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Congratulations to students in the NYIT-Abu Dhabi School of Management who earned a Top 100 ranking for March 4-10 in the Global Business Strategy Simulation Game (GLO-BUS), a weekly competition among more than 3,000 teams from 156 universities worldwide. The online game is an exercise in corporate teamwork. Students run a digital camera company in head-to-head competition against other companies and learn how to make strategic decisions ranging from research and development, to marketing and sales, to production operations. NYIT's "D Company" team participates in GLO-BUS as part of a business policy and strategy capstone course taught during the spring 2013 semester by Associate Professor Faisal Al-Khateeb, Ph.D. Students include Samah Ahmed, Kamal Oberoi, and Zainab Al Junaibi.
Garon Wheeler, Ph.D., campus dean at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, presented "Teachers' Perceptions of Students and the Effects on Student Performance" at the CamTESOL Conference, Feb. 23-24 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was also an invited guest at the conference's Regional English Language Teaching Leadership Forum.
Plans are underway for the NYIT-Abu Dhabi graduation ceremony on Monday, May 27, as well as NYIT's main commencement ceremony on the Old Westbury campus on Sunday, May 19. All members of the Class of 2013 are invited to submit photos of their NYIT experiences for a special graduation photo montage to be shown at the main ceremony as well as to enter the student speaker contest at the main ceremony in Old Westbury.
The Honorable Michael Corbin, American ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (pictured center in blue shirt and yellow tie), met with students and faculty on Nov. 27 at NYIT-Abu Dhabi. He spoke about economic innovation and entrepreneurship, and exchanged views with the audience for more than an hour. Corbin, who has served in the U.S. Foreign Service in the Arab world 25 years, proved to be an informative, entertaining, and insightful speaker.
Faculty, admissions staff, and students from NYIT-Bahrain participated in the 2012 NAJAH exhibition, a three-day informational event promoting the Middle East's leading educators, training opportunities, and careers. The exhibition on Oct. 16-18 attracted thousands of visitors, many of them students exploring university programs. NYIT business majors and interior design students met them and the latter displayed their creative work, explaining the processes involved. Faculty members also discussed NYIT programs with potential students.
"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.
In her keynote address to attendees of the 4th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) ceremony, NYIT Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., praised the United Arab Emirates for their latest Green Development Strategy. Noting that "sustainability is both a social and a corporate responsibility," Anid encouraged the audience, which included Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to lead the way with its mission towards a globally competent, green economy. 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.
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.
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.
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.”
NYIT-Abu Dhabi held its fifth graduation ceremony on June 9, 2011. The Class of 2011 included 65 graduates who celebrated along with guests including friends, family, and alumni at the Armed Forces Officers Club. Student speaker Daniella Melikian addressed her classmates following a graduation address by NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. Read More
Designs by students at NYIT-Abu Dhabi were featured at the annual Interiors UAE design challenge, a global interior design exposition and conference held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on May 9-11. View the photo gallery or read more.
Building on a culture of global exchange, NYIT-Abu Dhabi recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India’s Bharathidasan University (BU).
Taha Al Douri, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant dean of architecture and design at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, was featured in the Khaleej Times Online article, "Design Maestro."
The NYIT-Abu Dhabi School of Management earned joint first place in in the Global Business Strategy Simulation Game (GLO-BUS), a competition among 118 universities worldwide. Students in the Business Policy Seminar, taught by Associate Professor Faisal Al-Khateeb, Ph.D., participated in the competition.
Stephen Blythe, J.D., Ph.D., professor of law in the School of Management, NYIT-Abu Dhabi, has been awarded a Ph.D. in computer law from the University of Hong Kong's School of Law. His dissertation was entitled "An Alternative Theory of E-Commerce Law."
K. Ravichandran, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Faisal B. Al-khateeb, Ph.D., associate professor, both had their work published in academic journals ...read more.
Richard Pizer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for NYIT, and Richard Cotton, Country Director of the British Council, UAE, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve the level in English of students applying for admission to degree programs offered at the university.