Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues
NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE
NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies
NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty
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.
Undergraduate students from NYIT-Bahrain will premiere their student movie project, Silveraven, in the summer of 2012 at a local cinema. Zeeshan J. Shah, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Computer Graphics, has shared this sneak preivew of the film.
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.
NYIT-Vancouver will be hiring student assistants for the period from May 7 to August 29, 2012. Positions available include: Activities and Professional Development Assistant, Facilities and Office Administration Assistant, Recruitment and Marketing Assistant
National Taichung University (NTCU) President Yang Szu-Wei visited New York Institute of Technology campuses in New York and Old Westbury last week to mark the latest step in his university's cross-campus collaboration with NYIT.
President Yang joined NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., and Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., in meetings with key university leadership to discuss the development of a series of dual graduate and undergraduate degree programs in International Business, Computer Science, and Information Technology Professional Training—as well as an intensive English program for undergraduate students that will be implemented this summer. The plans fall within the frame of an overall partnership agreement between the Taiwanese university and NYIT.
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.
More than 200 guests attended today's naming ceremony for the Edward Guilano Global Center at New York Institute of Technology’s Manhattan campus. The NYIT Board of Trustees chose to name the flagship building at 1855 Broadway for NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., because of his leadership, philanthropy, and scholarship. As president, he has overseen the largest renovation and construction of campus facilities in the college’s history, and has implemented an ambitious strategic plan to guide the university’s growth for the next two decades. Read More.
Language barriers are a challenge faced by many physicians who treat the diverse populations of New York. For some medical residents in the Bronx, the ability to speak Spanish can lead to better communication and better care for Hispanic and Latino patients. Soon, students at NYIT’s New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and residents at its Bronx teaching hospital, St. Barnabas, will have the opportunity to transcend this challenge while earning academic credits through an innovative cultural immersion program with Universidad Iberoamerican (UNIBE) Costa Rica. Read More.
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.
In her keynote address to attendees of the 4th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) ceremony, NYIT Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., praised the United Arab Emirates for their latest Green Development Strategy. Noting that "sustainability is both a social and a corporate responsibility," Anid encouraged the audience, which included Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to lead the way with its mission towards a globally competent, green economy. Read More.
NYIT-Vancouver invites the New York Institute of Technology community to visit the new NYIT-Vancouver blog. Prospective and current students, faculty, staff, and alumni will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on this forum.
"We are encouraging everyone to use this tool to share their experiences and keep us all connected," said Prashant Srivastava, associate director of global recruitment.
A team of osteopathic physicians representing the NYIT Center for Global Health returned from a medical mission in Haiti with a renewed sense of optimism for their coordinated efforts in the region.
"All of our objectives were met, and most importantly, we saved lives," said Edward Gotfried, D.O., the center's director. While in Haiti, the team explored future educational opportunities in global health for NYIT students, built contacts with area physicians, and coordinated partnerships with local nonprofit groups Doctors United for Haiti and Save the Children. They also provided on-site medical training to doctors in Limbe and Peredo and worked with local healthcare providers to treat patients. Read more.
NYIT-Vancouver's Associate Director for Global Recruitment has an important admissions announcement for prospective M.B.A. students with Indian three-year bachelor's degrees. 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.
As part of a capacity building initiative arranged by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program, medical experts from the Republic of Macedonia visited NYIT’s Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center this week. Representing Macedonia’s new Foundation of Parkinson’s Disease Patients, the visitors met with faculty members from NYIT’s New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) with the hope of strengthening resources for people with the disease in their home country. Read More.
NYIT's Center for Global Health landed in the Republic of Haiti on Friday, Jan. 20, to coordinate medical education and student opportunities with Doctors United for Haiti and Save the Children. The team, comprised of NYIT osteopathic physicians William Blazey, Edward Gotfried, Michael Passafaro, and Deborah Lardner, will also work with local health providers in Haiti to provide clinical services to patients. Read their daily reports, or follow them live on Twitter @nyitmag.