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Sep 17 2014

NYIT Holds Convocation for Medical and Health Professions Students

Sep 11 2014

NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies

Sep 09 2014

NYIT Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 Edition

Aug 27 2014

NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival

Aug 26 2014

PA Grads Attain High Pass Rate on National Exam

Sep 18 2014

CMDA first meeting

Sep 18 2014

ACOOG first meeting

Sep 18 2014

MSA Welcome Back Lunch

Sep 18 2014

Cybersecurity Conference

Sep 18 2014

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College of Arts and Sciences News
May 29 2012

Life Science Faculty Revise Curriculum

Drs. Michael Hadjiargyrou (new Chairperson), Claude Gagna, Lisa Runco, Marianne Land, Spencer Turkel, and Niharika Nath are in action. Attendees also included Drs. Ana Petrovic, Grady Carney, Eleni Nikitopoulos, Charlie Hummel, and professor Halina Diener. 

May 24 2012

Cornell University Press Awards Dr. Nicholas Bloom

"Public Housing Myths: Beyond Victims and Villains", co-edited with Professor Lawrence Vale (MIT's Ford professor of Urban Design and Planning and former head of MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning) and Fritz Umbach (associate professor at John Jay), an edited collection of both new and existing essays will not only introduce audiences to the groundbreaking range of public housing topics and issues transnationally, but also present the case for the revisionist approach to the field.

With students in mind, "Public Housing Myths: Beyond Victims and Villains" avoids plodding chronology and is organized instead thematically around twelve popular preconceptions about public housing and the people who call it home. In particular the book will challengethe narratives of inevitable decline, architectural determinism, and rampant criminality that have shaped earlier accounts. Publication scheduled for late 2013.

 

http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/

May 21 2012

Annie Christain’s Poetry

Annie Christain, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has two poems forthcoming in The Chariton Review: “A Maple Gets Red” and “Sometime Under Prague.”  

Download to listen to Annie's recording of "A Maple Gets Red" as read by Amanda Zhu. 

 

May 07 2012

Gail Feinzig Wins East Coast Conference Faculty Appreciation Award

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.

May 07 2012

NYIT Carleton Group’s Bi-Annual Showcase Features Student Work

This year's clients included the Long Island Ducks professional baseball team; Cohen Children's Medical Center, a part of the Long Island Jewish/North Shore University medical system; and NYIT's Advertising and Publications department. Three teams of Carleton Group students presented their work on these respective projects--which included social media advertising, logo design, print and web ads, website splash pages and You Tube promotional videos--to an audience of about 50 colleagues, current and future clients, and NYIT VIPs.

"We're delighted to work with the Carleton Group," said Kevin Carraccio, vice president of development for Cohen Children's Medical Center, which is located in New Hyde Park. "They create materials that we really need...and that we really use...to get our message out".  Among the projects NYIT's Carleton Group created this semester were special logos for the events surrounding Cohen Children's Medical Center's 30th Anniversary, coming up next year. 

"We've very proud of our Carleton Group students and the great work they do for our valued clients," said John Hanc, associate professor, Communication Arts, Old Westbury campus and the agency's faculty advisor.  "There are lots of colleges that do this sort of thing on a project or ad hoc basis. But not many that have a 22-year record of servicing major not for profit organizations, which is what our NYIT student agency has done."

May 04 2012

Eugene Kelly Writes in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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).

May 04 2012

CAS Students Win Peoples’ Choice Award at Statewide Business Competition

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.

http://cnse.albany.edu/NYSBusinessPlanCompetition/Teamsand2012Winners.aspx

 
 
  

Apr 27 2012

Students Present Research and Creative Works at SOURCE 2012

The event, held at NYIT's Manhattan campus and sponsored by NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences, featured 88 research abstracts by more than 205 undergraduate and graduate students, who represented all of NYIT's campuses and schools. 

"SOURCE is critical to NYIT's interdisciplinary focus," said Roger Yu, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Students from a vast array of programs come together to learn from others, share their perspectives, and gain real-world experience in presenting their academic work." For a list of all student participants and their work, download the SOURCE program (pdf).

Faculty and student attendees also enjoyed a keynote presentation by Sydney Perkowitz, Emory University professor emeritus of physics, who spoke on the topic "Science and Art: Closer Than You Think."

At the conclusion of the program, each student received a certificate of recognition from Rahmat A. Shoureshi, NYIT provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Apr 25 2012

Team NYIT Prepares for New York State Business Plan Competition

Green Kids Media 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.

 

Apr 24 2012

Students Present Research at SOURCE

SOURCE

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. Pictured is Rahmat A. Shoureshi, NYIT provost and vice president for academic affairs, presenting a student with a certificate of recognition.

Apr 23 2012

John Hanc’s Book, Not Dead Yet, Receives National ASJA Award

Hanc wrote Not Dead Yet--about Type 1 diabetic and professional bike racer Phil Southerland, with support from Dean Roger Yu, Don Fizzinoglia and Richard Pizer in the form of a 2010 Scholar Incentive Award.  The book, which was published in May, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, won honorable mention in the  Memoirs category of the 2012 American Society of Journalists and Authors annual writing competition.  

