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January 16, 2014

NYU Alumni Inspire: 18 Alumni Claim Spots on the Forbes "30 Under 30"

During the first week of January, Forbes released its annual “30 Under 30” list acknowledging the best and the brightest across 20 industries. Of the game changers selected, 18 NYU alumni and one assistant professor were highlighted. Congratulations to everyone who made the list and continue to inspire the NYU community!



Rena Brand (MED ’83), Vice President

The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is the umbrella organization for all NYU alumni. The diverse and active NYUAA Board of Directors is made up of alumni volunteers who steer the association in their mission to engage alumni. Dr. Rena S. Brand (MED ’83) is currently one of NYUAA Board’s Vice Presidents.


The Archivist’s Angle

League of Women

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

The League of Women at NYU arose in 1921 in the face of a new phenomenon: coeducation. It was at once a social organization, a forum for community service, and an academic and support system for all of NYU’s female students. The League of Women flourished at NYU for over forty years.





Follow @NYUAlumni on Instagram and put yourself on the map! Share photos of your inspiration or achievements to inspire fellow NYU Alumni using the hashtag #NYUAlumniInspire and be entered to win a Violet Prize Pack!


Support a Student

Unlock potential and unleash ambition by supporting a student as part of the Momentum Campaign, an ambitious effort to raise $1 billion exclusively dedicated to generating scholarships.

Learn more about the Momentum Campaign...


Dr. John E. Sherman (WSC ’72)

An internationally recognized cosmetic and trauma surgeon, an advocate for taxi cab safety, a 9/11 first responder, a scholarship supporter; Dr. John Sherman (WSC ’72) is many things, including an NYU Alumnus.



James Hester

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of former NYU President James Haster. As NYU's 11th president, Hester set the stage for the NYU we know today. Read more about Hester’s legacy here.


Recent NYU Alumni Events

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. This past month, alumni gathered in cities from Seattle to Istanbul to Boston, and many places in between.

Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page.

Heard Online

Join in the Conversation

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

Thrilled for the 5 @NYUAlumni nominated for Oscars this year—we'll be rooting for you all on Feb. 22!

@Annilrish: I will be giving a talk @morbidanatomy Museum on 2/19 about the #history of the #tattooedlady in the #US

RT: This month, @rabbisacks and @nytdavidbrooks come together at the end of the month—will we see you there?

It’s a beautiful snowy day in Washington Square! #ForeverViolet #SnowDay #NYU

4 cheers! RT @NYUEntrepreneur: 4 #NYU faculty awarded $50k from @NSF I-Corps to bring research to market.

NYU Trivia

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 19th! What year did Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak at New York University?

Send your answer to for a chance to win a limited edition NYU vintage-themed t-shirt!

Congratulations to Polly Savell (LAW ’85), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: 1947 brought New York’s heaviest snowfall in the month of December when 26.4 inches of snow fell in Central Park over two days!

Featured Events



Liberty Tax Service

NYU Alumni can file federal and state income taxes for FREE when they use online tax software from Liberty Tax Service. To take advantage of this offer visit, prepare and file your tax returns and enter coupon code “NYUAA” at checkout.


NYU Wasserman Alumni Listserv

Sign up for the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development’s Alumni Listserv to learn career management and professional development strategies, receive free job postings, get information on exclusive alumni-only events, and stay connected to NYU. To join, log in to your NYU CareerNet account and click Profile > Personal > Privacy. Opt-in to receive weekly events and jobs via email. Select the topic area "Alumni Events and Resources."


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