NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – June 2009

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You're invited! 3rd Annual Wave the Flag for Wag Day
Flag Day is coming and that means it's time for our annual Celebration and Salute to Wagner Alumni. Join us for this year's benefit at 6pm on June 16, 2009 at Glass in Chelsea.  Tickets are selling quickly, so reserve yours today.  More details and ticket reservations can be found here.


NYU Coping with Ripple Effects of the Financial Crisis
President John Sexton recently announced NYU's strategy for coping with the projected effects the current economic crisis will have on the university in 2009-2010. In a recent memo, he discussed steps NYU has already taken to address the crisis, and the university's plans for moving forward. NYU, and NYU Wagner by extension, expect tuition revenues to drop and is planning to increase financial aid offered to students. With this two-fold situation, a budget shortfall for the next academic year is expected.

While Wagner is not exempt from the belt-tightening happening across NYU, Dean Schall is committed to leading the school in finding creative solutions to the problems at hand, reminding the faculty, staff, students, and alumni that it is in times like these when we must truly pull together. By tapping into the strengths of the Wagner network, the school expects to turn this challenge into an opportunity. Dean Schall asks those of us who have not been negatively affected by the economy to step up in support of NYU Wagner in place of regular donors who are unable to make their typical annual contributions. In this day and age, students of change and professionals in public service are needed more than ever. With your support, NYU Wagner will continue to develop the leadership that will affect change at all levels of society and all corners of our global community. Join us at our benefit on June 16th, or make an online contribution todayThank you for all you do to keep our community strong.




Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
June 2009

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


New York:
6/16/2009 - 6pm
3rd Annual "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" Benefit.  Tickets must be reserved in advance.


6/16/2009 - 7pm
NYC Drinking Water: The construction of City Water Tunnel #3 and the Moshulu Tunnel. Lecture by NYU Steinhardt alum, Matt Molina.

06/23/2009 - 6pm
A Conversation on Governance: A Multi-Industry Discussion on Best Practices for Organizational Leadership


06/24/2009 - 6pm
D.C. Alumni Happy Hour @ The Laughing Man, 1306 G Street at 13th.  Metro Center subway stop.  Contact Jonathan Voss for more info.


NYU Alumni Events:
University-wide Alumni Calendar

Global NYU Events:
NYU Alumni Reception at La Pietra. More info available on 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 of Staff,
    Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
  • Program Officer - STI/HIV/AIDS,
    International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Executive Director,
    NY Association of Collaborative Professionals
    VP, Transportation & Regulatory Policy
    NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Consultant,
    Nonprofit Leadership Consulting Group (New Jersey)
  • Income Generation Program Manager,
    United Methodist Committee on Relief (International)
  • Financial Operations Manager
    Vera Institute for Justice

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

Lara Gidvani (MPA '09) just received her MPA with an International specialization from NYU Wagner this May. Fresh out of school and eager to return to her fledgling career in the field of financial access and poverty reduction, she is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Read more.


Alumni Insights: An Insight for YOU from NYU

You share your insights with us--but this time, here's a note for you:

If you are a member of NYU's VioletNet, you may have recently received an email from an NYU Stern alumna regarding a new music school that she is starting. The email appeared to be endorsed by New York University. NYU's Office of University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) apologizes that you received this email in error and for any concern or inconvenience that it caused.  NYU also wants to assure you that your email or personal information was not given to a third party. It was a system error that caused these email addresses to be used for this type of communication. It has always been NYU's policy to be vigilant in the protection of the private data that our alumni share with us - data which are protected under federal law.  Rest assured that your information is secure and that the glitch in VioletNet has been de-bugged.

Please contact UDAR's office with any additional questions or concerns you may have by emailing alumni.info@nyu.edu.


Can't join us for "Wag Day"?  Show your support anyway!

Even if you can't make it to the "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" Celebration on June 16th, you can still show your pride for the school and support it financially during this crucial time for the school by making an online contribution.

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


Did You Know...?

Alicia Polak (MPA '01) invites you to join the Quest for Capetown.  Make a purchase from Khaya Cookie Company to help create jobs in South Africa - and register to win a trip to Capetown while you're at it!

Harry Ostrander (MUP '08) is now the Director of Research at Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.  Congratulations, Harry.

Christopher Shays (MPA '78) has been elected to the board of CIT group.

The research article entitled "Can Health Insurance Reduce School Absenteeism?" written by 2006 Capstone team, Ryan Yeung, Bradley Gunton, Dylan Kalbacher, Jed Seltzer, and Hannah Wesolowski has been accepted for publication in Education and Urban Society.


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!