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This month, recent NYU Wagner graduate Nupur Chaudhury (MUP, 2009) has co-authored two pieces for the American Journal of Public Health. The first, "Keep the Whole City in Mind," is an essay (written with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove) exploring the impact of “place-based” health initiatives at the neighborhood level. The second piece is a documentation of work she's conducted in the

Mitchell L. Moss, Professor of Urban Planning & Policy at NYU Wagner and Director of the school's Rudin Center for Transportation, has written a new op-ed describing Downtown Brooklyn's dramatic emergence as "the new model of urban redevelopment."

"In fact," writes Professor Moss in The New York Observer (March 29), "Brooklyn has emerged as a global brand, a symbol of urban creativity—whether in cuisine, poetry, innovative start-ups, or fashion. Brooklyn is now the destination for young, smart and pioneering kids who once flocked to

NYU Wagner's Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, convened the 20th annual Kovner-Behrman Health Forum before a capacity audience in the school's home in the historic Puck Building on March 23. Entitled "Check Your Intuitions," the event brought together leading health experts for a discussion and an audience Q&A on how to improve decision making in health policy and management.

Professional insights gleaned from research and hands-on experience were offered by: James Knickman,Derzon Clinical Professor of Health, NYU Wagner, and

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO and president, NYC Health + Hospitals, delivered the keynote talk at a meeting of health officials of Montreal and New York City – held at NYU Wagner on March 11. The full-day invitational gathering, “Access to Health Service and Care Coordination in New York and Montreal,” considered common challenges the two cities face for their respective healthcare systems.

Cosponsored by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, McGill

NYU Wagner and The Century Foundation co-sponsored the first of three public “Debates of the Century” before a capacity audience at the school March 8, with experts going toe-to-toe on the future of higher education and the proposition that "Public colleges should be free."

Introduced by Sherry Glied, dean of NYU Wagner, the lively and informative debate featured Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of educational policy and sociology at

More than 100 leaders of nonprofit organizations, along with state and city social services officials, gathered at NYU Wagner on Feb. 24 for the release of an exhaustive report calling for urgent reforms to shore up the nonprofit human-services sector in New York, responsible for delivering essential government services to 2.5 million people each year. The report, "New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action,"