NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – September 2010

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Save the Date! NYU Alumni Day: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
Alumni are invited back to campus for NYU's Alumni Day 2010.  Join us at The Puck Building for our annual Fall Harvest Lunch for Wagner Families with Dean Schall or 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; Gara LaMarche, President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies; NYU Wagner Professor Fritz Schwarz, Chairman, The Atlantic Philanthropies; and moderated by Marci Alboher, VP, Civic Ventures. Registration opens online in mid-September

Check out our revamped website!
If you've browsed Wagner's website lately, you may have noticed that we've changed our design a bit.  This new look includes several enhancements to the alumni pages of Wagner's site, and we hope our new content will help you more easily find what you need as well as help you connect with other Wagner grads.  We're still working out a few kinks, and we're always open to suggestions, so feel free to send your thoughts our way by emailing wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.  Happy browsing!

Professor Iskander to host panel in honor of new book
On September 27 at 5:30pm Professor Natasha Iskander will host a panel discussion in celebration of the publication of her new book, Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico.  Register for the event online.

Baby Boomers, Public Service, and Minority Communities: A Case Study of the Jewish Community in the United States
A new study by Professor David M. Elcott finds that there is relatively little understanding of how record numbers of engaged Baby Boomers could affect the public service work force and volunteerism in coming years, or what ethnic and religious communities and voluntary institutions could do to mobilize, train, and absorb them. Join NYU Wagner’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive and Research Center for Leadership in Action for an event with Dr. Elcott and Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Chief of The Jewish Week, from 4:00 - 5:30pm on September 21, 2010, in the Rudin Family Forum. RSVP online.



Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
September / October 2010

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


New York:

Baby Boomers, Public Service, and Minority Communities: A Case Study of the Jewish Community in the United States

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010: The Causes of Child Soldiering and Forced Recruitment with Chris Blattman

Creative State: Book Announcement and Celebration

The Thinking and Doing Breakfast Series Fall 2010: NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, real estate developer Douglas Durst and Professor Vicki Been

Conflict Security and Development Series Fall 2010

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

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

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

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

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:

  • Technical Advisor Level II: HIV/AIDS Costing Advisor,
    Global Health Fellows Program (Washington, DC)
  • Chief Development Officer 
     Institute for Student Achievement 
  • Vice President for Policy and Advocacy,
    National Housing Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Sr.Project Mgr, International Business Development - India,
    NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Vice President for Communications and Development,
    Partners in Health
  • Head of Mission,
    United Methodist Committee on Relief (Haiti)
  • Research Director,
    US Interagency Council on Homelessness (Washington, DC)

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

“Urban planning and economic development are two of the most stimulating and intellectually satisfying types of work one can do,” says Sandy Goldstein (MS 1998). “And a business improvement district,” she adds, “is an incredible way of helping to create a sense of place in a community, increase real estate values, and support local businesses.” Goldstein is the president of the Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) in Stamford, Connecticut, a post she has held since 1993. Since that time, she has implemented a number of programs and initiatives that have had tremendous impact on the city. In the last five years alone, for example, the cumulative real estate value of downtown Stamford has nearly tripled, to $2.1 billion, according to the Stamford Advocate.  Read more.


Alumni Insights: New Wagner Website 

You share your insights with us!

What do you think of the new alumni pages on Wagner's website?  Anything we're missing?  Let us know at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu.  


Start the School Year off Right!

Our 2010 fiscal year has come to a close and we send our thanks to all of those who contributed to last year's annual fund. With your help we surpassed our goal for the year and raised over $350,000.  Didn't make the August 31st deadline? You can help us get this year's fund to a strong start by making an online contribution today.

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


Did You Know...?

Stanton Biddle, PHD (MPA ’73),  has been named the 2010 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree for his contributions to the profession and his promotion of diversity within it. Congratulations, Stanton.

Amy Bodek (MUP '92) has been appointed Director of Development Services for the City of Long Beach, CA.  Congratulations, Amy.

Constance Hassett-Walker (MPA '97) recently received Kean University's President's Research Initiative Award, where she is an assistant professor of criminal justice.   Congratulations, Constance.

MaryAnn Tierney (MPA '07) has been named regional administrator for Region III with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Congratulations, MaryAnn.

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!