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October 15, 2014

Come Back to the Square for
Alumni Day 2014

You are invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni Day on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Learn more about the day's exciting programs—whether you miss the classroom, like to learn on your feet, or like arts and entertainment—there's something for everyone.


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NYU Alumni Association

Call for Nominations:
Meritorious Service Awards

The New York University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 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 download the nomination form.

The Archivist’s Angle

Eleanor Roosevelt and NYU

By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)

For many NYU alumni who watched Ken Burns’ new documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, there was likely a familiar site: Washington Square Park! Learn more about the connection between Eleanor Roosevelt and NYU.



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Instagram Photo Contest

Show Your #VioletPride with the New NYU Alumni Card

Congratulations to Darya Sasson (CAS ’12), winner of our raffle! Thank you to all who submitted photos on Instagram and via email. Enjoy your new Alumni Card, and keep showing that #VioletPride! 

Faces & Places

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. 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:

ICYMI: #NYU came in at 38 on the @timeshighered World University Rankings, up from 40 in 2013-14 and 41 in 2012-13:

Happy Birthday to #NYU President John Sexton!

Congrats to alumnus @avalentini (TSOA '08), whose film “Beanie Bros.” made the Top 20 of HBO’s Project Greenlight:

Why are you excited for NYU Alumni Day? Some inspiration from your fellow alumni: #ForeverViolet

Want to go to The Toronto International Art Fair October 24-27? #NYU alumni can receive a 20% discount on tickets:

@NYUPoly makes the list! MT @NYUPoly: Where to go to college if you want the highest starting salary:


Kieran Kesner
(TSOA ’14)

Just four months after completing his degree in photography and imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, alumnus Kieran Kesner found himself a world away from Washington Square. The Georgia-born, New England-raised photographer recently returned from Liberia, where he was covering the Ebola epidemic for the Wall Street Journal.



LinkedIn University Rankings

NYU boasts a strong showing on LinkedIn's new university rankings list, which is based on career outcomes. The University ranked first on the list of Best Schools for Media Professionals, and also appeared on the lists of Best Schools for Finance Professionals, Investment Bankers, and Marketers. To see the full list of categories and rankings, click here.


NYU Journalism Alumni Win Emmy Awards

Winners of the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced on September 30, 2014 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Among the winners were two NYU Journalism alumni: Brian Epstein (GSAS ’06) won for “Dying to Get Back” on PBS's Need to Know, and Loretta van der Horst (GSAS ’12) won with the team that produced the Discovery Channel Spanish's Trata de Mujeres: De Tenancingo a Nueva York. Congratulations!


Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

The Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab, a 5,900-square-foot facility at NYU, opened last month at 16 Washington Place. The Leslie eLab, as it is known, is dedicated to giving aspiring business owners directly affiliated with the university's 20-plus colleges and schools hands-on experience and access to financial capital in sectors ranging from software and biosciences to fashion. Read more about the Leslie eLab in Crain’s New York Business.

Support a Student

Be Part of the Momentum

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...  

NYU Trivia

When is President John Sexton’s birthday? (Happy Belated Birthday, President Sexton!)

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

Congratulations to Alexandra Snyder Leight (STEINHARDT ’03), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: Tiffany and Company of New York designed the prized silver University Torch that leads the procession at Commencement and other major University ceremonies. The torch, “symbolic of academic purpose and authority,” was a gift from Helen Miller Gould in 1911.

Featured Events



Troy Liquor Bar

Show your NYU Alumni Card at Troy Liquor Bar in NYC and receive a 15% discount as well as a select complimentary appetizer such as the salsa trio or guacamole.


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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