NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – October 2010

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NYU Alumni Day: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010  - Wagner to host panel on Encore Careers and a Dean's Luncheon with Alumni Awards Ceremony
Alumni are invited back to campus for NYU's Alumni Day 2010.  Join us at The Puck Building for our Dean's Luncheon with Ellen Schall and help us celebrate this year's Torch and Westmeyer Award honorees.  You may also like to attend one of the day's many panels or lectures, including Wagner's own, "Encore Careers: Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life," with Dean Schall, Marc Freedman, CEO and Founder, Civic Ventures; NYU Wagner Professor Gara LaMarche, President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies;  and Fritz Schwarz, Chairman, The Atlantic Philanthropies.  Moderated by Marci Alboher, VP, Civic Ventures. Registration is now open online.

UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Leads NYU Wagner Town Hall Event
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic Party Leader in the United Kingdom, conducted a lively town hall meeting at New York University on September 22, sponsored by NYU Wagner and the University. The  one-hour event drew more than 350 people, predominantly NYU students, to the Kimmel Center for University Life and its Eisner & Lubin auditorium. Dean Ellen Schall delivered welcoming remarks about the European leader, who was the unexpected star of the national elections held in the UK in May.  Read more.

Wagner is Hiring!
NYU Wagner is looking for an Associate Director, Fiscal Operations to institute practices that lead to efficient operations and facilities management, project, track, reconcile and analyze two Wagner unit budgets, provide strategic support, and manage technical and analytical activities related to Wagner's Fiscal Operations and Human Resource team. For more information or to apply, please visit NYU's Human Resources website


NYU to host receptions at the APPAM Conference in Boston and the APHA Meeting in Denver


Join faculty and friends at NYU Wagner's Reception at APPAM on Friday, November 8, 6:00-7:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette.  RSVP online.  Wagner alumni are also invited to the New York University Public Health Reception at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association on Monday, November 8, 7:00-9:00pm at the Colorado Convention Center, Room 304, 700 14th Street, Denver.  Look for NYU Wagner's Brian Roach, who will be representing the school.  RSVP online.



Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
October / November 2010

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


New York:

Defining Impact: Building the Case for Arts Support

"What's On Your Plate?" Film Screening. Part I of Educating Through Eating: A Series on School Meals Reform

Learning for a Change Workshop: Managing Collaborative Change

More than a Paycheck: A New Perspective on Single Women Mothers and the Wealth Gap

Breakfast Discussion with School Food Consultant Kate Adamick. Part II of Educating Through Eating: A Series on School Meals Reform

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010: Gender-based Violence in Complex Emergencies: Issues and Interventions

Controversial Issues in Contemporary Criminal Justice: NYPD's Stop and Frisk

Doctoral Program Brown Bag

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010: Reconciling Race, the Church, and Sexual Violence: Canada's Truth-seeking Experience

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City

The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series Fall 2010:  MTA Chairman Jay Walder and Professor Mitchell Moss

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010: Violence and Democracy in Contemporary Latin America

New Thinking on Transportation and Society Doctoral Research Series - Boxed In: How Intermodalism Enabled Destructive Interport Competition

St. Vincent's: What Went Wrong?

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010: International Organizations and Intra-National Crisis: Constraints on Response

The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series Fall 2010:  HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrion

How Brazil outpaced the US when it came to combating health epidemics: Strategic internationalization and institution-building

Wagner Reception at APPAM for Faculty, Alumni & Friends

New Thinking on Transportation and Society Doctoral Research Series - The Presentation of Self in Everyday [Transit] Life: An Ethnographic Study of Los Angeles Bus Culture



NYU Wagner Reception at APPAM in Boston

NYU Reception at APHA Meeting in Denver

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 Executive Officer,
    Chicago Cares, Inc. (Chicago)
  • President,
    Credit Where Credit is Due, Inc. (NYC)
  • Clinical Information Manager,
    Emergency Medical Associates (Staten Island)
  • International Water Rights Advisor,
    International Relief and Development (Kabul)
  • Urban Designer,
    Parsons Brinckerhoff (Beijing or Shanghai)
  • National Director of Media Relations,
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (NYC)
  • Director, Development & Marketing,
    Youth Renewal Fund (NYC)

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

Between 2006 and 2007, Scott Clarke (MPA 2008) spent a year working at a youth development organization in South Africa. It wasn’t long, however until he recognized that what he was doing was not addressing the scale of the need he saw in the country. He became aware of what he describes as “tremendous and persistent inequity” and he began asking individuals in positions of influence what they believed the solution might be to overcoming this inequity. Over two years, after he began pursuing his MPA, he spoke with educators, academics, policy makers and business professionals in search of a comprehensive answer. Clarke had noticed the South African “government’s lack of success in improving the quality of education despite having spent huge sums of money.” However, Clarke “also noticed that NGOs and other private actors were having successes.” So his driving question became, “how to marry those successes to the sustainability that policy level support could bring.” In contemplating this quandary, the idea for Amandla Development was born.  Read more.


Alumni Insights: LinkedIn Subgroups 

You share your insights with us!

Are you a member of Wagner's LinkedIn group?  Would you participate in subgroups, if they existed?  Let us know at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.  


Contribute to the Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Wagner Alumni Scholarship Fund is a great way to support deserving students in their studies at Wagner. Students receiving alumni scholarships must be nominated by a Wagner grad and are eligible to receive 50% tuition support. You can donate to the fund by making an online contribution today.  If you wish to nominate a prospective student for a scholarship, contact wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.

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


Did You Know...?

Karen Brown (MPA ’98),  co-authored a report on the importance of school leadership in reducing the achievement gap in our public schools this past spring. Karen is the VP of Programs at the Fairfield County Community Foundation in Norwalk, CT.

Heyward Donigan (MPA '92) has been named CEO of ValueOptions, Inc., the nation's largest independent behavioral health care company.   Congratulations, Heyward.

Louise T. Gantress (MPA '77) has recently published a new novel, Bitter Tea.  Congratulations, Louise.


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!