Media Coverage

Hometown News Outlets Highlight Student Achievements

Feb 24, 2023

Local media outlets featured the academic accomplishments of New York Tech students, including, among others, The Monmouth Journal, CentralMaine.com, and Hamlet Hub, which highlighted area students named to the Presidential Honor List and Dean’s List for fall 2022. In addition, NJ.com, Northeast Times, and others highlighted fall graduates of the Class of 2022.

 

Media Syndicate Op-ed Urging Architects to Embrace Generative AI

Apr 11, 2024

The Reuters op-ed by Alessandro Melis, Ph.D., IDC Foundation endowed chair and professor in the School of Architecture and Design, urging architects to embrace generative AI, abandon individual perspectives, and work together to overcome climate change, has been syndicated in media outlets across the country. Chicago's Greater Southwest News-Herald and the Boston Real Estate Times are among those that have syndicated the expert commentary. Others include the Pacific Sun and North Bay Bohemian, both in California, as well as Texas-based Alice Echo News Journal and MyRGV.com

 

Apr 10, 2024

Salon interviewed NYITCOM-Arkansas Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Research and Publications Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., about the potential public health risk posed by the circulating bird flu. While Rajnarayanan believes the risk for human-to-human transmission is low, he notes that he is concerned about the virus transmitting to other mammals on a farm. This includes pigs, which can get infected with multiple viruses at a time and make it easier for the virus to mutate into a new one that could more easily jump from mammal to mammal, including humans.

 

Golden Recognized in NEH Magazine Article

Apr 08, 2024

Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), noted an NEH summer stiped awarded to Associate Professor of Humanities and Director of Writing Amanda Golden, Ph.D. In 2022, Golden, the first New York Tech faculty member to receive an NEH summer stipend, was awarded the $6,000 grant to research and write an expanded, annotated edition of the collected poems of American author Sylvia Plath.

 

Apr 05, 2024

Long Island Business News (LIBN) featured Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Development Tiffani Hinds, M.Ed., in its 2024 Who's Who: Leaders in Education special editorial section. Published annually, the section highlights the region’s higher education leaders who are positively impacting the lives of college students. Hinds notes that, in alignment with New York Tech’s mission to provide career-oriented professional education and qualified students access to opportunity, the Office of Student Engagement and Development has implemented multiple initiatives to position students for academic and personal success.

"In addition to programs supporting first-generation students—who make up 30 percent of our student community—we deliver many resources to address barriers to education, including food insecurity and financial constraints. Among others, this has included the launch of New York Tech’s food and resource pantry, the Grizzly Cupboard, and funding for students affected by unforeseen circumstances. Currently, we are preparing to roll out Tech Threads, an initiative offering professional attire at no cost so that all students, regardless of their financial situation, may pursue internship and employment opportunities," says Hinds. 

 

Nadler Lends Expertise to Forbes PFAS Article

Apr 02, 2024

Forbes interviewed environmental health expert David Nadler, Ph.D., research assistant professor, about a new treatment technique that uses activated carbon to prevent "forever chemicals" (PFAS) from contaminating groundwater. Nadler notes that this process, which allows PFAS to be treated at the source (in-situ), shows great promise and is more effective than traditionally used pump-and-treat processes.

“Treating something at the source is better than pulling something out of the source and trying to treat it. It just takes a really long time [to pump, treat, and truck away contaminants]. By the time you notice results, you can have generations of people that are exposed," says Nadler. "The world still lives in the pump-and-treat universe, but as [in-situ options] show more promise, you're going to see more startups working on this. It will become more widely accepted.”

 

Apr 02, 2024

NYITCOM Assistant Professor Eleanor Yusupov, D.O., was quoted in a Healthcare Executive article about biohacking, or using health metrics provided by devices to improve one’s well-being. Yusupov, who is board-certified in obesity medicine, discusses how patients with diabetes can leverage blood sugar data provided by continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to make necessary lifestyle changes.

“Continuous glucose monitoring is a great tool that can give you a window into your body's metabolic response to the foods you eat. People at high risk for diabetes, like those with significant weight gain or a family history of diabetes, can use CGMs to know in real time how their body is responding to a chicken wrap as opposed to fries or cookies. The number of people with diabetes has increased dramatically in the past three decades, with the World Health Organization estimating that more than 422 people million live with the disease worldwide. The global market for these devices is projected to increase to over $12 billion in the next 10 years,” says Yusupov.

 

Newsweek Quotes Rothstein on Walking Workouts

Mar 30, 2024

As seen in NewsweekAlexander Rothstein, M.S., coordinator and instructor for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, discussed whether a popular social media walking trend has real fitness benefits. The growing TikTok fad, known as the "hot girl walk," is an outdoor mindfulness walk encouraging users to meet specific step counts. Rothstein notes that, while walking can provide physical and mental health advantages, people should focus more on elevating their heart rate vs. setting a daily step count goal. Because the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity five days per week or a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity three days per week, he explains that heart rate is a more accurate indicator of whether walkers are meeting these guidelines. 

"Walking to add steps to one's day will not count towards the recommended exercise based on the ACSM guidelines. This is because the stimulus from walking will not be high enough to elicit fitness benefits and won't be classified as exercise but will fit into the physical activity parameter. However, elevated heart rate is one way to measure exercise intensity and the time spent in certain heart rate zones can be counted towards the recommended exercise guideline," says Rothstein.

 

InnovateLI Highlights Newly Renovated Labs

Mar 29, 2024

The opening of newly renovated electrical and electronics labs on the New York City campus are highlighted in InnovateLI. The spaces, complete with state-of-the-art benchtop lab instruments, are poised to provide enhanced experiences for faculty researchers and students.

The article notes the new energy-efficient spaces continue a longstanding partnership between the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences and H2M architects + engineers, which currently employees dozens of New York Tech graduates. “H2M recognizes the quality of engineers that obtain their knowledge and degree from New York Tech,” noted Professional Engineer Mike Lantier, H2M’s Education Market deputy director and member of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences’ Advisory Board.

 

Physical Therapist Shares Sciatica Insight

Mar 29, 2024

Insight from Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, was featured in The Edge, the official blog of the Hone Health telemedicine platform. The article discusses whether massage guns stand to offer more benefits or risks for patients with sciatica pain. Gugliotti notes that “if used directly over the nerve, massage guns can increase symptoms.” He also shares information on other common sciatica treatment options, stating, “Physical therapy treatments include stretching, massage, neural mobilization, and exercises, including those with foam rolls. Patients may also choose to pursue chiropractic treatments, including manipulation, or see their physician, who can prescribe medication for pain and nerve irritability.”