A NOTEFROM THE DEANCONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ADMISSION TO NYU WAGNER!It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Admitted StudentActivities we’ve planned for you this week, where you can meetour community of talented and passionate students, faculty, andstaff who all share the common goal of making a positive impacton the world.Throughout this week’s activities, I hope you will start tounderstand NYU Wagner’s unique approach to public serviceeducation. First, we provide students with the critical analytic skills andframeworks they need to succeed across disciplines, fields, and geographicregions. Second, we take full advantage of our connections to the networks,jobs, and organizations that thrive in New York City — and then use themas a springboard to the rest of the world. Third, we make sure our studentsunderstand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in public service, and theymust acknowledge the distinct institutions, cultures, and contexts where they’redoing work of public good.In short, NYU Wagner students get things done. While they’re here, they learnnew skills, expand their networks, and explore new ideas. When they graduate,they tackle the world’s most pressing problems as leaders in health, education,finance, international development, and urban planning, among many other areas.The late Dr. James Hester, former President of New York University, once said,“The world can be divided into those who love New York City and those whodon’t. Those who love New York tend to be unusually lively people They areambitious, curious, intellectually vigorous, culturally alive. Such people give NewYork City institutions great dynamism and some eccentricity. New York University,by comparison with most other universities in the world, is a much moreinteresting place because of this vitality.”It is my hope that this fall you will join us in this vibrant city as part of ourdiverse NYU Wagner community. Again, congratulations on your acceptance andwelcome.With best wishes,Sherry Glied, Dean

AGENDA MORNINGNYU Kimmel - Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th FloorTIMEEVENT 10:00 - 10:30 AMCOFFEE & MINGLING 10:30 - 10:50 AMWELCOME REMARKSSherry GliedDean & Professor of Public ServiceVanessa HutchinsonDirector, Admissions & Financial AidJay EspositoAssociate Director, Admissions 10:50 – 11:40 AMWHY NYU WAGNER?A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CURRENTSTUDENTSFacilitated by David SchachterAssistant Dean for Student AffairsSTUDENT PANELISTS:Wemimo Abbey, MPA-PNPStephanie Chrispin, MPA-HPAMEmily Rhodes, MUP 11:40 AM - 12:00 PMBREAKJOIN THE CONVERSATION: #nyuwagner

AGENDA AFTERNOONNYU Kimmel - Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor TIMEEVENT12:00 - 12:45 PMWAGTalks - Brief faculty academic talksCOULD CESAREAN DELIVERY HURTCHILD HEALTH?by Jan Blustein, Professor of HealthPolicy & Professor of MedicineNew evidence links Cesarean deliveriesto childhood asthma, obesity, anddiabetes. How should we act on thisevidence, in a world where Cesareanrates are high, and growing?EMBRACING AMBIVALENCE:HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING& LOVE CONTRADICTIONSby Erica Foldy, Associate Professor ofPublic & Nonprofit ManagementFeeling ambivalent or havingcontradictory thoughts is oftenstigmatized as vacillating and indecisive,even weak. However, significant researchsuggests that surfacing and exploringinconsistencies can be quite generative.This talk will review research findingsto make the case for learning fromambivalence.THE HIDDEN REGULATIONS BEHINDSTREETSby Zhan Guo, Associate Professor ofUrban Planning & Transportation PolicyThis talk will explore the minimumwidth regulation of residential streetsand its impact on car ownership, trafficcongestion, and housing affordability,particularly in American suburbs.JOIN THE CONVERSATION: #nyuwagner

AGENDA AFTERNOONNYU Kimmel - 8th, 9th, and 10th Floors TIMEEVENT12:45 - 2:45 PMLUNCHYou will eat with other admitted studentsin your degree program or specialization,faculty, and alumni. Lunch locations will beannounced following the WAGTalks.MPA-PUBLIC & NONPROFIT POLICY &MANAGEMENTHosted byErica Foldy, Associate Professor of Public &Nonprofit ManagementDaniel Smith, Associate Professor of PublicBudgeting & Financial ManagementMPA-HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENTHosted byJohn Billings, Director of the Health Policy& Management Program and Professor ofHealth Policy & Public ServiceMASTER OF URBAN PLANNINGHosted byIngrid Gould Ellen, Director of the UrbanPlanning Program and Professor of UrbanPolicy & PlanningINTERNATIONAL SPECIALIZATIONHosted byJohn Gershman, Clinical Professor ofPublic Service and Director of InternationalCapstone Programs 2:45 - 2:50 PMBREAK2:50 - 3:30 PMCAMPUS WALKING TOURJOIN THE CONVERSATION: #nyuwagner

AGENDA @PUCKThe Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd FloorTIMEEVENT 3:30 - 4:30 PMFACULTY-LED COURSE OVERVIEWS 4:30 - 4:50 PMCLOSING REMARKSSherry GliedDean & Professor of Public ServiceVanessa HutchinsonDirector, Admissions & Financial AidAllison KronerCurrent student, MPA-PNP5:00 PMNYU WAGNER STUDENT HAPPY HOURJoin current students and fellow admittedstudents for happy hour, organized by theUrban Planning Student Association (UPSA)and The Wagner Review.Location: Slàinte, 304 Bowery (betweenBleecker and Houston Street)JOIN THE CONVERSATION: #nyuwagner




