NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - September 2011

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Save the Date! NYU Alumni Day

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Alumni are invited back to campus for NYU's Alumni Day 2011.  Join us at The Puck Building for our annual Wagner Dean's Luncheon with Dean Schall.  Join us as we honor Ms. Carol Thompson Cole - Westmeyer Award Winner and Mr. Santhosh Ramdoss - NYU Torch Award Winner, for their exceptional leadership in Public Service.  

Attend one of the day's many panels or lectures, including Wagner's own, "Exploring Leadership Styles in Public Service," with Dean Schall and Bethany Godsoe, Executive Director of Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action. Click here to register!

Wagner honors the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by celebrating diversity

Join us in celebrating diversity in our communities. Within that diversity, Wagner thrives and honors the unique qualities that make up each of us. Wagner honors the opportunity to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001 by hosting two events. Please join us at the Puck Building on September 13, 2011.

Reborn: 9/11 Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Human consciousness is finite. Each of us lives for only a passing moment. Perhaps this ephemerality, obvious in the wake of 9/11, compels us to search for the meaning of our existence. For this exhibit, "Reborn," each artist has been asked to exhibit work that is their memory/reaction.  The Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Steinhardt School have gotten to know each other through the vehicle of art. Cutting across traditional lines is what often brings people together.

Islam in America: The Next 10 Years: Irshad Manji in conversation with John Avlon

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner, and John Avlon, Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast/Newsweek, as they examine how a new generation, both Muslim and non-Muslim, can re-shape post-9/11 America.

RSVP here.
Find out more here.


Events, Lectures and Regional Events

NYU Club of DC Monthly Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Please join NYU DC area alumni for their monthly happy hour at Cafe Du Parc located at the historic DC landmark, the Willard Hotel.  Network and reconnect with fellow Violets to see just how big the NYU alumni community is in DC.

Please RSVP here and for questions contact alumni.dc@nyu.edu.


John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress: The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Lecture on Congress
with The Honorable Keith Ellison and Irshad Manji

Thursday, September 15, 2011
10:30am – 12:00pm

Click here for more information. http://www.nyu.edu/brademas/email/loc2011.html


Celebration of Life for Former Dean Howard Newman

Saturday, September 17, 2011
4:00pm – 5:30pm

The Newman Family and Dean Ellen Schall invite you to honor the memory and celebrate the life of Howard Newman, former Dean of NYU Wagner and lifelong public servant.

NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

RSVP to emily.gadd@nyu.edu / 212.998.7412 by Friday, September 2nd, 2011

If you're interested in donating to the Newman Memorial Scholarship fund you can do so here.


NYU Wagner Bay Area Alumni Meetup

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Please RSVP here.

        In coordination with:

NYU Bay Area Alumni September Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

RSVP now to save yourself a spot.


"Fixing the Great Mistake"
Mark Gorton explores the effect of automobile policies in New York City

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Wagner Alumni Happy Hour

Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:00 – 8:00pm

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Humanitarian Emergencies: The Role of the Media

Thursday, September 22, 2011
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Conflict, Security and Development Series Fall 2011

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Conference of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
The Role of Culture in Solving Social Dilemmas, keynote lecture by Elinor Ostrom

Friday, September 23, 2011

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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


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:

  • Associate Director for Special Projects, Prison Visiting Project
    Correctional Association of New York (CA) (New York, NY)
  • Senior Director
    NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) (Flushing, NY)
  • Director of Development
    Learning Spring School (New York, NY)
  • Vice President of Programs, Peer Health Exchange
    On-Ramps (San Francisco, CA)
  • Director of Business Planning and Development
    Institute for Family Health (New York, NY)
  • Executive Director, Workforce Quality Assurance
    New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) (New York, NY)
  • Senior Policy Director for Federal Affairs
    Harlem United Community AIDS Center (New York, NY)
  • Director of Administration and Development
    Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) (Albany, NY)
  • Chief Academic Officer, Ascend Learning
    On-Ramps (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Program Officer, India
    American Jewish World Service (AJWS) (New York, NY)
  • Grants Coordinator, UMCOR Sudan
    United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) (Sudan – Khartoum with field visits to Darfur and South Sudan)

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.


Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

Ariana Proehl (MPA '11) Ariana is the Creator, Producer, Host of online talk show "Know This! with Ariana."  Ariana takes an unconventional approach to public service by recognizing media as a powerful tool that helps shape and perpetuate values.  In her show, Ariana works to highlight the next generation voices doing meaningful work with passion and purpose.  Read more about Ariana.


Start the School Year off Right!

Our 2011 fiscal year has come to a close and we send our thanks to all of those who contributed to last year's annual fund. With your help we surpassed our goal for the year and raised over $430,000.  Didn't make the August 31st deadline? You can help us get this year's fund to a strong start by making an online contribution today!

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


Did You Know...?

Upates from fellow Wagnerites!

Brian Byrd (MPA '99) recently accepted a position as Program Officer for Special Projects Fund with the New York State Health Foundation.

George Jasinski (MUP '09) was Project Manager on LAMP (Lakeview Area Master Plan) that won the Community Outreach Award from APA-IL. George now works for Groupon in Operations with Groupon Getaways.

Shola Olatoye (MPA ’01) was featured in Shelterforce as one of their top 6 community development leaders under 36!  Click here to see the feature!

Bryan Seck (MPA '09) will soon be the Program Manager for the Omaha division for Admission Possible.  Check out the website for more info on Admission Possible.

Avra Siegel (MPA '07) is now the Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Previously, Avra held a position with the National Economic Council at the White House, where she led the women and family economic security portfolio. Prior to joining the White House Administration, she worked as an advance person on the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Merideth Weber (MPA ’09) recently was named Press Secretary at NYC Small Business Services.  In this role, Merideth will be responsible for planning and directing the Agency’s communications strategy, as well as responding to media inquiries, promoting programs and services and coordinating the distribution of information to press and the public.


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!