News and Events

Jul 25 2014

NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy

Jul 25 2014

Arkansas Higher Education Board Certifies New NYIT Medical School Site in Jonesboro

Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

Aug 01 2014

NYIT Cyber-Security Talk

Aug 04 2014

B.S./D.O. Enrollment Day

Aug 05 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Aug 05 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 1!

Aug 06 2014

NYIT Transfer Student Orientation Day 2!

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:

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.
RSVP to: rfeurtad@nyit.edu

Can't make it there? Join in via Zoom, from a PC, Mac, IPad, IPhone or Android device:
Please click this url to start or join: https://nyit.zoom.us/j/955830768
Or, go to https://nyit.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 955 830 768

Year of Turkey Conference

Event: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: A Global Perspective: Food, Operations, Work Culture, and Community
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
Organized by: NYIT School of Management
Presented by: Dr. Robert Koenig

Year of Turkey Turkish Arts

Event: Turkish Arts & Drawing Exhibition
Date: April 14-21, 2014
Time: TBA
Place: NYIT
Organized by: NYIT College of Arts & Sciences
Presented by: Mehmet Kilic - VP, Turkish Cultural Center New York (TCCNY)


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 Webinar Series

Event: Advances in Technology for Global Education
Topic #1Screen Recording with Jing
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Topic #2:  Video-Conferencing Using Zoom
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Topic #3:
  Supporting Courses with 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: NYIT's dean of the School of Education will share experiences with using webinar tools, lecture and screen recording technology, and collaborative tools that could be useful to global faculty. Samples of student projects will illustrate the use of these tools in teaching and learning. Faculty from partner universities in Turkey will be invited to participate. Recordings of the webinars will be available after each event. To reserve a seat in a webinar, please email muttendo@nyit.edu with the title(s) of the webinar(s) you wish to attend. Directions and the webinar link will be provided prior to the session.