the past five years, NYUCD has pursued an ambitious agenda designed
to take innovation in dental education, research, and clinical care
to a new level. Anyone who has spent time at NYUCD during this period,
or has been reading Global Health Nexus, knows that we are making
amazing progress toward our goal. One reason is the profoundly intertwined
community of students, faculty, and staff that has developed on campus.
NYUCD has become a place where the commitment to make a difference
by working together has never mattered more. And part of the reason
for the growing spirit of camaraderie comes from the campus-wide social
events that Dean Alfano introduced to bring us all together at various
times throughout the academic year. In addition to the annual winter
holiday bash, and the beginning of summer barbecue, last March there
was an added opportunity to party at a “beat the winter blahs” event
held at the famed Copacabana in New York City.