NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014
NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014
NYIT and Turkish Partner YTU Offer Dual Master’s Degrees
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On May 14, Youjeong Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts at NYIT-Manhattan, hosted 13 Korean journalists for a visit to the Melville, N.Y.-based headquarters of Newsday, the 15th largest newspaper in the United States. The journalists—who were in town as part of a 7-day visit under the auspices of the Korea Press Foundation—were welcomed by Maryann Skinner, director of editorial administration for Newsday, and John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts at NYIT-Old Westbury, who is a also a long-time contributor to the newspaper.
After an orientation and overview of Newsday from past to present, the journalists attended a daily editorial meeting, met top editors of the paper, and visited Newsday's digital operations, which was a particular emphasis of the trip.
PICTURED: Standing from left to right are John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts at NYIT-Old Westbury, Maryann Skinner, director of editorial administration for Newsday, and Youjeong Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts at NYIT-Manhattan.
Congratulations to Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor of fine arts (pictured left), and Patty Wongpakdee, associate professor of fine arts (pictured right), who have been awarded certificates of excellence as winners of the 2013 Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) Inhouse Design Awards, the largest showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. Vavetsi was recognized for her poster, "In Brands We Trust," and Wongpakdee for her designs for the American Cancer Society's Financial Services Cares and Birthday Bash. Examples of the projects will be featured on GDUSA's iPad app as well as its online and printed annual reports distributed to a national audience at trade shows and events throughout the year.
Elaine Brown, Ph.D., English Professor and Department Chair, NYIT’s Old Westbury campus, and newly appointed NYIT Faculty Athletic Representative was one of several faculty members honored with the East Coast Conference (ECC) Faculty Appreciation Award at their annual banquet held on May 22nd at NYIT de Seversky Mansion. The award recognizes instructors and/or administrators nominated by member institutions for having an impact on athletic programs and student-athletes. Read more.
Assia Lakhlif, adjunct film professor of communication arts, wrote and directed the dramatic narrative film, Daughter, which is part of the short film section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
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: