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NYIT's E-Newsletter for Staff and Faculty | Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Submit Your Nominations for This Year's Presidential Technology Awards

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, Sept. 1, 2011. Open to all 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. Please visit the awards page for more information; online nomination forms must be completed no later than April 4, 2011.

Upload Your Photos and Videos to

Photo and video upload

NYIT introduces another way to get social! A new online tool lets community members add their photos and videos to the NYIT website. NYIT students have already been uploading some of their photos -- take a look at To upload a photo or video, log on to the MyNYIT portal to find the tool, which is just below the buttons for Blackboard and e-mail access (see image and click for full size). Once you upload, your submission will be reviewed to make sure it conforms with NYIT policies, and then it will appear at Two suggestions:

1. Upload photos that are "landscape" (wider than they are high). The tool might crop your photo otherwise.

2. Please be kind and respect one another! We want this to be a fun tool for all to enjoy.

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NYIT Medals in Marketing Competition

advertising awards

NYIT won six awards in the 26th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. The new advertising campaign, "Join Us. We're Out There," won two gold medals and The Ground Below; catalog, featuring the work of the School of Architecture and Design's Beyan Karahan, netted a third gold. A silver award went to the 2010-11 NYIT undergraduate catalog, a bronze was given to the NYIT website, and a merit award was presented to the "I Graduate" CBS screen billboard campaign. More than 2,500 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Academic Senate: Upcoming Dates

  • Assessment Committee: Thursday, March 3, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m., DL-2/706
  • Constitution Committee: Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m., DL-2/706
  • Curriculum Committee: Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., DL-2/706

Attend Free Counseling and Wellness Programs on Gambling Awareness, Stress

In recognition of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week, the Counseling and Wellness Center at the Old Westbury Campus will present "College Students and Problem Gambling" on Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m., Harry Schure Hall, room 308. Melissa Wayne, gambling prevention coordinator at the Pederson-Krag Center, will share information about the types of gambling college students engage in as well as techniques to recognize problem gambling behaviors. Free informational materials and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Joan O’Connor at

The Counseling and Wellness Center at the Manhattan campus will offer an educational seminar about stress management on Tuesday, March 8, 1-2 p.m., 1849 Broadway, Student Activities Lounge. Get important information about stress, including proactive management strategies. Free informational materials and refreshments will be provided. Contact Michael Schneider at for more information.

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Explore the Italian City

Italian cinema

"Cinema and the Image of the City," a series of four films set in Italy, will be shown at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, Manhattan campus, during the spring semester. Co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Campus Life and Student Affairs, and student organizations AIAS and Freedom by Design, the films chart the social, political, and physical transformations of Italian cities from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century. A brief conversation about each film follows, and refreshments will be provided. The films will be shown on the following Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and are free and open to students, faculty/staff, and the public:

  • March 4: Death in Venice
  • April 1: Rome, Open City
  • April 8: Miracle in Milan
  • April 22: L'Avventura

NYIT-Manhattan Yoga Date Changes


Please note the following revised dates for free yoga classes sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Wellness in Manhattan (location and time remains the same: 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, from 5 to 6 p.m.). These Tuesday dates replace the Wednesday classes previously scheduled:

  • March 1, 8, 29
  • April 5, 19
  • May 17

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D. (, assistant professor of English, NYIT-Manhattan, co-founded the NYC Modernism Seminar, a group that meets regularly to discuss scholarship in the field of modernist literature and culture. (For information about the seminar, write to or visit the group's Facebook page.

Birasnav Muthuraj, Ph.D. (, assistant professor in the School of Management, NYIT-Bahrain, had his paper, "Transformational Leadership and Human Capital Benefits: the Role of Knowledge Management," published in Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 106-126.

Raed Abu Zitar (, assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT-Amman, co-authored a paper, "Application of Genetic Optimized Artificial Immune System and Neural Networks in Spam Detection," which will be published in an upcoming edition of Applied Soft Computing Journal, Elsevier Publishing.

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