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NYIT's E-Newsletter for Staff and Faculty | Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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Faculty and Staff Achievements

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Read about research presentations by NYIT physical therapy faculty at a conference in Chicago; Stanley Greenwald's paper on global climate change; Petra Dilling's article on corporate social responsibility; and more in this week's full list of NYIT faculty and staff achievements.

Meet Emily Restivo, Ph.D.

Emily Restivo

When Emily Restivo, Ph.D., was looking for her first full-time teaching position out of graduate school, there was no question that New York was where she wanted to be. After completing her degrees at universities in Florida, the Malverne, N.Y.-native and one of NYIT's newest assistant professors in the Department of Behavioral Sciences sought camaraderie and the opportunity to work one-on-one with colleagues. Read more.

NYIT Launches M.S. in Health Care Simulation


NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is now offering the nation’s first graduate program focused on human and robotic patient simulations. The Master of Science in Health Care Simulation will prepare professionals to educate, develop, and manage patient simulation and patient safety programs at hospitals as well as medical and nursing schools. Read more.

Share a Message of Congratulations with 
President Guiliano

Edward Guiliano Global Center

Post your well wishes online for the naming of the Edward Guiliano Global Center at NYIT's main Manhattan campus building at 1855 Broadway. All messages will be posted on a virtual wall. If you prefer to do so in writing, please address your letters to: Edward Guiliano, President, NYIT, 1855 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023-7692. Read what the NYIT community and colleagues have posted.

Submit Nominations for Vitality in Aging Contest

vitality in aging

Do you know someone who views aging as an opportunity and/or someone over 65 who is thriving and aging with vitality? Nominate yourself or someone you know for the 2012 Vitality in Aging campaign. Fill out an online entry form by Friday, April 13. Select nominees will be featured in NYIT’s Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics’ Older Americans Month Tribute in May. Read more.

Schedule an Appointment with TIAA-CREF


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. for the following locations/dates:

  • Wisser Library, room LL15, Old Westbury campus: Wednesday, March 21, Wednesday, April 11, and Monday, May 7.
  • 26 W. 61st St., room 206, Manhattan campus: Thursday, March 8 and Thursday, May 24.

Save the Date: SOURCE


Mark your calendar for 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.


NYIT Architects Envision Plans for Willets Point

architecture plans

A group of NYIT architecture students and recent graduates redesigned the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., as part of a city-wide initiative to revitalize the area's economy. Their design addressed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point Redevelopment Plan, which includes mixed-income housing, a public school, retail and entertainment amenities, a hotel and convention center, office space, parks, and playgrounds. 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:

Choose the location(s) that NYIT faculty members and students have already traveled to for special education projects in 2012:

A. Puerto Rico
B. Costa Rica
C. Haiti
D. All of the above

Congrats to Colene Bassolino, senior accountant in the Office of the Controller, who responded first to the trivia question posed in the last Weekly Update.

All of the following historical figures visited NYIT for special events in the 1970s except for:

C. Actor Paul Newman

Upcoming Events


Chat Partners Enhance your intercultural skills and chat with members of the NYIT community, who hail from 109 countries, every Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., room 623, Manhattan campus.

Free Flick This semester, the theme of Wednesday night free flicks is "dangerous women and their endangered men." View Fatal Attraction, starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas, today at 5:30 p.m. in the NYIT de Seversky Mansion (The Soundstage, room 102). Refreshments will be served.

Location/Dislocation: Re-Imagining Space Visit the latest art exhibit at NYIT Gallery 61 in Manhattan through Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Take the Google Apps and Blackboard Challenge The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a Google apps workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in Old Westbury (Harry Schure Hall, room 227/DL-5) and Manhattan (1855 Broadway, room 702/DL-5).

Microsoft Recruiting Microsoft will be visiting NYIT's New York campuses on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:45-2 p.m., to recruit software developers for full-time and internship positions. Notify your students now, and ask them to R.S.V.P. for this event.


