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Audio EventCasts of select Wagner Events Now Available
Can�t be here for a Wagner Event you�d love to attend? Download an audio file after the event to hear what you missed! The NYU Wagner Public Service Today EventCast documents presentations and discussions covering relevant and timely topics on public policy issues. Now you don't need to be on-campus to keep up with issues important to you - and for those alumni outside of NYC, we're happy to now provide this service for select special events. For more info, and for instructions on how to subscribe to the audio casts, visit the EventCast webpage.
Elliot Sander of NYU Wagner's Rudin Center named to Spitzer's transition team
On November 16, Elliot "Lee" Sander, Director of NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management was appointed Co-Chairman of the Transportation Committee to serve on Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzer's transition team. The Transportation Committee is one of 13 advisory committees on various topics ranging from agriculture to economic development, from health care to human services. Read more about this in Newsday and the New York Daily News.
New Alumni Services and Special Events Administrator
Michaella Holden recently joined the staff at NYU Wagner as the new Alumni Services Administrator. Michaella will coordinate events, opportunities for professional development, and print and online resources for Alumni. She looks forward to getting to know many of you and welcomes your comments, suggestions and feedback on Wagner Alumni programs. She can be reached at (212) 998-7522 or email@example.com.
Nominate a prospective student for an Alumni Scholarship
Who are our best recruiters? Our very own grads... and starting with Fall 2007, applicants recommended by a Wagner alumna/us will be eligible for the Alumni Scholarship Fund, which provides 50% tuition support for up to five incoming students. To be considered, Masters Degree students must apply by January 15, our scholarship consideration deadline, and be nominated by you. To nominate a student, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address of the applicant, as well as a brief recommendation for the prospective student�s application. We know that graduates like you can connect us to future public service leaders who deserve Wagner�s support.
Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
December 2006/January 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.
- Dec. 5, 4:30 to 6 pm - IESP Research Seminar: Vouchers, Public School Response and the Role of Incentives: Evidence from Florida. IESP Conference Room, 7th floor, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East.
- Dec. 6, 8 to 10 am - CONTACTLESS SMART CARDS FOR TRANSIT FARE PAYMENT: A PARADIGM SHIFT. Hosted by the Rudin Center for Transportation. 2nd Fl. Conference Room, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. RSVP via email.
- Dec. 6, 6 to 9 pm - WAA-Sponsored Community Development Happy Hour. Society, 535 LaGuardia Place (b/w West 3rd St. and Bleecker St.). For more info, email Lisa Taylor.
- Dec. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - NYU Master�s Program in Global Public Health Fall Open House. NYU School of Medicine, Department of Medical Parasitology, 341 E. 25th Street (@ 1st Avenue).
- Dec. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - DC AREA ALUMNI: Happy Hour at Lucky Strike Lanes Bar and Grill. 701 7th St. NW, Washington, DC. For more info, email WAA Director, Bryan Day.
- Dec. 7, 6:30 pm -NYUAA Alumni Association Meeting. Wasserman Center for Career Development. For more info, email or call 212-998-6907.
- Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8 pm - WAA Board Meeting. For more info, email Lisa Taylor.
- Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Recent Alumni Network Happy Hour. The Torch Club, Tap Room, 18 Waverly Place, New York City. For more info, and to RSVP, call 212.998.6906 or email.
- Jan. 4, 5:30 to 8 pm - NYU Alumni Club, West Coast of Florida Chapter Happy Hour. Courtside Grille, 110 Fountain Parkway North, St. Petersberg, FL. Email for more info.
- Jan. 7, 4 to 6 pm - Multi School Alumni Reception, San Diego. University Club, Symphony Towers, San Diego, CA. For more info, email or call 212-998-6946.
- Jan. 8, 8 to 10 am - Public Service Today: Health Forum on the Berger Commission Report. 2nd Fl. Conference Room, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. More details to come.
- Jan. 10, 6 to 8 pm - The 9th Annual Alumni of Color Reception. Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more info, email Jessica Gonzalez.
- Jan. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Lecture by Jeffrey Saut, "There's Always a Bull Market Somewhere" Hosted by the West Coast of Florida Alumni Chapter. The Centre Club Tampa, 123 South Westshore Blvd., 8th Floor, Tampa, FL. Email for more info.
- Jan. 13, 7 pm - New York Islanders Alumni Night. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island. For tickets, or for more info, email or call (516) 501-6881.
- Jan. 17, 6:30 to 8 pm - WAA Board Meeting. For more info, email Lisa Taylor.
- Jan. 17, 7 pm - Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Marquee Event. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place. For more info email Kelly Davis or call 212-998-6763.
