NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program
NYIT Selected to Participate in Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program
NYIT Ranks Among 2015 U.S. News Best Online Programs
Architecture and Medical Students Launch Global Competition for Healthy Designs
BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment
NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs
The College of Arts and Sciences at the New York Institute of Technology, partnering together with indi.com, are proud to present an exciting online challenge for NYIT Fine Arts students!
In this exciting challenge, Computer Graphics students from the NYIT Fine Arts department, both in the BFA and MFA level, submitted their latest 3D animated shorts to an online competition on indi.com. The one-week competition took place during January 6-13th, 2014. This was a great opportunity for students to promote their artworks online, receive recognition and feedback from industry professionals, and win cash prizes! We look forward to more NYIT student competitions on indi.com in the near future. Read more.
Interdisciplinary Conference The College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference, "From 911 to 411: Putting Forth Crucial Information in a Time of Crisis," on Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m-3 p.m. at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. It's free for all NYIT faculty and staff members. Register for the conference.
Kevin LaGrandeur, associate professor of English, presented the paper, “Magical Code and Coded Magic: The Persistence of Occult Ideas in Modern Gaming and Computing,” on Oct. 3 at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Notre Dame, Ind. The paper explores the parallels between computer coding and Renaissance alchemical codes, especially as represented in literature of the period. Read his paper abstract (PDF page 6). Link: http://litsciarts.org/slsa13/SLSA2013_Online_Conference_Program.pdf
John Hanc, associate professor of communications arts, published the article, “At Historic Homes, Unearthing a Deeper View of Slavery,” on Oct. 25 in The New York Times.
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has published the following poems:
The Communication Arts Department of the NYIT College of Arts and Sciences presents FREE WEDNESDAY NIGHT FLICKS. Refreshments will be served. Download the schedule here. See you at the movies!
David S. Hogsette, Ph.D., professor of English and writing coordinator at NYIT-Old Westbury, presented the paper, "Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge's Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald's Redemptive Imagination," at the International Conference on Romanticism hosted by Oakland University, Sept. 26-29 in Rochester, Mich. The conference celebrated its 20th year, and Hogsette has participated in it multiple times since 1994. This year, he was invited to chair a panel on "Creative Relations," which investigated various issues related to Romantic theories of creation and creativity and how they played out in reality.
Stop by the DUMBO Arts Festival to view "Flying," an art installation by Yuko Oda, associate professor of fine arts. She will be joined by NYIT fine arts majors Wendy Gil, Daniela Silva, Victoria Lasisi, and Nina Mirhabibi.
The 17th DUMBO Arts Festival, one of New York City's largest and most ambitious arts events. Experience art by more than 400 artists from around the world.
Oda's work will be displayed on:
AT&T Festival Lounge, 1 Main St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
"Flying" is an immersive art installation with a 3-D animated game. It explores the use of technology, interactivity, and gaming to create a synthetic yet natural experience. Read more.
Read about the festival in:
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 (pictured left), and Patty Wongpakdee (pictured right), associate professors of fine arts, 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."
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. Read more about the exhibit.
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.