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Spring Welcome from Dean Rosner

Jan 23, 2024

Washington Square Park in the spring

Dear NYU Gallatin students,

I am delighted to welcome you back for the Spring 2024 term – and a special greeting to those of you who are new to Gallatin this semester.

I am looking forward to an exciting and enriching term together.  You can view the entire Gallatin season at a glance, but I wanted to call your attention to some highlights:

  • Friday, January 26 - Albert Gallatin Birthday Brunch, our spring semester welcome and an annual celebration of our namesake Albert Gallatin’s birthday with food, activities, music, and more.
  • Thursday, February 22 - Say It Loud! A Showcase on the Arts and Black Activism, featuring works by Gallatin students and alumni, focusing on expressions of Black culture and activism through music, spoken word, dance, drama and visual arts. You can submit your own ideas for Say It Loud! through Friday, January 26.
  • Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8 - Our inaugural Gallatin Fashion Week kicks off with a global fashion conversation with Gallatin faculty, followed by a sustainable clothing exchange. The week culminates with our always-extraordinary Gallatin Fashion Show. This year, the Show's theme is “Legends”.
  • Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 - The Gallatin Arts Festival (“GAF”), an annual community celebration of student-created fine and performing arts. GAF is an incredible, school-wide demonstration of the power of interdisciplinary arts at Gallatin. You can apply to be a part of GAF through Monday, January 29.

I am also looking forward to hosting a series of events that bring us together in small groups for fruitful conversations: 

  • Dine with The Dean - Each lunch will feature a special alumni guest speaker. On February 9, we will feature Kristina O'Neill, a 25-year veteran of the New York media industry who was recently appointed as the new head of Sotheby’s Media and editor-in-chief of Sotheby’s Magazine. And on March 11, our speaker will be Sara Moonves, editor-in-chief of W Magazine, following editorial leadership roles at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Vogue and British Vogue. Come hear from these brilliant alums about their journeys from Gallatin onwards; you’ll receive a registration email in the coming week for all Spring Dine With The Dean events.

  • The Radical Act of Listening: A Skills Workshop - The value of inquiry is deeply held across the Gallatin community. So, too is the belief in exchange, and the importance of sharing complex ideas, however challenging this can sometimes be. To enact these values we must continue to hone our ability to listen deeply to one another. To help us continue to develop this practice, Gallatin is organizing workshops led by MA alum Brett Davidson. In this 90-minute skill-building workshop, participants will explore both the theoretical and practical role of listening in public and academic life. You can sign up here for one of three sessions on January 29, 31 and February 1.

I hope that your spring classes are off to a great start and that you will find meaningful ways to connect with the Gallatin community this semester. I look forward to seeing you at our events and around One Washington Place, and wish you a healthy, successful, and stimulating semester.

All my best,

Professor Victoria Rosner
Dean, NYU Gallatin