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BBC to Feature Home2(O) Project in News Segment
NYIT Wins Grant to Develop STEM Programs
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.
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies is a nonprofit, international think tank founded in 2004 which includes members from Italy, Sweden, Canada, Germany, and the United States (among other places). By promoting and publicizing the work of international thinkers who examine the social implications of scientific and technological progress, they seek to contribute to the understanding of the impact of emerging technologies on individuals and societies, locally and globally. They also aim to help produce benefits and reduce the risks of technological advancement. This invitation was, in part, prompted by Dr. LaGrandeur's recent presentations in Europe.
Visit Dr. LaGrandeur's website at: http://iris.nyit.edu/~klagrand
Free Flicks View popular films from the 1950s at NYIT's New York campuses. Refreshments will be served.
Advertising major Oshane Cooke is a student leader and a member of NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. Since arriving at NYIT, he has attended the 2011 National Center for Student Leadership annual conference in Miami and served as a resident assistant. He is president of the S.W.A.G. club—Students Working to Achieve Greatness—at NYIT-Manhattan. Read more.
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The National Committee will screen The Revolutionary, a documentary on Rittenberg’s extraordinary story, on Wednesday, October 3, at the New York Institute of Technology’s Auditorium on Broadway. In from the west coast to talk about the film will be Sidney Rittenberg himself and Irv Drasnin, producer, writer, interviewer, and narrator of the film, who has had a long career in documentary filmmaking and broadcast journalism. The conversation will be moderated by National Committee Vice President Jan Berris. Co-hosted by the New York Institute of Technology, the program will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3.
Sidney Rittenberg grew up in Charleston, S.C., attending college in North Carolina. Sent to China by the U.S. military at the end of World War II, he stayed on, witnessing and participating in the Chinese revolution at the highest levels, and remaining there for the next 35 years – 16 of which were in solitary confinement. After returning to the United States in 1980, he became a highly regarded consultant, advising major corporate clients on doing business in China.
*If you find after you have registered that you will be unable to attend, please notify us by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28.
Learn more about Rittenberg and Drasnin at ncuscr.org.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Director of Technical Writing Programs, CAS at NYIT Old Westbury, gave a presentation titled "Digital Enhancement and the Problem of Benevolence" at the 4th annual Conference on Human Enhancement, Emerging Technology and Social Challenges. The conference took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, during the week of Sept 10-15, 2012. Dr. LaGrandeur's presentation analyzed recent efforts to create an artificial conscience in highly advance Artificial Intelligence applications, in order to prevent military and other catastrophes.
Read the latest New York Times article, "Work Out, but Know Your Limits," by John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts. Read more.
Teaching students about using communications to help nonprofits and entrepreneurs is the premise of James Wyckoff's advertising workshop/production house class at NYIT. The latest class endeavor of the adjunct assistant professor of communication arts pairs students with pro-bono client Hospital St. Raphael in Limbe, Haiti, where the NYIT Center for Global Health is assisting residents still reeling from the repercussions of a 2010 earthquake and recent torrential rains from tropical storm Isaac. Read more.
In from the west coast to talk about the film will be Sidney Rittenberg himself and Irv Drasnin, producer, writer, interviewer, and narrator of the film, who has had a long career in documentary filmmaking and broadcast journalism.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ncuscr.org/programs/revolutionary-sidney-rittenberg
Visit the studio of Yuko Oda, associate professor of fine arts, on Saturday, Sept. 8 or Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. as part of GO Brooklyn Art, an initiative of the Brooklyn Museum. This weekend, more than 2,000 artists based in the New York borough, including Oda, will open their studios to the community. In addition, community members registered as voters will visit studios and nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to open at the museum on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The first Filipino-Chinese wedding in Bohol, performed at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Tagbilaran City, in 1962:
Prayers of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Catholic Women's Organization:
Brief unpublished histories of the Chinese Christian Bohol Wisdom School and of the Tagbilaran Chinese-Filipino restaurant Gerarda's:
Photos and printed materials gathered on a pilgrimage with three Filipinas to the Sanctuary Castle of Mama Mary, Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines, erected in devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary ("Mama Mary") where innumerable miracles are to have taken place:
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, CAS of NYIT, Old Westbury, had an article published in the August 30th edition of United Press International (UPI) news. The article, which is about the Mars landing's implications for the future of Artificial Intelligence, appeared in the "Technology" section and is related to his forthcoming book: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves, which is due out at Thanksgiving.
Annie Christain, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has been selected to have her thirty-two section prose poem “The White House Tapes” included in an e-book produced by the Australian magazine The Lifted Brow. The poem was originally published by The Lifted Brow on January 17, 2012.
L.A. documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz's superb film about Vito Russo, had its world premiere on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Schiavi described it as superb, a perfect tribute to Vito and his legacy to the LGBT community. Featuring original interviews of Lily Tomlin, Larry Kramer, Michelangelo Signorile, Armistead Maupin, Bruce Vilanch, Arnie Kantrowitz, and the late Arthur Evans, among dozens of others, Vito is a comprehensive portrait not only of the man himself, but of twenty years of gay and AIDS activism.
HBO will also air VITO on the following dates:
July 26 (4:00 p.m., 12:50 a.m.)
July 29 (8:30 a.m., 5:10 a.m.)
July 31 (12:45 p.m.)
August 4 (3:00 p.m.)
August 8 (9:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates include:
July 25 (8:00 p.m.)
August 12 (11:45 a.m.)
August 17 (2:30 p.m.)
For more information, please visit vitorussomovie.com.
Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi,
James Wyckoff, adjunct assistant professor of communication arts, was named research editor of SAS Perspectives, the quarterly newsletter of the Doctor of Health Administration program at the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) at the University of Phoenix in Arizona. He is a doctoral candidate at SAS and is researching the role of knowledge capital in hospitals. In his new editorial role, he will report on significant research studies and current news in the health care field.
Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, published three poems in the June 2012 issue of the Wilderness House Literary Review. Download a pdf of his poetry.
Linda Comac, director of the NYIT English Language Institute, published the article, "Live in English to Learn English," on schoov.com, one of several websites run by the International Education Service.
Mar de Fez, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at NYIT-Bahrain, presented the talk, "Application of Physics to Medical Physics," at the First Medical Physics Forum hosted by the University of Bahrain. Her presentation focused on the discovery of X-rays to the building of the Large Hadron Collider as well as devices drawn from nuclear and particle physics that have changed the ways patients are treated.
Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of NYIT biology laboratories, published "Advanced Techniques for Genomic and Proteomics: Transitional Structural Chemogenomics, Chemoproteomics, Pharmacogenomics, and Pharmacoproteomics" on June 5 in American Laboratory. The article is based on DNA, RNA, and protein research projects related to his NYIT patent from 2005.