Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
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The NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture will host a film colloquium on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. and a special song and dance performance on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Details include:
The American Culture Club will host a Halloween party on Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30-8 p.m. at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture, building 1, room 207. Students will learn about traditions associated with the holiday, play Halloween games, and listen to scary stories. Snacks will be served.
A delegation of 26 students, faculty members, and administrators traveled to Beijing for an NYIT conference on water management and global challenges on Oct. 16. The students were invited to the conference by President Guiliano to benefit from NYIT's experiential approach to American education.
All students were required to keep a conference journal for reflection and analysis before, during, and after the conference. As one student noted in her journal: "This is my first time attending this kind of international conference. Experts from different fields and countries came together to talk about a great problem we face. Communication is an important tool to know the world ... though it has been several days since the conference, I am still excited when we talk about it."
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has published the poem, "Puteum Abyssi: Till I Get to the Bottom and I See You Again," in a forthcoming issue of Oxford Poetry.
In 2009, when Associate Professor Beverly J. Butcher, Ph.D., was employed at a university in northern Florida, she taught courses on multicultural literature and writing as well as the work of female authors in China. It was the latter courses on the writings of Nobel Prize winner Pearl Buck's The Exile and Fighting Angel and Anchee Min's Red Azalea and Empress Orchid that Butcher says invoked her longing to return to China, where she had lived four years previously, in Taiwan and Shanghai. Now, she directs the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT and chairs the English department at NYIT's Nanjing campus. Read more.
On Oct. 11, NYIT President Edward Guiliano and NUPT President Yang Zhen welcomed 324 freshmen to the NYIT-Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications dual degree program in Nanjing, China. The two presidents were joined by faculty and staff from NYIT and NUPT. Read more.
Mark your calendar for upcoming events at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture in Nanjing, including:
NYIT and the Center for Water Research at Peking University are co-organizing a conference on "Water Management and Global Challenges" on Oct. 16 in Beijing. The event will convene government officials, NGO leaders, academics, and business executives to discuss the global challenges of water management.
The NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture is the recipient of a U.S. Department of State Federal Assistance Award of $25,000 in support of a media strategy project in Jiangsu Province, China. Communication arts professors Kim Bigelow, Tom Speirs, Patrick Karle, and Geoff Bell, Ph.D., will conduct a contest in which students make short films to educate audiences about intellectual property rights.
On Thursday, September 27, Ken Ellingwood, author of Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S. Mexican Border and former Mexico City and Jerusalem Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent, kicked off the first bi-weekly Current Events session hosted by NYIT's Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT.
Ken shared his riveting personal experiences of his life as a journalist. Students, staff, and faculty participated in a lively question and answer period following the talk which characterized a career in journalism as being a noble search for truth that can often be life threatening.
During the fall 2012 semester, American Culture Club meetings are scheduled for Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT, Building 1, room 207. They include:
On Sept. 20, NYIT-Nanjing Associate Professor of Management and Economics James Nolt, Ph.D., gave a presentation to faculty members and students at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT on "The Myth of the Market in Contemporary American Culture." His talk asserted that myths of the market are among the most powerful and prevalent of modern moral and political ideology. Rather than the market as a venue of fairness, efficiency and stability, he presented the perspective of a classical political economy (espoused by philosopher-economists Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill), where markets are inherently political battlegrounds of powerful interests.
Nolt received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He has served as a Harvard Senior Fellow and a member of the World Policy Institute. He is an expert on international political economies and issues of global security, with a focus on United States-East Asia relations.
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT (Building 1, room 207) will hold a special American Culture Club meeting. There will be delicious food shaped like sports equipment; a sports trivia game with prizes for the winners; a sing-along of iconic sports songs; and a special appearance by Professor Kim Bigelow who will speak about his work on the 1985 MTV Music Video, The Super Bowl Shuffle.
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has been selected to have her thirty-two section prose poem, "The White House Tapes," included in an e-book produced by the Australian magazine, The Lifted Brow. The poem was originally published by The Lifted Brow on Jan. 17, 2012.
The NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at the Nanjing campus has announced its fall lineup of events includes guest speakers, weekly film screenings, chat groups, and more. On Sept. 10, the center kicked off the semester with a program focusing on the American folk tradition of quilting. Attended by a group of select freshmen, the day featured a morning presentation by South Arts, an Atlanta, Ga.-based nonprofit arts foundation, on “The Gee’s Bend, Alabama Quilting Community,” complimented by an afternoon session on “The Tradition of Quilting and Community” in the United States.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Vesna Zeljkovic, Ph.D., has written the paper, "Exudates Detection and Classification Algorithm of Diabetic Patients' Retina Images," which was accepted for publication in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers.
More than 300 incoming freshmen attended the 2012 new student orientation on Aug. 26 at NYIT-Nanjing. The event was hosted by Campus Dean Monique Taylor, Ph.D., and Associate Campus Dean Keh Kwek, Ph.D. All English Language Institute (ELI) instructors and staff were present to welcome the students.
Kwek delivered opening remarks, followed by an overview of the ELI program by Timothy Smith, Ph.D., chair of the Department of English. Tony Lei Tong, associate director of the Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations, and Beverly Butcher, Ph.D., director of the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), introduced students to the functions and activities organized by their respective departments.
"It is exciting to welcome this cohort of students to the NYIT/NUPT 3 + 1 dual degree program and to the start of our 2012 English Language Institute," said Taylor. "These students will have a distinct advantage as members of a 21st-century global university, and we wish them well as they begin their studies."
A few months ago Monique Taylor, Ph.D., began taking Mandarin classes in Mexico City with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. She had just returned from three trips to Nanjing bearing gifts of tea, silk, coins, and maps to offer glimpses of the life her family would begin when she assumed her role as NYIT-Nanjing’s campus dean and executive director. Read more.
Worldwide, nearly one billion people lack access to safe water. As communities pursue the elusive balance between water supply and demand, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will address advances in technology, innovation, health, and policy at its Beijing conference on Water Management and Global Challenges.
International experts in public health, engineering, sustainability, higher education, public policy, and industry best practices will gather in Beijing, China,on October 16, 2012 to address the following questions and more:
Interested in joining their exploration of technological breakthroughs, evolving challenges, and future targets for improving both the quality and management of this vital natural resource? Get updates.