Wagner School Alumni e-News – April 2007

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Alumni Weekend: May 11 - 13, 2007

 

All NYU alumni are invited to return to campus for three spectacular days in May to celebrate and reunite with fellow grads and faculty members. On the NYU Reunion website you can get the latest schedule of events, register online, and get some help planning your trip to Washington Square. We hope to see you back at Wagner for the Dean's Day Luncheon on May 12th.

New feature in Alumni e-News: "Alumni Insights"

Many alumni lead busy lives with demanding careers and confess they don't have time to volunteer, even though they would like to. Now there's a five minute way to give back and you can do it from the comfort of your own computer! Share your alumni insight over email. In the newest monthly feature, Alumni Insights, we will pose a question targeted to a specific group of alumni - if you have an answer, we want to read it! We will share your feedback the following month. See below for this months Alumni Insight!

Puck Building's 2nd Floor Conference Room to be named The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue on April 9, 2007

NYU Wagner will hold a naming ceremony for The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, in honor of the Rudin family's leadership gift to the school. Alumni are invited to join the Rudin family; NYU Trustees and leaders; Wagner faculty, students, and alumni; and representatives of NYC educational, cultural, and other nonprofit organizations - all of whom are gathering to dedicate the Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, the Wagner School's largest public space and home to several hundred events each year on a wide range of public issues. NYU President John Sexton, Dean Schall, and Bill Rudin will all speak briefly at this event, which will honor the Rudin family's multigenerational partnership with NYU. The dedication will be held on at 5:30 pm on Monday, April 9, preceded by a film screening of "The Lew Rudin Way" at 4:30. For more info contact Kate Druesedow.

Two Wagner Alumni Featured in NYU's "Alumni in the Industry" Colloquium

On March 28th, NYU held their annual "Alumni in the Industry" Colloquium, this year focusing on CAREERS IN PUBLIC SERVICE: Urban Planning and Emergency Management. Given the relevance of the topic to the Wagner community, Wagner grads figured prominently: Ashley Kolberg (MPA-PNP '04) spoke about her work as a Policy Analyst at the New York City Office of Emergency Planning and Angela Sung (MUP '05) spoke of her job as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. Both offered insights and advice to undergraduates and young alumni interested in their particular fields of public service.

Save the Date! Wagner Alumni Association Annual Meeting: June 7, 2007

The Wagner Alumni Association (WAA) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2007. The meeting is an opportunity to welcome the Class of 2007 to the WAA, catch up on what's been happening at Wagner, and participate in WAA Board Elections for the 07-08 term. Watch for more details in the May e-News and on the website.

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Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
April/May 2007

 

Talks, Receptions, Special Events and Seminars

 

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Alumni Calendar.

