September 18, 2014
Register Now for Alumni Day!
You are invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni Day on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Come celebrate your NYU memories with your friends, classmates, and fellow alumni.
Registration is now open! For more information and to register, visit nyualumni.com/alumni-day.
New Alumni Benefit: Discounted Classes at the School of Professional Studies
As an alumnus/a of NYU, the School of Professional Studies is pleased to offer you a 20% discount when you enroll in its noncredit courses. Choose from a broad array of professionally focused programs that enhance your current skill set, provide focus in an area of specialty, or prepare you for a new career path. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/ce or call School of Professional Studies noncredit Student Services at 212-998-7200.
NYU Alumni Association
Meet Your New NYUAA President
Beverly Hyman (STEINHARDT ’80)
As the NYU community embarks on yet another academic year, the NYU Alumni Association—the umbrella organization for all 470,000 University alumni—welcomes its next president, Beverly Hyman (STEINHARDT ’80). Hyman has served as a vice president of the NYUAA for the past nine years, was chair of the NYUAA awards committee, marketing and communications committee, and served on the NYUAA recruitment committee.
The Archivist’s Angle
Villa La Pietra
By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)
2014 marks 20 years since the Florentine estate of Villa La Pietra was bequeathed to NYU. Now the main campus for NYU Florence, for the past century La Pietra was the home of the Anglo-American Acton family.
Instagram Photo Contest
Show Your #VioletPride with the New NYU Alumni Card
Have you received your new NYU Alumni Card? If not, it will be arriving soon! In the meantime, you can start taking advantage of the many benefits available to alumni by downloading and printing a card at home and via the PerksConnect app. Want to show even more Violet Pride? Submit a photo on Instagram with your new Alumni Card using the hashtag #VioletPride (or via email), and be entered in a raffle to win a Violet Prize Pack full of NYU goodies!
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.
Welcome to #NYU, Class of 2018! Alumni, any words of advice for our newest Violets?
@loulabella_: Intern early! Appreciate every moment.
@brillythekid: Two words: Palladium brunch.
@katieesaunders: Get to know your profs. They're all pretty awesome.
@OMGivenchy: Be a regular at a bagel cart. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Fall in love. Never leave "the city."
@nrahai: Enjoy every second, it goes by way too fast!
@W_M_B_: Network, network, network. Be professional and make the most out of being at NYU :)
@justwinscs: One word: Cozy's!
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Kweighbaye Kotee (STEINHARDT ’09)
Kweighbaye Kotee never dreamed she’d become the founder and CEO of the Bushwick Film Festival, one of the New York City area’s hottest events for filmmakers and those who love film. The 2009 graduate of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development simply followed her passion for film, spotting an untapped opportunity in her Brooklyn neighborhood to bring together art, business, and community.
ONE WORD. ONE WORLD.
NYU Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 began their NYU journey earlier this month. For those interested in getting to know their future fellow alumni on a more personal level, HashtagNYU asked students to participate in “One Word. One World.,” an annual contest for new students to introduce themselves online. Watch the video to see the finalists.
Lauren Gunderson (TSOA ’09)
Alumna Lauren Gunderson’s (TSOA ’09) play Bauer is at 59E59 Theaters in New York City through October 12. Presented by the San Francisco Playhouse, Bauer is the imagined confrontation between famed modernist painter Rudolf Bauer, his wife Louise, and Hilla Rebay, Bauer's longtime lover. For more information and tickets, click here.
NYU IN THE NEWS
NYU Cogeneration Plant
Photo via POWER Magazine
NYU needed to repower its decades-old cogeneration system and cut emissions at its main campus in Lower Manhattan. The new gas turbine–based system cut the university’s energy bills by $5 million a year—and kept it going when Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast. Read more about NYU’s Cogeneration Plan in POWER Magazine.
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