NYU Alumni Day 2009
Lunch with President Jerry Hultin
Noon - 2:00 p.m. | Register Now
Join NYU-Poly President Jerry Hultin at a lively luncheon for a chance to re-connect and reminisce with fellow alumni and faculty members. You will also have a chance to hear the detailing of the historic union that created the new Polytechnic Institute of NYU. With exciting research collaborations already underway, learn how NYU-Poly will transform technology education and research to meet the challenges of the 21st century through invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This year, NYU is pleased to offer luncheons free of charge; however, space is available on a first come, first-served basis and preference will be given to alumni and one guest. Charges may apply for additional guests.
Living in a Complex World: A Conversation with Economist Nassim Taleb and NYU-Poly President Jerry Hultin
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Register Now
Learn more about "the impact of the highly improbable" by listening in on a conversation between NYU-Poly President Jerry Hultin and NYU-Poly's Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering, Nassim Taleb, hailed by The London Times as "the hottest thinker in the world." President Hultin will engage the economic analyst and bestselling author of The Black Swan on issues such as the effectiveness of the stimulus package, the current state of the recession, and the short and long term needs of the economy. Sponsored by Polytechnic Institute of NYU.
Get A Financial Life: Lessons From the Great Depression and the Current Recession: How one family got (and kept) a financial life through the ups and downs of the economy.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Register Now
Generational insights from Harold Kobliner, Ph.D, (Steinhardt '59), Chairman, Board of Examiners, Board of Education, NYC (1990)and his daughter Beth Kobliner, (Brown University '86), author of the newly released New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties.
NYU'S Grey Art Gallery Icons of the Desert: Early Paintings From Papunya
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Student Led Tours at 1:00 AM and 3:00 PM
In 1971, at a government-established Aboriginal relief camp in the Central Australian desert, a Sydney school teacher provided a group of ranking Aboriginal men with the tools and the encouragement to paint. The resulting works became the first paintings ever to systematically transfer the imagery of their culture to a permanent surface. This landmark exhibition is the first to focus on this founding moment, presenting some of the finest examples from the period. Don't miss the opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit.