Gilliar Named New Dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Oct 15, 2012
“I have three ‘C’s’ that I want our students to be at the time they graduate and beyond: competent, confident and compassionate,” says new College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O, in Newsday. “I feel not only honored and joyful but also stimulated to do more and encourage our students even more to be the best they can be.”
Hadjiargyrou Letter to The Times: Scientists and Cheating
Oct 08, 2012
"Why are we surprised at the increase in the number of retracted research papers," asks College of Arts and Sciences Life Sciences Chair Michael Hadjiargyrou in a letter to The New York Times in response to an editorial on fraud in scientific literature. "Scientists are no different from anyone else in our competitive society and look for shortcuts to achieve their ambitious goals...And although we may think of scientists as operating above and beyond the honor system, in reality, under this competitive financing environment, many violate ethical behavior and cook the data. It is indeed a shameful mode of behavior, but in many ways it goes unnoticed and even gets rewarded."
Holler: Architecture Students Benefit With Design-Build Experience
Oct 03, 2012
"Architects who embrace new models of doing business are doing better than those sitting and waiting for a client to make a phone call and get hired," says School of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Tobias Holler in Long Island Business News (subscription required).
Holler notes that architecture students who work on design and construction are in a better position to understand their field. Holler led a team of NYIT students in a designing and construction a recycling center in Costa Rica. The project helped them develop entrepreneurial skills and a proactive mindset as they learned how to raise money, market themseelves, and use social media to promote their work.
Dr. William Blazey: Focusing on Men's Health
Oct 01, 2012
“A lot of men feel the role of the healthcare provider is to take care of an injury,” says College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, DO, in a Fresh Juice article about the changing relationship men have with doctors. “They don’t see prevention as an important thing. Yet prevention is key to avoiding health issues that arise over time.”
In a healthy relationship, Blazey says men are often healthy because the couple supports each other. “In unhealthy relationships, that’s reflected physically too,” he adds. Men often take better care of themselves when they are divorced or single, says Blazey. “I think it’s partly because they’re back in the game.”
Blazey says he tells men to book an annual checkup at the same time they service their cars. It’s ideal, he notes, to have a relationship with a doctor who follows health issues over time.
McPherson Offers Global Education Ideas in Parents Magazine
Sep 01, 2012
New Zealand's young students are encouraged to use technology early and often, says Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., chair of the School of Education's department of instructional technology, in "Global Lessons: Education Ideas from Around the World" in Parents. "Students start using technology when they're 5, drawing with simple graphics programs and dictating the captions to their teachers," says McPherson, Ed. D. " By the time kids are in third grade, they're posting their writing and drawings online independently."