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Faculty and Staff Achievements

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Read about Leonard Goldstein's article in Practical Pain Management; Barbara Multari and Karen Johnson's international education field trip; Charles Pavia's research poster presented at a conference on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in London; and more in this week's full list of NYIT faculty and staff achievements.

Submit Your Nominations for the 2012 Presidential Technology Awards

Presidential Technology Award

All members of the NYIT community are encouraged to nominate colleagues for outstanding achievements in one of five categories for this year's Presidential Technology Awards, which will be presented at convocation on Thursday, Aug. 30. Open to faculty and staff members from all NYIT campuses, the awards recognize and encourage the creative and effective use of technology to enhance teaching, research, and service. Visit the awards Web page for more information; online nomination forms must be completed no later than Friday, May 4. Read more.

R.S.V.P. for Faculty Scholars Reception


Celebrate the achievements of your NYIT colleagues at the annual Faculty Scholars Reception on Thursday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Garden Room, Old Westbury campus. The event is hosted by Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. R.S.V.P. for the reception.

Reminder - Help Make NYIT a Great College


Check your NYIT email for a special invitation from the Great Colleges team. NYIT faculty and staff members have been randomly selected and contacted to take this year's "Great Colleges to Work For" survey from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The deadline for this anonymous survey has been extended to Friday, April 20. If you received an email, please do your part and help make NYIT an even greater university to work for!

Read the Alternative Spring Break Blog

Peru Students

A team of students participated in NYIT's second Alternative Spring Break Project, March 17-25 in Independencia, Peru. During the service trip, they continued the water purification initiatives begun on the first Alternative Spring Break Project in 2011, helped to build a pharmacy, and volunteered at an orphanage. Vanderie Vielie, HEOP counselor, accompanied the students. Read a blog about their experiences.

Show Your NYIT Pride

NYIT Students

The Carleton Group presents the NYIT Pride Contest. Upload your favorite NYIT photos and videos you are proud of and win a prize. The winners will be picked biweekly through Monday, May 14. Show your NYIT Pride!


Congratulations, Student Leadership Winners!

Edward Guiliano and Shannon Pearce

NYIT honored student leaders on April 11, presenting 45 awards for outstanding service, dedication, and contributions to the university. Architecture student and leadership award winner Shannon Pearce is pictured with President Guiliano. Read more about NYIT's student leaders.

NYIT Makes an Appearance on CBS TV Drama


Follow detectives on the CBS drama Unforgettable as they unravel a mystery involving an NYIT grad student working on a science grant. Watch the April 10 episode to see what happens. Watch the episode online.


Attend NYIT's Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

Art Exhibition

View the artwork of 19 faculty members through Tuesday, April 24 at NYIT Gallery 61, 16 W. 61st St., floor 11, Manhattan campus. Viewing hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Read more.



Play Trivia, Win a Prize

questions Test your NYIT knowledge by answering this Weekly Update trivia question correctly. Email your answer to The first to answer correctly will win an NYIT t-shirt:

NYIT's 14,000 students represent how many countries?

A. 89
B. 99
C. 109
D. 129

Upcoming Events

Free Flick View Detour, directed by Edgar Ulmar, on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the NYIT de Seversky Mansion (The Soundstage, room 102). Refreshments will be served.

SOURCE Attend NYIT's Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at NYIT-Manhattan. Keynote speaker Sidney Perkowitz, professor emeritus of physics at Emory University, will present "Science and Art: Closer Than You Think." Read more.


TIAA-CREF Appointments A TIAA-CREF representative will be visiting NYIT's New York campuses to provide personal investment and retirement counseling for program participants. To schedule an appointment, call 800.732.8353. Appointments may be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7 in Old Westbury (Wisser Library, room LL15) or Thursday, May 24 in Manhattan (26 W. 61st St., room 206).

Cinema and the Image of the City Faculty, students, and friends of NYIT are invited to attend the final free event of the spring film series, "Cinema and the Image of the City," on Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. The film, Three Colors: White, will be followed by a post-screening conversation and refreshments. Read more.

