NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy
NSF Awards Grant to NYIT Professor for Workshop on Gaming and Therapy
Arkansas Higher Education Board Certifies New NYIT Medical School Site in Jonesboro
Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic
NYIT Awards Research Grants
NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi
“The point of making the movie was to give the proceeds to the charity the Red Crescent,” says the film's director, Samar Osama Karkar, explaining that the team also sold DVDs of an accompanying student-produced music video to boost their charitable donation. NYIT-Bahrain Campus Dean Suzanne White, Ph.D., presented a check for 1000 Bahraini Dinars to the Executive Director of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society, who in turn awarded the filmmaking team honorary membership in the society.
“NYIT is the only institute in Bahrain to produce feature-length movies that not only help students learn the challenges of filmmaking but also support a good cause,” explains Zeeshan J. Shah, assistant professor of Fine Arts and Computer Graphics, and supervisor of the Silveraven project at NYIT-Bahrain.“Their efforts showed the whole region that there are young talents in the world who can go beyond their abilities, and hopefully they can motivate others to do the same.”
NYIT School of Architecture and Design students are in Nosara, Costa Rica this summer, working to build a recycling center as part of the sLAB Costa Rica design-build initiative. The group, led by assistant professor of architecture Tobias Holler and motivated by the country’s severe solid waste management problem, presented different design schemes to the Nosara community in January 2012 before refining their final plan for construction.
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A team from the NYIT Center for Global Health is visiting El Salvador from July 8 to 28 to evaluate the use of electrocardiogram (EKG) analysis in screening patients for Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease that is prevalent in many parts of the world.
"We're very excited that the research finally got approved- this took seven months of hard work, and Dr. Passafaro and myself, along with the rest of the team, are ecstatic," said Jasmine Beria, a third-year medical student and academic medical scholar at the university.
Physicians and students from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions will also work with local health providers in El Salvador to provide clinical services, conduct health fairs, and teach oral health, health promotion and disease prevention to students at the El Volcan School in Morazán. Check out their blog.
A broader perspective on the state of international healthcare systems accompanied an interdisciplinary delegation from the NYIT Center for Global Health on its return from the center’s annual mission to Ghana.
“We saw differences in the healthcare worker-patient relationship, and we got to see some things that we won’t have a chance to see here in the U.S. from disease standpoint– diseases like schistosomiasis and malaria,” said academic medical scholar Jonathan Giordano. “You could see with your own two eyes and reinforce those ideas that we learned in the global health course we took last spring—how a lack of infrastructure affects them on a daily basis, and not just from a medical standpoint.” Read More.
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has entered into an academic cooperation agreement with Centro Universitário da FEI (Fundacao Educacional Inaciana Pe. Saboia de Medeiros), a private non-profit institution accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. The agreement, intended to promote academic exchange and cooperation between the two universities, will launch dual degree programs in engineering and management beginning in January 2013.
The academic cooperation agreement was executed in a signing ceremony by NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., and FEI Rector, Professor Fabio do Prado. It represents the first such collaboration for FEI with a U.S. institution, and NYIT’s most recent alliance with a university in Brazil, the world’s sixth largest economy. Read More.
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.
NYIT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Ph.D., conferred degrees the on graduates of NYIT-Vancouver’s Class of 2012 in a ceremony and luncheon at the Fish House at Stanley Park.
Student speaker Yekaterina Formicheva said lessons learned from students who already run successful businesses will be invaluable as she works toward her goal of opening her own educational consulting agency.
"Our presence here today underscores the fact that higher education is an international undertaking," H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the United Arab Emirates Minister of Education and Scientific Research, told graduates at NYIT-Abu Dhabi's sixth graduation ceremony. "It is your generation that must take up the banner of peace and preservation of human dignity and development of our local and global communities."
Sheikh Nahayan received an honorary degree at the ceremony, in recognition of his ongoing support and advancement of higher education, as well as his visionary leadership. Read More.
At today’s NYIT-Bahrain graduation ceremony, Student Life Organization President Tareq Al Kendi (pictured) and representative Samar Mohammed, graduate student speakers Mai Al- Khalifa and Abeer Al- Aradi, and undergraduate student speakers Mohammed Abdulla and Abeer Al- Najran, delivered the annual student addresses to their fellow graduates. Read More.
Since NYIT student Ravi Muti rocked his career path by studying entrepreneurship instead of accounting, he has never looked back. With a newly incorporated start-up business under his belt, he has set his sights on developing ventures that will ultimately contribute to the greater good of society.
This week Muti, a member of the NYIT-Vancouver MBA Class of 2012 and a former volunteer at his neighborhood's community patrol, received a Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 award for his commitment to the community and notable achievements as a role model for young business professionals. 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.
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.