The awards dinner is on April 26th in NYC.

Here is the ASJA press releasehttp://www.asja.org/media/nr120323.php.

 

 

Apr 04 2012

Brittney Nespola (NYIT ‘07) visits Advertising 150 Class

Ms. Nespola, subject of an NYIT advertisement directed at ad executive Donnie Deutsch while she was a Comm Arts student (she was later offered a job by him), presented an overview of CBS Interactive, and her role in ad sales for CBS.com, chow.com, and other CBS interactive properties. The class peppered Nespola,  with questions about starting salaries, working conditions, and resumes.  She encouraged students to network vigorously, and offered help in lining up internships and career opportunities.

 

Apr 04 2012

Meet Poet Annie Christain, Ph.D.

Annie Christain

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.



 

Mar 27 2012

Information Design Workshop at ECV

Rozina Vavetsi, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, NYIT, Manhattan campus, led a 5-day workshop on Information Design at the École de Communication Visuelle in Paris, France. Through a series of lectures and hands-on workshops, professor Vavetsi worked with the students to investigate some of the non-obvious, information-rich, and real-world manifestations of graphic design. An exhibition of both individual and group projects took place after the end of the workshops at ECV’s gallery space.

 

Mar 16 2012

Michael Schiavi’s New York Times Interview

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.

Mar 15 2012

Faculty Present New Projects for CAS Scholarship Series

The final Spring 2012 session of the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Series (CASSS) featured an interdisciplinary panel on March 15, presented by professors Anthony DiMatteo (English), John Hanc (communication arts), Tom Jacobs (English), Dina Karafantis (behavioral sciences), and Rozina Vavetsi (graphic design). Among the presentations was Vavetsi's research on  "Graphic Design Undercover".  

Presentations

  • Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, presented "A Black Matter For the King: From Virgil's Baldric to Shakespeare's Gage." His research explores how Shakespeare's epic portrait of England's warrior-saint Henry V owes much to Virgil's divided view of heroism.
  • John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, discussed his book, Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, a collaboration with Harvard psychiatrist Paul Hammerness, M.D., and Margaret Moore, director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital and the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation. The book blends the latest neuroscience with self-help tips for how to stay better focused and on task in an age of distraction.
  • Tom Jacobs, assistant professor of English, discussed Modernist author Richard Wright's "Fugitive Collector and the Reinvention of Everyday Life."
  • Dina Karafantis, assistant professor of behavioral sciences, discussed "Seeing Eye to Eye: The Effect of Phenotypic Features on Trait Judgments." Her research examines whether phenotypic features, such as eye shape, increase the level of stereotyping towards Asians for participants induced with a colorblind ideology. This ideology posits that group information (i.e., race, ethnicity, and gender) is irrelevant and should be disregarded or minimized to promote social tolerance.
  • Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor of graphic design, presented "Graphic Design Undercover," exploring the vast, dimly-lit, and sometimes ignored manifestations of graphic design, with particular emphasis on information design.

Mar 15 2012

Interested in Working for an Internet Gaming Company?

Large Animal Games

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.

Large Animal Games primarily develops games for Facebook. The presentation will cover the technical, social, business, and art topics related to creating games for the social networking site; provide an overview of the company, including its recent Internet games and successes; and describe openings for jobs and internships. If you are a student studying art, design, engineering, and/or computer science, this is an excellent opportunity to mingle with industry professionals and explore career applications. Read more about Large Animal Games.

Mar 14 2012

Meet NYIT Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D.

Nicholas Bloom

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.



 

Mar 12 2012

NYIT Professor Supports Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief

Tsuru Project

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. Pictured are volunteers at a March 11 event organized by the Tsuru Project at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, where people gathered to make origami cranes to send prayers to Japan. The Tsuru Project is a group of New York-based Japanese artists supporting relief efforts through creative, educational workshops.

Oda, who raised more than $21,000 last year, thanks in large part to the generosity of the NYIT community, is planning another "We Are One" art benefit in the coming months.

Mar 09 2012

Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel Presents Research at CAS Scholarship Series

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.

Excerpt of Ana Petrovic's technical research:

The transfer of chirality from a guest molecule to an achiral host is of a significant interest, especially when upon chiral induction the response of the complex can report the guest’s absolute configuration (AC). The tweezer methodology relies on a stereo-differentiating host/guest complexation between bis-porphyrin tweezer and chiral substrate containing two sites of coordination. This typically results in an exciton-split circular dichroism (CD) signal, diagnostic of guest’s AC.

Recently, it was shown that the molecular modeling predictions of a preferred interporphyrin helicity of the complex can assist the correlation between the experimental CD with the AC. The presentation will focus on scope of application of a novel, sterically encumbered, melamine based Zn-porphyrin tweezer. 

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