NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – November 2010

In This Issue:


Top Stories

Professor Ingrid Gould Ellen Shared Findings at White House Rental Housing Conference
Ingrid Gould Ellen, a professor of urban planning and public policy at NYU Wagner, joined with leading government officials, stakeholders and researchers in a White House conference on October 13, 2010, devoted to the "Next Generation" of federal policy on rental housing. Professor Ellen, whose expertise on the issue on home foreclosures was tapped previously by the Obama administration, participated in a panel on the rental housing market and current federal policies, along with Richard Green (University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning and Development, and Marshall School of Business) and Raphael Bostic (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development). Read more

NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light Writes “Best Book” on Public Administration
Congratulations to NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2010 Herbert A. Simon Best Book Award for his brilliant and insightful study, A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It (Harvard University Press, 2008). According to the Association, Light's work constitutes the best book on public administration in the last three to five years that has made a significant contribution to public administration. The award is conferred annually. Read more.


Join NYU's receptions at the APPAM conference in Boston and the APHA meeting in DenverThere's still time to RSVP for NYU Wagner's reception for friends and faculty at the APPAM conference on Friday, November 5, from 6-7:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette.  Wagner alumni are also invited to the New York University Public Health Reception at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association on Monday, November 8, from 7-9 pm at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 304, 700 14th Street, Denver.  Look for NYU Wagner's Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Brian Roach, who will be representing the school. RSVP online today.



Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
November 2010

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

New York:

Carrying the Load: The Impact of Child Care Subsidy Policies on the Economic Security of Women of Color

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Fall 2010: Security before Democracy: Lessons from the US-Egypt Relationship

The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series Fall 2010: Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series: HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrion

Conducting Research and Policy Analysis in Afghanistan: Overcoming the Challenges

Poverty Discussion Group

The Politics of Settlements in Israel-Palestine

Response and Resistance: Multiple Strategies Addressing State Violence against LGBTQ Youth

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Fall 2010: Iraq and the American Empire

Opening Reception for "FolkloRican: The Art of Pepe Villegas" -- Gallery Space at Wagner, Fall/Winter 2010

New Thinking on Transportation and Society Doctoral Research Series: The Presentation of Self in Everyday [Transit] Life: An Ethnographic Study of Los Angeles Bus Culture

BJPA: Lecture by Rachel Shabat: Serving the Soul of the Practicing Rabbi


NYU Wagner Reception at APPAM in Boston

NYU Reception at APHA Meeting in Denver

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 online right now:

  • Chief Executive Office, 
    Chicago Cares, Inc. (Chicago)
  • Chief Financial & Administrative Officer,
    Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc. (NYC)
  • Deputy Director,
    Delta Restoration Project, Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, D.C.)
  • Director of Human Resources,
    Uncommon Schools, Inc. (NYC)

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

For the last five years, Bonnie Osinski (MPA ’81) has been the director of development for CAMBA, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. As the chief fundraiser, Bonnie works with various constituencies, including senior management, the board and CAMBA program staff, to implement a variety of fundraising activities. She is also responsible for to establishing and maintaining relationships with potential donors. "I really enjoy taking the work we do at CAMBA and making it meaningful to people outside the organization, so that they understand why they should support it." Read more.


Stay Connected to Wagner!  

NYU Wagner is using social media to stay connected to alumni.

NYU Wagner has an active social media presence and we use various social media vehicles to publicize the groundbreaking research and critical thinking that goes on here. We are using social media as a tool to increase NYU Wagner’s visibility locally, nationally and globally; to help position Wagner as a hub of activity around issues of public importance; and to keep members of the Wagner community connected to the school and to each other throughout their careers. Social media allows us to share what’s happening at Wagner in real time and helps us to foster conversations around issues that matter to us. NYU Wagner is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Please link with us to stay connected to the Wagner community. 


NYU Giving Circles

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 Mary Briatico. Or make an online contribution today.

Thank you for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.


Did You Know...?

Daisy Auger-Domínguez (MPA ’97) was recently named the managing director, executive search initiatives worldwide recruitment and executive search at Time Warner Inc. Congratulations, Daisy!

Bree Peterson Cohn (MPA ’09) has taken a new position as program manager, philanthropic services, at Jewish Funders Network in New York. Congratulations, Bree!

Lynn Bodnar Kelly (MPA ’98) has been named CEO/president of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, in Staten Island, New York, effective December 1, 2010. Congratulations, Lynn!

Tara Noronha (MPA ’10) recently became a youth economic empowerment advisor at Mercy Corps, based in Uganda. Congratulations, Tara!

Jennifer Ahern Lammers (MPA ’00) recently joined the Associated Grant Makers serving Massachusetts and New Hampshire as the director of Member Programs and Services. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Neene Owate (MPA ’06) is now an assistant vice president at AllianceBernstein in New York. Congratulations, Neene!

Greg Robinson (MPA ’84) has been named the first executive director of the Bainbridge Art Museum in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Congratulations, Greg!


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