April 15, 2015
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.
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.
The Archivist’s Angle
By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
POINT OF PRIDE
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.
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.
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.
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