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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

May 14, 2010

Are You Job Search Ready?

Are you job search ready? by Tom Denham A Great Blog.  Check it out! http://blog.timesunion.com/careers/are-you-job-search-ready/465/ More

Author: amy_bravo

May 05, 2010

Sleep Duration and Diabetes - A Connection?

Can not getting enough sleep be a factor in the incidence of diabetes? In the last two decades sleep duration has been decreasing while Type 2 Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels. According to an article in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism published online this month, Dutch researchers propose that this is not a coincidence. Cells need glucose, a byproduct of carbohydrate digestion. Insulin is needed to facilitate glucose entry into cells but in type 2 diabetes, The cells are resistant to its action. Poor food choices, obesity and lack of exercise along with genetic predisposition have all been linked… More

Author: mindy_haar

May 05, 2010

“Confidence: How to Develop It ” by Caren Sobier

I have seen a lot of very shy and reserved first year students come through my office. I see that many do not know how to approach someone in a professional setting. Some have difficulty starting up a simple conversation or are even afraid to look someone in the eye while having a conversation. Sometimes when students are new to a job and don’t know a lot of people, they may be afraid to be outgoing and seem too confident because they don’t want backlash from other coworkers. It's always a bit easier for people to come out of their… More

Author: amy_bravo

Apr 29, 2010

“Skin Fruit” at the New Museum

The Skin Fruit show at the New Museum, while filled with quite well-known (and expensive) art and artists, has been generally panned by art critics. Jeff Koons, the curator of the show, is an artist himself, and had not curated a well-known show before (one of Koons's own works from 1985, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, is on the second floor). He is also a much bigger art celebrity than anyone else in the show, having had solo shows at the Met, MoMA, and even Versailles. While Koons is still a huge name in the contemporary art world, he -… More

Author: bobby

Apr 28, 2010

What is Bill Gates’ Favorite Online Course?

From a young boy learning how to make a fire using a bow drill set, to a master lecture on contemporary economics, more and more learning is taking place online - whether you are logged into NYIT’s online campus, or looking for videos on YouTube.  In fact, online learning in American higher education is growing at the phenomenal rate of 17% per year, 20% per year in U.S. public schools.  Now, if you are thinking that your children’s education will be different from that of your own you are probably on the right track... Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has always… More

Author: sebastien_marion

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Profiles
John Hill John Hill
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: Architecture
Campus: Manhattan
Sarah McPherson Sarah McPherson
Associate Professor, Chair
Department: Instructional Technology
Campus: Old Westbury
Monique Taylor Monique Taylor, Ph.D.
Campus Dean and Executive Director, NYIT-Nanjing
Office: Global Academic Programs
Campus: Nanjing