Hoffmann’s Research Publicized by Science Outlets
May 24, 2023
As featured in more than a dozen science news sites and outlets, including Phys.org, Sci.news, Knowledia, and others, Associate Professor of Anatomy Simone Hoffmann, Ph.D., is part of a team helping to “unearth” significant clues about a mysterious group of mammals that once inhabited present-day Madagascar. In their new study, Hoffmann and Senior Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science David Krause, Ph.D., identify a fossilized tailbone as having once belonged to the ancient mammal Vintana. The extinct creature lived about 66 million years ago, roaming the earth at the same time as the dinosaurs, and beared a resemblance to modern groundhogs. Their findings provide new insights into the region’s early mammalian evolution.
Marketing Researcher Quoted in Forbes
Dec 05, 2023
Insight from consumer behavior expert Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor in the School of Management, is featured in the Forbes article, “Why Barbie Made Forbes’ 2023 Power Women List.” Kirk explains that the doll has played a crucial role in shaping girls’ views on how much they can accomplish, including offering them opportunities to explore identities and future career possibilities like becoming a surgeon or an astronaut.
“It’s the whole idea that Barbie can reflect our aspirations. We can put ourselves into this doll, as women of all ages, and that’s really powerful,” says Kirk.
Newsday Publicizes NSF-Funded Research
Dec 02, 2023
As seen in Newsday, Associate Professor of Physics Sophia Domokos, Ph.D., has secured an NSF grant totaling $135,000 for a three-year research project to explore the inner workings of matter. The project could advance understanding of protons and neutrons, as well as other strongly coupled systems such as high-temperature superconductors, special materials that could revolutionize key technologies like MRIs and maglev trains.
Rajnarayanan Shares Insight for COVID-19 and “Tripledemic” Stories
Dec 01, 2023
Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was quoted in Salon, Fortune, and other news outlets regarding circulating viruses. In Salon, he discusses the emerging Pirola COVID-19 variant, while in Fortune he notes the potential impact of the winter “tripledemic,” the simultaneous circulation of COVID-19, flu, and RSV strains.
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.”
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.”
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.