RESOURCES &CONTACT INFORMATIONBelow is a list of resources that may be helpful to you as you prepare for yourgraduate studies at NYU Wagner.NYU WAGNER RESOURCES:All offices are located at 295 Lafayette St., 2nd FloorOFFICE OF ACADEMICSERVICESCourse Withdrawals andIncompletes, Full-time/Part-time Equivalency,Certificate of Grade OFADMISSIONSFinancial Aid, NewStudent Events, 7414OFFICE OF CAREERSERVICESCareer/InternshipAdvisement andCounseling, CareerDevelopment,Professional DevelopmentWorkshops, ProfessionalExperience E OFINTERNATIONALPROGRAMSCourses Abroad,Exchange Programs,International OFFICE OF STUDENT &PROGRAM SERVICESAcademic Advising,Registration, sement212.998.7512BOBST LIBRARY70 Washington SquareSouthBorrowing Books,Computer Access,Lockers, Reserving StudyRoomslibrary.nyu.edu212.998.2500BURSAR25 West 4th St.,1st FloorBills, Payment Plans,Student Loan RESOURCES:continued on next page

RESOURCES &CONTACT INFORMATIONNYU RESOURCES: (cont.)FINANCIAL AID25 West 4th St.,1st FloorNeed-Based Aid, H CENTER726 Broadway,3rd and 4th FloorsHealth Insurance,Immunization lth-center.html212.443.1000ITS (INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGYSERVICES)Computer, Network,Telephone and InternetServices; CENTER FORSTUDENTSWITH DISABILITIES726 Broadway, 2nd FloorServices NYU studentswith visual, hearing,orthopedic, and chronicimpairments, as wellas those with ness/students-with-disabilities212.998.4980NYU BOOKSTORE726 BroadwayBooks and other schoolsuppliesbookstores.nyu.edu212.998.4667NYU CARD CENTER7 Washington PlaceCampus Cash DebitCard, ID Card, Meal Plan,University, option 2OFFICE OF GLOBALSERVICES561 LaGuardia PlaceStudent Visa, Immigration,International HOUSING726 Broadway, 7th FloorRoom Assignmentsand Changes, 600STUDENT RESOURCECENTER60 Washington SquareSouth, Suite 210Assists students innavigating NYU andproviding connectionsto appropriate campusresources, EXCHANGE726 Broadway, Suite 402Health and Mental HealthServices, 24 Hour

STUDENTORGANIZATIONSNYU Wagner student organizations provide diverse social, educational, andprofessional opportunities for students. They operate under the umbrella of theWagner Student Association (WSA), the representative body for students.Alliance for Climate Change and the Environment (ACE)Association of [email protected] and Allies in Public Service (ALAS)Black Student Association (BSA)Bridge: Students for Innovation (BRIDGE)International Public Service Association (IPSA)Pan Asian Student Alliance (PASA)Stonewall Policy Alliance (SPA)Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SCJR)Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture (SNEAC)Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA)Wagner Consulting Group (WCG)Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA)Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA)Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA)Wagner Health Network (WHN)Wagner Impact Investing Network (WIIN)Wagner International Student Society (WISS)Wagner Management and Leadership Organization (WMLO)Wagner Philanthropy (WP)Wagner Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA)Wagner ReviewWagner Student Association for Africa (WSAFA)Wagner Women’s Caucus (WWC)

UPCOMING EVENTSHAPPENING @WAGNERNYU Wagner comes alive daily with a range of events addressing the most criticalissues of our time. For a full list of events, visit IN PUBLIC SERVICE LECTURE SERIESVarious dates and times throughout the semesterPresented by Dean Sherry Glied and Vice Dean Anthony Bertelli, this series ofone-hour talks by NYU Wagner faculty exposes students to innovative research andunique perspectives on relevant and timely topics in public service.ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL: REFLECTIONS OF A SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERTuesday, March 31, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pmOne of America’s most influential public service leaders, Darren Walker, Presidentof the Ford Foundation, will speak about his journey — from his birth in a charityhospital to becoming President of the second largest philanthropy in the UnitedStates. The conversation will be led by Melody Barnes, NYU’s Vice Provost for GlobalStudent Leadership Initiatives and Senior Fellow at NYU Wagner. Co-sponsored withNYU’s Leadership Initiative.HENRY HART RICE URBAN POLICY FORUMTuesday, April 7, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pmVicki Been, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and DevelopmentCommissioner and one of the nation’s leading experts on property law, land use, andhousing law, will share her insights on affordable housing at this annual forum whichfocuses on timely topics in urban policy.19TH ANNUAL KOVNER-BEHRMAN HEALTH FORUMCOORDINATION OF CANCER CARE: THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVEMonday, April 20, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pmNYU Wagner Professor of Public and Health Management Tony Kovner will be joinedby Ingrid Nembhard, Associate Professor of Public Health and Management at YaleSchool of Public Health and Yale School of Management, and Ethan Basch, Director,Cancer Outcomes Research Program and Associate Professor, Medicine and PublicHealth at UNC-Chapel Hill, for this important and timely discussion on coordinatingcancer care from the patient’s perspective. Co-sponsored with the New York StateHealth Foundation.JACOB K. JAVITS VISITING PROFESSORSHIP LECTUREWHO ARE THE POLICY WORKERS AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING? A CITIZEN’SPERSPECTIVE ON DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY IN MODERN GOVERNANCEMonday, May 4, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pmAnthony M. Bertelli, NYU Wagner Professor of the Politics of Public Policy and ViceDean for Academic Affairs, will discuss when and why accountability, an importantbut elusive democratic value, works from a citizen’s perspective and what incentivespoliticians have when it does. Co-sponsored with NYU’s Office of the Provost and TheMarian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation.





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