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April 16, 2012

Evan Korth (CIMS ’00) is a co-founder of hackNY and Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU.
Photo credit: Mathieu Asselina (NYU Photo Bureau)

hackNY’s Spring 2012 Student Hackathon Draws Top Tech Talent to NYU

by Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS '98)
Over 300 ambitious students opted to spend the first weekend of spring holed up in NYU’s Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences for 24 hours straight while competing in hackNY’s fifth biannual Student Hackathon.


The Envelope Please: Behind the Scenes in NYU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Counselors Kaitlin Prieto, Christina Harris, and Oren Margolis

by Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS '98)
Most alumni recall very clearly the moment they learned that they were accepted into NYU: whether it was finding the tell-tale large envelope with NYU’s return address peeking out of the mailbox, or more recently, getting the news via email on a smart phone, the discovery is typically a moment of elation and pride.

Upcoming Events

•  Apr. 19: Tisch Gala 2012: Ordinary Miraculous

•  Apr. 21: NYU President’s Reception in Abu Dhabi

•  Apr. 26: Young Alumni Reception in DC



•  NYU Alumni Card

•  Library Benefits

•  NYU Federal Credit Union

•  Entertainment Discounts

•  Lifetime Email Forwarding

•  And More


Global Network Update
Former Cornell President Jeffrey S. Lehman to Lead NYU Shanghai

Jeffrey S. Lehman, a former president of Cornell University and dean of the University of Michigan Law School, has been named Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, effective this summer. As vice chancellor, he will be the chief executive of NYU Shanghai, in charge of all academic and administrative operations.

For the full story, click here.

Journey Through Vietnam

By Jamie Menaker (GSAS '12)

Multifaceted Vietnam offers a unique combination of stunning beaches and lakes, rural rice paddies, and bustling cities.

Faculty Profile
Gary Marcus

by Kristine Jannuzzi (CAS ’98)

The cognitive scientist learned to play the guitar from scratch at age 38, proving it’s not too late to learn new tricks later in life.

Featured Benefits
Discounted Tickets

For details on discounted tickets, please login to the NYU alumni benefits page.


University News
NYU Today


Commencement 2012
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Address NYU’s Class of 2012 at Commencement

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at NYU’s 180th Commencement Exercises on Wednesday, May 16 at Yankee Stadium.

Alumni Profile
Tracie McMillan
(CAS ‘99)

By Jamie Menaker (GSAS ’12)

The author of The New York Times acclaimed book The American Way of Eating makes the case that good, fresh food isn’t just for foodies.

The Archivist's Angle
Architectural Achievements at NYU

by Claire Ashley Wolford (GSAS '13)

New York City is home to a great deal of astounding architecture and some of New York University’s buildings are among the most memorable in town.

Heard Online
Where was your favorite study spot when you were at NYU?

Dan: Washington Square Park, of course.

Paul: Bobst basement where they had the soft comfy sofas.

Christine: Bruno's Bakery on Laguardia. At a table by myself in the corner with a cappuccino and whipped cream!

CB: McSorley's!! LOL

Sarah: Bobst 2nd floor. Beautiful view of Washington Square when you needed to stare into space for a while.

Christina: At home on the table with my sister studying across from me.

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