Media Coverage

Jonathan Voris on on Hackers, Malware, and Spam

May 23, 2016

The complexity of ad networks and a lack of accountability are among the reasons malware in advertising is spreading, says Assistant Professor Jonathan Voris, a cybersecurity expert, in a article on the latest activities of hackers. Voris says ad-sponsored sites create points of entry for hackers, and some websites don’t take responsibility for vetting content providers who are generating ads.


Sebastien Marion Discusses the Progressive Librarian in Thomson Reuters Blog

May 22, 2016

“Librarians find themselves in the midst of trying to reinvent themselves and what they do,” says Sebastien Marion, NYIT’s virtual services librarian, in the Thomson Reuters State of Innovation blog. “The challenge is how to go from book-storage places to collection places to places that engage with skills.” Marion provides 10 tips for librarians who want to become more progressive.


Dean Anid Discusses NYIT’s Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

May 17, 2016

NYIT has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. In an article in Newsday(subscription required), Dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Nada Anid, Ph.D., says the designation “will help NYIT faculty vie for an even greater number of research grants and help NYIT students to secure government and private-sector scholarships and careers in cyber defense.”

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Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee in Insider Higher Ed on the Nation’s Physician Shortage

May 13, 2016

“In states that are experiencing shortages in physicians, the best way to supply more physicians is to grow your own,” says Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. in an Inside Higher Ed article on medical school expansion. Ross-Lee, founding dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, estimates that after graduation, 70 to 80 percent of the new location’s graduates will remain in Arkansas to practice medicine.


NYITCOM’s Wolfgang Gilliar, Jonathan Geisler, and students discuss body donation program on WCBS-TV

May 11, 2016

“It’s a phenomenal thing to do -- it helps students become better doctors,” says NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar in a WCBS-TV segment about body donations for anatomy education. The station covered NYITCOM’s annual ceremony at which students honor those who donated their bodies to science. “The students don’t know these donors but they learn so much from them,” says NYITCOM Anatomy Chair Jonathan Geisler, Ph.D. Several students expressed their gratitude toward the donors and praised them for their sacrifice.


Sparacino in Why I Love Being a Nurse

May 09, 2016

“For me nursing is the most rewarding, diverse, and flexible career,” Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., RN, CNE, an assistant professor of Nursing in NYIT’s School of Health Professions, tells In an article celebrating National Nurses Week, she says that “After working as a critical care nurse, I changed my focus and became a Nurse Educator. I continue to use my nursing skills as a teacher; however, my focus is now on helping to shape the future of the nursing profession.”


Richard Simpson on Developing Open Source Talent

May 02, 2016

“Open source helps us prepare students for the cutting edge and can demonstrate to employers they are familiar with the latest technology,” says Richard Simpson, associate professor in NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in Network World. NYIT is featured as one of the academic institutions immersing students in the open-source community. “This allows students to do things in class that are more realistic and ambitious than before,” he says.


Global Health Experts Share Travel Advice

May 01, 2016

Taking over-the-counter medications can save you headaches and discomfort on trips, say Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor and chair of the physician assistant studies department, Assistant Professor Deborah Lardner, D.O., and Assistant Professor Michael Passafaro, D.O., in a Costco Connection article on essential medicines to pack before you travel.


Barbara Ross-Lee on Preparations at NYITCOM at Arkansas State University

Apr 28, 2016

“Wilson Hall looks nice, absolutely gorgeous,” says Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., referring to the new location of NYIT College of Osteopathic at Arkansas State University in an article in Talk Business & Politics. Ross-Lee, dean of the new site, says a ribbon cutting is planned for June 2, with the inaugural group of 115 students starting classes on August 8.


Hospitality Professor Alan Fairbairn in USA Today

Apr 25, 2016

“The key to successful service management is to empower your employees to make it right,” NYIT School of Management Professor Alan Fairbairn tells USA Today in a story about dirty hotels. While dirty hotels are rare, Fairbairn says that if problems occur, hotels should have policies in place to fix them quickly and permanently.