NYIT in the Media


Mindy Haar in Rodale’s Organic Life on Breakfast Foods to Avoid

Aug 31, 2016

“Highly sweetened breakfast cereals may appear to be nutritious due to added vitamins and the fact that they’re consumed with calcium-rich milk,” says Mindy Haar, director of program development for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences in an article in Rodale’s Organic Life article on breakfast foods to avoid. “Actually, they’re low in fiber and many people eat a lot more than the serving size listed on the label, meaning you’re getting more sugar than you think.” 


Dr. Jerry Balentine in Healthcare Innovation News: Technology and the Human Element in Patient Care

Aug 31, 2016

Combining technology with less contact time per patient visit sets the stage for an ever decreasing human element in patient care, writes Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health Jerry Balentine, D.O. in Healthcare Innovation News. Balentine says the human element results in better and more affordable health care.


Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee in Health Leaders Media and University Business on Physician Shortage

Aug 24, 2016

“We’re doing it in medicine because we have a critical, almost crisis need,” says Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, in a University Business article on public/private partnerships like the one recently established by NYIT and Arkansas State University for a new location of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. “That’s an opportunity in the current environment when we need to produce more physicians. This, it seems to me, could be a strategy for all of education and for other professions.”

Ross-Lee also discussed the model in an article in Health Leaders Media.


Forbes Publishes Op-ed by Hui-Yin Hsu

Aug 22, 2016

“E-learning portals empower people from less traditional career tracks to join the teaching profession, bringing their unique perspective, skills, and backgrounds into the classroom,” writes School of Education Associate Professor Hui-Yin Hsu in an op-ed on Forbes.com.

E-learning represents the best way to grow and improve the American teaching corps, according to Hsu, adding that more universities should offer online teacher training.


Dr. Jerry Balentine writes Newsweek Op-ed on Physicians, Patients, and Terminal Illness

Aug 08, 2016

NYIT Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health Jerry Balentine, D.O., says doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are often reluctant to discuss end of life plans. “Death is considered a taboo topic, until after a patient has passed,” Balentine writes in a Newsweek op-ed. “This lack of patient-provider communication frequently leads to degraded care and needless suffering.”


Morgan Churchill, Jonathan Geisler in New York Times on Whale Research

Aug 04, 2016

“We can tell a lot about how well this animal fit within whale evolution based on the cranial features, and we can also use that cranial anatomy to determine whether or not it could echolocate,” says Morgan Churchill, Ph.D. in a New York Times article on his published research about a new fossil whale and its ability high-frequency hearing ability related to echolocation.

Associate Professor Jonathan Geisler, who contributed to the research, told the Times: “We had suspicions that they were echolocating but to really get down to a rough estimate of frequency, you really had to look in the inner ear in more detail and that’s where this project comes in.”

The research was also covered by Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Daily Mail.


Anne Marie Klotz in US News and World Report on Gap Year

Jul 22, 2016

"In my experience, a gap year is a privilege afforded to more affluent students,” says Dean of Campus Life (Manhattan) Ann Marie Klotz in US News and World Report.  “Many students who work after graduating high school in hopes of saving for college never actually go to college."


Farzana Gandhi, Architecture Students on Social Impact Design in International Educator

Jul 20, 2016

NYIT School of Architecture and Design faculty member Farzana Gandhi and architecture students Sean D’Costa and Daniel Hoernes tell International Educator about their project to help app developers in Senegal.


Julie Fratrik Endorses Study Abroad at Telemundo.com

Jul 11, 2016

Director of NYIT’s Center for Global Academic Exchange Julie Fratrik advocates studying abroad at Telemundo.com (in Spanish).


Guiliano Op-ed in Huffington Post

Jul 05, 2016

While the growth in green buildings is happening all around us, many are unaware of it. “Green affordability has arrived gradually over a few decades and been easy to miss,” writes NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., in an op-ed in The Huffington Post.  
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, certified buildings use 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water. Today, more people in the United States work in solar than either coal or oil and gas.  

Globally, by 2018, the companies that expect to have over 60 percent of their building projects green-certified will more than double from 18 to 37 percent. Much of the growth will occur in developing nations. Universities like NYIT help ensure that the local workforce is properly trained and educated to join the ranks of the energy management elite across all fields. 

And much more will derive from universities, which continue to lead the way.  “We must constantly spur dialog to help find solutions to pressing problems, and well as incubate new ideas and test them,” he says.