Wagner School Alumni eNews – March 2006

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Second Annual WAA Wine Tasting and Fundraiser

 

When was the last time you socialized for a good cause? Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Wagner Alumni Association's Second Annual Wine Tasting Event and Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 6:30 pm. Modeled after last year’s extremely successful event, this year will bring together fellow alumni to taste delicious wines by Wine Wala in the artistic space of the Center for Architecture. The proceeds from your entry fee, $35 per person in advance and $50 at the door, will go to the NYU Wagner Annual Fund. Register online.

New Panel Series Addresses Katrina Aftermath

The six month anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has ignited discussions around the challenges brought on by, and emerging from, the tragic devastation. Bringing together researchers, policy experts, and community organizers, the panels aim for an honest discussion of the factors which contributed to the scope of the disaster, the current situation in New Orleans, and the challenges that must be faced in moving forward. Don’t miss Mental Health: Comparisons of 9/11 and Katrina on March 21st; The Hurricane and the New Orleans Public Health Systems on April 3rd; and Civil and Environmental Infrastructure on April 18th. Register for one or all three of these events online.

ACS Commissioner Mattingly to Speak at NYU Wagner

As part of our signature Public Service Today discussion series, NYC's Administration for Children's Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly will join us on March 29th. Commissioner Mattingly will provide an update on Children's Services' commitment to strengthening child safety and discuss agency efforts for the department to achieve long-term reform in child welfare. Breakfast begins at 8:00 am and the program runs from 8:30 to 10:00 am at NYU Wagner, 2nd Floor Conference Room, at the Puck Building. Register online.

Wagner Professor’s Article Selected as a ‘Classic’ by Nonprofit Quarterly Readers

"The Content of Their Character," written by Wagner Professor Paul Light was highlighted in a recent poll conducted by The Nonprofit Quarterly that identified “classic” articles published. Light’s article was among those articles receiving top votes. Read the full story online.

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Events and Regional Activities:
March 2006/April 2006

 

Talks, Receptions and Seminars

 

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

  • March 7, 6 to 8 pm- NYU Alumni Association Meeting at the Farkas Auditorium, Med. Center, 550 First Ave. For more info, go online. Register via email.
  • March 9, 8:30 to 10 am- Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Breakfast with NYC HPD Commissioner Shaun Donovan. D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd Street. Register via email.
  • March 9, 5 to 6:30 pm- "Out with the Old": Radical Possibilities in Educational Leadership and Policy. Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, Student lounge 304. Register online.
  • March 10, 11 am to 12:30 pm- Food Writers of Greenwich Village -- A 2006 Food Series Event. The Fales Library, Bobst Library, Third Floor, 70 Washington Square South. For more info, call 212-992-9018.
  • March 14, 6 to 9 pm- The Executive Forum Presents Author Nomi Prins. The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South. For more info, call 732-431-0086.
  • March 14, 6 to 8 pm- NYU in Your Neighborhood: SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY. Donor reception at Baltusrol Golf Club. For more info, call 212-998-6946 or register online.
  • March 21, 6 to 8 pm- Mental Health: Comparisons of 9/11 and Katrina. Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Register online.
  • March 21, 6 to 8 pm- The NYU Alumni Association Speakers on the Square Lecture "Global Immigration Today: The Best of Times; the Worst of Times." Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more info, call 212-998-6763 or register online.
  • March 22, 6:30 to 8 pm- "Looking Ahead in Politics: 2006-2008" An Evening with Bob Shrum. The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 per person. Register online.
  • March 23, 6:15 to 7:30 pm- The NYU Alumni Association Speakers on the Square Lecture "Global Immigration Today: The Best of Times; the Worst of Times." Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more info, call 212-998-6763 or register online.
  • March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 pm- “Off the Beaten Path: Archiving the Creative Process in Late Twentieth Century Art.” The Fales Library, Bobst Library, Third Floor, 70 Washington Square South. For more info, call 212-992-9018.
  • March 27, 6 to 8 pm- Global Oral Health: Why Does it Matter? The Saklad Auditorium, NYU College of Dentistry 345 East 24th Street, 1st Floor. Register online.
  • March 28, 6:30 pm- Alumni in the Industry Colloquium (International Careers) at Silver Center. For more information, call: (212) 998-6907.
  • April 3, 6 to 8 pm -The Hurricane and the New Orleans Public Health Systems. Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Register online.
  • April 4, 6:30 to 9 pm -WAA Second Annual Wine Tasting Event & Fundraiser. Center for Architecture, $35 in advance, $50 at the door. Register online.
  • April 5, 12:30 to 1:30 pm -IPSA Brown Bag: New Frontiers in Micro-Finance. Puck Building, Lafayette Conference Room. Register via email.
  • April 5, 5:30 to 8 pm -The 10th Annual Kovner/Behrman Lecture: "Implementing Rapid Cycle Change Strategies in Health Care Organizations." Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room. For info, call 212-998-7546 or register via email.
  • April 8, 12:30 to 2 pm -NYU in Your Neighborhood: ST. PETE BEACH, FL. Alumni Reception at Don CeSar Beach Resort. For more info, call 212-998-6946 or register online.
  • April 14, 11:30 am to 1 pm -WASHINGTON DC: Status Check: A Nation Prepared? with DHS Secretary Chertoff. Dewberry Hall, George Mason University/Fairfax Campus. For more info, call 703-993-4722.
  • April 18, 6 to 8 pm -The Hurricane and New Orleans Civil and Environmental Infrastructure, Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room. Register online.
  • April 20, 1 to 6:30 pm -IPSA's Spring 2006 Conference with keynote by Dr. Paul Farmer. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Register online.
  • April 21, 3 to 6 pm -"Participatory Action Research: Does it bring new value to the social sciences?” Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, Student lounge 304. Register online.
  • April 22, ALL DAY - NYU 2006 Conference of Social Entrepreneurs hosted at NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. For more info, go online.
  • April 25, 5:30 to 8:30 pm - Henry Hart Rice Urban Planning Forum with Kate Ascher, Executive Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation. For info, call 212-998-7546 or register online.
  • April 28, 6:30 pm - NYU in Your Neighborhood: MOBILE-PENSACOLA, FL. Annual NYU Alumni Dinner Mobile-Pensacola Area. For more info, email Donald Clayton.

