The striking, 12-story Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, is the flagship of an eleven-library, 5.9 million-volume system that provides students and faculty members with access to the world’s scholarship and serves as a center for the University community’s intellectual life. Bobst Library houses more than four million volumes, 235,000 serial titles, and over 40,000 linear feet of archives and provides access to thousands of electronic resources both on-site and to the global NYU community via the Internet. Alumni returned to NYU to hear from NYU Libraries administrators and directors about the special collections, technology, and services that make up this NYU institution
Dean Carol Mandel, Kent Underwood, Zach Coble, Charlotte Priddle, Tim Johnson, Marvin J. Taylor, Janet Bunde
As part of NYU Alumni Weekend 2017, alumni were invited to take part in urgent and engaging discussions with renowned faculty from Stern, Wagner, Steinhardt, Gallatin, Tisch, and more, on topics including Cybersecurity, Healthcare Reform, the Nutrition Status of the US, ISIS and the Media, and Sustainability for Competitive Advantage.
This edition of NYU Alumni College was designed by the faculty of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Food & Nutrition Program. Each session was developed with the ultimate foodie in mind, with topics ranging from food history and immigrant populations to nutrition. Faculty presenters provided a deeper academic look into food and food studies and, of course, the event featured a full day of amazing food and drinks.
Lisa Sasson, Krishnendu Ray, Kathleen Woolf, Jennifer Berg
Our fall 2016 Alumni College was inspired by Election 2016; alumni heard from NYU faculty experts about the historical context and future ramifications of our current political climate. Sessions included: The 2016 Election: How Did we Get Here?; The Rise of Extremism in American Politics; Why the Media is Having so Much Trouble with Trump; and American Politics and the Prospects for Reform.
Tim Naftali, Anna Harvey, Jay Rosen, Bob Bauer
Our spring 2016 Alumni College was inspired by NYU’s founding city; attendees learned about NYU as an integral part of the evolution of NYC. Speakers highlighted the many ways in which NYU faculty members’ research and study the history, culture, and lifestyle of New York City. Sessions included: Washington Square Park – From Trout Stream to Henry James; Creating Character in Time: Past, Present, and Future; The Design and Architecture of New York’s First Successful Subway; and The Future of New York City.
Mosette Broderick, Susan Hilferty, John Tauranac, Mitchell Moss