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July 15, 2015

Dipping Into the History of Hayden Hall

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By Celeste Brewer (GSAS ’16)

While the Washington Square Fountain is great, the stifling heat of a New York City summer could make anyone wish that a cool, clear swimming pool were waiting just across the Park. Between 1957 and 1985, that dream was a reality for students, faculty, and staff of NYU’s School of Law, who enjoyed access to a pool in the basement of Hayden Hall, then a dormitory for School of Law students.



Horse-Powered History Major Takes on the Mongol Derby

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On August 2, 39 riders from 14 countries will set out on the world’s longest and toughest horse race—the seventh annual Mongol Derby. Among the five riders from the United States is NYU alumna Michelle Tanaka (CAS ’12).



NYU Alumni and Parents Day 2015

NYU Alumni and Parents Day is Saturday, October 24, 2015.

There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Parents Day on Saturday, October 24. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. Registration will be available in August. Join the Facebook event for the latest details and to see who’s coming!


NYU to Napa—More Than 15% Off!

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Get more than 15% off this exclusive Napa Valley excursion! Explore vineyard estates, enjoy breath taking panoramic views, and sample wine varietals offered by the region. Whether you are a novice or a wine connoisseur, you will discover something new on this once-in-a-lifetime NYU experience.

Reserve your spot today...


You Make it Possible—Thank You!

More than 20% of the class of 2018 was the first generation in their family to attend college.

Generous alumni make it possible for talented students, who otherwise couldn't afford it, to attend NYU.  


Unleashing Ambition

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Alexandra Castro (TSOA ’15), dance major, taking a grand jéte into an applause-worthy future—thanks to you.

Learn how you can help students like Alexandra...  

Recent NYU Alumni Events

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Events for NYU alumni 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.


Jonathan Kim (SPS ’09), Vice President

Headshot of Johnathan Kim (SPS '09), Vice President of the NYUAA Alumni Board.

An actively involved alumnus, Kim received a BS in hospitality and tourism management with a concentration in lodging development from NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, and currently serves as a Young Alumni Trustee on NYU’s Board of Trustees.



What’s Your #SteinhardtStory?

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Perhaps it was your first recital in NYC, or when you studied abroad in a developing country. Maybe it was the time you successfully presented your original research to a group of faculty members or that “aha!” moment in the classroom when everything clicked. Whatever your story may be, we want to know! Steinhardt alumni, share your memories with us and help us collect 125 stories to celebrate 125 years of vision and change. Click here to read the memories of Frank McCourt, Judy Blume, and the other NYU alumni who have shared their #SteinhardtStory.


Pan-Asia Alumni Conference

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Please join us at our extraordinary NYU Shanghai campus on Saturday, September 12, for the 2015 NYU Pan Asia Alumni Conference: Connected Beyond Borders.  This will be an outstanding opportunity to network with NYU alumni from countries and regions across Asia and the globe, to hear from President John Sexton on the state of the University, and to take part in discussions with world-class scholars and business leaders on topics including the international marketplace, finance, entrepreneurship, the arts, and more. For more information and to register, click here.



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Congratulations to NYU alumnus Joseph Tillman (LAW '12), who recently won SoFi's #2BillionTogether student loan payoff contest and will have his student debt eliminated by SoFi! Joseph was one of 2,400 nominees who shared stories about how refinancing with SoFi has impacted their life. Read Joseph's story and see the video reveal. NYU alumni can save and simplify student debt with SoFi, which helps you refinance both federal and private loans into one low-rate payment. Visit to apply.


One With NYU

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NYU Trivia

Which NYU school offered a Summer Abroad program in Hawaii this year?

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

Congratulations to Bharat Jain (POLY ’13), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, then called Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, was founded in 1853.

Featured Events



NYU Alumni Club 2015 Award Winners

New Volunteers of the Year

  • Amira Erfan, NYU Alumni Club in Egypt
  • Carlo Fong Luy, NYU Alumni Club in the Philippines
  • Mitchell Weaver, NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network

Individual Volunteer Service Award

  • Judith Balkin, NYU Women's Initiative
  • Sophia Romma, NYU Alumni Club in Long Island
  • Andi Shiraz, NYU Alumni Club in Italy

Outstanding Club Program

  • NYU Alumni Club in Japan Inaugural Event
  • LGBTQ Student Summit
  • Pan-Asia Alumni Conference 2014


2015 Annual iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference

Join the Wasserman Center for Career Development on Thursday, October 1 at Columbia University for expert guidance, concrete direction, and the opportunity to connect with interested employers. This one-day event is specifically designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals returning from career break and the employers interested in recruiting them. Register now to secure an early bird registration discount.


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