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Faculty and Staff Achievements

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From research to published articles to key presentations, read this week's full list of NYIT faculty and staff achievements or review NYIT's archive of faculty and staff accomplishments.

Don't Miss Dickens on Broadway


On Friday, April 15, Dickens on Broadway: A Pre-Bicentennial Celebration comes to the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The event includes a Charles Dickens roundtable discussion featuring seven expert panelists as well as a Dickens reading and one-man show. The panel's remarks will be moderated by President Guiliano, who is an editor of Dickens Studies Annual. Attendees must R.S.V.P. online.

R.S.V.P. Now for Gold Coast Classic

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All faculty and staff members are invited to attend this year's Gold Coast Classic Professional Excellence Awards on Thursday, May 5, at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park. This year's honorees are Barbara Lynch, chef/owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, and Michael Martini, third-generation winemaker, Louis M. Martini Winery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Moore at or visit

A Few Days Left to Submit Great Colleges Survey

Great College

For those of you who were randomly selected to participate in the 2011 "Great Colleges to Work For" survey and have not yet completed it, please note the deadline is Friday, April 15. An email with the survey link was sent on Monday, March 21, 2011. In addition to the opportunity to continue our 2010 success in being recognized as a Chronicle of Higher Education Great College to Work For, NYIT benefits from the program's overall benchmark data as it assists us with our short- and long-term planning process. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Jablonsky, director of human resources, at 516.686.1014 or

Campus Career Fairs Host Hundreds

Career Fair

At NYIT-Old Westbury, 90 employers and more than 500 students attended the 28th annual All Majors Career Fair on April 7. Employer attendance increased by 60 percent over last year, and feedback was very positive. Employers said the students were well dressed and well prepared, and many said it was best fair they've attended this year. See photos of the career fair.

NYIT-Amman's eighth All Majors Career & Internship Fair on April 4 attracted hundreds of students who discovered networking, internship, and job opportunities. Participating companies and non-profit institutions included Arab Bank, Nissan, Orange, Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS), and the Royal Film Commission.

NYIT-Nanjing "Crosses Borders"

Crossing Broders

NYIT-Nanjing College of Arts and Sciences faculty members will go global this weekend when they host 80 speakers from 25 countries at an international conference on "Crossing Borders." For more information, visit the conference web site.


Make Plans for VIP Alumni Weekend

The annual Vocational Independence Program alumni dinner dance will be held at the Marriott Hotel Islandia on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. All proceeds support programmatic improvements. To R.S.V.P. or make a donation, please call Sheree Incorvaia at 631.348.3139. Those who can't attend can participate in a silent auction that features trips, sports memorabilia, and more, at through April 18. 

memorial walk

On Sunday, April 17, the NYIT community is invited to honor the memory of a beloved VIP student who was killed by a car in the Benjamin J. Cecil 5k Walk for Independence at NYIT’s Central Islip site.


International Alumni Share Secrets of Success

International Student

The International Student Association and advisor Karen Johnson, associate director of the Office of International Education, presented "What’s After Graduation?" on April 7. Three international alumni -- Nipun Manglik (2009), Soumya Lanka (2010), and Orville Taylor (2004) -- shared their employment success stories with current international students and answered their many questions.

Vitality in Aging Contest


Do you know someone who views aging as an opportunity? Someone over 65 who is thriving and aging with vitality? Nominate yourself or someone you know for the 2011 Vitality in Aging campaign! Fill out an online entry by Wednesday, April 27. Vitality in Aging candidates who are selected will be featured in NYIT’s Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics’ Older Americans Month Tribute.

Join a "Rehearsal" Seder

Attend a "rehearsal" celebration of the important Jewish holiday of Passover on Thursday, April 14. Participants will read from holiday books, sample ritual foods, and finish with a full lunch. An opening presentation will discuss the important songs and music associated with Passover. The Seder begins promptly at 12:45 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, room 307. Volunteers are needed to help set up at noon. Reservations are required: Contact Jeffrey Feinsilver at or 516.686.1153.

NYIT-Amman Hosts International Workshop on Global Business

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A record 56 students from 11 countries participated in the 14th International Workshop and Management Game Project earlier this month at NYIT-Amman. The workshop focused on the value of international communication in business and exposed attendees to the cultures and value systems of different countries. Participants worked on international, practice-oriented problems in marketing, economics, foreign trade relations, and product management. Read more.

Screen Free Films at NYIT

L'Avventura Screening

This spring, NYIT offers a selection of foreign film screenings. On Wednesday, April 13, the Chinese film To Live will play as the free Wednesday night flick at 5:30 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion in room 102 (The Soundstage), NYIT-Old Westbury. Directed by Zhang Yimou, To Live follows the story of a married couple for four decades. Refreshments will be served.

On Friday, April 22, the School of Architecture and Design will host a screening of the Italian classic mystery L’Avventura from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. This screening is part of the spring 2011 film series "Cinema and the Image of the City," presenting films that trace the social, political, and physical transformations of Italian cities from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century. Released in 1960, L’Avventura was considered a critical success for director Michelangelo Antonioni. This event is free and open to students, faculty and staff members, and the public. For more information, call 646.273.6100 or email

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D. (, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in the March 18-24 issue of Long Island Business News. She noted a strong uptick in applications for engineering studies this year. NYIT-Manhattan is seeing applications up 52 percent, while NYIT-Old Westbury is up 22 percent. 

Angela Delcid (, director of transfer evaluations and recruitment, was invited to participate in a Career Mixer panel discussion at Hofstra University on April 5. Angela shared professional experiences and provided career advice to graduating Hofstra students on how to prepare for the workforce, network, and create career opportunities.

John Hanc (, associate professor of communication arts, was a guest instructor at a writing workshop held in Boston March 30-April 2, under the auspices of Harvard Medical School. Most of the 150 attendants to the conference were doctors looking to publish books or polish their writing skills. The faculty included writers and physicians affiliated with Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the consumer publishing arm of Harvard Medical School. 

Tobias Holler (, assistant professor of architecture, was selected by the Officers and Board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) as one of two 2010 Incentive Fund Award winners. The award acknowledges innovation, dedication, and leadership in architectural and environmental design research. 

Leigh Mascianica (, assistant director in the Office of Career Services was chosen by the Alva C. Cooper Committee of the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association (MNYCCPOA) as the second-place entry for Best Practices in Career Development for the introduction of NYIT's Alumni Mentor Program. MNYCCPOA consists of career services counselors from more than 60 colleges in the New York metropolitan area.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W. (, associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, conducted a presentation entitled, "A New Funding Source for Comprehensive Transition Programs," at The All Kids Fair on April 10 at the Melville Marriott in Melville, N.Y.


Peter Voci, M.F.A. (, professor and chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, received a $6,500 grant from the Applied Science Center for Homeland Security to design a permanent 9/11 memorial, which will be installed in the lobby of its headquarters in Bethpage, N.Y. The photo (at right) shows a conceptual illustration of the project that incorporates a section of a steel girder and other artifacts gathered from Ground Zero.

Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D. (, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented and published "Sliding Mode Control of Crowd Dynamics," at the 2011 IEEE Systems Conference in Montreal, QC, Canada, on April 5, 2011.

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