Yoga Classes NYIT's Department of Occupational Therapy is offering yoga at the Old Westbury campus every first and third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Occupational Therapy Lab, 500 Building, room 511. Pay what you can (the suggested donation is $3) to support the Student Occupational Therapy Association. For more information, email

Autism Spectrum Disorders Attend a discussion on working with students who have autism and asperger's syndrome on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Office of Career Services in Old Westbury (Salten Hall, room 3) and Manhattan (26 W. 61st St., room 211). The workshop, presented by the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, will identify characteristics of and effective interventions for students with high-functioning autism and asperger's syndrome.

Provost Discovery Luncheon Join NYIT Provost Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., at his next Provost Discovery Luncheon on Thursday, March 1, 12:30-1:50 p.m. at Riland Auditorium in Old Westbury. Peter Voci (M.F.A. '76), professor and chairperson of the department of fine arts, will present a demonstration of motion capture at the luncheon, which will be simulcasted from Riland to the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. His presentation will cover a brief history of motion studies, its current applications in the arts and sciences, and NYIT's motion capture projects. R.S.V.P. for the luncheon.


Call for Abstracts: Longing and Inhibition in Film Faculty members interested in sharing their research at the NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival and International Symposium should submit their abstracts on the event's theme, "Longing and Inhibition in Film," by Thursday, March 1. The symposium, hosted by NYIT-Nanjing's Center for the Humanities and Culture, will feature individual and panel presentations by film professionals and academics. If you're interested in submitting a paper, email a 500-word abstract to Symposium Chair Beverly J. Butcher, Ph.D., at Read more.

Modernist Manhattan NYIT's annual interdisciplinary conference will gather scholars to interpret modernism on Friday, March 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. For more information, email or Read more.

Augmenting Healing Through Alternative Therapies Attend the seventh annual NYIT Department of Nursing Colloquium on Thursday, March 15, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Riland Auditorium, Old Westbury campus. Read more.

Energy Conference Save the date for NYIT's annual energy conference, "Off the Grid: Power, Water, Shelter," Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury campus.

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Susana H. Case, Ph.D. (, professor of behavioral sciences, published the Manual of Practical Sexual Advice with Kattywompus Press.

Petra Dilling, Ph.D. (, associate dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Vancouver, published the article, "Stakeholder Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility," in the 2011 issue of the International Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

Karen Friel, D.H.Sc. (, associate professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, and Cheryl Hall, D.H.Sc. (, assistant professor of physical therapy, presented the poster, "Epidemiology of Injuries in the Elite Level Female High School Lacrosse Player," Feb. 8-11 at the American Physical Therapy Association's Annual Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago.

In addition, Friel and Veronica Southard, D.H.Sc. (, associate professor of physical therapy, presented "Use of the iPad 2 in the Delivery of the Physical Therapy Curriculum" during an interactive session at the same meeting.

Stanley M. Greenwald (, professor and chairperson of the Department of Environmental Technology, presented the paper, "Global Climate Change Technology Education," at the Carbon Management Technology Conference, Feb. 7 in Orlando, Fla.

Lawrence Herman (, associate professor and director of physician assistant admissions and primary care initiatives, published the article, "Perceptions of Physician Assistants Regarding Direct-to-Consumer Advertising," in the February 2012 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. His co-authors included three 2011 NYIT graduates. Read more.

Sarah Meyland, J.D. (, associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, spoke to the Long Island Association of Professional Geologists about the current conditions of the area's groundwater supply. She described various techniques and options available to increase and improve water resource management on Long Island.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (, associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program (VIP) of NYIT, published the first part of a two-part online series, "When a Student with Autism Seeks Employment," Feb. 16 on Read more.

Erin Vlasak (, director of student support services for VIP, and Michelle Ranaldo (, director of technology for VIP, co-authored "The Shift in Assistive Technology" in the February 2012 edition of Exceptional Parent magazine.

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