Turkish Art Exhibit Opens at NYIT Gallery 61
Turkish Art Exhibit Opens at NYIT Gallery 61
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Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Life Sciences, NYIT Old Westbury campus, was invited to the 2014 Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Long Island. This is the 29th year of the event, which is affiliated with "Society for Science and the Public's" and the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair.
Since Turkey’s reformation and creation of a Republic in 1923 the nation/state has embraced, fought against, and grappled with concepts of modernity. Turkey applied for full European Union membership in 1983, being an associate member of the European Community since 1964, but the EU postponed Turkey’s application until 1993. The Turkish nation/state viewed this application as a natural and inevitable stop on the road to westernization and modernization. The application was postponed because the EC was in the process of transforming itself into the politically and economically stronger EU. The fall of the Soviet Union and German re-unification also added to Turkey’s deferred application. Moreover, the EU has continually denied Turkey full membership on grounds of its economy, its financial system, and the Cyprus question. In reaction to the EU and in accordance with its desire to compete in the world market, Turkey reformed its currency.
Changes made to the currency only illustrate some of the recent reforms that have impacted Turkey. Many of these changes are controversial, as they often prioritize western influence. Some scholars like Gülriz Büken claim that the influence of western and American goods devalue Turkish culture. This debate serves as the core issue for this project. Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey saw the rise of conservative Islamic movements, inflation reach 120 percent in 1994 (in 2008 it hovers at twelve percent), and approval ratings for the United States dropped to single digits during the George W Bush years. Yet, the presence of American goods continued to increase, and Turkey continually seeks to receive EU recognition and American diplomatic support.
This paper originated from work conducted in SOURCE 2013 and investigates the onset of traveling wave solutions and their structures as relates to climate dynamics. The paper is expected to appear in the refereed research journal, Analysis and Applications. Dean Roger Yu along with approximately sixty students, faculty and staff members from both the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses attended. Dr. Park thanked Dean Roger Yu and the College of Arts and Sciences for support of this presentation.
Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Manhattan campus, had a photograph, "Woman in Doorway" published in the current issue of Apeiron Review.
Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator, Behavioral Sciences, MA campus, had four photographs published in the new issue of Petrichor Review.
Interdisciplinary Conference The College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference, "From 911 to 411: Putting Forth Crucial Information in a Time of Crisis," on Friday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m-3 p.m. at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. It's free for all NYIT faculty and staff members. Register for the conference.
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has published the following poems:
The Communication Arts Department of the NYIT College of Arts and Sciences presents FREE WEDNESDAY NIGHT FLICKS. Refreshments will be served. Download the schedule here. See you at the movies!
David S. Hogsette, Ph.D., professor of English and writing coordinator at NYIT-Old Westbury, presented the paper, "Romanticism in Victorian Mythopoeic Fantasy: The Relationship between Coleridge's Cognitive Theory and George MacDonald's Redemptive Imagination," at the International Conference on Romanticism hosted by Oakland University, Sept. 26-29 in Rochester, Mich. The conference celebrated its 20th year, and Hogsette has participated in it multiple times since 1994. This year, he was invited to chair a panel on "Creative Relations," which investigated various issues related to Romantic theories of creation and creativity and how they played out in reality.
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 (pictured left), and Patty Wongpakdee (pictured right), associate professors of fine arts, 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."
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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.