• Alumni Day

    Alumni Day 2015

    On May 9, 2015, Alumni Day welcomed back to campus hundreds of alumni from all of our schools. From ​campus tours to sessions with faculty and scholars, from 23 ​​New School Minute lectures to the alumni reception and performances, read more about the day's highlights and browse the #NewSchoolAlumni hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

    Schedule of Events

    Saturday, May 9

    All Day
    Parsons Festival 2015—Undergraduate Exhibition

    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street and 66 Fifth Avenue
    Self-guided; galleries open 12:00–6:00 p.m.

    12:30–2:00 p.m.
    Food Matters: Mindful Munching at the University Center Cafeteria

    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
    Snack on “real food” while hearing from some of the university’s experts on food and sustainability, including Michelle DePass, dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

    2:00–4:00 p.m.
    Campus Tours

    Meet in lobby of University Center; tours leave on the half-hour.
    Choice of 3 routes

    • Where New Began: New School History Tour

      Guided walking tour exploring historic spaces on campus
    • What's New School Now

      Guided walking tour exploring newly opened spaces on campus
    • University Center Tour

      Guided walking tour exploring this new LEED Gold certified building

    3:00–4:30 p.m.
    Critical Thinking in Everyday Life

    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
    Scholar-in-residence bell hooks leads a discussion about how critical thinking extends beyond academe and into everyday life.

    3:00 p.m.
    Drama BFA Production: She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

    151 Bank Street

    3:30–4:15 p.m.
    What's New Is Neue: An Alumni Conversation on The New School's Visual Identity

    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
    Last month The New School unveiled a new visual identity, sparking countless alumni conversations on typography, design, and the way our university is represented in the world. Knowing that New Schoolers have more to share and discuss, Parsons professor David Carroll, MFA DT ’00, will lead a conversation strictly for alumni, about all things Neue.

    4:30–6:00 p.m.
    New School Minute

    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
    A series of rapid-fire 60-second lectures by faculty from across the university. View the list of New School Minute speakers.

    6:00–8:00 p.m.
    New School Live: Reception and Alumni Performances

    University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
    Join fellow alumni for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and stunning performances by Drama, Mannes, and Jazz alumni, including

    Drama Alumni

    • Director: Stephanie Cunningham, Directing '14
    • Line Producer: Tristan Sample, Acting '14
    • Assol Abdullina, Acting '15
    • Jim Anderson, Acting '06
    • Martin Boersma, Acting '13
    • Chaelon Costello, Acting '10
    • Andreas Damm, Acting '12
    • John Hurley, Directing '10
    • Christian Jacobs, Acting '10

    Mannes Alumni

    • Liana Guberman, Voice '13
    • Eun Kyung Lee, Collaborative Piano '11

    Jazz Alumni

    • Alon Albagli, Jazz/Contemporary Music '12
    • Or Bareket, Jazz/Contemporary Music '15
    • Hayden Hawkins, Jazz/Contemporary Music '09

    7:30–9:30 p.m.
    The Mannes Opera Presents Jonathan Dove’s Flight

    Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street

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