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April 15, 2016

The Pasta Dough that Built NYU's Vanderbilt Hall

Construction underway on Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall, the Georgian­style home for the School of Law, 1950.


There are many reasons for NYU School of Law’s prestigious reputation: The unique Hauser Global Law School Program brings transnational perspectives to the classroom and lecture hall; the school also has a premier faculty; and boasts a roster of illustrious alumni, among them Crystal Eastman, Mohamed ElBaradei, Elihu Root, Fiorello LaGuardia, and Lucille Edwards Chance. And then there’s the noodle factory.


NYUAA Alumni Profile

Ending the HIV Epidemic: Charlie Ferrusi (GIPH ’15)

Charlie Ferrusi presenting his TED Talk at TEDxHudson in September 2014. Photo by Zach Gross.

At the age of 23, recent alumnus Charlie Ferrusi (GIPH ’15) has taken on quite an impressive role in Governor Cuomo’s three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State. Charlie has dedicated his life to eliminating HIV-related stigma and creating a future of zero new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths.



NYU Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the recently admitted members of the NYU Class of 2020! 63,702 students applied for admission to the Class of 2020, marking the ninth year in a row of record applications. Remember the day your NYU journey began? Click here to see reactions from #NYU2020.

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NYU Alumni and Family Day

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There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Family Day on Saturday, October 22. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. More details will be available soon.


2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

Photo of Darren Walker. Photo credit: 8 Salamander Productions - Simon Luethi.

Photo credit: 8 Salamander Productions - Simon Luethi

NYU recently announced the names of those to be honored at the University’s 184th Commencement Exercises: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will address the graduates on behalf of all the degree recipients. Mr. Walker will receive a Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. Honorary degree recipients also include scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier, actor/director and NYU alumnus Billy Crystal, congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, and Judge Margaret Marshall.

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Unleashing Ambition

Calixta Lee (STERN ’16)

Calixta Lee (STERN ’16): Your continued support means the world to me. My dad is the sole provider for our family of five and I have two younger siblings who will also be attending college in the future. With your help, I was able to get the comprehensive global business education I had always dreamed of and enjoy everything else that NYU had to offer without the huge financial burden I was expecting. As a result, I was able to become more involved in my community, explore different career paths, and discover what I was most passionate about. I will always remember your generosity. Thank you for everything.

Learn how you can help students like Calixta...         

MEET the nyuaa board

Dasha Rettew (GAL ’13)

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Dasha Rettew (GAL ’13) is a second year Board member and a co-chair of the Communications & Marketing Committee. Dasha earned her MA in Business Management from Gallatin with a concentration in Learning and Leadership Development.



NYU Receives Largest Gift to a School of Nursing

Photo of Howard (STERN ’64, NYU Trustee, Stern Board of Overseers) and Rose-Marie “Rory” Meyers

NYU recently announced a gift of $30 million from Howard (STERN ’64, NYU Trustee, Stern Board of Overseers) and Rose-Marie “Rory” Meyers to its College of Nursing, the largest gift to an established school of nursing in the history of nursing education. $22.5 million will be endowed as a fund for scholarships for low-income, first-generation college-goers with strong academic credentials, with the remainder to be used for academic and faculty support. In recognition of the Meyers’ generosity, the school will be renamed the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing in honor of Ms. Meyers, who is a nurse, and was the first in her immediate family to go to college.



NYU Day at the Yankees

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Show your Violet pride and be a part of NYU Day at the Yankees on Saturday, May 7 as the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox! Discounted tickets are available using the promotional code NYU16. To purchase tickets, click here.

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The Brooklyn Bridge Wins!

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The people have spoken! Congratulations to this year's ‪‎March Madness Champion, the ‪#Brooklyn Bridge! The cables of the iconic bridge, which beat out 15 other alumni innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits, were designed by James Wood, who attended Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, now NYU Tandon School of Engineering, during the 1870s.

points of #violetpride


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If you’re in NYC on May 17, look up! Since 2008, the Empire State Building has been lit in violet on the eve of NYU Commencement, in honor of the University's soon-to-be graduates.

Here are more reasons we're #VioletProud...

People and Places

NYU Stories


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NYU Trivia

On April 22nd, 1937, an estimated 8,000 undergraduates gathered in Washington Square Park to protest. What were they protesting against?

Submit your answer here for a chance to win a limited edition NYU t-shirt!

Congratulations to Tiffani Bell (CAS ’92), winner of last month’s raffle. The Washington Square Arch is made of Tuckahoe Marble.

Featured Events



Advanced LinkedIn: Jumpstart Your Career

Those who are well versed in LinkedIn are reaching their career goals more quickly; LinkedIn has become a common first stop for the hiring of employees, consultants, or in business development. Yet there's a lot misinformation around how to optimize LinkedIn profiles and networks, both to be "found" and connect with those who can help you. Join us on Thursday, May 5 at the NYU Wasserman Center for an event with Robert Hellmann, author of Advanced LinkedIn, to go beyond the basics in learning how your LinkedIn profile and network can help you to reach your career goals. RSVP through NYUCareerNet; If you do not have an NYU CareerNet account, you can RSVP here.



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Surprise Mom with beautiful flowers, delicious gourmet treats, and keepsake gifts straight from the heart! Visit and enter promo code NYUALUMNI20 to receive 20% off!

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Recent NYU Alumni Events

Events for NYU alumni—like the NYU Alumni Awards, pictured above—take place almost every day at locations in the New York City metro area, across the US, and around the world.  Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page.

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