New York Post Features Hinds on Volunteering
Nov 19, 2023
An article in the New York Post about volunteering as a means to not only help others but also potentially boost one’s own career prominently features Associate Provost of Student Engagement and Development Tiffani Hinds, M.Ed. Hinds, who noted she feels “emotionally full from engaging in service,” also shared that “engaging in volunteer work allows you to meet new people who you might have not ordinarily crossed paths with.”
Several experts cited in the story advise that people should tackle a volunteer role with the same dedication as they would a paid position. And Hinds agreed. “People are watching, and who knows?” she said. “What you’ve exhibited while servicing others could lead to attracting leadership roles and professional offers.”
Echolocation Research Featured in the Media
Nov 20, 2023
As seen in Phys.org, The Daily Science, IFL Science, Tech and Science Post, and other outlets, research co-authored by Professor and Chair of Anatomy Jonathan Geisler, Ph.D., provides new insight into how toothed whales and dolphins came to navigate the underwater world using sound waves (echolocation). The researchers analyzed a large set of fossils belonging to two species of ancient dolphins in the genus Xenorophus, which, like living echolocating dolphins and whales, had asymmetrical skulls. However, the fossils suggest that the animals were less adept than their living relatives at producing high-pitched sounds or hearing high frequencies. Given this, as well as other factors, Geisler and his co-author conclude that Xenorophus marked a key transition in how whales and dolphins developed their “built-in sonar.”
Hu Shares Insight for CreditDonkey Article
Nov 17, 2023
Insight from Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting Wenyao Hu, Ph.D., CFA, was featured in a CreditDonkey.com article about online banking tools. Among other points, Hu addresses the key security features users should consider when choosing an online bank, including two-factor authentication and fraud monitoring.
“Banks are now smarter at spotting unusual activities or monitoring your typing habit with your password in your account. If there's a large transaction or something that doesn't look right, the bank's system alerts you. They might temporarily freeze your account for safety. This proactive approach means you can rest easy, knowing there's always a watchful eye protecting your money. This is a crucial feature you need to consider for your selection,” says Hu.
Rothstein Featured in Runner's World
Nov 15, 2023
Alexander Rothstein, M.S., coordinator and instructor for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, was quoted in an Runner’s World story about the time needed to safely prepare for a marathon. Rothstein notes that while the marathon training period is meant to give runners enough time to properly increase their mileage, there are many beneficial adaptations occurring in the body during this time as a direct result of each training session. Among other changes, this includes strengthening of the heart and the increased ability for vessels to efficiently distribute the blood throughout the working muscles, improving cardio function and aerobic capacity.
LiveScience Interviews NYITCOM Cardiologist
Nov 11, 2023
Cardiologist Todd Cohen, M.D., professor, chief of cardiology, and director of medical device innovation at NYITCOM, was interviewed for the LiveScience article, “Can You Die from Laughter?” As Cohen discusses, in rare cases, an especially hearty chuckle can cause something called laughter-induced syncope, a condition that causes a person's blood pressure to drop rapidly during an exaggerated laugh. This triggers a heightened response from the autonomic nervous system — the network of nerves that regulates involuntary physiological processes — leading to a temporary dip in the amount of blood that flows to the brain, which can result in a loss of consciousness.
“When you laugh, you're moving your chest up and down, and it changes the pressure in the thoracic cavity [chest] and it can affect what's called the vagus nerve,” which carries signals between the brain and most of the internal organs, Cohen told LiveScience. “It can cause you to become lightheaded, [or] even — very, very, very rarely — pass out, especially when it's very exaggerated.”
LIBN Covers Engineering Doctoral Consortium Participation
Nov 09, 2023
A Long Island Business News article highlights a new multi-university consortium, including New York Tech, that allows doctoral students at nine area engineering schools to take courses at each other’s institutions without any additional tuition.
Through the Inter-University Engineering Doctoral Consortium (IUEDC), Ph.D. students are encouraged to complement their primary program by taking courses of interest offered at different schools. “This consortium provides a unique opportunity for graduate engineering students to have access to a broad set of courses offered through the major universities in the New York metropolitan area and the surrounding region,” said Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, adding that New York Tech is proud to be a founding member of the consortium.
Zwibel Quoted in Outside
Nov 09, 2023
Hallie Zwibel, D.O., assistant dean of clinical operations and director of the Center for Sports Medicine, is quoted in an Outside magazine article on exercise-induced aches and pains. Zwibel explains that muscle soreness following a workout is typical and shouldn’t be cause for concern.
“After exercising, our muscles are inflamed,” he says. “If there’s no larger injury, this is normal and healthy. When the muscle heals after inflammation, it becomes stronger,” says Zwibel, who also recommended pain-relieving alternatives to Tylenol and ibuprofen.
Nizich Shares Cybersecurity Expertise with Newsday
Nov 09, 2023
Newsday tapped the cybersecurity expertise of Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, for an article about a ransomware attack targeting the medical supply company Henry Schein. Nizich notes that the cybercrime group BlackCat, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, generally gains access to computer systems through messages, emails, or texts that phish users. Once in, the group can exploit loopholes to access other parts of the system and steal data, which they then encrypt, preventing the company from accessing it. For a price, the group offers to restore the targeted organization's access to the data, but Nizich warns businesses that, even if a deal is struck, at the end of the day, these are criminals, and there’s no guarantee that they won’t sell or otherwise exploit the data in the future.
NIH Grant Featured in Newsday
Nov 05, 2023
As seen in Newsday’s Winners, NYITCOM Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Weikang Cai, Ph.D., has received a $306,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research project that will investigate how certain molecules may play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His findings could lead to the development of new strategies to treat or alleviate Alzheimer’s disease and its related symptoms.
New York Tech Participates in Direct Admissions Program
Nov 02, 2023
News outlets, including NBC.com and others, noted that New York Institute of Technology is one of approximately 40 U.S. institutions offering high school seniors proactive college acceptance offers as part of a new direct admissions program. The initiative, launched by the Common App, aims to expand college access, with goals for roughly one in eight first-year students to receive at least one offer of admission before they even apply.