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The School of Management at NYIT-Nanjing held its first Stakeholders Conference on "21st Century Skills Required at the Workplace" on Dec. 6. The event attended by more than 350 faculty, students, alumni, and university guests was coordinated by Keh Kwek, associate dean of NYIT-Nanjing and assistant dean of the School of Management on campus. Read more.
Faculty members and their guests are invited to an American Documentary Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture in Nanjing. The showcase will feature a screening of the 2010 documentary film, For Once in My Life, and a discussion with its director, Jim Bigham, and the filmmaker Mark Harris. Bigham won a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for best first feature for Sweet Land, which he produced. His latest endeavor follows a group of talented musicians who suffer from a range of physical and mental disabilities as they prepare for the concert of a lifetime.
The event co-sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai will take place at the following times:
Annie Christain, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, published three poems in Wag’s Revue: “Pretending to Go and Come from Heaven by Fire,” “The Andy Griffith Show: The Guitar Player,” and “Thomas the Tank Engine Revelation 9.”
Additionally, on November 9, 2012, Christain read her poetry through video conference at the 47th Annual Western Literature Association Conference in Lubbock, Texas.
The American Culture Club at NYIT-Nanjing met for comedy night on Nov. 12. View photos.
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.