Cast Iron Chef Step out of the office and into the kitchen for the next Cast Iron Chef event this Thursday, April 19, 4-7 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. Faculty and staff members are invited to support colleagues at this event. For non-participants, the cost is $20, including food, drinks, and entertainment. R.S.V.P. to Ytala Ruiz, office assistant, at 516.686.1421 or email

NYIT Friends and Family VIP Tour Bring your friends and family to meet our NYIT family and enjoy a special campus tour on Thursday, April 26 at NYIT-Old Westbury. The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by an optional residence halls tour. R.S.V.P. to Celeste LaCasse at 516.686.7923 or Include your name, student's name, the number of people attending, and if you're interested in a tour of the residence halls.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life Raise money for cancer research at NYIT's Relay for Life on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, April 21 at 7 a.m. in President's Stadium, Old Westbury campus. Join the team and read more.

Green Careers Forum A panel of energy professionals and NYIT alumni will discuss careers in energy management and environmental technology on Wednesday April 25, 6-8 p.m., Harry Schure Hall auditorium, Old Westbury campus. For more information, email

Cossacks & Commissars: A Musical Trip Through Russian History, 1900-1950 Experience a crucial period of Russian and world history through the music and documentary footage of the first half of the 20th century on Thursday, April 26, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in Anna Rubin Hall, room 307, Old Westbury campus. R.S.V.P. to Librarian Jeffrey Feinsilver at 516.686.1153.

Gold Coast Classic

NYIT Gold Coast Classic NYIT faculty and staff members are invited to attend the 2012 Gold Coast Classic on Thursday, May 3, at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park, in New York City. This year, the event will celebrate 15 years of student scholarship support while honoring distinguished culinary and oenological leaders. For more information, visit To attend the event or for sponsorship, ticket sales, and auction lot donation information, call Lisa Moore, director of development operations, at 516.686.7644 or email

Top Chef Compete to be NYIT's next Top Chef on Thursday, May 3, noon to 3 p.m. at Mayfest in Old Westbury. Three competitors (one each from staff, faculty, and students) will face off to win the grand prize: an Apple iPad. Apply by Tuesday, April 24. For an application and/or more information, email or

National Nurses Week Celebrate the nurses who have made a difference in your life during National Nurses Week, Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is offering a free webinar series in support of the White House initiative, Joining Forces, based on the theme, "Educating Future Nurses to Care for Veterans." NYIT faculty members are encouraged to attend. Register for the webinars.

Art of the Digital Age 2012 Attend a panel discussion about digital art on Monday, May 7, 6:30-9 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. To R.S.V.P., email with Art of the Digital Age 2012 in the subject line. Read more.

NYIT Energy Conference Save the date for NYIT's annual energy conference on Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury. The theme of this year's conference is "Off the Grid: Power, Water, and Shelter." Faculty members from the Center for Global Health and School of Architecture and Design, among others, will discuss their work. Download a pdf to register for the conference.

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (, professor and NYIT-Manhattan program coordinator for behavioral sciences, was quoted in the April 11 Washington Square News article, "NYU Community Reacts to Google's Augmented Reality Glasses Project." Read the article.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (, associate professor of family medicine and director of clerkship education for NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Eera Jain, OMS IV, published their article, "Pain Management in Diabetic Neuropathy," in the April 2012 issue of Practical Pain Management.

John Hyde (, dean of career services, was quoted in an April 6 Long Island Business News article about temporary hiring that leads to full-time permanent positions. He detailed NYIT's Internship Certificate Program and explained the internship-to-hire trends in employment.

Barbara Multari (, director of international education, and Karen Johnson (, associate director of international education, accompanied three NYIT international students—Abishek Dileep Kumar (India), Samprada Shrestha (Nepal), and Ab Zemirline (Island of Comoros)—to raise cultural awareness on a March 22 visit to a kindergarten class at Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham-Wading River, N.Y.

Charles Pavia, Ph.D. (, associate professor of biomedical sciences, presented a research poster, "Use of Short Course Intramuscular Versus Topical Antibiotic Treatment for Curing Experimental Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection in Mice," at the European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, March 31-April 3 in London, England.

Michael Uttendorfer (, dean of the School of Education, and Chellappa Kumar (, professor of biochemistry and chief information officer for NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, were quoted in the April 6 Long Island Business News article, "Turning Teaching Topsy-Turvy," about the "flipped classroom" model of teaching.

Shiang-Kwei Wang (, associate professor of instructional technology, was profiled in the April 6 Long Island Business News column "Ones to Watch in Education." Wang's profile detailed her focus on the integration of technology in learning settings.

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