The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
NYU Wagner has announced the selection of its first class of New York City Social Justice Fellows -- seven community organizers and advocates devoted to such issues as immigrant rights, HIV/AIDS, and youth empowerment. Chosen through a competitive process, the advocates, who work to bring about grassroots engagement in the formation of public policy, will each receive a stipend of $42,000, a benefits allowance, and project seed grants, along with opportunities for networking, technical assistance, and research. This is the first year the fellowship is administered and operated by NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action. The 2006-07 Social Justice Fellowship class grew out of the former New York City Community Fellows Program founded in 1998 by the Open Society Institute, a component of the network of foundations sponsored by philanthropist George Soros. After supporting nearly 80 fellows, the Open Society Institute placed the fellowship program with NYU Wagner in late 2005. The Institute provided a $1.8 million grant. To read more about the Social Justice Fellowship programs and recent awards, click here.
Join us on Oct. 11, when Tommy G. Thompson, former Health and Human Services Secretary/four-term Wisconsin Governor and current leader of the "Medicaid Makeover" campaign, together with James R. Tallon Jr., President of the United Hospital Fund and Chairman of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Alan D. Aviles, President & Chief Executive Officer of NYC HHC, come to NYU Wagner to discuss the future of this hot-button program. Monderated by Associate Dean Rogan Kersh. RSVP required online.
NYU Wagner's John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress today released the results of a national survey that finds widespread dissatisfaction with Congress and pent-up demand for action on worrisome long-term issues such as global warming, Social Security and Medicare, and even aging bridges and roads. To read more about the Brademas Center survey results, click here.
The Wagner Student Association (WSA) is extending an invitation to all Wagner grads to attend the WSA Election Night party, Tuesday, November 7, beginning at 5:30 PM, at Slainte, 304 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston. Toast fellow Wagnerites with 2-for-1 drinks and a choice of 17 beers on tap. Enjoy free finger food as we watch the election results roll in. Hope to see you there!
The NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management in concert with The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA will host a public forum on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the New York metropolitan region on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 from 8:30 am to 12:00pm. The forum will be held at NYU Wagner's offices, in our 2nd Floor Conference Room. In an effort to foster productive dialogue, seating is limited. Please RSVP by October 25th to My Linh H. Nguyen-Novotny.
For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Alumni Calendar.
Last year's Career Weeks were so successful that this year OCS is devoting the entire month of October to Career Panels. OCS's Career Month gives students and alumni the opportunity to fine tune their job seeking skills through in-depth career panels. Seventeen (!) panels are scheduled, ranging in topic from Corporate Social Responsibility to Education to Finance to Transportation. Come hear your fellow alumni talk about their careers in public service! For a detailed schedule and RSVP information, visit the online Career Directory. Also, if you're an alum who is interested in getting involved in Career Month as a guest panelist, please email the Office of Career Services.
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:
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.
Exciting news, Wagner grads. Reflecting how important alumni are to Wagner and how serious Wagner is about providing events and services that fulfill your needs, Alumni Services has been take out of the Office of Career Services and elevated to its own department at Wagner. Lisa Taylor is now the Director of Special Events and Alumni Relations at NYU Wagner, and is looking for a staff person to manage the alumni services role exclusively. Visit the NYU Human Resources Website for more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position online (5182BR): www.nyu.edu/hr/jobs/apply.
The Wagner Review of Public Affairs is the student-run academic journal of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. The Wagner Review promotes dialogue on a wide range of issues related to public service, by publishing original writing and research from a diverse group of students and alumni. Articles reflect the academic programs offered and scholarly research conducted at the Wagner School. The Wagner Review is currently considering submissions from current students (2006 and 2007 graduates) and alumni involving a wide range of topics, including public and non-profit management, public policy, financial management and public finance, health policy, health management, urban planning, and international affairs. To submit a paper for consideration, download the Wagner Review Call for Papers (PDF), which describes the required format and submission instructions in full detail.
Yet another reason to support the NYU Wagner Annual fund. Donations to the annual fund can now be specifically directed toward scholarship support. Just indicate it on the memo line of your check or the online donation form. You can make an Online Contribution, send gifts through the return envelopes that come with the Wagner Update, or by mail 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 through your commitment to Wagner. And remember it's not how much you give, but THAT you give!
Antonia Cornaro (MUP '96) is an Urban Planner for the Austrian Institute for Regional Planning. In this role, Antonia is doing spatial planning analysis, strategic planning for regions, and master planning and evaluations for site analysis.
Mark Foggin (MPA '01) is the Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor's Office of Industrial & Manufacturing Businesses, where he is helping to retain and grown NYC's blue collar jobs by protecting industrial land for industrial uses and assisting blue-collar businesses to open, thrive and grow.
Sherri Henkin (MPA '82) was recently named a Documentation Specialist at the Ohio Savings Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. Congratulations, Sherri.
Saimir Kadiu (MS '98) works in the Ministry of Health of Albania, where he is the Director of the Economical Department and the Implementation Director of a World Bank Project.
Tony Laing (MPA '00) is a Diversity and Program Exchanges Advisor for the Massachusetts College of Art. In this role, Tony advises students on study abroad programs, scholarships and serve as an academic advisor. Tony also plans and executes diversity programming for students, staff and faculty.
Larry Mango (MUP '99) is an Assistant VP at Rockwood Capital LLC, a privately held real estate investment company, where he is a member of the East Coast acquisitions and asset management team.
Lilian Miller (MPA '06) has joined the Brazil Foundation's management team this September as its Manager of Outreach for the National Expansion Project. Starting with the cities of Miami, Boston and Los Angeles, Lilian will be responsible for community outreach in replicating the foundation's successful Brazilian Diaspora Philanthropy model outside of New York. Email Lilian for more information. Congratulation, Lilian.
Glen Morisano (MS '02), Deputy Inspector with the New York City Police Department was recently profiled in the New York Daily News about his work as the head of the joint drug task force between the NYPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration, and his retirement from the force. Congratulations on your retirement, Glen. Read the full article on Inspector Morisano.
Paulette Woolf (MPA '82) is the Deputy Director for the United Nations OIOS/MECD division. In this role, Paulette manages an internal management consulting function (iMCS) that uses a structured change management methodology to assist program managers in implementing change.
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