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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

C.H.I. Garden Party

College of Arts and Sciences News
Sep 27 2013

New York City Festival Features Art by NYIT Professor

Flying

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.

What?

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.

When?

Oda's work will be displayed on:

  • Friday, Sept. 27: 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 28: noon-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 29: noon-6 p.m.

View a festival schedule.

Where?

AT&T Festival Lounge, 1 Main St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

About Flying

"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.

Press

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Jun 20 2013

NYIT Hosts Korean Journalists at Newsday Headquarters

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.

Jun 18 2013

Fine Arts Professors Win Graphic Design Awards

Rozina Vavetsi and Patty Wongpakdee

Congratulations to Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor of fine arts (pictured left), and Patty Wongpakdee, associate professor of fine arts (pictured right), 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.

AWARD-WINNING DESIGNS

Rozina Vavetsi: "In Brands We Trust"

Vavetsi's poster, "In Brands We Trust," was designed to promote a December 2012 panel discussion at NYIT Gallery 61 in Manhattan. The panel consisted of four acclaimed designers: Karin Loglisci, Fabian Geyrhalter, John Nunziato, and William Schroeder, who showcased their work and spoke about the power of brands.

In Brands We Trust

Patty Wongpakdee: American Cancer Society Distinguished Events

The following invitations depict her designs for American Cancer Society (ACS) Distinguished Events of New York City. "Birthday Bash" was an inaugural celebration in honor of renowned interior designers, Nate Burkus and Geoffrey Bradfield, for supporting the organization.

American Cancer Society Invitations

In addition, Wongpakdee was recognized for work branding ACS's "Financial Cares Services," a gala honoring John W. Thiel, head of the U.S. Wealth Management and Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with the 2012 Eugene D. O'Kelly Award. The gala also honored BlackRock, a leading asset management firm, the 2012 Financial Services Cares Distinguished Service Award.

Financial Cares Services

May 23 2013

East Coast Conference Honors Elaine Brown

Faculty Athletic Representatives work with academic administrators, athletic administrators and the conference to advocate for student-athletes and to help ensure a quality student-athlete experience and student-athlete well-being.
 
NYIT AD Clyde Doughty highly endorsed Dr. Brown taking over this role, noting that: “Elaine has been a staunch advocate for athletics and our student-athletes for many years.  She has been part of our BEAR mentoring program which helps monitor student-athletes academically, comes to many of our athletic contests and related events.”
 
Read about Dr. Brown who was also featured a few weeks ago in the "ECC on Campus" at: http://eccsports.org/media/ecconcampus/nyit/index.

May 22 2013

Assia Lakhlif’s film at Cannes

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.

May 22 2013

NYIT Students Present Research at SOURCE

NYIT students

NYIT celebrated the 10th anniversary of SOURCE—Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression—on 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."

PHOTOS: 2013 SOURCE Album.

May 07 2013

Digital Stone Project Selects CAS Professor Robert Smith

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.

Apr 15 2013

Fine Arts Faculty Display Fine Skill

Nessun Dorma

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.

"Students hear our words and our theories but they don't always get a full-fledged understanding of what we say to them until it takes a visual form," says Fine Arts Chair Peter Voci. "This event illustrates that we are passionate and serious about our personal artwork. And that inspires them."

Pictured is "Nessun Dorma," a sculpture created by Voci that was carved out of one piece of black cherrywood.

Apr 15 2013

Annie Christain Awarded Grand Prize

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. 

Apr 10 2013

NYIT Launches Globesville Networking Site

Globesville

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.

For more information, visit globesville.com; connect on Facebook; or follow them on Twitter @Globesville.

Apr 09 2013

Meet Beth Adubato, Ph.D.

Beth Adubato

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. Read her NYIT profile.

 

Apr 04 2013

Enter the NYIT Technical Writing Contest

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.

Apr 04 2013

Attend the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

Fine Arts Faculty

NYIT Gallery 61 presents the annual Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Friday, April 12 to Friday, May 3 at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor. Work by 17 faculty artists who teach at NYIT's Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses will be on display. Read more.

Apr 01 2013

Annie Christain’s Poem Featured in Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 13 2013

NYIT Professor Publishes Fitness Article in The New York Times

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has published a March 12 article in The New York Times on exercise programs for older adults that combine aerobics, strength, and balance.
Read more.

Mar 13 2013

Top U.S. Medical Center Features Logo Designed by NYIT Student

Cohen Children's Medical Center

The creative vision of an NYIT student is marking a milestone in the history of Cohen Children's Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children's Hospital) in New Hyde Park, N.Y., one of the top children's hospitals in the United States and part of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System. Neil Curcio, a senior majoring in advertising, designed the hospital's official 30th anniversary logo, which appears on its Facebook page (pictured), letterhead, website, and all other promotional and fundraising materials. His design was selected from among various ideas proposed by NYIT students when the project began last year.

Cohen Children's Medical Center is a client of the Carleton Group, NYIT's student-run advertising agency that is the capstone of the B.S. in advertising offered by the Department of Communication Arts. Curcio, who serves as the Carleton Group's account executive for the medical center, references its history in his design by drawing inspiration from an earlier logo designed in the 1980s by artist Keith Haring.

For the medical center and the students, the experience of working together proved invaluable. Clients typically pay thousands of dollars to ad agencies or design firms to come up with logos like the one designed by Curcio, and the NYIT students delivered pro bono design services in a professional manner while learning to manage client expectations, an important skill as they prepare to embark on future careers in the advertising industry.

Mar 12 2013

Take Back the Night at NYIT

Take Back the Night

Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence. Join students and faculty from the NYIT behavioral sciences program, including criminal justice majors, at the first "Take Back the Night" event at NYIT on Thursday, March 28 to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and includes dinner in Harry Schure Hall auditorium, followed by a candlelight vigil in the Academic Quad featuring presentations by guest speakers. Family and friends of NYIT students are invited to participate as are criminal justice students at Molloy College. Read more.

Mar 11 2013

Save the Date: Fine Arts Grads To Discuss Creative Careers

On Wednesday, March 13, five NYIT fine arts alumni turned creative professionals will return to campus to discuss their career experiences. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. Read more.

Mar 08 2013

Compete for a Dream Job in PR and Social Media

Affect Agency

If you're a creative member of the Class of 2013 who is looking for a full-time job after graduation, Affect has a position for you! The PR and social media firm based in New York City has launched The New York Job Project, a contest to find the right person for a full-time position at the firm. Alumna Regina Nisita (M.A. '06), HR and operations manager at Affect, is involved in planning the contest and encourages NYIT students to apply. Here's how it works:

  • Submit a creative video or photo entry to the contest web site on why you are an ideal employee. 
  • Ask your social network to vote! The top six semifinalists will be selected by public voting on the contest web site and later interviewed via Skype for a spot in the finals.
  • The top three finalists from the Skype interview round will be flown to New York (all expenses paid) to meet the Affect team and have an in-person interview with a panel of celebrity judges.

The lucky winner will be announced in the beginning of May 2013. All entries are due by Friday, April 12 at 3 p.m. Read more at The New York Job Project.

Mar 04 2013

NYIT Professor Is Recipient of Grant to Study Ethics of Robots

Kevin LaGrandeur

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.

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