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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.
Lu Hanting, who earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYIT-Nanjing, delivered the student address to the Class of 2012 at today’s ceremony. Many of his fellow graduates have already obtained positions at China Mobile, China Telecom, and Jiangsu China Construction Bank, among other leading companies, while others will begin graduate coursework in China or the United States. Read more.
Adjunct faculty Sonali Chandel and Associate Professor Vesna Zeljkovic, both of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, joined volunteers for a community service event at an elementary school for children of migrant workers in Nanjing. The group played educational games with the children, in addition to donating 72 English-language books to their library and 50 sets of traditional clothes for International Children's Day on June 1. Watch the video.
The NYIT community offers congratulations to NYIT-Nanjing Associate Dean Keh Kwek upon his acceptance of the Jiangsu Province May 1st Labor Day Honor Award. At the April 28 recognition ceremony, he was honored for his “outstanding contributions made in the economic construction and development of social undertakings of Jiangsu Province.”
Associate Dean Kwek was the only honoree representing an institute of higher education within the Jiangsu Province.
The NYIT Center for Global Exchange and the Offices of Career Services and International Education held their inaugural pre-departure event for NYIT-Nanjing students planning to study in New York this fall. Students in China gathered at the recently unveiled NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture to participate in the Skype broadcast with NYIT administrators and students in Manhattan.
“It was a great experience and I hope the time spent helped students in China better understand how our different offices can assist with their transition from China to New York,” said NYIT Dean of Career Services John Hyde.
Three NYIT students who had already made the transition from China to the United States—Cindy Haoyue Zhou, Derek Zhijian Tao, and Armstrong Zhixun Weng—facilitated a question and answer session on everything from their initial adjustment to life in New York to the graduate school admissions process in the United States.
“I hope that we can all learn from this positive first experience and move forward with additional events that help prepare our students for their time here in New York,” Hyde added.
Collaborations, connectivity, and innovation promise to stir among denizens of the newly unveiled NYIT-Nanjing Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
“Cultural encounters and cultural enrichment will provide the key framework to help expand your knowledge base, craft ideas, and share them with local and global audiences,” NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., told students at the Center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.
Ceremony attendees, including U.S. Consul General in Shanghai Robert Griffiths, explored the Center’s expansion of NUPT’s “English Corner,” which now boasts a 40-seat lounge and study center as well as an 80-inch display for movie screenings. The renovations were made possible in part by a $100,000 grant awarded to NYIT by the U.S. Department of State and the American Embassy in Beijing. Read More.
Nanjing, China (April 20, 2012) — NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., challenged a delegation at today’s International University Presidents’ Forum to look beyond traditional rankings when measuring university outcomes.
“Ranking systems must continue to evolve and improve based on careful evaluation of their impact on universities and higher education systems,” President Guiliano said. “We can start by looking at a country’s economic needs and how its higher education system meets those needs. “
In remarks that underscored the changing role of the university in global education, President Guiliano stressed that universities should focus less on traditional ranking systems and more on ensuring that graduates possess the skills most associated with professional success: innovation, leadership, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and the ability to work collaboratively.
“We need to look beyond borders to consider the global knowledge economy and the way our institutions are generating human capital that will meet its needs,” he added, noting that graduates of his university’s Nanjing program are employed at some of the biggest companies in China and the U.S., including IBM, China Telecom, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Unicom, and China Mobile.
The deadline for interested students at all NYIT campuses to submit their short films for consideration at the 4th Annual NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival has been extended to Monday, April 9.
The two major categories featured in the festival event are short narrative and computer animation. Winners will receive trophies and cash prizes in each of these two categories: First Place, $1,500.00; Second Place, $750.00; Third Place, $475.00; Two Consolation Prizes, $150.00. All participants whose films are chosen as finalists will receive an NYIT Certificate of Excellence from the distinguished panel of judges.
This week, New York Institute of Technology welcomed 17 Chinese delegates from the Wuxi Municipal Government and NYIT collaborative partner China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) to its New York campuses.The group discussed their next steps toward developing a series of joint-degree and short-study programs for students and faculty in New York and China, as well as the possibility of creating an international college in Wuxi, a prosperous city of 6 million citizens located between Shanghai and Nanjing. Read More.
The 4th Annual NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival will take place in Nanjing, China from April 21-22, 2012. Attracting prominent Chinese actors and directors as judges, the festival has become an important media event in Nanjing.
or visit the festival website. Student submissions are due on Wednesday, March 21.
A comprehensive Broadway education program for Chinese cultural officials and industry executives convened at New York Institute of Technology’s Manhattan campus this afternoon.
The Cultural Trade & Industry Exchange delegation of 35 participants from China was led by Robert Nederlander, Jr., president of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, which produces tours of Broadway show for international markets. Read More.
New York Institute of Technology welcomed 120 new business students to its 12th cohort at partner institution Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) today.
"Your appreciation of the 'language' of business, which NYIT-JUFE hopes to impart to you over the coming months, will take you, and our common humanity, to a higher level of civilization," said NYIT Chief of Staff Peter Kinney in his welcome address. Read more.
Team Third Eye, a multi-disciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students from NYIT-New York and NYIT-Nanjing, placed third at the Golden-i®dea Competition and Partner Conference at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion.
The team competed to create real-world applications for Motorola Solutions’ Golden-i, the world’s first hands-free, wireless headset computer. Third Eye’s project programmed the computer to operate a drone which could help workers explore unknown territories. Their proposal would allow guards on surveillance duty to oversee different locations simultaneously—optimizing their performance, efficiency, and productivity. Read more.
Through the collaboration of administrators at NUPT and NYIT-Nanjing, Timothy Smith, Ph.D., assistant dean of arts and sciences, presented a classroom lecture on American- style education to more than 100 attendees on Thursday, Oct. 27.
"The purpose was to introduce American-style education to our colleagues and to share thoughts and information on teaching and educational styles across various cultural traditions and contexts," said Smith.
The lecture included an illustrative teaching event, “Tea with Kongzi and Aristotle: A Comparative Study on Early Western and Sino Influences,” followed by a panel discussion with administrators from NYIT and NUPT.“It really was a positive step in our cross-cultural understanding and goodwill, and I hope further efforts of this kind will grow from it,” Smith added.
President Guiliano encouraged the NYIT-Nanjing Class of 2015, whom he called “the most electronically connected generation in history,” to remember that the way they use technology to communicate is “reshaping how we at NYIT teach and learn” within a university network of 14,000 students and 3,600 faculty and staff around the world.
During his welcome remarks to incoming freshmen, he also announced that 98% of the NYIT-Nanjing Class of 2011 had already accepted outstanding job offers or educational opportunities in China or the U.S.. “Almost any university you can name would envy that placement rate.” Read More.