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
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.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Vancouver's Danny McDermott, a sophomore business major at NYIT, is one of 23 under-19 players to be chosen to represent Canada at the 2012 World Lacrosse Championship in Finland this July. 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.
Hosted by NYIT-Vancouver Dean Julia Saurazas and Petra Dilling, associate dean and assistant professor of management, the two events are geared to help students enhance their career-oriented professional education, gain access to opportunities, and identify values and skills that will help them achieve professional success. 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.
NYIT kicked off International Education Week with its fourth annual Fair Trade Festival on Monday, November 14 at Harry Schure Hall.
"The festival is unique insofar as the proceeds provide income to people in developing countries who rely on it for food, education, healthcare and housing," said Director of International Education Barbara Multari.
Items displayed at the festival, which runs through November 16, represent the talents of artisans from around the world. Read more.
As part of a month-long community strategy to educate Emirati students on the perils of driving irresponsibly, Flash Entertainment invited students at NYIT-Abu Dhabi to participate in its “Yasalam Responsibly” road safety campaign.
“The event hosted presentations and a mini competition where students answered trivia for prizes related to Formula One, Ferrari World, and music concerts in Abu Dhabi,” said Jan Wallace, director of operations and external affairs.
Following the Yasalam team’s presentations on the consequences of speeding, not wearing a seat belt, talking on cell phones and texting while driving—the main causes of accidents and fatalities on the road—students signed the Yasalam Responsibility Pledge.
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.
In celebration of the 11th Annual Italian Language Week in Bahrain, NYIT-Bahrain hosted two Italian scholars at an Italian Embassy conference today.
Building on a program that featured lectures in both Italian and English, University of Salerno professor Carmine Pinto spoke on the "150th Anniversary of Italian Unity Between History and Art." Later in the evening, Filippo Beltrami Gadola, NYIT-Bahrain associate professor and assistant dean of the School of Architecture and Design, presented on "The Unity of Italy and the Creation of a National Architecture."
The events provided an opportunity to examine Italian scholarship as well as the motivation of Arab and Bahraini students for studying in Italy.
A desire to know more about how technology can affect human nature motivated New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) faculty members Curtis Carbonell, Ph.D., and Thomas Philbeck, Ph.D., to organize the first international conference on transhumanism from October 21-23.
"We are a technological university, but we should also be concerned with key humanistic categories," said Carbonell, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Bahrain.
Titled "Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts," the three-day event gathered 50 scholars at Dublin City University in Ireland. Experts from 25 universities including Oxford University, University of Exeter, George Washington University, England's Open University, and NYIT presented on disciplines ranging from philosophy to literature and neuroscience. Read More.
For three days, NYIT-Abu Dhabi staff and faculty members met with thousands of prospective students and visitors from schools, colleges, universities, and local and international companies at this year’s NAJAH exhibition, the Middle East's leading education, training, and careers exhibition.
The event provided a forum for NYIT employees to inform local and expatriate students interested in the value of NYIT’s global and local programs—particularly the design and implementation of the university’s bachelor’s degrees and newly designed and improved Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree.
“This ‘glocal’ approach expands the career opportunities for NYIT students — many Emirati and expatriate participants interested in studying in the United States were happy to hear about our extensive range of program offerings in New York,” said Jan Wallace, director of operations and external affairs.
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.
Dear alumni and extended NYIT family:
As we prepare to welcome the Class of 2015 to NYIT's fifth historic year in Nanjing, I want to thank you for being a part of NYIT's undergraduate campus in China. This month, more than 300 new NYIT-Nanjing students will join our global university network of 14,000 students and 3,600 faculty and staff around the world.
When I meet our students, I like to tell them that our name—New York Institute of Technology—is an extraordinary calling card on the global landscape. They quickly discover it for themselves.
I came to China a few weeks ago as the United States delegate to a forum of college presidents held in Shenzhen. I spoke to more than 160 leaders in higher education worldwide about how universities are ideal incubators of collaboration and ingenuity. I urged them to help me create international "idea centers" in partnership with business and government. I emphasized that students need to be citizens of the wolrd to meet the challenges of the global market.
I spoke with confidence because I've seen it happen at NYIT, a truly global university. Read More.
Amid singing and dancing, NYIT students and alumni volunteered their time to mark today’s opening of a new hospital building for the elderly in Muharraq, Bahrain.
The volunteers helped distribute food and water to the elderly, who were excited about the visit, according to NYIT-Bahrain Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations Amal al-Dallal. “It’s not everday that the elderly get visits like this,” she explained.
In addition, as local school children were invited to draw the patients living in the hospital, NYIT volunteers assisted the young artists with their task and provided them with gifts at the event’s conclusion.
NYIT-Abu Dhabi Campus Dean Garon Wheeler, Ph.D., accepted the World Congress Asia Award for Best Educational Institute in Engineering on behalf of NYIT at the World Congress Asia Awards Ceremony in Dubai. Read More.
As the Arab world’s awareness of the needs of those diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome grows, NYIT-Bahrain students and alumni visited the Bahrain Down’s Syndrome Society and Care Center today.
While the incidence of Down’s Syndrome is estimated at one in 733 births, many countries have been slow to ensure that individuals who suffer from the genetic disease are not denied the same opportunities that are available to the general population. The center provided the visitors with a tour of its facilities and a chance to meet the children who are treated there.
The tour inspired the group from NYIT to get more involved with the work of the society. “We are planning to raise money to help the center purchase equipment that will help them improve their services,” said Amal al-Dallal, associate director of alumni and employer relations at NYIT-Bahrain.
Director of Operations and External Affairs Jan Wallace welcomed the incoming Class of 2015 to the NYIT-Abu Dhabi campus orientation on Sept. 25. The new students attended sessions geared to better acquaint them with the processes of admission, registration, and library and career services.
“We like to stress the personal attention that students receive on our campus, where faculty and staff really do know the students,” said NYIT-Abu Dhabi Campus Dean Garon Wheeler, Ph.D.. “No one can get lost in the crowd.”
After hearing about the earthquake in Vancouver, we are relieved that we were able to make contact with the campus and find out that everyone is safe. Our thoughts are with you. Please continue to be careful, and know that your colleagues are here if you need us.