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Sep 13, 2010

Setting the Tone for Your Class: Guiding Students toward Effective Study Strategies

Use class time during the first week of the term to provide students with guidelines and suggestions for successful study strategies. Examples of study discussion topics included the following: How to take notes effectively while reading the required text or during class meetings; The importance of supplementing bullet headings in class Power Point slides with additional information provided during class or found in relevant assigned readings; How to form an effective study group -- rules for cooperation (focus on study, not socializing, quizzing one another, comparing notes from lecture, reading, peer review, etc.); How to prepare for exams. Karpicke, Butler, &… More

Author: francine_glazer

Sep 11, 2010

Fall Semester 2010…and we’re off!

Welcome back!  When I last saw most of you we were concluding the spring semester, hotly anticipating the summer months. Well, the summer flew and much anticipated vacations at the Jersey shore washed up, literally.  So much happened and upon reflection, I realize that we accomplished much more than we expected!  First, Adrienne McNally, the Assistant Director of Experiential Education in OW, delivered a flawless baby girl.  One might even say she is practically perfect!  All those months of suffering from merry-go-round and tea cup rides in her belly certainly paid off.  Congratulations Adrienne!  We look forward to your return in… More

Author: amy_bravo

Sep 10, 2010

Video: Internet Public Library

Do you have 5 minutes to learn something new today? Join NYIT Librarian Ken Distler on YouTube for a tour of the Internet Public Library (IPL). Video (Length: 5:06 minutes) More

Author: sebastien_marion

Sep 08, 2010

Welcome New Students!

Today was the first day of classes at NYIT's New York Campuses. Welcome back! Our Admission’s office is hard at work, getting ready to head out and meet the class of 2015 (Did you know that NYIT admission counselors make nearly 800 visits a year?) As we pack our bags and grab our inquiry cards (Did you know you can fill out a card online?), I thought that this was a good time to reflect back on the amazing year NYIT just had. Here are just some of the headlines from this year! NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design was… More

Author: christine_krut

Sep 03, 2010

Greetings from the library

Welcome new and returning NYIT students! The libraries are one of your greatest learning allies at NYIT. To get the ball rolling, here are a few library bookmarks that belong in your web browser’s toolbar. Library homepage and catalog Databases and indexes and journal locator RefWorks citation manager Ask a librarian e-mail service Throughout the year our team of friendly librarians will introduce you to a number of research hacks, tips and tricks and research strategies designed to get you ahead in today’s information rich world. You can tune-in to our attention streams by looking for us both online and… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Aug 20, 2010

Faculty - Getting the library on your radar

As we move our hand back towards the throttle and gear down for another exciting year at NYIT, the library would like to place a few items on your information radar. First and foremost, the library Url to be included in all course syllabi and bookmarked in your Web browser is www.nyit.edu/library. From this website, BearCat, the library’s catalog is available, as well as a complete list of subscribed-to databases and indexes, as well as the ever popular NYIT Journal Locator, an index to 1000s of full text journals, magazines and newspapers. The library also provides access to RefWorks, the… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Jul 29, 2010

High Speed Wireless Internet Access

The Manhattan Library has upgraded its wireless network to 802.11n.  With speeds up to 600 Mbps per access point, that's 6 times faster than the bandwidth of an 802.11a/g! To log into the network you will need your NYIT e-mail username and password.  If you encounter any difficulties, simply visit Helpdesk Services for instructions regarding configuration (laptop, e-reader, etc.). With the entire Manhattan campus coming online shortly, whether you are watching videos, completing coursework at NYIT Online, or speaking with family members and friends on Skype, Wi-Fi at NYIT just got a whole lot better... More

Author: sebastien_marion

Jul 23, 2010

Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center

The library is conducting a 4 week trial of Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.   Presented in a pro-and-con format, included are nearly 7,000 viewpoint articles covering topics ranging from abortion and terrorism, to renewable energy and the Middle East.  If you believe the library should include this resource in its growing digital collection please take a moment and participate in the poll directly below.  Should the NYIT Library subscribe to Opposing Viewpoints?survey software More

Author: sebastien_marion

May 19, 2010

Facebook, Privacy, and Your Next Job Interview

A word of caution -- the Internet never forgets.  Each of us carries a data shadow, whether on Facebook, Twitter, or in Google’s search index.  A good rule-of-thumb is do not post anything online that you do not want your mother to see. A recent study showed that “77 percent of recruiters run searches of candidates on the Web to screen applicants; 35 percent of these same recruiters say they’ve eliminated a candidate based on the information they uncovered.”  This number has escalated in recent years.  Make no mistake, hiring managers will look at your online profile(s).  And so, a… More

Author: sebastien_marion

May 18, 2010

The Biggest Loser - An Inspiration?

According to many, the reality show, The Biggest Loser, inspires viewers to take similar life-changing action and thus embark on the road to wellness. We all know that losing even ten pounds can be a challenge and making regular exercise habitual is not easy. One must admire contestants whose goals are so much more lofty. and face a critical eye from both acquaintances and strangers across the country. As a nutritional professional, however, I can't help but cringe at some of the messages being sent. Full disclosure: I only watched the show once but it was an episode when a man lost… More

Author: mindy_haar

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Karen Vahey Karen Vahey
Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid
Office: Enrollment
Campus: Old Westbury
Patrick Karle Patrick Karle
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Department: Communication Arts
Campus: Nanjing
Julie Fratrik Julie Fratrik
Director, Global Academic Exchange
Office: Center for Global Academic Exchange
Campus: Manhattan