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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!

College of Arts and Sciences News
Jul 31 2014

Kevin LaGrandeur Publishes Article

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D, professor of English and director of technical writing programs, had an article published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology: “What is the Difference Between Posthumanism and Transhumanism?”  Read more. 

Jul 25 2014

John Hanc Publishes in Smithsonian Magazine

John Hanc, associate professor, communication arts and faculty advisor, The Campus Slate and The Carleton Group published a story about an unusual and interesting episode in France during World War I for Smithsonian magazine's digital edition, for which he is a contributing writer. Hanc did some of the reporting after he attended the IALJS conference in Paris two months ago.

Jul 11 2014

Susana Case Publishes Poem

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator, Department of  Behavioral Sciences, Manhattan campus, NYIT published her new poem in Hawai'i Pacific Review

Jun 16 2014

Mandy Zhang Presents Paper in Seattle

Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented the paper, "Developing and Evaluating a Digital eHealth Literacy Intervention," at the 2014 annual conference of the International Communication Association, May 22-26 in Seattle, WA.

Jun 16 2014

Jonathan Goldman Publishes Essays

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published essays about James Joyce in The Paris Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

May 28 2014

CUR Elects Niharika Nath as Councilor

The Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), Washington DC, has elected Niharika Nath, Ph.D., associate professor, life sciences, Manhattan campus, as a Councilor.  This position is for a  three-year term beginning June 2014 in its Health Sciences Division and her roles will be to assist CUR to host undergraduate poster sessions on Capitol Hill and production of its quarterly Journal.  View the CUR election results here.

May 22 2014

NYIT Film & Animation Festival 2014

On May 16th, the last day of the spring semester, the first-ever NYIT Film and Animation Festival was held at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus.  Read more.

 

May 21 2014

Anthony DiMatteo Publishes Second Nature

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, Old Westbury campus, had his poem, "Second Nature", published in The Cortland Review.   

May 20 2014

Students Collaborate with Nonprofit on Communications Campaign

communications arts students

PICTURED: NYIT students presented business pitches to nonprofit client God's Love We Deliver as part of a College of Arts and Sciences course that provides firsthand experience working with communications agencies.

Communication arts students joined forces with God's Love We Deliver to develop new business pitches for the New York-based nonprofit group during a semester-long project for the NYIT course, Agency Workshop I/Production House.

"New business is the lifeblood of any communications agency," said Lisa Colantuono, adjunct instructor of communication arts, who teaches the workshop. "Agencies only have a one out of three or four chance of winning an account. This course prepares students to develop a fully integrated communications plan used to pitch and win a new account."

Students worked in teams of four on a communications campaign for God's Love We Deliver, which provides nutritious meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves in New York City and New Jersey. Their goals for the campaign included:

  • Enhance the nonprofit's impact of good.
  • Focus on raising more money, attracting more volunteers, and increasing social share.
  • Combine traditional and non-traditional media to reach influencers who drive the masses.
  • Plan to launch the campaign in fall 2014 with a $1 million budget.

Each week students met with members of a different professional agency in New York City to learn about new business development. They gained insights into how agencies conduct research, strategic planning, creative development, media planning, analytics, and digital and experiential planning.

On May 12, the NYIT teams presented their pitches to God's Love We Deliver and more than a dozen industry professionals who mentored them throughout the semester, including Christine Fruechte, president of Colle + McVoy, a full-service agency that specializes in modernizing brands. Their work impressed the group, and Emmett Findley, manager of communications at God's Love with Deliver, may implement the students' ideas down the line.

"This was a great class and learning experience all around," said NYIT student Shana-Kae Mallett. "I enjoyed the company visits and working on a project for God's Love We Deliver. The work was hard but worth it to positively impact the New York community."

May 06 2014

Vera Manzi-Schacht Wins Summer Residency in Rome

Vera Manzi-Schacht, adjunct professor in NYIT's Fine Arts Department, has won a Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency at the American Academy in Rome for early summer, 2014.  The American Academy in Rome, Gianicolo Hill, founded in 1914, is an institution dedicated to the creative development of archeologists, architects, writers, historians and artists within a dedicated environment. Vera will be creating and residing at the Academy's Villa Aurelia.

May 06 2014

Rozina Vavetsi Presents Design Workshop

Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor and academic coordinator of Fine Arts, gave a five day workshop on Information Design on February 24-28 at ECV (Ecole de Communication Visuelle), in Paris, France.  
 
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May 06 2014

SOURCE Highlights Academic Excellence of NYIT Students

Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression

NYIT hosted its 11th Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 25 at the Manhattan campus. This year's SOURCE included 69 oral and/or poster presentations co-authored by 175 students.

A group of NYIT faculty members also shared their perspectives on the relationship between arts and sciences at a midday panel discussion. The dialogue between panelists and audience members opened a lively debate, and for the first time at SOURCE, questions were addressed to the panel via Twitter.

May 01 2014

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D. Wins Honorable Mention

Kevin LaGrandeur's recently published book, Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves  (Routledge, 2013) has won honorable mention for the annual Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies (SFTS) Book Prize. This national prize is given annually to the best book produced the year before in the area of science fiction and technoculture studies.  LaGrandeur is an associate professor of English and director of the Technical Writing program, NYIT, Old Westbury campus.

Apr 30 2014

Mayapple Press Releases Susana Case’s New Book

Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator, Behavioral Sciences department, NYIT's Manhattan campus, had her new book, 4 Rms w Vu, released from Mayapple Press.

Apr 30 2014

John Hanc Publishes 3 Articles

John Hanc, associate professor, communication arts department recently published two articles and a feature story. Read more.

Apr 30 2014

Terese Coe Publishes “Godardian”

Terese Coe, professor, English published her poem, "Godardian," in the new Spring-Summer Issue of Alaska Quarterly Review (Vol. 31 No. 1 & 2).

Apr 30 2014

Lisa Runco Presents at Fairfield University

Lisa M. Runco, Ph.D., assistant professor of life sciences, presented a talk titled “Designer Pathogens - Gene customization for vaccine development” on April 2, 2014, for the Biology Department at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.  The lecture was part of a Biology Lecture Series, which focuses on educating and engaging students in scientific inquiry.

Apr 04 2014

Jonathan Goldman Presents Paper

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor, English Department, Manhattan, presented a paper at the 2014 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association on March 22.  The presentation, "Literary Boogaloo," examined Puerto Rican literature and the genre of Latin boogaloo emanating from East Harlem in the 1960s.

Mar 13 2014

Terese Coe Published at The Poetry Foundation

Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, recently published her translation from the French of Pierre de Ronsard's "Epitaph for François Rabelais" online at The Poetry Foundation (home of Poetry Magazine).  It first appeared in the hardcopy of *Poetry* in 2005. 

Mar 13 2014

Phi Eta Sigma Selects Lisa Runco

Lisa Runco, Ph.D., assistant professor of Life Sciences, became an honorary member of The NYIT Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a prestigious National Honor Society, on March 12, 2014.  She was chosen, by its members, to be an honorary member because of the dedication, concern, and care that she demonstrates to students in helping them achieve academic excellence.

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