Media Coverage

Rothstein Quoted in Peloton's Blog

Apr 23, 2024

Peloton's blog, The Output, interviewed Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, about metabolic conditioning (metcon) workouts. As he explains, the body relies on three metabolic systems—phosphagen, glycolytic, and oxidative—to store and make use of energy. Metcon workouts, which often utilize circuits of strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and high-intensity intervals, challenge all three of these pathways in one efficient workout. 

“Metabolic conditioning workouts often alternate different exercises or groups of exercises to work between high and moderate intensities and work the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems,” says Rothstein. “All three systems are always working but the percentages of energy that come from each vary depending on our body’s needs."


Nadler Shares PFAS Insight with Food & Wine

Apr 22, 2024

Environmental health expert David Nadler, Ph.D., research assistant professor, is featured in a Food & Wine explainer about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as "forever chemicals."

Nadler says, "PFAS are...'super chemicals' that can do just about anything, from making sure that your food doesn't stick to your pan to letting you wear a piece of clothing that can wick away water, and just about anything in between. History shows us that these types of super chemicals that can do anything tend to be the most hazardous."


Outlets Publicize Counseling Research

Apr 18, 2024

NewsMedical.netInnovateLI, and, featured research by Nayoung Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and counseling, which investigates how college students across different races perceive mental health treatment. Kim, who is a faculty member in the Mental Health Counseling, M.S. program, analyzed survey responses from 747 college students across the United States, including factors like self stigma, public stigma, and social support. Her findings could help college counseling and wellness professionals better understand students' cultural experiences and barriers to seeking mental health treatment. 


Newsday Taps Harper for Public Health Story

Apr 18, 2024

Newsday interviewed Brian Harper, M.D., chief medical officer and vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, about the rising cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in medically underserved Long Island communities. Harper, who previously served as a Suffolk County health commissioner and director of the Bureau of HIV Services for Nassau County's Department of Health, advised officials and providers to replicate the public outreach model conducted during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which targeted community leaders and gathering places.

“You go out and physically speak to people,” he said, recalling one conference he arranged for barbers and beauticians. “We did condom demonstrations. We walked them through the process of how the virus was being transmitted.”


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