In the Media
Physical Therapy Expert Quoted in Spy.com Article
Apr 09, 2022
Spy.com, a popular tech and gadget review site, quoted Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, regarding the ways that office chairs can affect proper posture. As Gugliotti notes, the type of chair one selects can directly impact comfort and productivity levels.
“The choice of a chair is one of the most important decisions anyone can make for their workspace,” says Gugliotti. “The chair should fully support the whole spine, and facilitate a relaxed, seated posture.”
LIBN Highlights New York Tech’s Healthcare Expertise
Apr 08, 2022
A Long Island Business News (LIBN) article showcased the expertise of New York Tech healthcare leaders, who had recently participated in an LIBN healthcare forum. NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., moderated the panel, “Identifying Healthcare’s Emerging Growth Areas and Trends,” which also featured Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, and alumni Alan Wong (D.O. ’03), chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Mount Sinai South Nasssau, and Jason McGrade (B.S. ’02), vice president for perioperative strategy and operations at Northwell Health. The discussion focused on the needs of the healthcare marketplace and how opportunities for growth can fuel economic development, particularly at the regional level.
Posillico Featured in LIBN's Who's Who in Education
Apr 08, 2022
Joseph Posillico, Ed.D., C.P.A., vice president for enrollment management, is featured in the Long Island Business News (LIBN) special section Who’s Who in Education (pages 6B-7B). Published annually, the section highlights the region’s higher education leaders who are positively impacting their institution’s students.
“At New York Tech, we know that enrollment is just the beginning of a student’s life-long relationship with their university,” says Posillico. “Given this, we’ve leveraged exciting technology to enhance the student experience long before they set foot on campus.”
To demonstrate this point, Posillico cites the introduction of virtual admissions events, which provide students and their families with the opportunity to learn about New York Tech’s academic programs, student life, clubs, and organizations through enhanced virtual interaction.
Vavetsi Quoted in Lifewire Story About Robot-Generated Art
Apr 08, 2022
In a Lifewire.com article, Rozina Vavetsi, M.Sc., associate professor and chair of digital art and design, discusses why some humans question the value of robot-created art. Vavetsi explains that art pieces made with artificial intelligence appear to be created by humans, but are generated by computers that typically use machine learning or neural networks. These networks work by analyzing scores of other artworks, imprinting the artistic styles, elements, and patterns they represent, and generating similar pieces. She notes that while some entities, particularly budget-conscious businesses, may want to acquire this type of artwork, individuals may still prefer art created by humans.
“A hotel corporation that needs to cheaply install thousands of art pieces across its rooms, to add visual flair for its guests, may actually prefer and benefit from AI-generated art if it is easier to procure and costs less. But an individual may still want to know that the art in their home was developed by a person,” she says.
Architecture Students Named to Metropolis Magazine’s Future 100
Apr 07, 2022
Four undergraduates and two graduate students from the School of Architecture and Design were named to Metropolis magazine’s Future100 list. Launched last year, Metropolis’s Future 100 recognizes the top 100 graduating students from architecture and interior design programs in the United States and Canada, and connects them with architecture and design firms across North America. The program is sponsored by firms interested in recruiting a talented, diverse pool of candidates.
Reuters Publishes Wadsworth Op-ed
Apr 04, 2022
A Reuters op-ed by NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., calls for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in healthcare and makes the case for changing how physicians and other healthcare providers are trained. As she writes, LGBTQ+ people regularly face discrimination at doctors’ offices, with a report by the Center for American Progress finding that transgender Americans have it particularly bad. Wadsworth notes that as long as healthcare professionals are permitted to discriminate against sexual and gender minorities, these patients will continue to suffer from adverse health outcomes.
“Providing healthcare workers with the knowledge and tools to treat LGBTQ+ people competently and compassionately is an essential part of ending discrimination in our healthcare system. To delay this work any longer would be hazardous to the health of millions of Americans,” writes Wadsworth.
InnovateLI Features New Co-Op Track
Mar 31, 2022
New York Tech’s new co-op track for undergrad students in computer science and information technology programs is featured in an article in InnovateLI. The article also highlights that Peter Goldsmith, founder of the nonprofit Long Island Software &Technology Network, has joined New York Tech as co-op coordinator and adjunct assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
The new co-op programs are “in keeping with New York Tech’s mission to provide career-oriented professional education and access to opportunity for all qualified students,” said College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Babak Beheshti, Ph.D.
News Outlets Publicize NYITCOM Honors Fraternity Inductions
Mar 23, 2022
As seen in The Mid Island Times, Darien Hamlet Hub, Syosset Advance, Bethpage Newsgram, and other local media outlets, 48 students from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) were inducted into the medical school’s Sigma Sigma Phi chapter.
Sigma Sigma Phi is the national osteopathic medicine honors fraternity for medical students training to become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). NYITCOM invites only a select number of students that rank at the top of their class to apply for Sigma Sigma Phi membership. Members are selected based on outstanding academic excellence, leadership qualities, and dedication to service.
Musho Featured in New York Real Estate Journal
Mar 22, 2022
New York Real Estate Journal profiled Suzanne Musho, AIA, NCARB, chief architect and vice president for real estate development and sustainable capital planning, in its list, “2022 Women in Construction.” In her profile, Musho discusses recent campus enhancements, including renovations to the interfaith spaces at both New York campuses, Anna Rubin Hall, and others.
Marketing Expert Quoted in Quikly
Mar 17, 2022
Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor of management and marketing studies, was quoted by the marketing site Quikly.com regarding why consumers seek simpler shopping experiences. As Kirk notes, if consumers have too many choices, they may feel less satisfaction from the buying process, which can prevent them from making a purchase altogether or questioning their decision later.
“With choice overload, the brain becomes cognitively burdened, and consumers engage in avoidance responses. They may just walk away rather than exert the effort needed to try to make the best choice for them. They may also end up being less satisfied with the choice they make because they continue to think about all the choices they gave up,” she says.