Media Coverage

Apr 17, 2024

As seen in TIME, Clinical Associate Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, debunks a TikTok trend encouraging users to consume daily olive oil shots. While people taking the shots believe they are more likely to reap the oil’s health benefits, Haar explains that doing so can lead to weight gain, as the average olive oil shot adds approximately 357 calories to one’s daily consumption.

“The thing people don’t realize is that no matter what type of fat they’re consuming, it all has the same calories,” says Haar. “A tablespoon of lard and a tablespoon of olive oil are equal in number of calories…Once a food rightfully gets a healthy aura, there’s this notion of, ‘Some is good. More is better,’ but that’s not always the case.”

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Nizich Comments on Potential TikTok Ban in University Business

Apr 16, 2024

The implications and consequences for colleges and universities of a possible ban on TikTok is explored in University Business. Beyond suggesting possibly enrollment marketing challenges, the article notes that institutions must also protect against compromising their personal data and digital footprint, given the platform’s owner. Chinese national security laws compelling organizations to assist with intelligence gathering could force ByteDance to overturn its data, which includes intimate and detailed user posts from students and even early-stage campus research discoveries, says ETIC Director Michael Nizich, Ph.D.  “Because the company is Chinese-owned, the long-time, flagrant and deliberate theft of intellectual property by China in recent years puts the onus of securing those servers on China,” he says. “It leaves a big question mark as to why China would properly secure TikTok servers and data while it has every intention of using it for its own purposes.”


IEEE Transmitter Interviews Beheshti

Apr 15, 2024

In observance of IEEE Education Week (April 14-20), IEEE Transmitter interviewed College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Babak Beheshti, Ph.D., who is an IEEE senior member and also a member of the IEEE Education Society’s Board of Governors. The interview highlights the growth in jobs relating to machine learning and natural language processing, and the education required for such positions. “The ascent of AI has notably heightened the importance of ongoing education for all individuals, particularly those in engineering and STEM fields,” Beheshti said. 


Architectural Record Among Outlets Chronicling the Life of the Aluminaire House

Apr 15, 2024

Several media outlets, including Architectural Record, the home design magazine DwellLos Angeles Times, and others have chronicled the history of the Aluminaire House. The articles cover the house’s construction decades ago and its numerous relocations, including time spent on a New York Tech campus (under the leadership of School of Architecture and Design Associate Professor Frances Campani and Professor Emeritus Michael Schwarting), as well as the recent move to its permanent residence today at the Palm Springs Art Museum.


LI Herald Highlights Workforce Development Initiative

Apr 12, 2024

An LI Herald article highlights the School of Health Professions’ Workforce Development Initiative, funded by a New York State Department of Labor grant, to train underemployed and unemployed individuals for careers in healthcare. Through the program, 150 students, including 29 from Hempstead and Uniondale, have completed training in one of four certificates: Physical Therapy Aide, Personal Trainer, Registered Nurse Refresher, and Medical Spanish. “This was about providing an opportunity to students who might not know exactly what they want to do after high school,” said Corri Wolf, Ph.D., associate professor of physician assistant studies. “And open up their eyes to careers in healthcare and what it is like to be on a college campus.”


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


News Sites Publicize Psychology Research

Apr 10, 2024

As seen in, Social Bites, and other psychology news sites, eye movement research by Robert G. Alexander, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and counseling, finds that techniques used in a 400-year-old painting could help today’s marketers catch the attention of modern consumers. The study compared the eye movement patterns of viewers gazing at “The Fall of Man” by Peter Paul Rubens, which depicts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, vs. the original painting created by his predecessor, Titian. Eye movements were recorded using a video-based eye tracker, capturing where and how participants’ gazes moved across the artworks. Ultimately, the findings demonstrate that Rubens’ artistic changes effectively redirected viewers to focus their attention on Eve. 

“While we may never know why Rubens wanted to direct attention towards Eve, our findings show that his critical deviations from Titian’s painting have a powerful effect on oculomotor behavior—techniques that today’s marketers and designers may find useful,” Alexander tells “From a psychological standpoint, it also goes to show you that how and where we focus our attention is not just determined by what we see, but also how others want us to see it.”


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.”