  • Apr. 4, 5:30 to 8 pm - 11th Annual Kovner/Behrman Healthcare Forum: A Conversation with James R. Knickman, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr 5, 12:30 to 1:30 pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series: Peace vs. Justice: Ending a Conflict at the Price of Impunity. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 9, 12:30 to 2 pm - Global Climate Change: The Role of the IMF with Peter Heller. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 9, 4:30 pm - Film Screening: The Lew Rudin Way 5:30 pm - Reception. Dedication of The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 9, 6:30 pm - NYU Maison Francaise 50th Anniversary Gala Benefit, honoring Jean Nouvel. 6:30 pm Champagne Reception, 7:30 pm Gala Dinner and Presentations. Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South. Tickets are $750 or $1,000. For more info, call (212) 998-8751.
  • Apr. 10, 4:30 to 6 pm - Accountabilitiy and Governance Series: Linking Performance Management and Budgeting. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 10, 6:30 to 8 pm - Confronting Economic Insecurity - Part II: New Policies for the Future. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 10, 6:30 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: SAN FRANCISCO. Ritz Carlton, 600 Stockholm St. San Francisco, CA. For more info, email Elizabeth Sanders or call 212-998-6946.
  • Apr. 11, 6:30 to 8 pm - Labor Standards and Corporate Responsibility. With Richard Locke. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Trouble in Paradise? Making Sense of Violent Urban Conflicts Ignited by Cartoons, Films and Other Symbols. With visiting professor, Maarten Hajer, Universiteit van Amsterdam. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 12, 6:30 - The Politics of Budgeting For Federal Economic Development. 40 West 4th Street, UC-65. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 10, 6:30 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: ORANGE COUNTY. With Prof. Marion Nestle. Ritz Carlton, One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA. For more info, email Elizabeth Sanders or call 212-998-6946.
  • Apr. 10, 6:30 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: LOS ANGELES. With Debra LaMorte. The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. For more info, email Elizabeth Sanders or call 212-998-6946.
  • Apr. 16, 12:30 pm - RESCHEDULED. What's New and What's News in the 2008 Campaign. With maxine Isaacs. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 16, 6:30 to 8 pm - Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing - Part I. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 17, 1 to 6 pm - IPSA Annual Conference: Philanthropy in the International Development Agenda. With Gara LaMarche. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 18, 6:30 to 8 pm - WAA Board Meeting. For more info, email Michaella Holden.
  • Apr. 23, 6:30 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: WASHINGTON D.C. With CAS Dean, Matthew Santirocco. Home of Gerry and Ellen Sigal, 2909 44th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more info, email Elizabeth Sanders or call 212-998-6946.
  • Apr. 25, 5:30 pm - Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Political Reform, Mega-Development and New York. With Errol Louis, New York Daily News. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Apr. 26, 6:30 to 8 pm - Fundraising 101: The Principles of Grant Writing - Part II. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • April 30, 6 to 9 pm - The Hybrid Leader: A New Definition of Leadership in Education. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • May 1, 5 to 6:30 pm - Capstone End Event Exhibition. The Puck Building, Grand Ballroom. 293 Lafayette St. RSVP online.
  • May 2, 8:30 to 10 am - The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Breakfast Series. D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd Street.
  • May 3, 5:30 to 8 pm - The NYU Alumni Club West Coast of Florida Chapter Happy Hour. Courtside Grille, 110 Fountain Parkway North, St. Petersberg, FL. Email for more info.
  • May 3, 6 to 9 pm - Recording Voices: Communicating with Immigrant Families. The Puck Building, Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl.
  • May 8, 12 to 1:30 pm - Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Reynolds Speaker Series: Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health. Kaufman Management Center Building, 44 West 4th Street, Room 550. RSVP on the program's website.
  • May 11 - 13 - NYU ALUMNI WEEKEND. Visit the NYU Reunion Website for more info.
  • May 12, 1 to 3 pm - Dean's Day Luncheon: The Politics of Obesity with Rogan Kersh, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. To register, visit the NYU Reunion Website.
  • May 16, 6:30 to 8 pm - WAA Board Meeting. For more info, email Michaella Holden.

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Office of Career Services (OCS):
NYU Wagner Capstone Program - Call for Proposals

Do You Need To:

  • Conduct organizational assessments?
  • Evaluate key programs?
  • Address development needs?
  • Write impact statements?
  • Conduct policy analyses?
  • Gather and synthesize empirical data?
  • Look at financial viability?
  • Design and plan initiatives?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a Capstone team of your own to help your organization? As alumni, you know the skills and knowledge that a Wagner student team can bring to the table. As many of you remember, the Capstone Program brings together teams of Wagner students with client organizations (such as nonprofits, government agencies, health institutions, and urban planning firms), to carry out a project over an academic year. Project teams research important issues, address complex challenges, and identify opportunities for organizational growth. Agencies that wish to enter into such a partnership with NYU Wagner are encouraged to complete and submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration, by the deadline: May 31st, 2007.

