The Alumni Arts and Society program is a new initiative for all Gallatin alumni and members of the Gallatin community who share a passion for the arts. The program will organize performances, receptions, discussions and art exhibitions in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts and in the Gallatin Galleries. These events are designed to highlight the School's interdisciplinary approach to the arts and the value of the artist-scholar model.
The program will serve as a platform to re-connect community members, while honoring the extraordinary creativity, talent and achievements of Gallatin alumni. Administered by Gallatin's Office of Alumni Relations and directed by longtime Gallatin Professor Laurin Raiken, the Alumni Arts & Society program takes its name from Gallatin's original interdisciplinary arts program, which Raiken founded.
Gallatin Alumni College
In a celebration of all that Gallatin has to offer, we developed the Alumni College in response to the requests of alumni who, after graduating from Gallatin, discovered that the Gallatin seminar was a singular experience to which they would like to return. During Alumni College, attendees have the opportunity to return to the School for discussions with faculty members and fellow alums, tour our LEED-certified 1 Washington Place building and to see an art show on display in the Gallatin Galleries. After the seminars and classes, attend our annual Alumni Wine celebration hosted by Scott Rosenbaum (GAL '05, Steinhardt '09) and raise a glass with fellow alumni in The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The Dean's Roundtable Series
Established in 2002, the NYU Gallatin Dean's Roundtable Series brings distinguished members of the Gallatin community--from alumni to parents to friends of the School—back to speak with students and young alumni about their career paths after NYU and to offer valuable advice as students venture into the professional world. Small and intimate, these popular events function more as discussions than lectures and serve to create strong connections among all members of the larger Gallatin community.
Past Roundtable guests have included:
Stacy London, fashion expert and co-host of TLC's What Not To Wear John Ridley, Oscar Award-winning Hollywood film writer, producer, and director George Biddle, Vice President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Katz, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Viacom Roopal Patel, Senior Market Accessories Fashion Editor at Neiman Marcus William Creeley, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
NYU Alumni Day
This pan-University event invites you back to the Washington Square to celebrate NYU memories with your friends, classmates, and fellow alumni. The full day of events includesd exciting and educational programs led by our outstanding faculty, alumni, lunches with school deans, and an Oktoberfest party overlooking Washington Square Park.
To commemorate both Alumni Arts & Society and Professor Raiken's dedication to Gallatin and the students that have been inspired by his teaching and guidance for almost forty years, The Laurin Raiken Fellowship Fund has been established to support MA students who aspire to take part in the unique educational experience offered by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. The Fund provides a personal and meaningful way for alumni, parents, and friends to help some of our most talented and deserving students. Gallatin takes great pride in its individualized approach, and it strives to make this distinctive education available and accessible to students from all backgrounds, regardless of financial means. To help preserve the School's tradition of opportunity, supporting The Laurin Raiken Fellowship Fund will make a real difference in the lives of Gallatin graduate students.
To make your gift to The Laurin Raiken Fellowship Fund, please go to http://www.nyu.edu/giving or contact Gallatin Development Director Maureen Bannon at (212) 998-6996.