Spring 2005 Table of Contents
News from the College
NYUCD Celebrates the Opening of the
College Commons and Faculty Study

Susan Abraham, who designed the faculty study, welcomes visitors. Susan is the Executive Assistant to Executive Associate Dean Steven Donofrio.
NYUCD's spectacular new 13,000 square foot College Commons opened in May with Dean Alfano and other deans donning chef's attire to serve students, faculty, and staff a wide variety of delicious meal options in the new food court. Students can now also enjoy two new lounges, with plasma screen 60" wall-mounted TVs, a pool table, and computer stations. The locker room, Schein Dental Supply Store, and laundry/lab coat room are also located on the Commons.

An attractive, welcoming Faculty Study has also opened. The 800 square-foot facility features comfortable seating for 20, arranged to encourage quiet conversation, specially designed lighting, two computers and two carousels, wireless connectivity for laptops, a wall-mounted HD flat screen plasma TV with both NYU and external channels, plus a beverage and snack area, a library donated by faculty members, and chess and backgammon games. Adorning the walls are framed photographs by acclaimed photographer Michael Ian of popular sights in the environs of the main NYU campus in Greenwich Village and the NYUCD campus.

In announcing the openings, Dean Alfano said, "Our students and faculty are among the best in the world, so it's a pleasure to be able to provide them with spaces designed specifically to enhance their comfort and well-being."