Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Road to Becoming a Broadcast Journalist: Sandra Endo, CAS ‘99

Sandra Endo in the newsroom
Read our interview with alumna and broadcast journalist Sandra Endo (CAS ’99).
1. What was your NYU experience as a whole?
What attracted me to NYU was everything that it had to offer. I had the best of so many different worlds. I was accepted to the Presidential Honors Scholar program. I was on the swim team, and I was in Journalism and Politics. I got a little bit of everything at NYU. I really loved my experience there. The fact that I was right in the city meant that I had everything at my fingertips.

Sandra Endo: her story continues

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Don't Wait Till New Year’s to Make a Positive Change in Your Life

Read our interview with alumna Dr. Mimi Guarneri (WSC ’81) and see how you can improve your life starting today, by practicing integrative health.
1. What did you study at NYU?
I had a large interest in literature at NYU, and I actually majored in English, but I also did all my pre-med classes. I was one of those hybrid majors that majored in literature instead of science, and I really loved the English literature foundational work I did at NYU, which was helpful when I wrote my first book, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing. I always knew I would go to medical school, but I didn’t want my humanities background to be left out, and I feel very rounded as a result of taking those classes. And medical schools today like students to be well-rounded and are understanding of different educational backgrounds.
Dr. Mimi Guarneri: her story continues

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cassandra Morris (CAS '04): Voice Actor and Producer

Cassandra Morris (CAS '04) is a voice actor and producer. She voices characters for videos games, cartoons and anime, narrates audiobooks and can be heard on numerous TV and radio commercials. Listen to our interview with Cassandra below.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Living A Zero Waste Life: Lauren Singer (CAS '13)

Lauren Singer started living a zero waste lifestyle while she was a student at NYU. Now she's started The Simply Co., creating the most sustainable cleaning products ever.

Listen to our interview with Lauren as we talk about her time at NYU and the benefits of living a trash-free life.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ingredients for Success: Ted Allen (GSAS '90)

Emmy award-winner Ted Allen is host of the hit primetime Food Network series Chopped, which has received two James Beard Awards—one for the show itself and one for Allen as host. In addition to Chopped, Allen hosts Best.Ever. and All Star Academy, and has been a contributing writer for Esquire magazine since 1997. Listen to our interview with Ted Allen by using the player below or clicking here to download.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Listen Now: Hip-Hop: How Media Changed the Genre

(L to R: Martha Diaz, Sylvan Solloway, Jayson Rodriguez, and Frannie Kelley)
On Tuesday April 7, 2015, the College Alumni Association presented "Hip-Hop: How Media Changed The Genre," a panel discussion featuring
Martha Diaz (GAL MA '10), Founding Director, Hip-Hop Education Center, Frannie Kelley (GAL ’04), Editor, NPR Music, Jayson Rodriguez (GSAS ’05), Editorial Director, REVOLT T, and moderated by Sylvan Solloway, Journalist and Director of Career Services, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. 

The event is now available to  listen to in its entirety using the player below or by clicking here (right click and save) to download it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Inside Lens" - A Series of Alumni Documentaries Airing on NYC Life

New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Insitute and NYC Life, the city of New York's lifestyle channel, have teamed up to create "Inside Lens," an eight-part series that begins this week, and will feature eight documentaries that served as the capstone projects for these alumni when they were students.


The films that will be shown include:

March 3
“Dogs of War: the Fight Back Home”

Kristin Kiraly

Boom! Blast! It’s what military dogs see every day, in & out of war. Now they too must struggle with the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Treatment of these dogs is just beginning along with political efforts to reclassify them from “equipment” to K9 service members.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Advice for Working in the Non-Profit World

If you have ever wanted to work for a non-profit, but were unsure how to start, read on to gain some advice from Katie Letheren (CAS '10).

What did you study at NYU and how did your studies influence the work you do now?

I studied political science with a strong focus in journalism. My studies at NYU, and more specifically the teachers I had at NYU, taught me that through the rise of communications in the twenty-first century, coupled with the art of powerful storytelling, humans from all points of the globe can now feel more connected than ever to create the change in the world that needs to happen.

Monday, February 9, 2015

From NYU to the Silver Screen, Chance Kelly (WSC '90) Always Shines

Chance Kelly (right) plays Lt. Col. Jones in this scene
from American Sniper
Chance Kelly (WSC '90) currently appears in the Academy Award nominated film, American Sniper and can be seen in NBC's upcoming series, Aquarius. Listen to our interview with Chance using the player below or by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Writing: Dinika Amaral (GSAS '11, '13)

No Good Deed Unpunished is a new story by Dinika Amaral (GSAS '11, '13) which appears in the current issue of The Iowa Review. We had a chance to interview Dinika to find out about her writing process.

What did you study at NYU? Did you always want to be a writer? 

I got an M.A. at the Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program and an M.F.A from the Creative Writing Program.

My parents still relate stories about my writerly aspirations since the third grade. I think I also wrote terrible poetry for our school magazine – Pigtails. In undergraduate school I was all set to be a journalist and became Editor-in-Chief of our college newspaper, but that was instrumental in showing me I wasn’t a journalist. After that I putzed around in advertising and marketing before living the dream in New York City as a banker. One day, a client and I were waiting on lawyers in a conference room and on hearing I wrote stories for fun and reviewed plays for these online magazines, he told me how his dream had always been to become a filmmaker. After we closed, I researched small competitions, part-time programs and emailed him. “You can still pursue your dream.” Yes, he wrote back, but the money is too good and I can’t live without it now.

After that I knew I had to do something that involved my passion for literature before the ka-ching of the banking world got me, so I applied to NYU and Draper took me in. After that it was like I’d swallowed the blue pill. But, I became a writer, a serious and real committed to it no matter what writer, during my M.F.A.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Many Benefits of Deep Breathing

As we begin the new year, why not add deep breathing to our list of resolutions. To help us get started, we sat down with Carla Melucci Ardito  (WSC '81) to talk about her application, Breathing Lessons and the many benefits of working deep breathing into our daily routines. Listen to our interview using the player below or click here.