NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival
NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival
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NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014
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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
In her 2013 collection of poems, Salem in Séance, Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, delves into one of her favorite creative styles—historically based poetry. She used archival material from the Salem witchcraft trials of the late 1600s. Read her NYIT profile.
The Quality Research Award Committee at the Maryland Institute of Research (MIR), official publisher of the Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH), has selected “Resurfacing Graphics” by Patty K. Wongpakdee, assistant professor of fine arts, College of Arts and Sciences at NYIT-Manhattan to receive its first Quality Research Award’s best paper. Read the abstract/full text.
Update your Kindle with The Making of a Surgeon co-authored by NYIT Associate Professor John Hanc and the first in a series of short e-books, "Inside Harvard Medical School," published by Harvard Health Publications, the consumer publishing arm of Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with Rosetta Publishing. The second e-book in the series will be about life for the residents in the ER at The Brigham, a teaching hospital in Boston. This publishing model offers readers short, affordable e-books. Read more.
The editor of the Spoon River Poetry Review has selected to archive the poem, "Orbs Whose Collective Sum Signifies My Age," by Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing. Read the poem (PDF).
Salem in Séance, Poems by Susana H. Case, professor, Behavioral Sciences, NYIT's College of Arts & Sciences, Manhattan Campus...read more
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor, English, NYIT, College of Arts & Sciences, Old Westbury campus, has had a review of the recent NYC TEDx conference on emerging technologies, a conference which he attended on Dec. 3, 2012, published by the Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies. The article is available at http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/6849
Dr. LaGrandeur's Website: http://iris.nyit.edu/~klagrand
Attend an evening of discussion moderated by Ann Aptaker, adjunct professor of art history, on the works of master collagist Romare Bearden, Thursday, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. at ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., 5th floor, New York City. The discussion will be held in tandem with the exhibition, "Romare Bearden: Urban Rhythms and Dreams of Paradise." Panelists include Myron Schwartzman, author of Romare Bearden: His Life and Works; Russell Goings, poet and Bearden's longtime friend; and Andre Thibault-Teabo, Bearden's assistant and creative associate.
Annie Christain, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, published three poems in Wag’s Revue: “Pretending to Go and Come from Heaven by Fire,” “The Andy Griffith Show: The Guitar Player,” and “Thomas the Tank Engine Revelation 9.”
Additionally, on November 9, 2012, Christain read her poetry through videoconference at the 47th Annual Western Literature Association Conference in
The NYIT College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Fine Arts invites you to a panel discussion about the power of brands on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-9 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, Manhattan campus. Read more.
Annie Christain, assistant professor of English, CAS, NYIT-Nanjing, has one poem forthcoming in Oxford Poetry: “Puteum Abyssi: Till I Get to the Bottom and I See You Again.”
Three articles, published over the last two years, have been re-published by IEET, the international think tank on ethics and emerging technology of which Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., is a part.
“The Mars Landing and the Future of Artificial Intelligence”: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/LaGrandeur20121012
“The Persistent Peril of the Artificial Slave”: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/6653
“Do Medieval and Renaissance Androids Presage the Posthuman?” http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/LaGrandeur20121023
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, director of technical writing programs, CAS, NYIT, Old Westbury campus just had an article published as part of a book. Read the abstract.
In 2009, when Associate Professor Beverly J. Butcher, Ph.D., was employed at a university in northern Florida, she taught courses on multicultural literature and writing as well as the work of female authors in China. It was the latter courses on the writings of Nobel Prize winner Pearl Buck's The Exile and Fighting Angel and Anchee Min's Red Azalea and Empress Orchid that Butcher says invoked her longing to return to China, where she had lived four years previously, in Taiwan and Shanghai. Now, she directs the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT and chairs the English department at NYIT's Nanjing campus. Read more.
NYIT's new chairperson of the Department of Life Sciences Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience as a biology instructor and laboratory investigator. His research has focused on innovative approaches for engineering new musculoskeletal tissue using knowledge derived from basic molecular/cellular biology and biomaterials. For example, he has examined the expression of genes involved in bone regeneration as a way to better understand the healing of fractures and osteoporosis. He holds four patents and has collaborated on projects with members of private industry and scientists around the world. Read his faculty profile.