NYIT in the Media

 

University Business: Anid on Women in Tech Leadership

Jun 18, 2019

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., vice president, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, delivered a keynote address earlier this month at the UB Tech® conference’s Women in Technology summit. In her session, focusing on “The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change,” Anid offered advice on how women can advance their tech careers. “Find a sponsor or advocate, align personal goals with those of your institution, and be visible and vocal during projects at work,” she shared, according to an article in University Business.

Additionally, the article notes that to help narrow the gender equality gap in STEM, Anid said it’s important to have programs that fund quality teachers in the K-12 sector, initiatives that encourage women and girls to innovate and become entrepreneurs, and STEM engagement efforts that appeal to girls.

 

Jun 07, 2019

Liat Jarkon, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of Family Medicine, is quoted in an article in MultiBriefs about a report’s findings that millennials are more likely to be depressed and more likely to consider suicide than other generations in the workforce.

"I have observed a disturbing and serious trend in millennials, who appear to be lacking the proper coping mechanisms with which to navigate their lives," Jarkon says. She believes some of this is a result of helicopter parenting and the expectation that most, if not all, conflicts should be resolved immediately.

In addition to depression, Jarkon says the rates of bipolar disease, ADHD, and anxiety disorders are also increasing in this age group. "And many millennials are embarrassed to seek help or even to tell their parents, due to the stigma associated with mental illness."

 

Jun 06, 2019

Seth Levine of Great Neck, N.Y. (M.S. ’19), interviewed while working on his master’s degree, is profiled in Cybercrime Magazine. “I’ve always liked solving problems,” Levine says in the article. “I’ve always liked figuring out what the real problem is, getting all the background resources, figuring out a plan, and going through it.”

With a background in “neural networks of the brain,” along with work experience at two startups, Levine wanted to acquire technical skills to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. Building “a machine learning pipeline” for a behavioral biometrics project at NYIT, he has spent his graduate years exploring “artificial neural networks and using deep learning to figure out different ways of how we interact with things and recognize certain behaviors.”

 

Jun 04, 2019

Comments from Eric Greenberg, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, have been featured in the Men’s Journal article, “The Best Shoes for Running a Marathon.” In the story, Greenberg comments on the benefits of lightweight shoes, stating:

“Lightweight shoes can help with increasing running economy and performance. Especially for marathoners, the benefits of even a few ounces less of a shoe will accumulate across the many steps over that 26.2-mile distance.”

 

NYITCOM Director of Admissions Recruitment Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Jun 04, 2019

Gina Moses, director of admissions recruitment at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on how prospective medical students can evaluate a school’s licensing exam scores. Moses notes that medical school hopefuls should look up both the average licensing exam scores and the pass rates at the medical schools on their short list in order to decide where to apply. Still, she cautions that the more important figures are the pass rates, which are a better indicator of student success. In addition, she reminds prospective students that it’s important to consider these figures alongside other important criteria for picking a medical school, such as student support services, cost and accreditation.

“The numbers must be viewed as part of the whole description of the medical school,” she says. “The ideal environment will be different for each applicant so an applicant will need to investigate all information about the school so as to best evaluate his or her options and narrow his or her application choices.”

 

Center for eSports Medicine Recognized in Washington Post Story

May 30, 2019

The Washington Post mentioned the NYIT Center for eSports Medicine in its article “Carpal Tunnel, Back Pain, and Social Anxiety: Inside the Injury-Plagued World of Professional Gaming.” The story notes that gaming intensity peaks around competitions, a time when players are more prone to overuse injuries. New York Institute of Technology is positioned as one of the innovative organizations answering the call for eSports related health care by offering gamers nutritional guidance, body composition testing, and customized chair-sizing, among many other services.

 

Nizich Writes on Defense Technology in CIO Review

May 25, 2019

In a special edition of CIO Review focusing on the defense industry, Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center and an adjunct assistant professor of computer science, contributed an article about defense tech trends.

While referencing technology including autonomous military vehicles, intelligent drones, and missile defense systems, Nizich writes it is more important to discuss several underlying technologies that are components of these and other systems. “The technologies I am referring to are both Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain technology known primarily from its emergence as the supporting infrastructure of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.”

 

Haar Warns Consumers Not to Overconsume Coconut Oil in Taste of Home

May 21, 2019

Comments on coconut oil from NYIT School of Health Professions' Mindy Haar, Ph.D., have been circulated by cooking magazine Taste of Home. In the story “19 ‘Healthy’ Food Rules Nutrition Experts Ignore All the Time,” which originally appeared in Reader’s Digest, Haar notes that while the oil is promoted as a superfood, it still contains high levels of saturated fat, and consumers should be mindful before adding to their meals.

“At the end of the day, coconut oil is still a saturated fat—not to mention highly caloric!” she says. “I think olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, is a much better choice.”

 

Newsday Recaps 58th Annual Commencement

May 19, 2019

Newsday (subscription required) covered New York Institute of Technology’s 58th annual commencement with a recap highlighting the day’s events and the bright future of the Class of 2019.

Quotes included words of advice from NYIT President Henry “Hank” C. Foley, Ph.D. and honorary degree recipient Kevin D. Silva, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Voya Financial, Inc., and chairman of NYIT's board of trustees. Student coverage included interviews with four graduates and moving words from the student orator, Gabrielle Redding, a Bachelor of Architecture degree candidate who will attend the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September.

"One of the biggest things NYIT taught me is that sometimes in life, it is OK to get humble and ask for help. It's in those moments when we have the greatest chance to grow," said Redding.

 

May 17, 2019

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs, has been featured in the Long Island Business News (LIBN) special section “Who’s Who in Education.” Published annually, the special section highlights leaders who are impacting higher education on Long Island. Anid’s profile emphasizes New York Institute of Technology’s role in promoting opportunities for women and minorities, while also showcasing her many successes including her instrumental role in founding the Women’s Corporate Council.