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Play Trivia, Win a Prize

Jul 30 2012

How well do you know NYIT? Test your knowledge by answering this Weekly Update trivia question correctly. Email your answer to updates@nyit.edu. The first to answer correctly will win an NYIT t-shirt:

Founders Dinner

Which former U.S. president (pictured) spoke at NYIT's founders dinner at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City in 1958, an event featuring the first National Technology Awards to raise funds for the college's science and technology labs?

A. James Carter
B. Dwight D. Eisenhower
C. Lyndon B. Johnson
D. Gerald R. Ford

Congrats to Robin Thompson, associate bursar, who responded first to the trivia question posed in the last Weekly Update.

An NYIT alumna made history as the first female black editor of a public national newspaper in which country?

A. Zimbabwe

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Upcoming Events

Jul 30 2012

There's still time to enjoy NYIT summer events, including:

  • NYIT Gallery 61 Art Exhibit
  • New Practices New York 2012

In addition, save the date for upcoming events to kick off the fall 2012 semester:

  • Cyber Security Conference
  • Lecture Featuring Lady Barbara Judge, CBE
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Students Experience Sea, Air, and Space Careers at NYIT Camp

Jul 30 2012

Students Experience Sea, Air, and Space Careers at NYIT Camp A tour of the historic Enterprise space shuttle at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on July 19 in New York City was a highlight of NYIT's summer 2012 Career Discovery Camp for high school students. They attended the unveiling of a new exhibit about the 122-foot space shuttle orbiter, the first designed by NASA for atmospheric test flights in the 1970s. The Career Discovery Camp is organized by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences to promote the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math as future professions. ...more

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jul 30 2012

Faculty and Staff Achievements Read more about Ann Aptaker's art history essay adapted for an episode of a PBS series; Lisa Runco, Shiang-Kwei Wang, and Hui-Yin Hsu's summer workshops for the Cyber-Enabled Learning Program; Steven Shapiro's session on case law in business litigation at an economics meeting in Budapest, Hungary. ...more

Meet Bob Malvagna

Jul 23 2012

Meet Bob Malvagna Bob Malvagna was named NYIT's head baseball coach in July 2012. In addition to his 20 years of experience coaching Long Island collegiate and club teams, he was a member of the St. John's University baseball team from 1975 to 1979, and played with New York Mets Major Leaguers John Franco and Frank Viola. ...more

Thomas Scandalis, D.O., Honored at White Coat Ceremony

Jul 19 2012

Thomas Scandalis, D.O., Honored at White Coat Ceremony NYIT's white coat ceremony on July 18 marked a new educational phase for 284 students entering their third year at the College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), as they transition from the classroom to clinical rotations in hospitals. Alumni helped the physicians-in-training into their white coats during a ceremony that honored one of their own—Thomas Scandalis (D.O. '87, pictured with a student), former dean of NYCOM. He will serve as chair of NYIT's new Department of Sports Medicine and director of the new Center for Sports Medicine and Performance Sciences. ...more

Team NYIT Starts Construction of Recycling Center

Jul 17 2012

Team NYIT Starts Construction of Recycling Center NYIT architects and engineers led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Tobias Holler are building a recycling center this month in Nosara, Costa Rica. They arrived in Costa Rica on June 30 and have already constructed some of the facility. The project began as a design contest among NYIT student teams in fall 2011. Since then, Holler and his team have raised $21,350 on kickstarter.com to fund their efforts. They are blogging about their activities in Costa Rica. ...more

Play Trivia, Win a Prize

Jul 16 2012

How well do you know NYIT? Test your knowledge by answering this Weekly Update trivia question correctly. Email your answer to updates@nyit.edu. The first to answer correctly will win an NYIT t-shirt:

An NYIT alumna made history as the first female black editor of a public national newspaper in which country?

A. Zimbabwe
B. Sweden
C. Kenya
D. Mauritius

The answer to last week's trivia question is:

As the United States celebrated its bicentennial 36 years ago, which of the following took place at NYIT?

B. 1855 Broadway, now the Edward Guiliano Global Center and NYIT's flagship Manhattan building, was purchased.

D. Alvy Ray Smith developed an eight-bit paint system to ease computer animation at NYIT's CGL.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 16 2012

Upcoming Events Check out events in July and August, save the date for convocation, and don't miss NYIT's ice cream social! ...more

Congratulations to Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Educator of the Year

Jul 16 2012

Congratulations to Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Educator of the Year The American Osteopathic Foundation has named Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., as its 2012 Educator of the Year. The NYIT professor and chair of osteopathic manipulative medicine was honored for his commitment to excellence in teaching. ...more

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