Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
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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.
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.
Oda's work will be displayed on:
AT&T Festival Lounge, 1 Main St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
"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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.