In the Media

OpenFit Quotes Rothstein on Workout Mistakes

Dec 21, 2020

Alexander Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the B.S. in Exercise Science program, is featured in the OpenFit article, “What to Do if You're Just Not Achieving Your Fitness Goals.” Rothstein explains the theory behind muscle adaptation, stating, “The way to signal an increase in muscle protein synthesis is to perform resistance training at the appropriate intensity to signal the body that an increase in muscle is both beneficial and necessary."


Dec 18, 2020

As seen in CNN and other news outlets, Simone Hoffmann, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, co-authored a study that uncovered the mystery behind a 66 million-year-old fossil known as Adalatherium. The mammal’s name, translated from the Malagasy and Greek languages, means “crazy beast.” Hoffmann notes that Adalatherium’s forearms and shoulders can be compared to today’s cats and dogs, meaning they were placed under the body, which would have been very unusual anatomy for early mammals who walked more like reptiles.


InnovateLI Highlights New York Tech’s DoD Scholarship Recipient

Dec 18, 2020

Zachary Singleton (B.S. ’20), a New York Tech graduate student studying cybersecurity, is highlighted in InnovateLI for being  awarded the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship.The article notes that Singleton earned an associate’s degree in cybersecurity (2018) at Suffolk County Community College before moving to New York Tech to earn his bachelor’s degree in information technology (2020) and then begin his graduate studies in cybersecurity. Shares Timely Advice from Career Services Expert

Dec 17, 2020

As seen on, Laurie Hollister, director of Career Services, shared practical advice to help jobseekers explain employment gaps on their resumes. As she notes, these gaps are becoming increasingly common due to the COVID-19 pandemic's economic impact. 

"It is no doubt that we are all in this together. Recruiters are well aware of company layoffs and will not be surprised when they see a gap in your resume during 2020. However, with a large number of unemployed, 10 million in the U.S. alone, [this] turns the job market into a highly competitive space," she writes. "My recommendation to job seekers with an employment gap is to be honest, creative, resourceful, and flexible. In your cover letter and resume, write your pandemic story and own it. On your resume, add a line of italics text under the company name with details about the job loss: Company was hit hard by the pandemic laying off thousands of workers."

Among other helpful pointers, Hollister also encourages applicants to consider how their skillset is transferrable to an industry that is in full swing during the pandemic and how their knowledge, skills and abilities may translate. She notes, “Now is the time to be flexible with your job search criteria and not to fixate on your dream job.”


Syosset Advance Highlights Students Named to Honor List

Dec 17, 2020

The Syosset Advance mentioned dozens of New York Tech students from Nassau County who were named to the Spring 2020 Presidential Honor List. In total, more than 1,500 New York Tech students were named to the list, which requires students to achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades. 


City & State New York Names Gonzales and Rukobo To Its “Responsible 100” List

Dec 14, 2020

Provost and Vice President Junius J. Gonzales, M.D. M.B.A. and Executive Director for Global Engagement Emily Rukobo have been named to the 2020 edition of The Responsible 100, the City & State New York annual list honoring individuals whose work is making life better in communities in New York City and across the state.

In an article featuring the honorees, Gonzales described his view on social responsibility as “the idea that individuals must work not only for their individual benefits, but contribute positive change efforts for a greater group, like communities and society.” In terms of the best advice he has received, Gonzales said “never forget your own lived experiences. Understand, if possible, how they can, sometimes through joy and pain, help you make a more positive impact on those around you.”  

Rukobo noted that social responsibility is a balance between progress and welfare of the environment and society. “I achieve social responsibility in my work by actively seeking out partners, new hires and students that are interested in the greater good over their own benefit,” she said.       


Under Armour Quotes Expert on Calorie-Burning Tips for Walkers

Dec 12, 2020

Alexander Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the B.S. in Exercise Science, is featured in Under Armour's MyFitnessPal blog story "8 Ways to Burn More Calories on a Walk." As he notes, one simple way to burn more calories is to pick up the pace, which will allow walkers to go farther in the same amount of time. “Try to walk the same distance each time, but complete the walk slightly faster than the previous day,” he says. Rothstein also recommends increasing intensity with intervals, either with or without a watch. “If you are outdoors, try speed-walking in between every other light post, or from one street sign to the next,” says Rothstein. “You can also try to walk at the pace of an upbeat song and control your high- and low-intensity intervals by speed-walking only during the chorus.”


New York Tech Shines in LIBN Power 25 Education Feature

Dec 11, 2020

In a special section called “Power 25 Education,” Long Island Business News (LIBN) (subscription required) has honored top educational professionals for forging ahead to educate students while keeping Long Island at the forefront of innovation.

In addition to President Hank Foley, Ph.D., who is listed at #12 and recognized for the institution’s rankings improvements, new degree programs and reopening plans, three faculty members are featured. Milan Toma, Ph.D., NYITCOM assistant professor (#22), together with a student, developed computational simulations to help clinicians better understand the cause of fatal brain injuries in children under two years old. Michael Nizich, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor, CoECS and ETIC Director (#24), supervised graduate students working on a prototype and initial software for LI start-up Grub Guard, which has developed a patented hardware and software solution to protect food deliveries from being compromised. Randy Stout, Ph.D., NYITCOM assistant professor who also leads the Center for Biomedical Innovation (#25), assembled a team that used 3-D printers to produce ventilator Y-splitters, as well as other prototypes and equipment during the pandemic. Interviews Architecture Expert on Impact of AI

Dec 09, 2020

The new Architecture, Computational Technologies, M.S. has been mentioned in the story “How AI Is Changing Architecture.” The article features comments from Associate Professor of Architecture and Program Director, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, M. Arch. II, an international architect and scholar in the fields of architecture, urbanism, ecology, and computation.

“Instead of designing buildings, architects need rather to design the systems that inform the built environment,” he says. “The contemporary architect designs algorithms, robotic systems, robots for construction, and even new materials, that inform architecture.”


Dec 04, 2020

Finance advice site featured several School of Management experts in an  “Ask the Experts” column on how COVID-19 has impacted car insurance demand. Deborah Y. Cohn, Ph.D., professor of marketing, Joshua Bienstock, J.D., L.L.M., associate professor of human resource management, and Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor of marketing, all weigh in on consumer trends.