MPA '05) is currently writing a features section on social entrepreneurs doing great work in New Orleans for transformNOLAtoday, a new (and free) online, interactive magazine about positive things happening in the city.  Please check out two articles Craig has written (starting on Page 11). The entire issue, or individual articles are available at http://www.mygazines.com/title/10908.

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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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