Thursday, January 29, 2009

Frances Cole Jones (GSAS '90) Shows You How to Wow!


Do you want to learn how to wow? Ace that interview? Motivate your team? Deliver speeches that will bring people to their feet? Look no further, Frances Cole Jones will show you how to wow!

From her website:

Prior to founding Cole Media Management, Frances worked at St. Martin's Press, Viking Penguin, Doubleday, and Broadway Books as an editor of commercial nonfiction. The experience of helping authors translate their ideas into books that retained their unique voice is what makes her valuable to her clients. "There's no point in my writing a perfectly crafted sound bite that you have to strain to remember," Frances says. "You have to sound like you-you on your best day.

Frances has also written for Centurion and Executive Travel.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NYU at The Princeton Club--Join Today!


Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Princeton Club of New York offers NYU graduates, faculty, and administrators a refuge from everyday life in the city.

PCNY is a warm, welcoming place for those who frequently travel to, live, or work in Manhattan. The Club caters to the needs of its members with exclusive events, such as: a distinguished speaker series, topical lectures, networking programs, holiday and specialty dinners.

The nine-story Clubhouse is a wonderful place to entertain family, friends or colleagues and features; formal and casual dining, business facilities, lounges, a library, overnight hotel rooms, fitness center, and free WiFi access. Membership in the Club also grants access to over 100 private clubs across the United States and around the world.

Check out some of the great events the Princeton Club has planned:

Don't miss the exciting roster of events we have planned here at The Princeton Club of New York for February:

February Highlights

An Evening with Joe Pantoliano (Feb. 2)
Spend an evening with this character actor whose resume includes The Matrix, Memento, and The Sopranos.

Joyce Carol Oates (Feb. 9)
We're joined by this prolific and much-honored author for a special discussion of her latest novel.

Guys and Dolls (Feb. 12)
Celebrate Valentine's Day early with your sweetie at this musical's fantastic revival.

FIT Tour (Feb. 19)
Explore your dark side at this exciting tour of fashion's great collaboration with gothic concepts. View designs by Anna Sui, Givenchy, Dior, and more.

And mark your calendars for the All Members Happy Hour (Feb. 13), our fourth Ambassador series lecture (Feb. 19), and a night with Pete Hamill (Feb. 18).

For more information please visit

Monday, January 26, 2009

Debra Borchardt (GSAS '08)


Be sure to read this article in The Journal News on NYU alumna, Debra Borchardt. Debra must be keeping busy these days at where she is a financial reporter.


"Prior to joining, Debra spent 15 years at Bear Stearns as a vice president working in fixed income, foreign exchange and clearing operations. She has also worked for the American Capital Family of Funds and at Merrill Lynch, receiving her securities license in 1987. Debra recently completed her master’s degree in business and economic reporting at New York University and also has a B.A. from the University of Houston."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Podcast Interview with MixMyGranola Co-Founder Matthew Pawlik (CAS '01)

Matthew Pawlik (CAS '01) is Co-Founder of MixMyGranola. We encourage you to check out their site and create your own granola mix. In addition, you can create a name for your mix which will be printed on the sleek 16-oz recyclable tube containing your granola.


Click below to listen to our interview with Matt.

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Friday, January 9, 2009


Be sure to join fellow NYU Alumni in Washington DC!

February 11
6:30 - 8:00 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

NYU in Washington DC:
The Art of the (New) Deal
Politics and Propaganda
Featuring NYU Professor Stephen Duncombe
Join NYU alumni, parents and friends from your community for a very special evening of lively discussion with NYU Professor Stephen Duncombe.

As we witnessed during the presidential campaign, politics and media are irrevocably intertwined. Mass persuasion is a necessary part of democracy, but is it ethical? When FDR started his popular “fireside chats,” he modeled a new relationship between a president and U.S. citizens. Now, as a new era of government dawns in Washington D.C., our leaders need to look no further than the propaganda of the New Deal to learn how to mobilize public opinion in a way that supports rather than undermines popular democracy.

Lifelong political activist Stephen Duncombe is an associate professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His interests lie in media and cultural studies, and he teaches and writes on the history of mass and alternative media and the intersection of culture and politics. He is the author of numerous books and also writes widely on culture and politics for scholarly journals and collections, as well as popular publications like the New York Times, the Nation, and Playboy.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

$15 per person
$10 per person for graduates from 1998-2008
Complimentary admission is extended to members of the University Giving Clubs, members of the Society of the Torch, alumni who contribute $100 or more per year to The Fund for NYU, and to all current NYU parents.

RSVP by February 5, 2009.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dave Liebman (Heights '68), Saxophonist Extraordinaire


Happy New Year! We look forward to hearing from you in 2009! Share your stories, memories and achievements by emailing us here.

Be sure to read this interview with Dave Liebman. Liebman is a master player in the modern style of John Coltrane and has played with Miles Davis, Pete La Roca, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Steve Swallow.

For Dave Liebman's complete biography please click here.

David Liebman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1946. He began classical piano lessons at the age of nine and saxophone by twelve. His interest in jazz was sparked by seeing John Coltrane perform live in New York City clubs such as Birdland, the Village Vanguard and the Half Note. Throughout high school and college, Liebman pursued his jazz interest by studying with Joe Allard, Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd. Upon graduation from New York University (with a degree in American History), he began to seriously devote himself to the full time pursuit of being a jazz artist.

We hope to record a podcast interview with Mr. Liebman so please stay tuned.