- Jan. 18, 12 to 2 pm - Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Puck Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St. Hosted by NYU Wagner's Students of African Descent Alliance Student Group. More details and RSVP instructions coming soon. Email Tonya Plear with questions.
- Jan. 22, 4:30 to 6 pm - INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND THE ARTS. Co-sponsored by Bridge and SNEAC. The Puck Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St. RSVP details coming soon.
- Jan. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Fighting For Air: The Battle to Control America's Media. With author Eric Klinenberg, NYU Wagner Fellow Bob Shrum and NYU Journalism Professor Jay Rosen. The Puck Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St. RSVP online.
- Jan. 29, 5:30 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: BOCA RATON. Boca Raton Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton, FL. For more info, email or call 212-998-6946.
- Jan. 30, 6 to 8 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: FORT LAUDERDALE. The River House, Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more info, call 212-998-6946 or email Elizabeth Sanders.
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:
- Vice President, Marketing & Membership Development, American Symphony Orchestra League
- Senior Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (Chicago, IL)
- Fiscal and Policy Analyst, California Legislative Analysts� Office
- City Planner II, City of Portland, OR
- AVP/Analyst and Associate Analyst-Municipal Structured Products, Public Finance, Moody's Investors Service
- Program Director, National Council for Research on Women
- Executive Director, New Orleans, New Leaders for New Schools
- Senior Researcher, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
- Policy Analyst, Roche (Nutley, NJ)
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.
Calling all Urban Planning Grads! We hope that you've had a chance to enjoy the current issue of The Wagner Planner. Our following issue will be released near the end of the Fall 2006 semester.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Planner, there are three ways to do so. Faculty, alumni and current students are welcome and encouraged to submit letters to the editors. Send a paragraph with your thoughts on any of the articles in the current issue. Secondly, the Planner is always looking for writers. If you have an idea for an article or would like to be assigned a topic, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Finally, there are many folks in the Wagner planning community who are taking pictures at UPSA and other events. Send the Planner your pictures! All submissions should be forwarded to email@example.com.
Phyllis Cerf Wagner, 90, wife of the late New York Mayor for which NYU Wagner is named, died Nov. 24 at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hospital of complications from a fall in her home on the Upper East Side.
In 1975, she married Robert F. Wagner, who had left City Hall in 1965 after serving three terms. He served as U.S. envoy to the Vatican in the Carter administration, and died in 1991. Always active in civic projects, in 1980, Phyllis Cerf Wagner co-founded the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, dedicated to upgrading and preserving the Manhattan park. Her favorite accomplishment was her collaboration with Theodor Seuss Geisel on the Dr. Seuss Beginner Books, including "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back," and "Green Eggs and Ham." She took great pride in "those books that helped so many children learn to read," her son, Jonathan Cerf, told the New York Times.
During this holiday season, we hope you will remember the NYU Wagner when making your annual donations. Your gifts go to support the lifelong education and programming opportunities Wagner provides for students and alumni alike. Help us respond to your evolving learning and career needs by providing the critical financial support essential to NYU Wagner. You can donate to Wagner in a variety of ways: online, through the return envelopes that come in Wagner mailings, or by mailing a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604. Remember to indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has given back to Wagner over the years, be it through donations of time or money � we appreciate all the support our Alumni and Friends give us.
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan (MPA-PNP '06) recently completed a fellowship with the National Hispana Leadership Institute, the nation's premier leadership program for Latinas nationwide. NHLI's mission is to create ethical world leaders at the highest levels of public service.
Diane Dayson (MS �00), former Wagner Adjunct, recently retired from the US Department of Interior National Park Service where she was Executive Director of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Diane worked for the National Park Service for over 28 years. Currently, Diane volunteers for a nonprofit organization entitled Reach into Cultural Heights.
Peter Lomulen (MPA-PNP �04) left the UN World Food Programme to establish a partnership consultancy firm, Pinnacle Management & Development Consultants (PMD) Ltd. PMD programmes focus on health policy, environment and food security. Peter is also in the process of registering a national NGO: Direct Access for Rural Development to provide welfare services in health care, education and capacity building and governance and policy advocacy in rural areas of Kenya.
Pria Rai (MPA-PNP �02), after four years at the Coalition for the Homeless, has joined the Sanctuary for Families as their Director of Human Resources. Congratulations, Pria.
David Rubin (MPA-Health �79), after working for the NYS Dept. of Health for many years, recently joined his wife Alice in taking over the management of TEIGIT. TEIGIT is a healthcare brokerage serving the arts and entertainment community in select states with the goal to provide affordable health insurance to self-employed artists, writers, musicians, etc. who are members of 30 affiliated guilds/associations, while providing the benefits of group policies.
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