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November 16, 2015

Our thoughts are with the members of the NYU community in Paris, and their families and friends. Please read President Sexton's message about the tragic events and the welcome news that all students at NYU Paris have been located and are safe and secure.

NYU Alumni Day: Showing Your #VioletPride

Collage of social posts from NYU Alumni & Parents Day 2015.

On Saturday, October 24, thousands of alumni returned to Washington Square for NYU Alumni and Parents Day! The full day of events included exciting and educational programs led by outstanding faculty, alumni lunches with school deans, President Sexton's final State of the University address, and an Oktoberfest party overlooking Washington Square Park.



Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Students carry leftovers to be delivered to local shelters and soup kitchens.

What can be done to save and repurpose the massive amounts of food that remain from holiday parties and other events? Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, founded by alumni Robert Lee (STERN ’13) and Louisa Chen (CAS ’13), recovers more than 20,000 pounds of uneaten food each month and delivers the meals to shelters and soup kitchens instead of the garbage bin.


MEET the nyuaa board

Michael Wright (TSOA ’09)

Headshot of Michael Wright (TSOA '09).

Michael Wright (TSOA ’09) is serving his second year on the Board, where he’s on the Volunteer Leadership Outreach Committee. Wright also serves NYU as a Torchbearer, one of a group of alumni volunteers who assist NYU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting superior undergraduate students.


Fall 2015

NYU Alumni Magazine

Cover of the NYU Alumni Magazine

The latest issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine—the Wearables Issue—is online, featuring Justin Zayat’s (CAS ’15) quest for the Triple Crown, and much more.

Read the new issue online



Stunning design promoting NYU's number one ranking.

In the most recent US News and World Report rankings, NYU is in the top 10 for best undergraduate business programs, law school, nursing school, math, public affairs, and online graduate engineering.  Here are more reasons we're #VioletProud.


Unleashing Ambition

Headshot of Shirley Lu.

“I hadn’t been back in New York City since I moved away at age 6, but thoughts of coming back kept me going through high school and, ultimately, gave me the courage to apply to NYU. Now I am here in the city of my dreams pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. My career choice is my way of giving back because I know there is no greater reward in life than helping others.” — Shirley Lu (SPS ’18)

Learn how you can help students like Shirley...  .


Cruise Around the World

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

Itinerary of the first ever academic voyage around the world.

In September 1926, the first “Floating University” set sail from Hoboken, New Jersey. The Dutch passenger liner was no luxury cruise ship, but it did include special accommodations for its collegiate purposes: classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, and two swimming pools, as well as a printing press for use by the journalism class. The mastermind behind the project was an NYU professor.


Call for nominations

Meritorious Service Awards

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The New York University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is presented annually to a respected and distinguished graduate of any school, college, or division of NYU who has demonstrated extraordinary service and continuing devotion to his or her Alma Mater, and who embodies the University motto: to Persevere and to Excel.

Click here for the award description and to submit the nomination form.


Alumni Travel Programs

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Experience the world with your alma mater! The NYU Alumni Travel Program brings alumni and friends together to visit exciting new places and experience new cultures while enjoying a variety of activities.  

Plan your 2016 trip today

December 1

#GivingTuesday #NYUGT

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Join the growing movement known as Giving Tuesday by partnering with our students and making a gift to NYU on December 1. Giving Tuesday—a national day to celebrate generosity—represents the chance to pause, join together as a community, and give back to NYU. Your gift is a way of honoring your own experiences on campus, and also making the NYU dream come true for qualified students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. Our goal is 100 donors in 24 hours—will you be one of them?

Make your gift at

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ROTC drills at the Heights, 1940.

NYU Trivia

On Veteran's Day 1975, which president of NYU was inaugurated? 

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

Congratulations to Karen Kaplan (NUR ’85), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: Drs. John W. Draper and Martyn Paine, two NYU faculty members, were largely responsible for the passing of 1854 legislation known as "The Bone Bill," which legalized the dissection of the human body.

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What Recruiters Look for During the Phone Interview

In-house recruiters are the gatekeepers for their company. On December 3, join Cathy Perez of Self Marketing Advantage to learn what they scrutinize during the initial contact with applicants. RSVP via NYU CareerNet. If you do not have an NYU CareerNet account, you can RSVP here. Please contact the Wasserman Center at with any questions.


Augeo Benefits

Are you confused by your health insurance options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act? Augeo Benefits can help! Call 1-866-212-4290 to speak to our licensed benefit counselors for a free, no obligation consultation or click here to run a free major medical quote online.

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Join in the Conversation

Join @NYUAlumni on Instagram for the latest news, contests, giveaways, events, ideas, media, and more from the NYU alumni community. Here’s what we’ve been talking about:
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Recent NYU Alumni Events

Group photo from the Hollywood Costume Ball in Hong Kong

Events for NYU alumni—like the Hollywood Costume Ball in Hong Kong, 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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