January 15, 2016
In the beginning of January, Forbes released its annual “30 Under 30” list, acknowledging the best and brightest across 20 different industries. Of the young talent celebrated in this year’s issue, 14 NYU alumni were highlighted. Congratulations to everyone who made the list and continues to inspire the NYU community!
Sarah Labowitz, co-founder, co-director, and research scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, has devoted her life to human rights. Learn about how her research is improving lives around the globe.
MEET the nyuaa board
Quemuel “Q” Arroyo (CAS ’12) is serving his fourth year on the Board, where he’s on the NYUAA Recent Alumni & Student Programs Committee and the Fundraising Committee. Having stayed an engaged alumnus since graduating with his bachelor’s degree in Urban Design Studies in 2012, Arroyo has also been involved with the 1831 Fund, Young Alumni Leadership Circle (YALC), and Recent Alumni Network (RAN).
POINTS OF #VIOLETPRIDE
It is believed that in 2015, more students applied to New York University than to any other private college or university in America. Here are more reasons we're #VioletProud.
NYU is delighted to announce the May and Ahmed Heikal Scholarship (MAHS), which will provide tuition assistance for needy and deserving Egyptian students admitted to any of NYU's one- or two-year master's degree programs, who intend to return to Egypt following their education. Applications for the MAHS for students beginning at NYU in Fall 2016 will be accepted until April 15, 2016. For more information or to apply, click here.
What do you have planned for 2016: Change jobs? Become more involved? Meet new people? Start by joining the NYU Alumni Association's official LinkedIn group. As an NYU alumnus/a, you are automatically a member of this organization for life and an important part of our vibrant community—almost half-a-million strong! We invite you to join more than 14,000 of your fellow alumni in this group for networking and career building, offered exclusively to you and your fellow NYU alumni. Join the conversation.
BE PART OF THE MOMENTUM
Mahe Dewan (TANDON ’17): For the donors who make my education possible, thank you for ensuring my future and for making sure that I become a helpful part of the global technology community.
Learn how you can help students like Mahe...
Events for NYU alumni—like the NYU Alumni Club in Frankfurt’s holiday party, 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.
What do greeting cards and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have in common? Ask founder of Food for Thoughts Cards, NYU adjunct professor and alumna Connie Charney (STEINHARDT ’80). The concept is simple: support good wishes with good will.
By Celeste Brewer (GSAS ’16)
NYU’s first permanent home, the University Building, was the first building constructed specifically for the University, and was designed in a Gothic Revival style inspired by medieval English collegiate buildings. The Building was dedicated in 1837 with great fanfare, and demolished in 1894 with much regret. What was it like to live, work, and study in the University Building?
Save the date
Save the date to join NYU President Andrew Hamilton and the New York University Alumni Association for the 2016 NYU Alumni Awards, honoring John Sexton, Jonathan Mechanic (LAW ’77), Jonathan Woodson (MED ’79), and Ruthie Ann Miles (STEINHARDT ’07). The Awards luncheon will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 12:00–2:00 PM at the Grand Hyatt New York. For additional details and registration, please visit nyualumni.com/nyuaa-awards.
New York City's premier academic incubator initiative, operated by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, welcomed 21 new companies in 2015, furthering a commitment to the startup community and New York's economy. Read more from PR Newswire.
JANUARY 19, 2016
Over the past year, racial diversity, equity, and inclusion on college campuses across the United States have been central in the national headlines. As NYU continues to make positive strides in these areas, the alumni community is often left unaware of the ways that the University is supporting its diverse community. This program is meant to be an update for a cross-section of alumni to hear firsthand from administrators, students, and fellow alumni on the many ways the University is supporting its underrepresented communities. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
NYU GIVING DAY
March 3, 2016
You are invited to join thousands of dynamic and diverse individuals who make up one vibrant NYU family, past and present, near and far. Help shape the place that helped shape you and support the area of the University you are most passionate about. Give together on Giving Day—March 3, 2016.