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China Higher Ed Features NYIT's Academic Partnership with CUC
Oct 20, 2015

NYIT has launched new academic programs in Beijing with Communication University of China (CUC). China Higher Ed shared the news with its English-medium audience of educators and investors with interests in China.

BBC Arabic Reports on New, Self-Guided Walker
Oct 15, 2015

Patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease can stay on their feet better with help from a self-guided walker, according to NYIT faculty members Ely Rabin (College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong (School of Engineering and Computing Sciences). These two researchers explained and demonstrated a new walker they have developed in a seven-minute segment on BBC Arabic’s 4 Tech, an Arabic-medium television program.

How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck in Reuters and NatGeo
Oct 07, 2015

Giraffe necks evolved in a unique fashion, with the front half of some neck vertebrae stretching first, followed by an elongation of the back half of the vertebrae, NYITCOM professor Nikos Solounias and student Melinda Danowitz discovered in published research that numerous media outlets, including National Geographic and Smithsonianmag.com, reported.

The Wall Street Journal Publishes Mruk Op-Ed
Sep 30, 2015

While the architecture profession has taken steps to reduce licensure requirements, it hasn’t been enough, according to Frank J. Mruk III, associate dean at NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design. In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), he writes that “training in architecture desperately needs an overhaul.” As a solution, he offers this advice: “The drain on young talent, coupled with a building comeback, is an opportunity to redesign the profession, and revisiting the qualification process would be a good place to start.”

Newsday Features NYITCOM’s Dr. Gaberiel Bever’s Turtle Research
Sep 26, 2015

"There has been a lack of transitional fossils," says NYITCOM anatomy professor and paleontologist Gaberiel Bever in a Newsday article (subscription required) about his new discoveries about the origin of turtles. "Finding the early, early turtles has been the Holy Grail." Bever’s four-year study, published in Nature, concludes that turtles are more like lizards, crocodiles and snakes than scientists previously thought.

WSJ Interviews NYITCOM’s Dr. Bennett Futterman on the Papal Hand Gesture
Sep 25, 2015

Ulnar nerve damage, possibly brought on by leprosy, is the likely cause of the original papal hand gesture, says Bennett Futterman in a Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) about his research into the familiar papal hand position. Futterman’s study was published in the journal Clinical Anatomy.

NYIT Cyber: Panelists Discuss Physical Cybersecurity
Sep 25, 2015

The security of critical infrastructure, organizations and individuals can often get physical, a group of experts at NYIT’s 6th Annual Cybersecurity Conference in Manhattan. During the early afternoon session, and as reported in SC Magazine, panelists chatted about the idea of an individual – such as a vendor – bringing an untrusted computer into a trusted environment.

NYIT Career Services Op-Ed Featured in Forbes.com
Sep 21, 2015

Many college students are ill-prepared for the professional world and they don’t even realize it, note NYIT Career Services Dean John Hyde and Assistant Dean Amy Bravo in an op-ed in Forbes.com. They note that career service programs have a role to play in prepping students for life after college. “Administrators should focus on increasing the number of internships available, expanding the variety of participating employers, and allowing students to accrue credit from all manner of part-time professional opportunities," they say in the op-ed, adding that at NYIT, “we provide extensive professional development opportunities. And the skills our students acquire translate into real job opportunities.”

Innovate LI: DARPA, Homeland Security to Headline NYIT Cybersecurity Conference
Sep 05, 2015

Distinguished speakers and critical intelligence issues will set the tone at NYIT’s sixth-annual cybersecurity conference, according to an article in Innovate LI. Nada Marie Anid, dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, says the event is “more of a forum than a purely academic-research conference.” Anid further notes that “Government officials, businesses, and students, can listen to the latest trends and pick up new ideas, tools and approaches … from leading experts in the field.”

Reuters Reports on NYITCOM Research on Turtles
Sep 02, 2015

"Turtles have been missing their Archaeopteryx, their missing link to the rest of the vertebrate tree, since Darwin told us that we should be looking for one," says NYITCOM anatomy professor and paleontologist Gaberiel Bever in a Reuters article about his Nature publication on the evolutionary origin of turtles.

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