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NYIT-Worldwide Announcement
Mar 28 2011

NYIT and NUPT Explore Teaching and Learning in a Global Age, April 15-17

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Nanjing, China (Mar. 28, 2011)- New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)’s Nanjing campus will host its first international conference, “Crossing Borders: Teaching and Learning in a Global Age,” from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17 at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, San Pailou campus, in Nanjing, China. 

Borders suggest both barriers and closeness, they paradoxically can be sites of fear, trauma, and stagnation; they can also be dynamic and fluid places of discovery and change. In this age of technology, borders can shrink or they can be redefined, replaced, and reestablished.  Conference participants will explore perceptions and interpretations of border crossings that take place as we travel, teach, and learn in a global age.
 
Eighty speakers representing twenty-five countries will discuss the crossing borders theme as it pertains to the teaching and the study of science, language, arts and culture.
 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
 
Roger Yu, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Professor of Physics at NYIT, honorary professor at National Laboratory for Infrared Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
 
Liu Haiping, Ph.D. Professor of English and American literature, Nanjing University, President of the China Association for the Study of American Literature.
 
Jane Hirshfield, poet and author of six award-winning collections of poetry, recipient of The Poetry Center Book Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the 40th Annual Distinguished Achievement Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, an honor previously received by Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and William Carlos Williams.
 
Mikako Iwatake, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Japanese studies in the Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland, board member and researcher of international projects on gender and Asia and Asian conceptualization of the social. 
 
WHERE: Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, San Pailou
                Technology Hall
                South Gate (the main gate): No.66 Xinmofan Road, Nanjing (210003) 
                West Gate: No.38 Guangdong Road, Nanjing (210003)
 
For more information about the conference, including a complete schedule of panels, visit http://crossingborders2011conference.weebly.com
 
To register, contact Katyna Johnson.
 
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.
 
NUPT-Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) is a key provincial university established by Jiangsu Provincial Government and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. With information technology and telecommunications as its main features and based on Engineering, it offers a wide range of subjects including science, engineering, economics, management, arts and education, most of which are related to applied science and engineering. NUPT has been making efforts to construct harmony-based disciplines upon different levels, running undergraduate, master and Ph.D. programs. 
 
NUPT now has 16 colleges (departments). NUPT has 2 Post-doctoral Center, 8 Programs for Doctoral Degree, 22 Programs for Master’s Degree and 38 undergraduate subjects. NUPT has been fully equipped with advanced facilities, which provides a favorable support for teaching and research. NUPT also attaches great importance to teaching construction and reform and keeps on promoting the mode of talents cultivation and optimizing of course system. NUPT vigorously advocates scientific research and technological innovation. NUPT promotes international exchange and cooperation. NUPT has grasped the opportunity for the goal of developing the university into a top-level education and research-oriented university with distinctive features in information science and technology in China, and with a good reputation in the world as well. For more information, visit www.njupt.edu.cn
 
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Media Contact:
Nikita Japra                                               
Global Communications Manager, NYIT
212.261.1539                                               
 

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