Nizich Quoted in Quantum Computing Story
May 09, 2022
Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) and adjunct associate professor of computer science, is quoted in a Lifewire article about quantum computing innovation. The story discusses groundbreaking research taking place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers aim to develop a new type of quantum computer that would be constructed by spraying electrons from a light bulb’s filament. Nizich notes that the development of this technology could lay the groundwork for quantum processors to one day be used in phones, laptops, cars, and even household appliances.
“This is why Argonne's discoveries are so important, as they may hold the key to this technology becoming more accessible to a larger variety of researchers, [thereby] leading to more discoveries. It may also mean that the manufacturing of quantum processors at a large scale may be possible in the future,” he says.
Broadcast Media Promote New York Tech Alumna’s New WH Role
May 06, 2022
New York Tech alumna Karine Jean-Pierre (B.S. ‘97) has been named the new White House press secretary, effective May 13. President Hank Foley was interviewed by reporters from WCBS-TV and FOX5 (WNYW-TV), positioning New York Tech as one of many local institutions contributing to Karine’s success. President Foley reinforced the university’s pride in Karine’s accomplishments and cited her as a role model for our students.
Rock Steady Boxing Featured on News 12
Apr 29, 2022
News 12 featured New York Tech’s Rock Steady Boxing program in a segment aimed at raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease. The coverage included a success story about one of the program’s boxers, whose symptoms have improved as a result of the vigorous exercise classes, as well as an interview with Charles Siguenza, parkinson’s coordinator for the Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center, who discussed the non-genetic factors that can cause the disease.
Molnar Quoted in New York Times Evolution Story
Apr 29, 2022
The New York Times interviewed Julia Molnar, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, regarding an internet meme that blames an ancient fish for all of humanity’s modern woes. The meme, which has circulated amidst the threat of nuclear war, climate change, and new strains of COVID-19, suggests that society’s issues would have never existed if human ancestors had not left the water and began living on land. The humorous image claims that the “culprit” is Tiktaalik, a 375-million-year-old fish with four limbs, suggesting that the fish is an early ancestor of humans. Molnar, who studies the evolution of vertebrate (four-limbed animal) locomotion, notes that while humans probably cannot trace our family tree directly back to Tiktaalik, “an animal very much like Tiktaalik was a direct ancestor of humans.”
Cohn Provides Advice on Managing Mother’s Day Gift Budget
Apr 27, 2022
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend about $31.7 billion on Mother’s Day gifts this year. To find out about specific plans, DebtHammer surveyed more than 700 Americans about how they plan to pay for their gifts, and also contacted various experts in higher education about tips to manage spending and avoid debt.
“If you have an open relationship with your parents then you can discuss your budget with them and let your parents know that you love them, but that you have bills to pay. They will remember being in a similar position when they were your age. If you do not have a good relationship with them, then fix in your mind what you can spend and stick to it. Many websites let you search for gifts by price points. Use that feature to only look at gifts that are within your price range,” said Deborah Y. Cohn, Ph.D., interim dean, School of Management.
NYITCOM Expert Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Apr 21, 2022
The Wall Street Journal featured the exercise physiology expertise of Joanne Donoghue, Ph.D., associate professor and director of clinical research at NYITCOM, in a story explaining the science of pneumatic compression boots. Once considered medical-grade devices, the inflatable boots, which operate like a blood pressure cuff (by inflating and then deflating), are now mainstream, with many professional and competitive athletes considering them a necessity.
As Donoghue explains, the devices are commonly used in healthcare settings to help patients who are at risk for developing deep-vein thrombosis, when a blood clot forms in the body’s deeper veins (typically in the legs). She also notes that research has shown that the boots can be used to alleviate fatigue after a workout, but cautions that the results of these studies, like many that attempt to measure something as personal as one’s experience of pain, are subjective.
Arkansas News Outlets Publicize DEI Appointment
Apr 20, 2022
Arkansas Business, the Jonesboro Sun, and others publicized the appointment of Evette Allen Moore, Ph.D., to assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Allen Moore will be based at NYITCOM’s Jonesboro, Ark. location (NYITCOM-Arkansas).
“Dr. Allen Moore comes to us with leadership, experience, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a strong commitment to student support,” said Brian Harper, M.D., vice president for equity and inclusion and chief medical officer. “After more than a decade in higher education, [she] has a proven track record of working with various stakeholders to achieve results. Our entire university will benefit from her expertise and we’re extremely excited to add her to our team.”
Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Insight for Homebuyers
Apr 16, 2022
The Dallas Morning News and other U.S. outlets published insight from Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor of marketing, in the article, “Tips on Winning the Homebuying Race.” Homebuying conditions in the current market are ripe for consumer regret, with buyers facing soaring prices, plunging inventory, and fierce competition. Kirk, whose research focuses on psychological ownership, notes that when buyers are forced to quickly decide on a home, they may later worry that they acted too swiftly.
To combat this, she advises, “Telling others about [your purchase] or posting it on social media should help consumers feel that the transaction is closed.”
LIBN Publishes Nowak Op-ed on Retaining Talent
Apr 15, 2022
In an op-ed in Long Island Business News, Professor of Management Radoslaw Nowak, Ph.D., outlines actions that employers can take to attract and retain talent. “Although the negative impact of the Great Resignation has been recorded across different industries and, to some extent, impacting all employers, it should not affect all companies equally. While well-managed businesses may experience some negative consequences, “bad employers”—those characterized by poor management practices—likely will be most impacted,” Nowak writes. The solutions he offers for companies include going back to the principles of good management, investing in managers, talking to employees about money, and considering the employee value proposition.
Physical Therapy Expert Quoted in Spy.com Article
Apr 09, 2022
Spy.com, a popular tech and gadget review site, quoted Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, regarding the ways that office chairs can affect proper posture. As Gugliotti notes, the type of chair one selects can directly impact comfort and productivity levels.
“The choice of a chair is one of the most important decisions anyone can make for their workspace,” says Gugliotti. “The chair should fully support the whole spine, and facilitate a relaxed, seated posture.”