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NYIT celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOURCESymposium on University Research and Creative Expressionon April 26. The annual event offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to present academic research, engineering projects, visual art, and other forms of creative expression, and to foster interdisciplinary connections with faculty members. The 2013 SOURCE keynote speaker was Stuart Firestein, who spoke on "Ignorance, Doubt, Uncertainty, and the Beauty of Science."
PHOTOS: 2013 SOURCE Album.
Robert Michael Smith, associate professor, fine arts, NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences, Old Westbury campus, has been selected by Digital Stone Project as a professor-in-residence at the month long Garfangnana Robotic Stone Carving Workshop from June 08 to July 07, 2013 at Garfagnana Innovazione Via Primo Tonini, Minucciano Lucca, Italy.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a Gallery 61 exhibit may be worth an entire textbook. At the opening reception of the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition on April 12 at NYIT-Manhattan, 17 faculty members from the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses displayed their latest works of art, which included paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and installations. The annual event has served as a crucial learning experience for NYIT students for more than 30 years, bringing to life many concepts taught in the classroom.
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, is the grand prize winner of ICON’s 2013 Hart Crane Memorial poetry contest at Kent State University. Her poem “The Sect which Pulls the Sinews: I’ve Seen You Handle Cocoons” will be published in the Spring 2013 edition of ICON.
The Department of Communication Arts has launched Globesville, an online social networking site for NYIT faculty, students, and alumni worldwide to connect on and off campus. A launch party will be held on Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Hall of Fame lobby, Old Westbury campus. There will be free food and prizes.
"We are excited about Globesville," says Donald Fizzinoglia, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Arts. "This is a fantastic opportunity for our NYIT family to stay connected."
Fizzinoglia has been working with students to create and collect original videos and features on the activities, interests, and goals of the NYIT community. Their work will be showcased during the launch party.
Raising awareness of violence against women is the impetus of Beth Adubato, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences. She organized NYIT's first Take Back the Night event in March, part of a global movement to rally college students to speak out against sexual and domestic assault and share their personal stories.
Take a free period to participate in the NYIT Technical Writing Contest on Tuesday, April 23 and stand to win up to $400! Event details include:
Time: 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Location: Anna Rubin Hall, room 316
The contest is sponsored by the Department of English. A free awards luncheon will be held for the winners on Tuesday, April 30, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Balding House, room 100.
NYIT Gallery 61 presents the annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Friday, April 12 to Friday, May 3 at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor. Work by 17 faculty artists who teach at NYIT's Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses will be on display. Read more.
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, recently had her poem “Villagers Chop Them in Half, Thinking They Are Snakes” featured in an art/poetry exhibit called P3 (Painters, Poetry, Pavilion) at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She collaborated with Tracy Otten, associate professor of Studio Art at the University of Minnesota Morris, marking their third P3 partnership. Read more.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has published a March 12 article in The New York Times on exercise programs for older adults that combine aerobics, strength, and balance.
The creative vision of an NYIT student is marking a milestone in the history of Cohen Children's Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children's Hospital) in New Hyde Park, N.Y., one of the top children's hospitals in the United States and part of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. Neil Curcio, a senior majoring in advertising, designed the hospital's official 30th anniversary logo, which appears on its Facebook page (pictured), letterhead, website, and all other promotional and fundraising materials. His design was selected from among various ideas proposed by NYIT students when the project began last year. Read more.
Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence. Join students and faculty from the NYIT behavioral sciences program, including criminal justice majors, at the first "Take Back the Night" event at NYIT on Thursday, March 28 to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and includes dinner in Harry Schure Hall auditorium, followed by a candlelight vigil in the Academic Quad featuring presentations by guest speakers. Family and friends of NYIT students are invited to participate as are criminal justice students at Molloy College. Read more.
On Wednesday, March 13, five NYIT fine arts alumni turned creative professionals will return to campus to discuss their career experiences. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. Read more.
If you're a creative member of the Class of 2013 who is looking for a full-time job after graduation, Affect has a position for you! The PR and social media firm based in New York City has launched The New York Job Project, a contest to find the right person for a full-time position at the firm. Alumna Regina Nisita (M.A. '06), HR and operations manager at Affect, is involved in planning the contest and encourages NYIT students to apply. Read more.
Congratulations to Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor and director of NYIT technical writing programs, who has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the European Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for research into the ethics of robotics, particularly the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of recent efforts to develop an artificial conscience for robots. The award is part of a larger grant in the amount of 3,850,000 Euros ($5,175,552 American dollars) to a consortium of individuals and institutions from Europe and North America (including such institutions as UC Berkeley and Duke University), and the project will span the next five years.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor, English, CAS at NYIT's Manhatttan campus, just published "James Joyce in Popular Culture," in the Brazilian magazine "Revista Cult." The article (translated into Portuguese) is available here:
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The Ford Foundation has awarded the Museum of the City of New York a $250,000 grant for an exhibition, "Standing Tall: New York's Century of Affordable Housing," to be curated by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences and director of the core curriculum at NYIT. The grant will support the public exhibition, a companion book, and a program series to acquaint more than 125,000 visitors with the extent and complexity of the many efforts to provide affordable housing in New York City. The exhibition will be on view from July through December 2014. Read more.
NYIT faculty and staff members will read from recent work on Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m. at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., New York City. All members of the NYIT community are invited to attend. Cost is $8 (includes drinks). Participants include College of Arts and Sciences professors Susana Case, Gary Stephens and Anthony DiMatteo, librarian Danielle Apfelbaum, and adjunct faculty members Terese Coe, Debora Kuan, Anita Michaels and Doris Umbers.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of NYIT technical writing programs, Old Westbury campus, has written the book, Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves, published by Routledge Press. This scholarly monograph explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and nonfictional scientists before the 17th century. It analyzes how representations of artificial servants in pre-empirical literature and culture reflect the promises and dangers of technological self-enhancement, as understood at the time, and how those reflections might resonate with today's technological developments. Read his NYIT profile.
Professor LaGrandeur's website: http://iris.nyit.edu/~klagrand