For information and proposal guidelines, visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/capstone/
 

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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 online right now:

  • Executive Director,
    Commongood Careers (GA, IL and TX)
  • Grievance and Appeals Analyst,
    HIP Health Plan
  • Senior Transportation Planner,
    New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Senior Level Urban Planner,
    Phillips Preiss Shapiro Associates
  • Director of Development, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy,
    Rutgers University Foundation (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Director of Public Policy and Journalism,
    Teach for America
  • Marketing Liaison,
    United Nations Foundation (Overseas / International)
  • Jeffery Miller Chair,
    University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

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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Check out the March Issue of the Wagner Planner

The latest edition of The Wagner Planner is now on view at: http://wagner.nyu.edu/urbanplanning/news/upnewsletter0703.pdf
In this issue: Boston Goes Green, Interview with Prof. Lee Sander, Global Climate Change, Remembering Charles Balton (MUP '82), and more..
 

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Receive Wagner News on Your Desktop

Do you love hearing about what's happening at Wagner? If the monthly Alumni e-News isn't enough, it's now possible to get Wagner's headlines right on your desktop. If you use a news reader on your desktop, you may subscribe to Wagner news stories at http://wagner.nyu.edu/news/ or enter http://wagner.nyu.edu/news/items.xml into your reader. If you use Internet Explorer 7.0, click on the orange �RSS� button (on the webpage linked above) to subscribe automatically.
 

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Remember Wagner this Tax Season

Did you give to the Wagner Annual Fund in 2006? Your contribution is tax-deductible! If you plan to give to Wagner in 2007, consider joining one of Wagner's two giving circles, Friends of Wagner (gifts of $250 or more) or the Dean's Circle (gifts of $1,000 or more). Established by the Wagner Alumni Association, these two donor societies provide special recognition to alumni for their extraordinary generosity and commitment. To learn more, visit our Support Wagner page.

Whether through donations of time or money, we appreciate all the ways alumni give back. Our growth and strength is a testament to your good will. THANK YOU for your support.

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Alumni Insights: Health Media

Share your insights with Wagner!

Were you in the MPA-Health program? Do you work in the health industry? Then tell us what you read to stay current. Is it Crain's Health Pulse? Modern Healthcare? Something else? Let us know where you get your news! Email your answers, with "Alumni Insight" as the subject, to: wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.

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Did You Know...?

Leah Goodman, (MPA-PNP '06) is working at SchoolNet doing education technology consulting.

Robin Le Monier (MPA-PNP '00), having worked at the New York City Housing Authority since 1991, was recently promoted to the position of Deputy Director of External Affairs for Capital Projects. In her new position she will manage relationships and establish communication protocols with elected officials, TA Presidents and other key stakeholders involved with Capital Projects. Congratulations, Robin!

Luis F. Lob�n, MD (MS '02) has been appointed Site Chief of Emergency Medicine at The Cambridge Hospital campus of Cambridge Health Alliance in MA. Congratulations, Luis!

Melissa Mendez-Garcia (MPA-PNP '03) was appointed this month by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the New York City Commission on Women's Issues. By serving on the commission, Melissa will work to ensure that New York remains the city where women can fulfill personal and professional aspirations. Congratulations, Melissa!

Carol Samol (MUP '02) was appointed Director of the Bronx Borough Office of the Department of City Planning in March. Congratulations, Carol!

David Sandman (PhD '02), former Executive Director of the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, has joined Manatt Health Solutions (MHS), the interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, as a managing director. Dr. Sandman will advise healthcare systems, foundations and companies regarding development of new healthcare programs and services, restructuring plans and emerging public policy trends. Congratulations, David!

Carol Thompson Cole, MD (MPA-PNP '75) was named president and CEO of Venture Philanthropy Partners in Washington, DC. Congratulations, Carol!

Be in the next "Did you Know..."

In each Wagner School Alumni e-News issue, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your professional comings and goings with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu, and perhaps you'll be the next alumni "Did you know..."!

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