NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – February 2008

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Get LinkedIn or Find Us on Facebook!
Do you have an account on LinkedIn or Facebook? Get connected with NYU Wagner and expand your networks! The school now has a group on LinkedIn as well as an alumni group on Facebook. Join them in to strengthen our community and extend its reach! To join the NYU Wagner group on LinkedIn, click here (your membership will be pending and we will approve it as soon as possible). To join our Facebook group, once logged-in to your account, enter "NYU Wagner Alumni" in the groups search field and click "Join this Group." Questions? Want more info on how to setup an account? Email us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.

Check Out Photos from the Alumni Across the U.S.A. Happy Hours
Alumni all over the country enjoyed the company of their fellow graduates at Wagner happy hours held in Boston, D.C., the Twin Cities, L.A. and San Francisco on January 30th. The L.A. group reports they had "a fabulous evening of conversation, food and drink and even some celebrity sightings! It was a great opportunity for alumni from many different class years to come together to network and talk about the upcoming election and inner workings of LA." We hear alums in Minneapolis and St. Paul braved a 40-below windchill to meet with each other for the first time! And alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area "discussed local politics, exchanged business cards, and talked about bringing together a strong network of Wagner Alumni. The event was a fantastic first step towards building up our Bay Area network." View photos of the Bay Area and LA Happy Hours online.   Want to reconnect with alumni in YOUR city?  Email us to start the process!

Reynolds Program Launches Spring 2008 Speaker Series on 'Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century'
The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship resumed its 2007-08 "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" speaker series in January, with Jed Emerson, Blended Value scholar and Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) founder. Emerson's appearance launched an exciting spring phase of the series, which presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from the public and professional sectors who share their insights as cutting-edge, far reaching change-makers. Other speakers include BRAC CEO and Founder Fazle Hasan Abed, Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz, International Bridges to Justice Founder and CEO Karen Tse, and Partners in Health Co-founder Paul Farmer. Read more.

Rudin Center on the Cutting Edge of Transportation Policy
NYU Wagner's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management participated in several events last month exploring the latest developments and viewpoints on transportation issues.  On January 31st the Center hosted representatives from the 2008 presidential campaigns in a forum on transportation and infrastructure.  On January 18th Center director Allison de Cerreño sat on a panel that discussed New York City Congestion Pricing and the five alternatives that were voted on by the commission last week.  For more information on the Rudin Center and upcoming events, visit the Center's website.

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Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
January 2008 / February 2008

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

New York:

  • Feb. 4, 6:30 to 8pm - Advocacy and Social Change Series - Perspectives from Supporters of Advocacy and Social Change. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 7, 12:30 to 1:30pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series - Community-based Education in a Post-Conflict Setting: Lessons from Afghanistan. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 8, 8:30 to 10am - Transforming Juvenile Justice in New York State. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 8, 6 to 9pm - Lifting as We Climb: Standing on the Threshold of a Revolution. Sponsored by the NYU Black Graduate Student Alliance. Tisch Hall, Schimmel Auditorium, 40 W. 4th Street. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 11, 8:30 to 10:30am - Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: Reforming City Contracting & the Role of Not-for-Profits and Citizens. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8:30pm - WAA Board Meeting. The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. For more info, email Michaella Holden.
  • Feb. 12, 5:30 to 7pm - NYU China House Presents: China and the International Political Landscape. NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South. Reception will follow. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 13, 6 to 8pm - "And we have a candidate..." Sponsored by the Wagner Policy Alliance. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl. More info coming soon.
  • Feb. 14, 12:30 to 1:30pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series - Transitional Justice: The Development of the Field and Future Challenges. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 19, 6 to 9pm - Educating Outside the Box: Innovative Organizations Use of the Arts. Sponsored by WEPSA. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 20, 5pm - NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 21, 12:30 to 1:30pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series - Peacekeeping and the Peacekept: Maintaining Peace After Civil War. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 22, 6:30 to 8pm - 10 Years of V-Day: A Closer Look at the Vagina Monologues. Sponsored by the Wagner Women's Caucus.  Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 26, 8:30 to 10am - Transportation Revolutions with author Anthony Perl. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 26, 12 to 1pm - NYU Wagner Health Program Brown Bag: Performance measurement: Who is accountable for racial equity? Mulberry Conference Room, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Feb. 27 6:30 to 8pm - Alumni of Color Reception.  Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. More info coming soon.
  • Feb. 28, 12:30 to 1:30pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series - Regional Crises in the Greater Middle East: Prospects for Conflict and Resolution. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 4, 12 to 1pm - NYU Wagner Health Program Brown Bag: Race, Gender, and Adolescent Obesity. Mulberry Conference Room, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 4, 5:30 to 7pm - Hannah Engle Memorial Lecture. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. More info coming soon.
  • Mar. 5, 12 to 1:30pm - NYU Reynolds Program Speaker Series: Karen Tse, Founder & CEO, International Bridges to Justice. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 6, 12:30 to 1:30pm - Conflict, Security and Development Series - Delivering Critical Care in Developing Nations: A New Approach. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 7, 7 to 9pm - International Women's Day Celebration - Money and Empowerment: Financing Gender Equity. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 10, 6:30 to 8:30pm - WAA Board Meeting. The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. For more info, email Michaella Holden.
  • Mar. 11, 12 to 1pm - NYU Wagner Health Program Brown Bag: Unpacking Ethnic Disparities: The Prevalence of Childhood Asthma Among Hispanic Subgroups. Mulberry Conference Room, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 11, 12 to 1:30pm - Voting on the Issues: Analysis of Latino, Immigrant and African American Voting Trends. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 12, 12 to 1:15pm - Denationalization of Knowledge and Globalization of the Mind. With Jean-Marc Coicaud, United Nations University. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.
  • Mar. 13, 3 to 6pm - Public Service Career Fair. The Puck building, Grand Ballroom, 293 Lafayette Street. More info on the OCS events page.
  • Mar. 26, 6 to 8pm - Faith Without Fear. With acclaimed author and activist Irshad Manji. Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq. S. To RSVP call 212-998-6928.
  • Mar. 31, 6:30 to 8pm - Advocacy and Social Change Series - Voter Engagement for Social Change. Rudin Forum, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl. RSVP online.

