NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - November 2012

In This Issue:

NYU News

NYU Washington DC Campus - Grand Opening

A bold new addition to New York University’s global network, NYU recently opened a 75,000 square foot academic facility in Washington, DC.  The new site allows for concentrated study and research in an array of subjects, including: politics, economics, environmental studies and public policy while providing a home-away-from-home for traveling faculty and a gathering space for alumni in the capital area.  

For more information about the new campus, click here.

NYU in Washington DC

Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Broad Residency in Urban Education Information Session
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street
Rice Conference Room, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner's Election Night Live
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7:00pm - 12:00pm
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Short Talks, Big Ideas: Innovations in Transportation
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street
Rudin Family Forum, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner Reception in Baltimore
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel,
International Room B, 101 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

To RSVP, click here

Facing Urban Challenges in Developing Countries
Monday, November 12, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
19 Washington Square North
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Wagner Alumni in Fundraising & Development Networking Reception
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:30am - 8:00pm
The Puck Building, Rice Conference Room/Newman Reception Area
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU Wagner NYC Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
SideBAR | 120 East 15th Street @ Irving Place (near Union Square)
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

NYU in Boston Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Office of Mark Schonfeld, Heights '72
Burns & Levinson
125 Summer Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA

To RSVP, click here

Social Enterprise Boot Camp 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
School of Visual Arts
136 W. 21st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY

To RSVP, click here

Tour: The London Eye
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
NYU London
6 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3RA, England

To RSVP, send an e-mail to alumni.passport@nyu.edu

Global Alumni Day Madrid
Thursday, November 22, 2012
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location TBA

To RSVP, click here

Wagner Alumni Group Tour at International Center of Photography
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00pm - 7:30pm
International Center of Photography
1133 Ave of the Americas #1A 
New York, NY

Cost is $10 per person, please pay in advance.  Guests are welcome.  RSVP to Becky by Friday, November 16th.




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:

  • Clinical Department Administrator
    Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY) 

  • Director of Project Management

    KaBOOM! (Washington, DC) 

  • Director of Urban Development
    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (Chennai, India) 

  • Director, Washington DC Program

    Global Kids, Inc. (Washington, DC) 

  • Fiscal and Policy Analyst
    California Legislative Analyst's Office (Sacramento, CA)
  • Chief Program Officer - Pine Street Inn
    Bridgespan Group (Boston, MA)
  • Bay Area Program Director
    Peer Health Exchange (San Francisco, CA)
  • Assistant Director, Career Services
    NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (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.


Public Service Spotlight

Cuong Nguyen (MPA 2007) Cuong shares his experience as Senior Manager of Talent and Administration at Net Impact, an organization providing support, connections, and practical advice to help people use their careers to create a more just and sustainable future.

Read more about Cuong.



Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Sean Capperis (MPA '11) is now the Data Manager and Research Analyst for the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at NYU School of Law.

Alisa Finsten (MPA '03) was recently named Director of Grants and Finance for the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Jen Kasoff (MPA '02) became Grants Manager at Mental Health Association of Westchester.

Alexandra Larschan (MPA '12) is now a strategic partner at Con Edison.

Valerie Levshin (MPA '09) was recently named Director of Reentry Services at the New York City Department of Correction.

Tracy Steele (MPA '10) recently accepted a position as Assistant Director of Gift Administration at NYU's Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Tamara Tripp (MPA '06) is now overseeing the major gifts membership program at the Garden Conservancy.


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...
Check out Daniel Blakemore's (MPA 07) blog, The Good Steward.  He shares information about fundraising, trends, and non-profit management.

Dan Blakemore


Give Someone a Reason to be Thankful This Season!

This month, give back to Wagner and consider joining one of our giving circles.  Become a Friend of Wagner by giving a gift of $250-$999 or join the Dean's Circle by contributing $1,000 or more.  These two societies recognize alumni and friends who have provided generous support to the School's Annual Fund, which support core teaching, student services and programs like Capstone and the Wagner Experience Fund.

For more information about Wagner's giving circles, please contact Susan Johnson or make an online contribution today!

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

You can make an online contribution or mail a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY  10012-9604.  Please indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund.


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!