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Office of Career Services Events

For updated listings and event details, see the Wagner Career Services Calendar. To RSVP for OCS events, see the OCS Event RSVP Form.

  • March 7, 3 to 7 pm- NYU Education, Health and Non-Profit Fair. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more info, call 212-998-6763 or go online.
  • March 10, 3 to 6 pm- School of Public Affairs Government Career Fair. Hosted at Baruch College. For more info, go online.
  • March 20, 2 to 3 pm- Resume Writing Workshop. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room. Register online.
  • March 22, 2 to 3 pm- “How to Work the Career Fair.” Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room. Register online.
  • March 23, 3 to 6 pm- NYU WAGNER Career Fair 2006. The annual Wagner Career Fair exclusively for Wagner alumni and students. Puck Building, Grand Ballroom. For more info, go online.
  • March 27, 12 to 1 pm- California Family Health Council's Open Doors: Title X Intern Program Information Session. Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room. Register online.
  • March 29, 3 to 7 pm- Job Expo for Alumni, Graduate Students & Experienced Professionals at the Puck Building, Grand Ballroom. For more info, go online.

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Office of Career Services: NYU Wagner 2006 Career Fair

The annual NYU Wagner Career Fair is just around the corner. Don’t miss your chance to network with other public service-minded job seekers and potential employers. Taking place on March 23rd at the Puck Building, NYC from 3 to 6 pm, the fair will bring together job seekers and representatives of variety of nonprofit organizations; health organizations; international organizations; and many others. Visit the OCS Website for a list of registered employers online.

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Office of Career Services: 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:

  • Director of Administration and Finance, Boston Public Health Commission
  • Chief Development Officer, Bowery Residents' Committee, Inc.
  • Director of Communications, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Senior Health Care Program Planner/Analyst Level A, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC)
  • Project Director, Save The Children
  • Vice President for Finance and Administration, Women In Need, Inc.

Log on to the OCS Career Director 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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Wagner Alumni Advise Prospective Students Outside NYC

During March, in key cities outside of NYC, Wagner alumni will act as ambassadors for Wagner and talk to prospective students about their experiences at school, since leaving NYC, and getting a job outside of the New York area. Wagner has found these events to be very successful in getting wonderful students to come to Wagner. And why not? Our alumni are our best representatives! How did these alumni get involved with these events? Through OCS’ Alumni Career Advisement Program (ACAP). To sign-up to ACAP, register online.

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Give a Little Green

This St. Patrick’s Day give a little green back to your favorite school of public service! Your support is so important and 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 New York University) 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 through your commitment to Wagner. And, remember it’s not how much you give, but that you give!

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Did You Know...?

Elan Drucker (MUP ’04) is a Project Associate for GCA Strategies in San Francisco, CA. GCA specializes in land development and research with Elan’s public affairs role generates materials for community meetings, analyzes public opinion surveys, and serves as liaison between client architects and City Hall.

Neal Glaser (MPA ’74) is the Executive Vice President at Woodhull Medical Group in Brooklyn. Neal’s oversees 350 program practices which supports an HHC facility in addition to 500 employees.

Amanda Goltz (MPA ’05) is the Project Manager for Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. Signature Initiative 5. Amanda manages projects related to system-wide radiology trend management across large private health network in the East.

Maureen Grogan (MPA ’00) is the Executive Director of the Young Women’s Leadership (YWL) Foundation. YWL is a small non profit that partners with school districts, parents and community leaders to create single-gender public schools and college guidance programs across the country.

Chancy Marsh (MPA ’74) is an Independent Consultant for the emotionally/learning challenged. Chancy works to guide the success of students with these needs from primary to secondary education.

Randolph Peers (MPA ’05) is the Vice President of Economic Development for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the borough’s leading business assistance and economic development association and Randolph oversees the department dealing with economic development.

Robin Reynolds (MPA '98) has been appointed Assistant Vice Provost for Planning and Administration at Santa Clara University. In her new role, Robin will focus primarily on special projects in support of strategic and operational planning, resource planning and management, the integration of academic and resource planning, and the planning and development of administrative processes and information systems in the Provost's areas of responsibility. Congratulations, Robin!

Leslie Robin (MUP ’78) is Managing Director for United Jewish Communities Consulting Services in Sherman Oaks, CA, and consults with the Jewish Federation on all aspects of the organization to strengthen the community and service delivery system.

Seth Rosen (MPA ’05) was promoted to the Director of Major Gifts at Amnesty International. Seth will direct all of AI's major gift and comprehensive campaign fundraising. Congratulations, Seth.

Diana Tralongo (MS ’98) is the Chief Operating Officer for Total Personal Services Administrative Group in Garden City, NY. TPS serves its clients by taking care of their daily administrative financial and administrative concierge needs.

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

In each Wagner School Alumni eNews 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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