Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues
NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE
NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies
NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty
Adjunct Professor of English Gail Feinzig is the recipient of the inaugural East Coast Conference Faculty Appreciation Award for her support of intercollegiate athletics and student-athletes at NYIT. Read more.
On May 4, the Carleton GroupNYIT's student-run advertising and public relations agencyheld its bi-annual, end-of-semester showcase, where students presented their semester-long work on various accounts. These assignments are part of a capstone class in the B.S. in Advertising program at NYIT-Old Westbury. Read more.
In early 2013, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing will publish The International Encyclopedia of Ethics under the general editorship of Hugh LaFollette. It will appear in nine print volumes and offer an online edition linked to the many Blackwell Companion volumes it also publishes. Readers will have access to 1,500 scholarly articles on ethics and related topics in philosophy. Approximately 600 scholars from major universities in various countries have contributed articles to the encyclopedia, including NYIT Professor of Social Sciences Eugene Kelly, Ph.D., who has written the entry on the moral philosophy of Max Scheler (1874-1928).
Three students from the College of Arts and Sciences were among the winners at the April 26th NYS Business Plan Competition. A team presenting a plan for an online interactive game to save endangered animals was one of two NYIT teams to win the Peoples' Choice Award. CAS Professors Lynn Rogoff and Robert Smith and School of Management Professor Joanne Scillitoe served as faculty advisors for the project, Green Kids Media. College of Arts and Sciences students on the team were: Xiaolin Li, Yu Hou, and Jozhe Fonseca. Download the pdf.
NYIT student research -- on topics ranging from robotics to art as adventure to cognitive behavior therapy -- and creative work were on display at the 2012 Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 20th. Read more.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences will participate in the New State Business Plan Competition, Thursday, April 26 in Albany, N.Y., where they will pitch “Green Kids Media,” an online, interactive game to find and save endangered species around the world. Read more and watch a YouTube video about the game.
Scholarly work by students was on display at NYIT's Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 20. The event featured 88 research abstracts by more than 205 undergraduate and graduate students representing all of NYIT's campuses and schools. Topics ranged from robotics to art as adventure to cognitive behavior therapy. Read more.
Not Dead Yet, by John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has won honorable mention in the category of memoir/autobiography in the 2012 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) annual writing competition. This is Hanc's second ASJA award. Read more
Brittney Nespola (NYIT '07), Account Manager at CBS Interactive, spoke with Professor James Wyckoff's Advertising 150 class (Planning and Creating Ad Campaigns), on Tuesday, March 28 at the Manhattan campus. Read more.
Poetry as music, Chinese ghosts, and actor John Wayne's connection to Joseph Stalin intrigue poet Annie Christain, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing. The Pushcart Prize-nominated poet recently co-produced her first poetry/music album, If True, She Had Clap from Everyone. Read more.
Rozina Vavetsi, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, led a 5-day workshop on Information Design at the École de Communication Visuelle in Paris, France. Read more.
Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., professor of English and coordinator of ESL, NYIT-Manhattan campus, was recently interviewed in an article in The New York Times.
Now published by University of Wisconsin Press: Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi.
The final Spring 2012 session of the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Series (CASSS) was held on March 15. Among the presentations was "Graphic Design Undercover" by Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor of graphic design. Her presentation explored the vast, dimly-lit, and sometimes ignored manifestations of graphic design, with particular emphasis on information design. Vavetsi's approach encourages students to look beyond pure aesthetics and the avant-garde to focus on working within real-world constraints, among real-world information density and complexity, and to conduct case studies across a broad swath of subject matter. Read more about all CASSS faculty presentations during this session.
Students and faculty members are invited to join industry professionals from the fast-growing multimedia company Large Animal Games for an interactive presentation on Thursday, March 29, 6-9 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. The event, presented by NYIT's Office of Career Services and Department of Fine Arts, is open to students and faculty members.
Growing up in Baltimore shaped Nicholas Bloom's future as an urban historian. "Baltimore was a dynamic place to grow up because it was falling apart," Bloom says. "For everything you need to understand about the city, and why it is so fascinating, just watch the HBO TV series The Wire." Read more.
Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts and founding organizer of NYIT's "We Are One" art fundraiser for Japan earthquake and nuclear crisis relief, participated in memorial ceremonies, March 10-11 in New York City. The events commemorated the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that left nearly 20,000 people dead and caused a nuclear radiation leak.
An interdisciplinary panel of faculty members will present their research at the next session of the ongoing College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Series on Tuesday, March 13. Participants include Susana Case, professor of behavioral sciences; Ana Petrovic (pictured at right), assistant professor of life sciences; and Patty K. Wongpakdee, assistant professor of fine arts. Discussion will range from Case's poetry collection, to Petrovic's research on molecular chirality, to Wongpakdee's insight on resurfacing graphics, which explores unconventional designs and how they stimulate viewers beyond paper's passive surface.
Modernist visual art, literature, society, and politics of New York shaped the discussion of nearly 100 scholars, who attended NYIT's day-long interdisciplinary conference on March 2 at the Manhattan campus. The conference, organized by faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences, featured presentations on topics ranging from the global city to how economics and class issues from the Modernist period of the early 1900s have influenced current social movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Read more.
Students in spandex suits dotted with special markers pitched imaginary baseballs and sparred as they treated NYIT faculty and staff to a demonstration of the school’s motion capture laboratory, displaying the facility’s technological capability to produce work useful to engineers, scientists, and marketers. The presentation by Peter Voci, chair of NYIT's Fine Arts program and director of its M.F.A. program, was part of the Provost Discovery Luncheon series on March 1 hosted by Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi at Riland Auditorium. Read more.
When Emily Restivo, Ph.D., was looking for her first full-time teaching position out of graduate school, there was no question that New York was where she wanted to be. After completing her degrees at universities in Florida, the Malverne, N.Y.-native and one of NYIT's newest assistant professors in the Department of Behavioral Sciences sought camaraderie and the opportunity to work one-on-one with colleagues. Read more.