National:

  • Feb. 10, 11:30am to 4pm - NYU West Coast of Florida Chapter Day at the Races. Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Racetrack Road, 3rd Fl. Party Ste., Tampa FL. For more info click here.
  • Feb. 13, 7 to 9pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: LOS ANGELES. Intercontinental, Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, L.A., CA. For more info, contact Elizabeth Hamilton by email or at (212) 998-6973.
  • Mar. 27, 6:30 to 8pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: TAMPA. Valencia Garden, 811 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa FL. For more info, contact Elizabeth Hamilton by email or at (212) 998-6973.
  • Mar. 29, 12 to 2pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: LONGBOAT KEY. Hilton Longboat Key, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL. For more info, contact Elizabeth Hamilton by email or at (212) 998-6973.

 

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Office of Career Services (OCS): Working at Wagner

Exciting positions are open at NYU Wagner, including Director, Marketing and Communications, and Assistant Director of Development. Visit http://www.nyu.edu/hr/employment/ for more information.

 

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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:

  • Communications Director,
    Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (Massachusetts)
  • International Director of Research,
    Earthwatch Institute (Overseas/International)
  • Deputy Director, Office of Board and Fellowship Activities,
    New York Academy of Medicine
  • Manager of Transit Projects,
    Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Executive Director,
    Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre
  • Public Finance/Healthcare Analyst,
    Service Employees International Union (NYC or Chicago)
  • Director of Economic Development,
    Union Square Partnership

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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Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

There’s something about the number 13 this year for Susan Lacerte (MPA ’91). She has been at the Queens Botanical Garden for 13 years, and as a leap-year baby, she will be celebrating her 13th actual birthday on February 29th. But superstitious or not, nothing seems unlucky about her current circumstances. As Executive Director of the Garden, she leads one of New York City’s most beautiful institutions. Read the full profile.

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Wagner is now on YouTube!

Video junkies and alumni who miss hearing their favorite professors talk about their research can now watch Wagner faculty and staff members discuss their latest projects on NYU Wagner's channel on YouTube. If you have a YouTube account, be sure to subscribe to our channel!

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Alumni Insights: Fundraising and Development

Share your insights with us!

Do you work in fundraising or development? Do you wish you were better connected to other Wagner grads in your field? We want to know if an alumni group in this field would be appreciated. Would you join one if it existed? Let us know by emailing wagner.alumni@nyu.edu with "Alumni Insights" in the subject line.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day and show your love for Wagner

 

This Valentine's Day, show how much you love Wagner by making a contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund. 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.

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

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Did You Know...?

 

Deborah Bae (MPA-Health '05) was recently promoted to Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Congratulations, Deborah.

 

Anne Baum (MPA '90) has been promoted to senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Congratulations, Anne.

Michael T. Marino (MPA-PNP '06) recently accepted a postion at the Point Foundation as Director of Development. The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. Congratulations, Michael.

Lea Palabrica (MPA '04) recently accepted a position as Program Officer, Youth Development and Recreation at LISC. Congratulations, Lea.

At New York University, Greg Albanis (MPA '80) has been promoted to Senior Director of University Events; Brad Penuel (MUP '04) has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Health Initiatives; and Regina Syquia (MPA '01) has been promoted to Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives. Congratulations to all three!

 

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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