NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – July/August 2010

In This Issue:


Top Stories

NYU Wagner Participates in Major NYU-Poly Graduate Program on Cyber Security
Professor Rae Zimmerman is part of Polytechnic Institute of New York University's planning for the launch of a pathbreaking graduate education program to educate scientists and engineers to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding information security and privacy.  Read more.

The 2009-2010 Wagner Review is now online
Read the latest version of The Wagner Review, NYU Wagner's student-run academic journal, which showcases the critical thinking and collaborative innovation that typifies our students, future leaders in public service. From conceiving alternatives to prostitution for sex workers in Latin America to untangling the politics of same-sex marriage in the U.S. to examining the implications of pedestrianizing New York's iconic Broadway, NYU Wagner students are at the forefront of social change as they tackle these and other pressing social issues.


Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
August 2010

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


New York:


Liberian Diaspora Exchange Forum: A Dialogue on Transitioning to Liberia

NYU Alumni Events:
University-wide Alumni Events


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:

  • Managing Director,
    Credit Where Credit is Due 
  • Director, Global Health Communications
    Global Health Strategies
  • Executive Director, Greater New Orleans
    New Leaders for New Schools, (New Orleans)
  • Director of Operations,
    Museum of Chinese in the Americas
  • Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center,
    North Carolina Justice Center (Raleigh)
  • Physician Practice Manager,
    Weill Cornell Medical Center Dept. of OB & GYN
  •  Global Forest Director and Deputy Program Director,
    World Resources Institute (Washington, DC)

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

We asked alumni to respond to Dean Schall’s Op-Ed piece published last month in the NY Daily News calling for state-financed public service scholarships.  Here’s what Terence Boyle (MPA ’78) had to say:  "Although the City of Jersey City did not offer scholarships, they were very supportive of my efforts to secure an MPA degree. The Mayor's goal was similar to Dean Schall's, the development of a pool of talent ready to step in and manage the government. Once I obtained my MPA, I was qualified to take a position with the NJ DOT, and my career in public transportation was off and running."  Read more.



Alumni Insights: Summer Reading - Part II 

You share your insights with us!

Thanks to Breanna DiGiammarino (MPA '07) who suggested Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta, "and also The Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter, when it comes out later this summer!"  Laura Cronin (MPA '99) suggests Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by NYU's Clay Shirky. 


Last Chance to Donate to the 2010 Wagner Annual Fund

We've reached 92% of our 2010 goal for the Wagner Annual Fund. Can you help us with the final push? To be eligible to count in the 2010 fund, gifts must be made online or postmarked by August 31, 2010. Help us reach our goal of raising $350,000 by submitting an online contribution today! Donations can also be sent by mailing a check (made out to NYU Wagner) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604, Please indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund.

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


Did You Know...?

Bryan Day (MPA ’03) has taken a new position as Management Analyst at the Pentagon managing Boards, Committees, and Task Forces (BCTF). Congratulations, Bryan.

J. Michael Divney (MPA '70) has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the White Plains Hospital Center. As chairman of the board's wellness committee, he founded Wellness Through Prevention Month, a community outreach initiative.

Martha Hirst (MUP '01), commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, will chair a Workforce Reform Task Force that will propose reforms to empower City employees and reduce the rules and procedures that restrict their performance.

Gayle M. Horwitz (MPA '90) has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Battery Park City Authority. Congratulations, Gayle.

George Jasinski (MUP '09) has been appointed by The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce as Special Service Area 27 Program Manager. He will also be coordinating the Chicago neighborhood's new Master Plan to be completed in March 2011. Congratulations, George.

Susan G. Metzger (MS '89) was named Senior Policy Advisor of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.

Angela Sung (MUP '05) has joined the Real Estate Board of New York as Senior Vice President of management services and government affairs. Congratulations, Angela


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!