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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, was selected as one of the artists in the juried show, Grand Installations — Spatial Relations, at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on September 21, 2019. O’Hara’s mixed-media installation, “Opening the Canopy: Relationship with the Land” draws from her background in social science. The installation used 2-D and 3-D representations of her subject’s situatedness: context within place and space. All this, with the aim of informing and aiding the viewer to find a connection that will foster inclusive action and break the cycle of “othering.” The installation represents O’Hara's scholarship that focuses on the use of mixed media, photography in particular, as research methods.

Dongsei Kim, M.Des., assistant professor of architecture, was invited to exhibit research on New Zealand cities in the “Collective City” exhibition at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, September 7 - November 10, 2019. Kim presented “Countryside to Cityscape: The Slow Urbanisation of a Wellington Hillside,” with Sam Kebbell at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zeland and “Organizing Enchantment: Collective Responses to Urban Trauma” with Barnaby Bennett at the University of Technology Sydney.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, was quoted extensively in two articles in The Economist Careers Network newsletter on how to build vocabulary when preparing to take the GRE. The first article, focuses on building vocabulary through reading, games, apps, and more. The second article, on building vocabulary through listening. Both articles were published in September 2019.

Dongsei Kim, M.Des., assistant professor of architecture, presented his research paper, “Fissures at the Edges: The DMZ as a Proving Ground” in the “Imaged and Imagined North Korean Materialities: Changing Architecture, Cartography, Landscape, and Places” session at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) + Institute of British Geographers (IBG) Annual International Conference in London on August 29, 2019.

Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, had the title poem from his forthcoming chapbook, “Fishing for Family,” published in August in the journal Clade Song, which is dedicated to the interaction of humans and wildlife.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, published the essay, “Sylvia Plath’s Teaching and the Shaping of Her Work” in Sylvia Plath in Context, edited by Tracy Brain and published by Cambridge University Press in August 2019.

Kapil Bajaj, MCTP, director of academic and research technology at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was elected chair of the Council of Information Technology of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) on August 21, 2019.

Youhua Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical sciences, has received a U.S. patent for a “Catheter for use in recording His electrogram alternans and application to various conditions,” on August 20, 2019. The patent describes a method to record a new cardiac electrophysiological phenomenon discovered in his lab, termed His electrogram alternans, also known as “Zhang’s phenomenon.” Recordings of this phenomenon can be used to monitor atrioventricular node dual pathway conduction on a beat-by-beat basis. Atrioventricular node dual pathways are responsible for atrioventricular node reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), a common heart rhythm problem.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, presented on the topic of “Computational Assessment of Risk of Subdural Hematoma Associated with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement” at the 16th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering organized by Columbia University in New York City on August 16, 2019.

David Nadler, Ph.D., department chair and assistant professor of environmental technology and sustainability, published an article, "Decision support: using machine learning through MATLAB to analyze environmental data," which appeared in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences on August 14, 2019.