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 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

Team NYU at 39th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00 pm, Central Park

Update: Registration has closed. Sponsored by NYU Human Resources and its LiveSmart wellness program, the New York University community will once again participate in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. Last year, Team NYU runners, joggers, and walkers enjoyed the evening of exercise and camaraderie (see 2014 photo gallery, below), joining participants from hundreds of organizations in New York City’s Central Park.

Whatever your speed, all NYU faculty and employees are encouraged to register now to participate (for both Brooklyn and Manhattan campus entrants, scroll to and click NYU Washington Square) in this year’s event and tweet using hashtag #TeamNYU before and on race day. In support of the Central Park Conservancy, the participation fee is $50, and registrants receive a team t-shirt. Registration closes Thursday, April 30 (or earlier if capacity is reached – space is limited). Go Team NYU!

Alzheimer’s Support Group at NYU

NYU offers a support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Facilitated by an Alzheimer’s Association trained group leader, the group will provide a consistent and caring place to discuss the challenges of care giving, share feelings and concerns, and find emotional support. Group members may also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. The group meets weekly on the Washington Square campus from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and is limited in size to help ensure full participation by all group members. If you have questions and/or are interested in becoming a member, please send an email for consideration and prescreening.

Naughty Knitters at NYU

The Naughty Knitters is the Administrative Management Council's volunteer knitting and crocheting group at NYU. The Knitters meet twice monthly to create scarves, hats, and baby blankets for Visiting Neighbors, Care for the Homeless, the USO, and other area charities. Please send an email to participate in this campus-wide effort.

Active Local Events is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for, and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate. Millions of active individuals engage each month to search and register online for races, team sports, and recreational activities; interact with others with similar interests; start online training programs; and access nutrition, fitness, and training tips. Discover the activities available near you!

Tip: View all NYU LiveSmart events in Google Drive.


NYU Employee Discounts

As a valued member of the NYU community, you can take advantage of special discounts across a range of products and services. To access the list of cost saving discounts, which include mobile phones, car rentals, computers, entertainment and recreation events, and health and stress reduction services, visit Employee Discounts.


If you have any pressing life concerns, you can lean on Carebridge Life Resources. Carebridge provides NYU employees assistance with a variety of life issues, including health and wellness, financial and behavioral counseling, as well as child and elder care. These services also cover employee dependents, spouse, or domestic partner. Carebridge Life Resources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact Carebridge at or 800-437-0911. Reference NYU access code FTN59.

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