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NYIT Sends Record Numbers to Albany

Lobby Day

NYIT students joined 700 peers from other independent colleges and universities in New York state on Feb. 8, 2011 in Albany, N.Y., for the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) annual Student Lobby Day. Participants attended 34 advocacy seminars and met with elected officials to discuss funding for financial aid programs such as Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Bundy Aid, and HEOP. This year marked NYIT's largest representation: NYIT-Manhattan sent 29 students and five staff members, while NYIT-Old Westbury sent 28 students and three staff members.

In an Emergency, Who Should You Call?

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In a medical emergency or any situation with the threat of serious illness, injury, death, or crime, call 911 immediately (New York campuses). After reporting to 911, call the Office of Campus Security (Old Westbury, 516.686.7789; Manhattan, 212.261.1536; Central Islip, 631.348.3333).

You can review NYIT's Emergency Preparedness policies on the Intranet. Please note that these policies (and all Intranet pages) will be moved to MyNYIT for greater access in the coming weeks.

Food for Thought: NYIT, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Host Green Film Festival

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Attend the first Green Film Festival at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway on Thursday, Feb. 24. Sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Green Committee, the event will feature screenings of Food, Inc.; Fresh; Flow; and Gasland, a panel discussion moderated by the executive director of GrowNYC, and a cocktail reception featuring organic food and beverages. For more information, e-mail School of Management Associate Dean Robert Koenig at Register online.

Apple Experts Visit Campus

iPad Group

The iPad Users Group welcomes representatives from Apple Computer on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. They will discuss ways to use the iPad in teaching and research, and demonstrate ways to get content onto the iPad. Topics will include: iPad best practices in pedagogy; discipline-specific apps; and apps that enhance student, faculty, and staff productivity. Bring your questions and your iPad. Venues: Harry Schure Hall, DL-1 and 1855 Broadway, room 701. For more information, contact Francine Glazer at, or Laurie Harvey at

In Honor of Black History Month...

Celebrate Black History month by visiting Riland Café, Old Westbury campus, on Thursday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 24, when Chef Hartley will prepare traditional African-American creations. Read more about Black History Month events at NYIT.

Save the Dates

Nursing Colloquium
Thursday, March 17: NYIT's Department of Nursing will hold its sixth annual nursing colloquium. This year's topic is "Health Literacy for Health Care Providers." Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Maureen P. Cardoza, Ph.D., at or 516.686.7489.

Gold Coast Classic
Thursday, May 5: The annual Gold Coast Classic will be held at the Ritz-Carleton, Battery Park City in Manhattan.

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Nada Anid, Ph.D. (, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended the Engineering Deans Council's (EDC) Public Policy Colloquium, Feb. 7-9, in Washington, D.C. Dean Anid is a member of the EDC Public Policy Committee and had an active role in planning the three-day colloquium. Read more about the event.

Linda Friedman (, associate professor of neuroscience and histology, was quoted by Reuters about a study that unveiled a link between breast-feeding and minimizing the occurrence of seizures. Read the article.

Physical Therapy Assistant Professor John Handrakis (, P.T., Ed.D., and Associate Professor Karen Friel (, P.T., D.H.S., presented their poster, "Factors Associated with Low Back Pain in the College-Aged Student" at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in New Orleans, Feb. 9-12. Additionally, Friel gave a talk on the use of Jing in physical therapy curriculum during the conference's first-ever "Technopalooza."

Dean of Career Services John Hyde ( was quoted in a Long Island Business News blog, "Riding the Hot Hand to Cool Careers," on Feb. 9. The item also featured NYIT graduate student Mahi Mahmoodi. Read more.

Works by Yuko Oda (, assistant professor of fine arts, are part of "The Blithedale Romance" exhibit, a retrospective of select artworks from the 2010 Chashama North Residency curated by Veronica Kavass. The show will be held at Chashama, 217 E. 42nd St., New York City, February 14-28, 2011. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 1 - 7 p.m.

Barbara Piccirillo(, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, together with senior students Erin Mucker and Michael Suprenant, published an article in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants entitled "Swelling of the eye and light sensitivity in a patient struck in the face by a wakeboard," in the Feb. 25, 2011 edition. Read more.

Steven Shapiro (, professor of finance in the School of Management, had his paper, "Pitfalls in Determining the Reasonable Royalty in Patent Cases," published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Legal Economics.

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