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
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT (Building 1, room 207) will hold a special American Culture Club meeting. There will be delicious food shaped like sports equipment; a sports trivia game with prizes for the winners; a sing-along of iconic sports songs; and a special appearance by Professor Kim Bigelow who will speak about his work on the 1985 MTV Music Video, The Super Bowl Shuffle.
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at NYIT-Nanjing, has been selected to have her thirty-two section prose poem, "The White House Tapes," included in an e-book produced by the Australian magazine, The Lifted Brow. The poem was originally published by The Lifted Brow on Jan. 17, 2012.
The NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at the Nanjing campus has announced its fall lineup of events includes guest speakers, weekly film screenings, chat groups, and more. On Sept. 10, the center kicked off the semester with a program focusing on the American folk tradition of quilting. Attended by a group of select freshmen, the day featured a morning presentation by South Arts, an Atlanta, Ga.-based nonprofit arts foundation, on “The Gee’s Bend, Alabama Quilting Community,” complimented by an afternoon session on “The Tradition of Quilting and Community” in the United States.
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.
NYIT-Vancouver campus’ current MBA student, Sergii Kuznietsov, has been honored as a LOT Young Leader. The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) is a mentorship program of The Vancouver Board of Trade which engages final year post secondary students with established professionals in Vancouver’s business community. 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.
“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.
Check their blog for daily updates and photos.
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.