NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – May 2010

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Join us at our 4th Annual "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" - June 8, 2010, 6pm
We're bringing "Wag Day" back to the Bowery! After a stint in Chelsea last year, we're returning to NYU Wagner's neighborhood for our 'celebration and salute to Wagner alumni,' benefiting the Annual Fund. "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" has become a favorite annual tradition and we hope you will join us at this year's event on Tuesday, June 8th from 6-8pm at the Bowery Wine Company. Catch up with Dean Schall, your favorite professors, and fellow alumni and show support for the school. Tickets: $20 until May 17, $25 May 17-June 6th and $30 at the door. Get your tickets online today!

Fond Farewell to Lisa Taylor
After nearly seven years at NYU Wagner, Lisa Taylor (MPA '01) will be leaving for an exciting new role at NYU's Abu Dhabi campus. In her new position as Senior Advisor to the Dean, Lisa will be working closely with Jim Larimore, Dean of Students at NYUAD, on developing a program of parent relations, a strategic plan for operational and programmatic assessment in student life, and other projects that arise. While she is looking forward to this new challenge, Lisa is very sad to be leaving NYU Wagner. "Words can't express how I feel about leaving NYU Wagner and the amazing community of faculty, staff, alumni and students of which I've been privileged to be a part.  But, I look forward to being an involved alumna - and I'll see you all on June 8th at Wag Day!"

An evening with Henry Kissinger elicits his views on the Middle East
NYU Wagner and the New-York Historical Society sponsored a conversation with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger on Wednesday, April 7th at the Metropolitan Club. Dean Ellen Schall, together with Roger Hertog and Louise Mirrer, the Chairman and the President, respectively, of the Historical Society, invited guests to an evening of Dr. Kissinger discussing Middle East strategy with NYU Wagner Visiting Professor Michael Doran, an expert on the international politics of the Middle Middle East. Dr. Kissinger toured the horizon, discussing the interlocking strategic dilemmas facing the Obama administration throughout the region -- from the struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan to the difficulty of brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace, and from the international need to stop the Iranian nuclear program to the prospect of working with the Russians to solve problems of mutual concern.  View pictures of the event here.

NYU Wagner Capstone Program - RFP Still Open
Do you need to: conduct organizational assessments, evaluate key programs, address development needs, write impact statements, conduct policy analyses, gather and synthesize empirical data, look at financial viability, forecasting or financial management, or design and plan initiatives? Become a Capstone client! NYU Wagner is pleased to accept applications for its 2010-2011 Capstone Program. Agencies that wish to enter into a partnership with NYU Wagner are encouraged to complete and submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration. Deadline for 2010-2011 Proposals: May 28, 2010. For information and proposal guidelines, visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/capstone/

Alumni are also welcome to join us at this year's Capstone Expo where students will display summaries of their work. The Expo will be from 5:00pm-6:30pm on Wednesday, May 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 5th Floor, NYC. RSVP online.


Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
May / June 2010

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


New York:


Capstone Expo

Fast Trash Symposium: Garbage Collection and the Future of Cities

Wave the Flag for Wag Day

High Speed Rail: Leveraging Federal Investment Locally


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:

  • Campus Director,
    Citizen Schools 
  • Director of Finance and Administration
    Hispanics in Philanthropy (San Francisco)
  • Director of Development and Outreach-Germany,
    Human Rights Watch (Berlin)
  • Executive Director,
    National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (Washington, DC)
  • Project Manager,
    NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Assistant Director,
    NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • Deputy Director of External Affairs,
    Office of the Manhattan Borough President

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

Sean Maloney (MPA 2008) is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Africa at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where his portfolio includes all of Sub-Saharan Africa, and "every day is an unpredictable adventure."  Read more.


Alumni Insights: Pictures for our new Website 

You share your insights with us!

For the redesign of wagner.nyu.edu, we're looking for photographs of "welcome" messages/signs which are drawn or printed in western or non western scripts, and displayed in an urban and local neighborhood context. If you have such a photo, please email wagner@nyu.edu with your name, the location of the photograph, and the language used.  We'd also love pictures of our alumni in action at their jobs - send them to: wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.  


Follow the Class of 2010's Example

Before they walk across the graduation stage, the members of the Class of 2010 are supporting Wagner by making donations toward a class gift. They know that by contributing to the school and raising Wagner's alumni giving rate, they increase the value of their degrees - and they're on pace to beat the participation record set by the Class of 2009!

All alumni are invited to get involved. Make an Online Contribution in solidarity with these students and their giving spirit.

THANK YOU for supporting the students who follow in your footsteps.



Did You Know...?

Lina Klebanov (MPA ’02) has begun a new job, joining the Corporate Social Responsibility group at Marsh and McLennan. Congratulations, Lina.

Linda Marcus (MPA ’84) has been promoted to chief financial officer at the accounting and financial services firm Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer. Congratulations, Linda.  

Patricia Sullivan (MPA '03) vice president of clinical development at the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), has been promoted to vice president of quality and patient safety. Congratulations, Patricia.

Angela Sung (MUP '05) has been named Senior Vice President of Management Services and Government Affairs for the Real Estate Board of New York.  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!