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February 18, 2015

NYUAA to Honor Longtime Educator and Renowned Journalist (Part I)

On Friday, April 24, the New York University Alumni Association (NYUAA) will recognize five outstanding graduates from across the University for their exceptional personal and professional achievements and contributions to society. Meet Carmen Guillén Fariña (STEINHARDT ’65) and Ruth Gruber (WSC ’30), the alumnae being honored with the 2015 Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service.



Celebrating MLK, Jr. Week at NYU

The 10th Annual NYU MLK Week aims to continue the conversation around action and to lead the community to live beyond the dream of Dr. King. The 2015 NYU MLK Week event theme "Beyond A Dream" served as a guiding force to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy and his vision to make the world a better place.


The Archivist’s Angle

The Legacy of James Weldon Johnson

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

Dr. James Weldon Johnson was already a world-renowned poet, novelist, and educator when he arrived at the School of Education in 1934. As the first black professor at NYU, Johnson broke a crucial color barrier, inspiring further efforts toward racial equality both within and outside the boundaries of Washington Square.


Follow @NYUAlumni on Instagram

Last month 335 people got inspired by following the #NYUAlumniInspire contest. Like our page today! The 1,111th person to follow @NYUAlumni on Instagram will win a Violet Prize Pack!


Real Estate 101

Planning to relocate into NYC, or looking to stay put and invest? Join the Wasserman Center and learn about the process from start to finish during the February 24 "Real Estate Planning 101" seminar, from 6:00–7:30 PM. Register for the event 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 locations from Tel Aviv to Shanghai to London, and many places in between.

Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page.


Law at First Sight: Yotam Barkai (LAW ’13) & Carolyn Stoner (LAW ’13)

In their second year, while working on the NYU Law Review, attending corporations class, and seeing who could make the nerdiest constitutional law joke, Carolyn Stoner (LAW ’13) and Yotam Barkai (LAW ’13) quickly became close friends. But they were in their third year when sparks started flying.



Lillian Marks (WSC ’28)

Join us in remembering the remarkable life of Lillian Marks (WSC ’28), who was the oldest living NYU alumna until her passing on January 17, 2015, at the age of 107. Lillian was a life-long New Yorker who defied early constraints on women, a world traveler, a voracious reader, educator, and proud NYU alumna. Read more about Marks’ legacy here.


Entrepreneurs Festival

More than 1,000 members of the NYU entrepreneurial community come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs at the fourth annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival on March 6 and 7. The event includes keynote speakers, panels, roundtables, and a venture showcase—featuring over 70 speakers—as well as a big celebratory party. Discounted alumni tickets may be purchased at

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:

@Melanie_Schutt: @NYUAlumni and @brooklynmuseum Thank you for #nyualumniaccess tour of #killerheels; fascinating history and exhibit!

@NYUniversity: #NYU researchers calculated how many licks it takes to reach the center of a lollipop(!):

NYU is on the map Put yourself there too

Check out @vondiaz (GSAS ’12) featured in @Newsweek for her cooking adventure MT @yvonnelatty: love the photo

Congratulations to our #NYUAlumniInspire winner @MalerieLipa (SSSW '14)! Follow @NYUAlumni on…

NYU Trivia

Happy Presidents Day! What year did former President Harry S. Truman visit NYU?

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

Congratulations to Chandler Wilson (WAG ’98), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the University in 1961.

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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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