NYIT Celebrates “The Year of Turkey 2014”

Building on its partnerships with three Turkish universities (Yildiz Technical University, Kadir Has University, and Isik University) in Istanbul, NYIT has joined with the Turkish Cultural Center to celebrate "The Year of Turkey 2014," a series of events and activities throughout 2014 to affirm NYIT's and Turkey's commitment to global education and cultural and academic programs on their global campuses.

For the 2014 calendar year, NYIT will present events and activities on its New York campuses, themed to Turkey — a country with a rich and diverse history, people, and environment — from multiple perspectives: socioeconomics, ethnicity, art, literature, music, and film. The Turkish Cultural Center will help coordinate the events and engage local ethnic communities with historic ties to this region, to include their perspectives.

These events will provide wonderful opportunities for students from Turkey and the United States to build educational and cultural bridges between the two nations. They will also complement NYIT's dual-degree and short-term study programs with Turkey, in which NYIT students can continue their studies abroad and engage in first-hand experiences with Turkish students and faculty in Istanbul. Additionally, Turkish students attending NYIT can develop a better understanding of American culture, while getting a top-quality education in New York or at NYIT campuses in Abu Dhabi, Canada, or China.

NYIT and the Turkish Cultural Center look forward to welcoming everyone to "The Year of Turkey 2014" events, as follows:

 



Conference:
Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective
"Food, Operations, Work Culture and Community"

Event: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective -- "Food, Operations, Work Culture and Community"
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Place: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York, NY  10023
Organized by: Dr. Robert Koenig, NYIT Global Center for Hospitality Management, and Alan Someck, Director NYSRA Green Hospitality Initiative
Presented by: Dr. Robert Koenig, Professor Alan Someck, Jagoda Mielcarek, Ting Ting Mei, Marcus Manning, Professor Alan Fairbairn, New York State Green Hospitality Initiative, New York State Restaurant Association
More Info: This conference will bring together leaders from all aspects of the hospitality industry to discuss and share their expertise regarding sustainability in hospitality organizations and related industries. The sustainability issues that will be addressed will pertain to: Food, Operations, Work Culture and Community.

The day's events will include: continental breakfast networking session; guest speaker presentations; short films; "green flash" presentations on current trends in sustainability; and reception following the conference.

Participating Members:
NYIT Global Center for Hospitality Management
Turkish Cultural Center New York (TCCNY)
NYSRA Green Hospitality Initiative
New York State Restaurant Association
NYIT Food Services
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Intercontinental Hotels
New York State Hotel Association
Canadian Green Key Committee
The Waldorf Astoria
EcoLogic Solutions


 

Past Events

 

Year of Turkey Turkish Arts Colloquium

Event: Eastern Eyes for Western Goods, Western Eyes for Eastern Markets: Turkey, the EU, and Western Demands
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: NYIT-Manhattan, 16 West 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY
Organized by: NYIT College of Arts & Sciences
Presented by: Dr. Annessa Babic
More Info: Does the influence of western and American goods devalue Turkish culture? Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey saw the rise of conservative Islamic movements, inflation reaching 120 percent in 1994, and approval ratings for the United States dropping to single digits during the George W. Bush years. Yet, the presence of American goods continues to increase, and Turkey continually seeks to receive EU recognition and American diplomatic support. Join us for this timely discussion.

Year of Turkey Turkish Film Screening

Event: Turkish Film Screening & Conversation: My Father & My Son
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Place: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York, NY
Organized by: NYIT Student Goverment Association, NYIT Office of Student Affairs (Manhattan & Old Westbury)
Presented by: NYIT Office of Academic Affairs
More Info: My Father & My Son (Original name: Babam ve Oðlum) is a 2005 Turkish drama written and directed by Çaðan Irmak about a family torn apart by the 1980 Turkish coup d'état. The film, which went on nationwide release on November 18, 2005, became one of the highest-grossing Turkish films in history.

Year of Turkey Turkish Coffee Night

Event: Turkish Coffee Night: Why Study Abroad?
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: NYIT-Manhattan, 16 West 61st St., 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY
Organized by: NYIT School Counseling Department
Presented by: Dr. Carol Dahir
More Info: Join current students and recent graduates for coffee, light refreshments, and a conversation about studying abroad in Istanbul. NYIT School Counseling students have visited and studied in Turkey since 2008. They will share their stories and answer questions about their experiences.

Year of Turkey An International Conference:
Challenges to Democratization in the Middle East: The U.S., Turkey, and the Arab World

Event: Challenges to Democratization in the Middle East: The U.S., Turkey, and the Arab World
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Place: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (bet. 61st & 62nd), New York, NY  10023
Organized by: NYIT, Turkish Cultural Center New York (TCCNY)
Presented by: Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi
More Info: Dr. Nakanishi Hisae of Japan's Doshisha University, Dr. Gail Linsenbard of NYIT, and Kerim Balci, Editor-in-chief of Turkish Review magazine, are among the panelists joining this international conference, which will examine the effect of cultural and religious beliefs on the democratization of the Middle East.

Year of Turkey

Webinar

Event: Advances in Technology for Global Education: Supporting Courses in Edmodo
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time Zone
Place: Online
Organized by: NYIT School of Education
Presented by: Dr. Michael Uttendorfer
More Info: Associate Professor Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., will share experiences with implementing Edmodo, a collaborative Web tool useful for global faculty. Samples of student projects will illustrate the use of this tool in teaching and learning. Faculty from partner universities in Turkey are invited to participate. A recording of the webinar will be available after the event. To reserve a seat, please email muttendo@nyit.edu. Directions and the webinar link will be provided prior to the session. Past webinars have covered Screen Recording with Jing and Video-Conferencing Using Zoom.

Exhibition: The Heritage of Turkish Art

Event: The Heritage of Turkish Art
Date: October 22 - 29, 2014 (Extended through November 12)
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 22, 2014; 4:30-8 p.m.
Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Place: NYIT Gallery 61, 16 W. 61st St., 11th Floor, New York, NY  10023
Organized by: NYIT Office of Academic Affairs and NYIT College of Arts and Sciences
Presented by: NYIT and Turkish Cultural Center New York
Join us for an eclectic display of calligraphy, Ebru water marbling, contemporary art, and jewelry design by Turkish artists. Also enjoy lively art demonstrations, music, and delicious Turkish treats at our Opening Reception.
 

 

 
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