Nineteen NYIT students are recipients of 2015 Presidential Global Fellowships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for research and creative projects. The awards support NYIT's efforts to broaden students' perspectives and inspire their interaction with the larger world through new academic and cultural experiences. Creativity was encouraged with students seeking new and unfamiliar educational experiences.
Examples include 4th-year medical student Megan Flynn's participation in the Peruvian Outreach Program, a four-week medical mission in Trujillo, where she will work with a local hospital and smaller satellite facilities to provide pediatric and maternity care, health screenings and educational services, and senior architecture student Paula S. Inacio's study of the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal as part of her architectural thesis and design for a peace and healing center. View a list of all Presidential Global Fellows.
The program is funded by a philanthropic gift to NYIT.
The U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s accrediting body, the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), has extended initial accreditation to the NYIT master’s of science in Information, Network, and Computer Security (M.S.-INCS). NYIT-Abu Dhabi is now accepting applications for this highly sought degree. Read more.
Students at NYIT-Abu Dhabi participated this week in “Corporate Challenge 2014,” a case study competition sponsored by Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). “Corporate Challenge” is a competition where teams of two students perform fieldwork on a case study prepared by the School of Management (SoM) and a local financial organization—in this case, ADX. More.
Twenty students at NYIT-Vancouver gathered yesterday to participate in “the Amazing Race,” a business and tourism-themed treasure hunt held at Vancouver’s scenic Granville Island. Read more. More photos.
NYIT-Vancouver hosted a community open house last night, where dozens of NYIT graduate students, alumni, faculty, and administrators welcomed more than 70 Vancouver business leaders and other friends of the university. The open house was an effort to establish new links and strengthen prior relationships with partners from around Vancouver’s business and educational communities. Read more.
NYIT-Abu Dhabi was recently recognized by senior officials including the UAE’s Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (above). More.
NYIT students and staff spent three days this week greeting young people at Abu Dhabi’s major annual career and education fair, Najah. Najah (“success” in Arabic) was opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, and took place 28-30 October. NYIT-Abu Dhabi’s Director of Marketing and Recruitment Sarah El Gohary and her team spent all day, every day interacting with some of the thousands of young high school and college-age students who attended the fair. More. See more photos.
The Indian Graduate Student Association at NYIT hosted a festive “Diwali Mela” at NYIT's Manhattan campus. Diwali, or Festival of Lights, is an ancient Hindu event celebrated in autumn annually. “Mela” simply means fair. "Every Indian has their memories celebrating this festival back in India with their family," said event coordinator Niket Patel. "We held this event to celebrate together as an NYIT family." More.
President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., with his counterpart President Yang Zhen of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), welcomed 238 first-year students to NYIT-Nanjing at NUPT. Students at NYIT-Nanjing earn bachelor’s degrees from both NYIT and NUPT, and they spend their final year at an NYIT campus in New York.
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