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April 15, 2014

NYU to Reintroduce Reunion Tradition with One, Five, and Ten Year Classes

This fall, NYU will welcome back the Reunion tradition with celebrations for the Class of 2004 (10-Year Reunion), Class of 2009 (Five-Year Reunion), and Class of 2013 (One-Year Reunion).


Archivist’s Angle: NYU Spring Traditions

By Erin Shaw (GSAS ’14)

Spring is an exciting time at NYU! For more than twenty years, the University has held Strawberry Festival; Grad Alley, a Commencement-eve celebration marking the accomplishments of NYU graduates, is in its 18th year; and spring celebrations Founders Day and Class Day can be traced to the 1880s.


Alumni Profile

Dakin Hart (IFA ’06)

For the past year, NYU alumnus Dakin Hart (IFA ’06) has been senior curator at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City.



Submit a Nomination for an NYUAA Award

The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is proud to recognize outstanding graduates from across the University for their exceptional personal and professional achievements. Awardees are selected through a comprehensive nomination and evaluation process by the Awards Committee of the NYUAA Board, and the contributions they have made in their communities and around the world exemplify NYU’s spirit. Nominations for the 2015 Awards are now open. If you would like to nominate someone for an NYUAA award, visit the nomination page and download the nomination form.


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 Hong Kong to London to San Francisco, and many places in between. Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page


Heard Online

NYU: March Madness

In the spirit of this year’s 76th annual March Madness tournament, over the past several weeks, we matched up 16 points of (Violet) pride in a four round face-off on Facebook. NYU alumni voted to select the fact that is most quintessentially NYU. Here are the four facts that came out on top:

4. NYU alumni have been the recipients of at least 24 Oscars and 16 Tony Awards. Nine NYU Alumni have won a Nobel Prize in the fields of Physiology or Medicine, Physics, or Economics; Six NYU Alumni are National Medal of Science Recipients.

3. NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other American college or university.

2. The NYU student body has no ethnic majority.

1. Burton Snowboards, Def Jam Records, Etsy, Foursquare, The Home Depot, Pinterest, Seamless, Twitter, and more than 100 other start-ups were founded by NYU students, faculty, and alumni.

Congratulations to Aimee S. Bergonia (STEINHARDT '01), winner of the raffle for a Violet Prize Pack! Stay tuned for our next contest soon.

Speakers on the Square

A Conversation with Mayor Bill de Blasio

NYU alumnus and current Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio (WSC '84) will join NYU Trustee and alumna Maria Bartiromo (WSC '89) for a live conversation on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Watch this at capacity event remotely at

NYU Alumni Association

Call for Board Nominations

Advance NYU as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors! We seek a diverse group of alumni leaders who are willing to commit their time and expertise to work collaboratively, help develop strategies to advance NYU, and further important initiatives. Please click here to obtain a nomination form or for more information on Board member responsibilities. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2014


NYU Award Winners

NYU faculty members have been the recipients of 3 Abel Prizes, 4 Nobel and Crafoord Prizes, and 4 Pulitzer Prizes. NYU alumni have been the recipients of at least 24 Oscars and 16 Tony Awards.


What Have You Been Up To?

NYU alumni are doing great things and we want to hear your news about life events and accomplishments—marriages and births, travels, educational and career achievements, awards, and whatever else keeps you busy! Submit a Class Note and we'll consider publishing it in the next issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine. Submit your news items and personal milestones to: or online by logging on to


“I am a fervent advocate that education should be the paramount investment in any child’s life as it expands the intellectual frame of reference,” says Wemimo Abbey (WAG ’17).  Read more from Wemimo and other scholarship recipients, and learn how you can support 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

Introduced in 1984, how did NYU’s current mascot—Bobcat—get his name?

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

Congratulations to Juli Tom (WSUC ’85), winner of last month’s raffle. The correct answer: Established in 1958, Madrid was home to NYU’s first global academic center.

Featured Events

Don't miss out—there are only two days left to register for the exclusive chance to meet inspiring NYU Alumni changemakers on April 24!

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Show your pride with the BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ credit card for New York University Alumni Association. Apply now!


Of Many at Tribeca Film Festival

Of Many, a film by NYU’s Linda Mills, was selected for inclusion in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in the category, Short Documentaries. One of only 29 shorts which will have their World Premiere at the Festival and chosen from over 3,000 submissions in total, Of Many is the story of the relationship between NYU’s Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. For more information on the film, click here.

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