In the Media

Newsday Quotes Harper, Blake on Start of New Academic Year

Sep 18, 2021

An article in Newsday reports on the cautiously optimistic start of the academic year on Long Island college campuses due to the low COVID-19 positivity rates seen so far. New York Tech’s Chief Medical Officer Brian Harper, M.D., M.P.H., noted that "we expect that our masking and vaccine requirements, in addition to our daily health screening, will reduce the likelihood of spread of the coronavirus on our campus." Assistant Provost for Student Development & Engagement Tiffani Blake, M.S. M.Ed., shared that "this year, the parking lots are full … you see the vibrancy in the dining areas, students in clusters talking to each other. There’s an excitement and great synergy.”


Economist Featured in Podcast Interview

Sep 13, 2021

Professor of Accounting and Finance Diamando Afxentiou, Ph.D. is featured alongside female tech executives in an episode of CRN’s podcast “Get Witty With IT: Women Talk Tech.” In the episode, which discusses how businesses are dealing with the unexpected effects of the pandemic, Afxentiou shares insight on the economic impact of pandemic-related fraud, the vehicle chip shortage, and other topics.


First-Year Medical Students Recognized in Hometown News Outlets

Sep 10, 2021

Outlets such as Hamlet Hub, Rome Sentinel, and Huntington Now, among others, publicized the names of local first-year medical students who recently began their training as members of NYITCOM’s Class of 2025. In August, ceremonies at both NYITCOM locations (in Old Westbury, N.Y. and Jonesboro, Ark.) gifted the future physicians with their first white coats.


Water Online Features Sanaei Research, NSF Grant

Sep 09, 2021

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D.’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding work intending to improve and optimize membrane filter performance and manufacturing costs is featured in Water Online.  Sanaei will engage a team of undergraduate students to study the performance of membrane filters using mathematical models and simulations. The research aims to formulate and analyze novel mathematical models to investigate how membrane filters with complex internal structures change over time, resulting in poor filtration.

Coverage also appeared in InnovateLI.


Jarkon Discusses Trauma on News 12

Sep 08, 2021

As seen on News 12 Long Island, psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of NYITCOM’s Center for Behavioral Health, discussed how the twentieth anniversary of September 11 may trigger relived trauma for some individuals. While many people experiencing these disturbances will be tempted to avoid reminders, Jarkon notes that these feelings must be addressed head-on.

“It's important not to avoid it. A lot of people say, ‘I’m not going to put the news on, I'm not going to listen,’ and that’s not helping. You still have these memories, and they need to come out,” she says.


McNally Quoted on Value of Internship Experience

Sep 07, 2021

An article quotes Director of Experiential Learning Adrienne McNally on the ways in which college internships provide valuable resumé experience.

“Do internships count as work experience? Yes! Professional work experience in all its forms is valued by employers. Internships, part-time jobs, and even volunteer work set a professional foundation,” she says. McNally also notes that these experiences set candidates apart because they instill behaviors such as adhering to professional standards, incorporating critical feedback, and responding to priority requests while also meeting regular deadlines.


Armstrong NSF Grant Featured in the Media

Sep 07, 2021

As seen in outlets such as InnovateLI, AZO Quantum, and Supercomputing Online, Assistant Professor of Physics Eve Armstrong, Ph.D. has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to research how supernova stardust helped to form the universe. With the support of the newly awarded grant, Armstrong will perform the first known research project that uses weather prediction techniques to explain these cosmic events. If successful, her “forecasts” may allow scientists to determine which elements formed in the aftermath of giant star explosions. 

“Physicists have sought for years to understand how, in seconds, giant stars exploded and created the substances that led to our existence. A technique from another scientific field, meteorology, may help to explain an important piece of this puzzle that traditional tools render difficult to access,” Armstrong notes in AZO Quantum.


Raven Shares Insight on Climate Change and Urban Design

Sep 02, 2021

Jeffrey Raven, associate professor and graduate director in the School of Architecture and Design, was interviewed by CTV News Channel, Canada’s largest and most-watched 24-hour news channel. Following torrential rain in the tristate area, caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, Raven shared urban planning techniques to help ensure that flood-prone coastal cities, like New York City, become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

“The issue here is that the city has to be designed and planned in a way that can configure dense urban environments that offset the undesirable outcomes of climate change through climate-sensitive urban planning and urban design,” said Raven. He noted that much innovation has been made in this area, including prototypes for sponge city projects, which, “enhance stormwater protection and hold water like a sponge, through natural systems that also reduce carbon emissions and enhance the benefit [to cities].” Raven also recommended depressing roadways, which can temporarily store stormwater.


Cybersecurity Article Highlights Nizich's Expertise

Sep 01, 2021

Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center, was interviewed by small business resource AdvisorSmith about the benefits of cyber liability insurance. Nizich discussed the growing market for this insurance and shared insight on the risk that cyberattacks can pose to smaller organizations. He notes that while insurance may provide a safety net, businesses both large and small should always be concerned about protecting their data.

“There are several components to managing risk, and any security expert will tell you that you are never 100 percent protected. The best you can do is to minimize your risk by constantly addressing and updating the latest security concerns and known vulnerabilities,” he said.


Daily News Publishes Hadjiargyrou Op-ed About Need to Build Biotech Talent Pipeline

Aug 25, 2021

In a Daily News op-ed, Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., professor and chair of Biological and Chemical Sciences, calls for companies, governments, and educators to work together to build the talent pipeline in the biotechnology sector, arguing that without a strong workforce to develop medicines and vaccines, we won't be able to end this current health crisis (or the next one).

Many biotech companies recognize that the looming talent crunch is a problem, but few have made strides to address it, he notes. “Part of the problem is that relatively few educational institutions offer degrees in biotechnology,” Hadjiargyrou writes. Only around 100 U.S. universities offer biotechnology degrees; New York Tech offers the only program on Long Island. “We also need more robust internship programs that give students the hands-on experience and skills needed for the ‘real world’,” he adds.