Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NYU Alumni Day

The official NYU Alumni Day Website is now live and registration for the many exciting events is open. Be sure to register early as events will fill up. Click here to go to the NYU Alumni Day Website. Here are just a few of the events we look forward to seeing you at:

"New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection,"
A Grey Art Gallery Exhibit

Gallery Hours: Friday from 11:00-6:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00-5:00 PM
Think you know New York? Experience your old stomping grounds in a whole new way with "New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection." The exhibit will feature a cornucopia of significant works from the avant-garde era of the 1950s and early 1960s. It also focuses on paintings and sculptures by major artists of the New York School including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson, and Philip Pearlstein, and is accompanied by a selection of works on paper. New York University's own fine arts museum, The Grey Art Gallery is located within the historic Silver Center, formerly known as NYU's Main Building.

Cost: Free

Location: Grey Art Gallery
The Silver Center
100 Washington Square East

Literary Café: Readings, Coffee, and Conversation
with Special Guest E.L. Doctorow

2:00-3:00 PM
Come celebrate creativity and the art of the written word with NYU's distinguished writers. NYU has long been recognized as a vibrant center for writing and literature, and was recently named one of the top ten creative writing programs in the country by the Atlantic Monthly magazine. This session offers an opportunity to join internationally acclaimed author and faculty member E.L. Doctorow, poet Toi Derricotte (GSAS '84), Jackie Delamatre (GSAS '08) and other outstanding literary figures in our programs in a cafe-like setting as they read from their work and discuss writing and the writer's life. Coffee and sweets will be served.
Cost: Free

Location: TBD

"Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani" at NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
2:00-4:00 PM
Delve into a bygone era with "Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani," a special exhibition of art and culture from ancient Colchis, a land located on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. Archaeological finds come from two sanctuaries and four tombs dating from the early fifth to the first centuries B.C., and include relics from religious rituals, a splendid array of jewelry, as well as objects related to drinking and libation that highlight the importance of wine in Colchian social and religious life.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a newly created center at NYU for advanced knowledge and investigation of the ancient world. The NYU Trolley will depart the Kimmel Center for University Life for ISAW at 2:00 PM.
Cost: Free

Location: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street

Can Exercise Help the Brain Remember?
4:30-5:30 PM
Can lifting weights make you smarter? Is there a connection between physical and mental fitness? Recent studies say, YES! Join Wendy Suzuki, associate professor at NYU's Center for Neural Science, as she unravels the mysterious brain and its critical memory functions, and how exercise can help you think better and improve learning and memory.
Cost: Free

Location: TBD

Dean's Luncheons
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join your dean for a special school luncheon to meet fellow alumni and find out about the exciting new developments happening in your school.
Cost: $15

College of Arts and Science (including Arts, Engineering, and Washington Square College Alumni)
Join Dean Matthew S. Santirocco for lunch, a state of the College address, and the CAS Alumni Association Annual Meeting and elections. The luncheon will feature the presentation of the College Alumni Achievement Award to Bob Balaban (WSC `77), acclaimed producer, director, actor and writer.

Location: The Silver Center
Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Square East, 1st Floor
(enter at 31 Washington Place)

Graduate School of Arts and Science
Join Dean Catharine R. Stimpson to celebrate the accomplishments of GSAS alumni and alumnae and embrace the new ideas of the next generation! The luncheon will feature student presentations from the innovative Graduate Forum and will honor this year's GSAS Distinguished Alumni/Alumnae award recipients, Kathryn B. Medina (GSAS '92), noted publisher and executive vice president at Random House and Toi Derricotte (GSAS '84), award-winning poet and author.

Location: Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square South

Saturday Night Events An Evening at the Skylight Ballroom
Dinner and dancing featuring the sounds of The Stingers

7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM Dinner and Dancing
Dance and dine under the stars! Kick off your evening with a cocktail reception, and then dance the night away to live music by The Stingers in the historic Puck Building's beautiful Skylight Ballroom. The evening will include a special toast to the reunion classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003. Space is limited, please register early. Festive attire. Cost: $150 per person. Register before April 15th to get the reduced price of $125 per person!

Location: The Puck Building, Skylight Ballroom
307 Lafayette Street

UltraViolet Lounge: NYU's Hottest Alumni Party
Featuring Justine D, one of New York's top DJs

7:00 PM Networking Reception
8:00 PM Food and Dancing
Cap off your jam-packed day in the perfect way with a special evening in the company of friends, music, and (of course) violet-inis at the historic Puck Building. Unwind during the cocktail networking reception, where you can savor foods from the different neighborhoods of New York City and an open bar, and kick back in the UltraViolet Lounge. Later, hit the dance floor for a fun-filled night of uninhibited fun with DJ Justine D.
Cost: $60 per person. Register before April 15th to get the reduced price of $40 per person!

Location: The Puck Building, Grand Ballroom
293 Lafayette Street

Thursday, February 21, 2008

NYU Sweethearts

The fall issue of NYU Alumni News featured stories of NYU sweethearts that are still going strong. In honor of Valentine's Day, here is a testimony of love that blossomed on campus and continued to flourish even beyond Washington Square.

From: Herbert Herman (WSC '54)
"We met in "the Square" in 1950. I then entered the army and was sent to Heidelberg, Germany. When I returned to school in 1953, Sarah had already graduated. But our love had not faded, and we married that December. It is 54 years later, and we are truly "life long loves." Now living in Wellington, Florida, we have two children, Denise and Eric, and five grandchildren."