A Stunning Debut

Above: The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway is a 250-seat facility that is ideal for lectures, conferences, movie screenings, and film festivals.

The premiere event at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway was held on Oct. 15, 2009, as the university welcomed NYIT First Lady and international best-selling author Mireille Guiliano, who discussed her new book, Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire: Business Sense & Sensibility. With chapters that include lessons on how readers can identify their passions, improve their communication skills, and balance workload with personal life, the book provides helpful advice on how men and women of all ages can enjoy success and happiness.

Best-selling author Mireille Guiliano speaks to attendees about her latest book.

After her presentation, Ms. Guiliano signed books for members of the audience, which included students, alumni, community leaders, and business leaders. The event, which was hosted by NYIT’s School of Management, also included a ribbon-cutting ceremony during which President Guiliano and Board of Trustees Chairperson Linda Davila (B.S. ’78) welcomed attendees.

Another event on Oct. 27 featured Wang Wenjing, founder and chairman of UFIDA, China’s largest management software supplier, who spoke to a group of students, faculty, executives, and media. During his presentation, which was co-hosted by NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and IBM, Wang shared his story of rising from poverty to becoming one of China’s richest individuals and provided insights on how to thrive in turbulent economic times.

“This event, which brings together UFIDA and IBM—two global technology giants—has a natural home at NYIT,” said Nada Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. Mark Hanny, IBM’s vice president for global alliances, spoke about the transformational power of education and urged NYIT students to innovate and seek new adventures.

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