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April 15, 2015

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Varsity Baseball Returns to NYU

When the NYU Baseball team took to the field against Oglethorpe University on February 13, it was the first time varsity Violets had been on the diamond in more than 40 years. The next day, the team took the second game of a double-header 2-0, for the first NYU baseball win since May 16, 1973. The original team was disbanded a year later in 1974 following a 0-14 season.

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FEATURE

Meet Brian Levine (GSAS ’03, MED ’08), NYUAA Board Vice President

Headshot of Dr. Brian Levine

Dr. Brian Levine (GSAS ’03, MED ’08) is a first-year board member and one of NYUAA Board’s Vice Presidents. In addition to his role with the NYUAA, Levine serves NYU as a young alumni trustee.

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The Archivist’s Angle

Jazz and Democracy at the Town Hall

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

External shot of the Town Hall in 1955.

In honor of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, it seems apt to highlight one New York City institution connected closely with the genre: the Town Hall. Founded during the fight for women’s suffrage, in later years the space on 43rd Street would offer other avenues for democratic expression—among them, jazz.

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ABEL PRIZE

Louis Nirenberg (CIMS ’47)

Alumnus Louis Nirenberg, an emeritus professor of mathematics in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Abel Prize. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the prize to him and John Nash of Princeton for their work in non-linear partial differential equations. Photo ©NYU Photo Bureau: Orling.

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SAVE THE DATE

NYU Alumni and Parents Day 2015

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Washington Square Campus for NYU Alumni and Parents Day on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Details will be available soon.

ONLINE NETWORKING

NYU Alumni Networking Event with Brazen Careerist

Register now for the NYU Alumni Online Speed Networking Event on April 29! Participants will be paired with fellow Violets for several seven-minute text-based conversations that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information, and build your NYU network.

YOUR IMPACT

Wonder Where Your Gifts Go?

If you’re a donor, do you wonder where your gifts go? Our generous supporters make so much possible every single day. To learn more, visit us here.

ALUMNI PROFILE

Would You Rather: Earn a PhD in Economics or Become a Master of Wine?

Headshot of Dalik Caner (GSAS ’02)

Dilek Caner (GSAS ’02) chose both. The founder of Dallas Wine Education Center and one of only 36 Masters of Wine in the United States, Caner will host a one of a kind excursion to Napa Valley for NYU alumni this November.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

NYU Names Andrew Hamilton 16th President

The NYU Board of Trustees of recently announced the appointment of Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton—the University of Oxford’s senior officer, a noted chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the former Provost of Yale—as the 16th president of New York University. He will officially take up his duties in January 2016.

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POINT OF PRIDE

World Reputation Rankings

NYU ranks at number 20 in The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, rising seven spots since 2014, and more than 30 spots since 2011.

LAST CHANCE

NYU Alumni Awards 2015

Join President John Sexton, the NYU Alumni Association, and our distinguished honorees for a luncheon and presentation of the 2015 Alumni Awards on Friday, April 24, 2015. RSVP by Friday, April 17.

ALUMNI VOTED

Scorsese Wins NYU Alumni March Madness

From Hollywood heavyweights to medical marvels to prominent politicians, ‪‎NYU has no shortage of impressive alumni. But who is your favorite famous NYU alumnus/a? Whose name and/or accomplishments make you most proud to be a fellow Violet? The top 32 began their quest for the crown on March 17, and on April 6, Martin Scorsese (WSC '64, STEINHARDT '68, HON '92) was crowned the champion.

BE PART OF THE MOMENTUM

Support a Student

Unlock potential and unleash ambition by supporting a student as part of the Momentum Campaign, an ambitious effort to raise $1 billion exclusively dedicated to generating scholarships.

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NYU Trivia

This April, WNYU is celebrating its 65th Anniversary. NYU's first radio broadcast, when the station WJC aired a performance of NYU's Glee Club, was in the spring of what year?

Send your answer to alumni.connect@nyu.edu for a chance to win a limited edition NYU vintage-themed t-shirt!

Congratulations to Amy Langdon (GAL ’94), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: Standford White was the renowned architect who designed the Washington Square Arch.


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FEATURED BENEFIT

BankAmericard Cash Rewards™

Show your Violet pride with the BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ credit card for the New York University Alumni Association. Apply now!


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

NYU Wasserman Alumni Listserv

Sign up for the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development’s Alumni Listserv to learn career management and professional development strategies, receive free job postings, get information on exclusive alumni-only events, and stay connected to NYU. To join, log in to your NYU CareerNet account and click Profile > Personal > Privacy. Opt-in to receive weekly events and jobs via email. Select the topic area "Alumni Events and Resources."


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