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NYIT Financial Aid Associate Dean Quoted as Expert in NerdScholar
Sep 03, 2013
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"All college students should have a checking account and know how to balance a check book," says Rosemary Ferrucci, Associate Dean of Financial Aid, in NerdScholar's article "Top Financial Tips for College Freshman." Ferrucci adds that students should deposit any refunds provided from student loan money directly into their highest interest-earning account.

"Only withdraw as much as absolutely needed for educational expenses." She also advises students to shop for credit cards that come with some type of a reward: cash back, travel miles or a low interest rate. Keep your credit score strong, Ferrucci adds, by watching your debt-to-income ratio and by paying credit balances in full and on time.

Bernard Letter to The Times on Obama's College Plan
Aug 26, 2013
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"As a teacher, I believe fervently that the benefits of an education go beyond that of job placement," writes College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Cathy Bernard in a response to news about President Barack Obama's plan to link federal aid to a ranking system and provide ratings related to college costs.

"But shamefully overpriced tuition costs and the precarious nature of the current job market force one to reconsider. With Mr. Obama's plan, students and parents would get a far more realistic sense of what might await them after four years of crippling expenses." 

Anid and Panero Detail New EcoPartnership on Sinovision Journal
Aug 26, 2013
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NYIT and Peking University are leading a project that has been selected as one of six new U.S.-China EcoPartnerships intended to promote innovative models for collaboration between the two countries on clean water and environmental sustainability.

"The expectation is to introduce innovation in China," says School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D. in a television interview with Sinovision Journal.   "We're working very closely with industrial partners who will demonstrate their new technologies in groundwater research in China." Adds Panero: "It's great to be working on the protection of water."

NYIT Faculty Members in Science: Leadership and Communication Key to Postdoc Advancement
Aug 22, 2013
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Postdoctoral scholars should develop their leadership, management, and communications skills to help move into independent research and faculty positions, say Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., chair of life sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Aydin Farajidivar, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in an article for Science Careers in the journal Science.

"Managing human capital is very difficult," says Farajidivar, who adds that his leadership of a team of student researchers helped him attain success in academia. Hadjiargyrou advises postdocs to volunteer to speak in departments other than their own and to find opportunities to address lay audiences. "It forces you to put together a presentation that's targed for a specific audience," he says. 

Ott in Newsday: College Transfer Student Population Growing and Has Specific Needs
Aug 18, 2013

The transfer student population is large and growing both nationally and on Long Island, says NYIT Associate Dean of Academic Support and Enrollment Services Alex Ott, in Newsday (subscription required). Ott, past president of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association, says many colleges do not focus on special programs for entering transfer students who require different support and information than freshmen.

"The system in general was set up for freshmen," he says, "so the process hasn't caught up with reality."  Ott offers potential transfer students several areas to consider before enrolling at a new school: How much does really cost to attend the college you're considering? How many credits are you receiving and how do they count toward the degree you're pursuing? How long will it take to complete the degree you want to pursue?

Gasti in USA Today on University Cyber Attacks
Jul 31, 2013
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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Assistant Professor Paolo Gasti, Ph.D. tells USA Today that cyber attacks on computer systems of higher education institutions are likely to continue. "There are many parties with an interest," says Gasti, commenting on the attack at University of Delaware, "and as along as the data fulfills some of those interests you will always have someone who is willing to spend time and the resources to get that data."

Bravo in Health Callings: How to Research a Company Before an Interview
Jul 29, 2013
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"Seek out company information that can tell you if the company's ethos aligns with what's important to you," NYIT Assistant Dean of Career Services Amy Bravo advises interview candidates in "How to Dig Deep Before the Interview" in Health Callings. Bravo also says it's important to research the interviewers. "Learn about their experience and the role they serve in the company," Bravo says.  "Also look at the organizations they are linked to." Interview candidates should also research the state of the industry and its challenges. "This knowledge," says Bravo, "can help guide the questions you ask the interviewer." 

Meyland Calls for Long Island Aquifer Management Compact
Jul 27, 2013

"No one agency is overseeing the management of our aquifers," School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Associate Professor Sarah Meyland, J.D., tells the Great Neck Record. "This is what we need. This is not to bash the Department of Environmental Conservation, but they have had severe cutbacks in staff and budgets and they have a broad mandate. We need a mandate that is specific to our water supply. A compact would be very hands on and action-oriented...and a compact would advocate for our water rights."  Meyland, director of NYIT's Center for Water Resources Management, adds that Long Island's aquifers are also threatened by salt water intrusion.

NYIT in EcoPartnership Effort to Address China Water Challenges
Jul 26, 2013
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“EcoPartnerships” — teams of academics, nonprofits, and private industry — are tackling China's huge environmental challenges. NYIT is leading an ecopartnership to address clean water challenges in China, and several local businesses will soon participate, according to an article in Long Island Business News (subscription required).

The project seeks to detect and protect groundwater resources and will also address drinking-water shortages. Among the partners are: the International Society for Water Solutions, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and China's Peking and Wuhan Universities. 

NYIT Measures Long Island's Carbon Footprint
Jul 03, 2013
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NYIT's Long Island Carbon Footprint project is among numerous Long Island initiatives aimed at measuring measuring energy use and environmental impacts, as noted in Long Island Business News (subscription required)

“Through the hard work of graduate students in the energy management and environmental technology programs, we were able to establish and compare energy use and resultant greenhouse gas emissions on Long Island for 2010 with the baseline year of 2005,” says Greg Banhazl, director of business development, in "Long Island Firms Assess Green Benchmarks."  The findings of the NYIT team indicate that greenhouse gas emissions dropped 9.75% from 2005 to 2010.

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