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  • Showing Some Violet Pride at NYU

    Showing Some Violet Pride at NYU

    Graduates came out in force came out in force to take part in the 2013 NYU Alumni Day festivities on Washington Square.

  • Beyond Your Basic Benefits

    Beyond Your Basic Benefits

    Our alumni know that belonging to the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA) has had its rewards We hope that you are already sampling:

  • A Rich History of Engineering at NYU

    A Rich History of Engineering at NYU

    When Richard Thorsen looks to the future of engineering at NYU, he could be forgiven for feeling a twinge of déjà vu. Back in the fall of 1972, Thorsen was teaching at his alma mater when he got the troubling news that NYU would be selling off its University Heights campus in the Bronx—and with that, relocating or even closing the school where he’d worked since 1964 as an instructor and earned his PhD in 1967.

  • Spotlight on the Duryea Society

    There are probably very few of us eager to seriously contemplate the end of our lives and or think of the prospect of leaving behind people and places important to us. But we all know that it behooves us to do some type of advance planning, whether that entails making a simple will, setting up a trust, or arranging charitable annuities.

  • Delightful Delegate

    Delightful Delegate

    Polytechnic alumnus Frank J. Novak ’69 was delighted to accept NYU President John Sexton’s invitation to serve as his delegate at the inauguration of Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, NH. Mr. Novak was selected in honor of his 31 years of consistent and generous contributions to his alma mater.  

  • Rising Up Against Extreme Weather

    A little over a year after Superstorm Sandy battered the east Coast, new York State governor Cuomo announced the launch of the new York State resilience institute for Storms & emergencies (NYS RISE) at the governor’s Conference on emergency Preparedness.

  • FRE Goes Global

    Under the direction of Charles Tapiero, the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering has been steadily expanding its global reach, nurturing a network of connections with such institutions as the University of Paris 1 / Panthéon-Sorbonne, Korea’s Ajou University, and the Institut des Hautes Études de Management (HEM) in Morocco.

  • Building an International Network

    Building an International Network

    Just this past summer the NYU Polytechnic School of engineering launched #STEMNOW—an array of programs for teachers and middle and high school students, that included the Science of Smart Cities (SoSC), a program that introduces Stem concepts to middle school students through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments. This effort built on 10 years of work by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in providing high-quality, hands-on STEM education programs.

  • A Message from PIAA President Gerald Dawes

    Dear Fellow Alumnus/a, Thank you for your support in electing me President of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA). It is an honor for me to lead this distinguished and diverse group of more than 33,000 alumni from around the world. I am certain that‒like me‒you have many fond memories of your days at Poly, and I know you share my pride in our great alma mater, which continues to be an academic leader at home in New York, in the country, and in the world.

  • Graduating with Wisdom

    Graduating with Wisdom

    When 1,000 graduates of Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY-Poly) walk up the aisle of Barclays Center this Thursday to receive their diplomas, one PhD candidate will be celebrating not merely the end of the 20-hour days of deep research and the satisfaction of a well-defended thesis, but the fact that he is walking, period.