NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – March 2010

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Join us at the NYU Wagner Public Service Networking Reception for Students and Alumni: March 11
The Wagner Alumni Association is back with the event that makes it easy for you to connect with professionals in your field and across the public service sector. Join us on March 11 from 6:30-8pm at the Puck Building. The networking reception for alumni and students directly follows the school's Public Service Career Expo, taking place on the 11th from 3:00-6:00pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (between 6th and 7th Ave.s), which alumni are welcome to attend as well. RSVP online.

NYU Wagner establishes The James Delano Prize for Service Learning
In memory of James Delano, a Wagner student who passed away in early January, Wagner has established a fund which will directly support two student trips per year for service learning.  The 2010 Wagner class gift campaign will support the Delano Prize, and we encourage alumni to contribute to the fund and help make travel and learning possible for future generations of Wagner students.  For more on James and how to make a gift, please visit wagner.nyu.edu/support/

Reynolds Program Makes the List of 100 Best Twitter Feeds to Follow for International Business
OnlineDegree.com's list compiles several feeds - some economic, some political, some technical, and everything in between - that may be of particular interest to those conducting business with other nations. The Twitter feed of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship at NYU Wagner ranks #31.


Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
March / April 2010

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


New York:


Frontiers of Humanitarianism 2010 Conference

NYU Reynolds Speaker Series featuring Chris Jordan, Artist & Photographer, Chris Jordan Photographic Arts

Conflict Security and Development Series Spring 2010: Violence, Democracy and Development in the Southern Philippines

Brademas Center: An Evening With Jim Leach, Chairman Of The National Endowment For The Humanities

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Spring 2010: Israeli Counter Terrorism and its Implications for the United States

Public Service Networking Reception for Students and Alumni

The Future of Education in America: Borough of Manhattan Community College Breakfast Briefing: Young Women of Color and Success in Community College

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Spring 2010: A Strategy of Tactics: Counterinsurgency and the American Army

The Future of Education in America: On Unequal Ground: Communities of Color, Educational Disparities and Closing the Achievement Gap in Urban Cities

Applications of Complexity Theory to Leadership with Dr. Mary Uhl-Bien

Dragon's Gift: the Real Story of China in Africa

2010 IPSA Spring Conference on Global Food Security: Production and Access

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Spring 2010: The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

The Future of Education in America: Charting Equity: Charter Schools and the future of public schooling in America

NYU Reynolds Speaker Series featuring Abraham George, Founder, The George Foundation

The Middle East and United States Strategy Series Spring 2010: Why is Muslim Extremism Attractive? And How to do We Uproot it?

New York / Abu Dhabi Futures: Common Challenges, Uncommon Cities. Sea Level Rise: New York 

The 14th Annual Kovner/Behrman Health Forum

The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series: Building Sustainable Communities: The EPA Agenda

Urban Transportation and Planning Doctoral Series Spring 2010: Mike Smart, PhD Candidate

NYU Reynolds Speaker Series featuring Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU

The 2010 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum


NYU Alumni Events:
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 Development Officer,
    Feeding America (Chicago, IL)
  • Public Finance, Director - Northeast/Midwest Regions,
    Fitch Ratings
  • Research Director
    Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • Vice-President, Healthcare Private Equity Advisory,
    Marwood Group
  • Deputy Director,
    Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Administration and Finance Officer,
    Protection International (Kenya)

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.



OCS Career Expo

2010 Public Service Career Expo - Thursday, March 11th
Job Seeker Registration: 
All attendees must register in advance via the Career Directory - select the “Career Fairs” option under the “Events” tab.
*** The Public Service Career Expo is exclusively open to students and alumni.  Attendees will be required to present ID and/or resumes verifying their school affiliation at the door.
*** Professional Attire is Required


Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

In 2009 Cynthia Sparer (MPA '76) launched Sparer Associates, a health care consulting firm focusing on strategy, project management and business development. Well qualified to consult, she has had a career in health care spanning over 30 years and has held executive level positions at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Early in her career she served at Bellevue Hospital, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Read more.


Alumni Insights: APA Conference 

You share your insights with us!

Will you be at the American Planning Conference in New Orleans this April?  Any interest in connecting with other Wagnerites down there?  Let us know at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.  


Give a Little Green to Wagner

This St. Patrick's Day give a little green back to your favorite school of public service! Your support makes a big difference and donating is easy with NYU's online contribution page. Donations can also be made 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 to all who give back to Wagner, be it through donations of time or money. We appreciate the support our Alumni and Friends give us.


Did You Know...?


Alyson Grant (MPA '08) has taken a new position as Government Relations Associate at UJA-Federation of New York. Congratulations, Alyson. 

Andres Munoz (MPA '07) is currently working for the Inter-American Development Bank as a Young Professional in Washington, DC.

Erica Woda (MPA '09) and her organization, Level the Field, were featured recently in the New York Times.  Read the article here.


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!