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November 16, 2011

Dennis Crowley (TSOA ’04), co-founder of Foursquare, discusses how he got his company off the ground with NYU Trustee and venture capitalist Fred Wilson. Photo: Alex Jagendorf

NYU Hosts First-Ever Entrepreneurs Festival

By Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS '98)

If you’ve ever dreamed of being your own boss and running your own business, the stories shared at the first-ever NYU Entrepreneurs Festival on November 11 and 12 might inspire you to finally take the plunge and turn your idea for a start-up into a reality. Over 60 NYU alumni, faculty, and student entrepreneurs from 11 of NYU’s 14 schools and colleges came together to discuss their paths to success with some 500 attendees at this celebration of startups and entrepreneurship by and for the NYU community.


Zadie Smith Reads Work in Progress at 12th Speakers on the Square Lecture

Photo: Roderick Field

By Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS ’98)

Over 400 alumni and friends turned out to hear award-winning author and NYU professor Zadie Smith read from a new, unpublished novel at the 12th Speakers on the Square lecture on November 9.


  • Nov. 17: Screening of Loosies
  • Nov. 19: Storytime for Kids with Deb Lucke
  • Nov. 29: NYU in Washington, DC: An Evening with Pete Hamill
  • Nov. 30: NYU Faculty Poetry Reading
  • Nov. 30: Lewis Burke Frumkes Lecture

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NYU Alumni Travel: Austria

By Ian Duncan (GSAS '12)

December 5th marks the 220th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and next spring is the perfect time to explore the country of his birth.


Marion Nestle

By Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS ’98)

Nestle says teaching her first nutrition class was like falling in love. Fifteen years after she founded the country’s first master’s degree program in food studies at NYU, her passion for the subject is stronger than ever.


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Lynda Zycherman
(IFA '74, '75)

By Ian Duncan (GSAS '12)

From ancient Minoan rings to plaster cakes, Lynda Zycherman has covered a lot of ground in her career as a conservator. Now in charge of looking after sculptures at MoMA, she explains why a modern art collection needs a conservator.


The History of Engineering at NYU

By Claire Ashley Wolford (GSAS '13)

The founders of New York University had envisioned a place where young men could study to become, among other things,“mechanics…architects… or civil engineers.”



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