NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies
NYIT Medical Researcher Wins NIH Grant for Cardiac Studies
NYIT Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2015 Edition
NYIT Architecture Professor Helps Illuminate Burning Man Festival
PA Grads Attain High Pass Rate on National Exam
NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English and director of technical writing programs, NYIT-Old Westbury, published an article as a chapter of a new book on artificial intelligence. Here is the citation: LaGrandeur, Kevin, “Emotion, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics,” in Beyond Artificial Intelligence: The Disappearing Human-Machine Divide, Jan Romportl, Eva Zackova, and Jozef Kelemen (Eds.), Series: Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics, Vol. 9, Springer Press, 2014.
Patty K. Wongpakdee, associate professor of fine arts at NYIT-Manhattan, published Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth Friendly Designs. The book is a collection of works from cutting-edge designers, illustrators and artists from around the world, whose approach often incorporates eco-friendly principles such as up-cycling, with sustainability as a central goal of their work.
Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., associate professor of English, Manhattan campus, published an essay on the new edition of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Read more.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D, professor of English and director of technical writing programs, had an article published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology: “What is the Difference Between Posthumanism and Transhumanism?” Read more.
John Hanc, associate professor, communication arts and faculty advisor, The Campus Slate and The Carleton Group published a story about an unusual and interesting episode in France during World War I for Smithsonian magazine's digital edition, for which he is a contributing writer. Hanc did some of the reporting after he attended the IALJS conference in Paris two months ago.
Susana Case, Ph.D., professor and program coordinator, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Manhattan campus, NYIT published her new poem in Hawai'i Pacific Review.
Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented the paper, "Developing and Evaluating a Digital eHealth Literacy Intervention," at the 2014 annual conference of the International Communication Association, May 22-26 in Seattle, WA.
The Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), Washington DC, has elected Niharika Nath, Ph.D., associate professor, life sciences, Manhattan campus, as a Councilor. This position is for a three-year term beginning June 2014 in its Health Sciences Division and her roles will be to assist CUR to host undergraduate poster sessions on Capitol Hill and production of its quarterly Journal. View the CUR election results here.
On May 16th, the last day of the spring semester, the first-ever NYIT Film and Animation Festival was held at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. Read more.
Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, Old Westbury campus, had his poem, "Second Nature", published in The Cortland Review.
PICTURED: NYIT students presented business pitches to nonprofit client God's Love We Deliver as part of a College of Arts and Sciences course that provides firsthand experience working with communications agencies.
Communication arts students joined forces with God's Love We Deliver to develop new business pitches for the New York-based nonprofit group during a semester-long project for the NYIT course, Agency Workshop I/Production House.
"New business is the lifeblood of any communications agency," said Lisa Colantuono, adjunct instructor of communication arts, who teaches the workshop. "Agencies only have a one out of three or four chance of winning an account. This course prepares students to develop a fully integrated communications plan used to pitch and win a new account."
Students worked in teams of four on a communications campaign for God's Love We Deliver, which provides nutritious meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves in New York City and New Jersey. Their goals for the campaign included:
Each week students met with members of a different professional agency in New York City to learn about new business development. They gained insights into how agencies conduct research, strategic planning, creative development, media planning, analytics, and digital and experiential planning.
On May 12, the NYIT teams presented their pitches to God's Love We Deliver and more than a dozen industry professionals who mentored them throughout the semester, including Christine Fruechte, president of Colle + McVoy, a full-service agency that specializes in modernizing brands. Their work impressed the group, and Emmett Findley, manager of communications at God's Love with Deliver, may implement the students' ideas down the line.
"This was a great class and learning experience all around," said NYIT student Shana-Kae Mallett. "I enjoyed the company visits and working on a project for God's Love We Deliver. The work was hard but worth it to positively impact the New York community."
Vera Manzi-Schacht, adjunct professor in NYIT's Fine Arts Department, has won a Visiting Artist/Scholar Residency at the American Academy in Rome for early summer, 2014. The American Academy in Rome, Gianicolo Hill, founded in 1914, is an institution dedicated to the creative development of archeologists, architects, writers, historians and artists within a dedicated environment. Vera will be creating and residing at the Academy's Villa Aurelia.
NYIT hosted its 11th Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 25 at the Manhattan campus. This year's SOURCE included 69 oral and/or poster presentations co-authored by 175 students.
A group of NYIT faculty members also shared their perspectives on the relationship between arts and sciences at a midday panel discussion. The dialogue between panelists and audience members opened a lively debate, and for the first time at SOURCE, questions were addressed to the panel via Twitter.
Kevin LaGrandeur's recently published book, Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves (Routledge, 2013) has won honorable mention for the annual Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies (SFTS) Book Prize. This national prize is given annually to the best book produced the year before in the area of science fiction and technoculture studies. LaGrandeur is an associate professor of English and director of the Technical Writing program, NYIT, Old Westbury campus.