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Friends, family, and faculty honored the accomplishments of the Class of 2013 at NYIT-Bahrain’s ninth graduation ceremony. NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., conferred degrees on the 138 graduates gathered at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center. Fifteen received graduate degrees and 123 earned undergraduate degrees in fields that included interior design, management, information technology, and computer graphics.
The NYIT-Bahrain graduation ceremony for the Class of 2013 will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Gulf Hotel Convention Center in Manama, Bahrain.
“The point of making the movie was to give the proceeds to the charity the Red Crescent,” says the film's director, Samar Osama Karkar, explaining that the team also sold DVDs of an accompanying student-produced music video to boost their charitable donation. NYIT-Bahrain Campus Dean Suzanne White, Ph.D., presented a check for 1000 Bahraini Dinars to the Executive Director of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society, who in turn awarded the filmmaking team honorary membership in the society.
“NYIT is the only institute in Bahrain to produce feature-length movies that not only help students learn the challenges of filmmaking but also support a good cause,” explains Zeeshan J. Shah, assistant professor of Fine Arts and Computer Graphics, and supervisor of the Silveraven project at NYIT-Bahrain.“Their efforts showed the whole region that there are young talents in the world who can go beyond their abilities, and hopefully they can motivate others to do the same.”
At today’s NYIT-Bahrain graduation ceremony, Student Life Organization President Tareq Al Kendi (pictured) and representative Samar Mohammed, graduate student speakers Mai Al- Khalifa and Abeer Al- Aradi, and undergraduate student speakers Mohammed Abdulla and Abeer Al- Najran, delivered the annual student addresses to their fellow graduates. Read More.
Undergraduate students from NYIT-Bahrain will premiere their student movie project, Silveraven, in the summer of 2012 at a local cinema. Zeeshan J. Shah, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Computer Graphics, has shared this sneak preivew of the film.
In celebration of the 11th Annual Italian Language Week in Bahrain, NYIT-Bahrain hosted two Italian scholars at an Italian Embassy conference today.
Building on a program that featured lectures in both Italian and English, University of Salerno professor Carmine Pinto spoke on the "150th Anniversary of Italian Unity Between History and Art." Later in the evening, Filippo Beltrami Gadola, NYIT-Bahrain associate professor and assistant dean of the School of Architecture and Design, presented on "The Unity of Italy and the Creation of a National Architecture."
The events provided an opportunity to examine Italian scholarship as well as the motivation of Arab and Bahraini students for studying in Italy.
A desire to know more about how technology can affect human nature motivated New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) faculty members Curtis Carbonell, Ph.D., and Thomas Philbeck, Ph.D., to organize the first international conference on transhumanism from October 21-23.
"We are a technological university, but we should also be concerned with key humanistic categories," said Carbonell, assistant professor of English at NYIT-Bahrain.
Titled "Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts," the three-day event gathered 50 scholars at Dublin City University in Ireland. Experts from 25 universities including Oxford University, University of Exeter, George Washington University, England's Open University, and NYIT presented on disciplines ranging from philosophy to literature and neuroscience. Read More.
Amid singing and dancing, NYIT students and alumni volunteered their time to mark today’s opening of a new hospital building for the elderly in Muharraq, Bahrain.
The volunteers helped distribute food and water to the elderly, who were excited about the visit, according to NYIT-Bahrain Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations Amal al-Dallal. “It’s not everday that the elderly get visits like this,” she explained.
In addition, as local school children were invited to draw the patients living in the hospital, NYIT volunteers assisted the young artists with their task and provided them with gifts at the event’s conclusion.
As the Arab world’s awareness of the needs of those diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome grows, NYIT-Bahrain students and alumni visited the Bahrain Down’s Syndrome Society and Care Center today.
While the incidence of Down’s Syndrome is estimated at one in 733 births, many countries have been slow to ensure that individuals who suffer from the genetic disease are not denied the same opportunities that are available to the general population. The center provided the visitors with a tour of its facilities and a chance to meet the children who are treated there.
The tour inspired the group from NYIT to get more involved with the work of the society. “We are planning to raise money to help the center purchase equipment that will help them improve their services,” said Amal al-Dallal, associate director of alumni and employer relations at NYIT-Bahrain.
In celebration of the 14th night of Ramadan, NYIT alumni and students celebrated Gergaoon Night, hosted by Yousif Lori (B.S. ’06). Children marked the cultural celebration by dressing in traditional clothes and collecting candies and sweets from neighbors after singing the Gergaoon song. Volunteers from the NYIT community distributed gifts and assisted with face painting.
Alumni at NYIT-Bahrain found time to explore the benefits of greening the planet at the Al Qadseya Club on Saturday, Aug. 13. The “Go Green” event provided attendees with an education in horticulture, followed by the group planting a variety of shrubs on site. The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Haitham Al Shorouqi, manager of the General Organization for Youth and Sports.
NYIT-Bahrain held its seventh graduation ceremony on June 7, 2011. The Class of 2011 included 275 graduates who celebrated along with guests including friends, family and alumni at the Gulf Hotel in Manama. Student speakers Fatima Al Shuwaikh and Talal Al Qassab addressed their classmates following a graduation address by NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. Read More.
NYIT-Bahrain students Maymoona Alqasim and Hussam "Flipp" Mohammed Aseem collaborated on a music video for Bahraini unity that has generated over 40,000 views online. Watch the video.
Manama, Bahrain – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has named Amal Osama Al Dallal (B.S. ’08, M.B.A. ’10) as the new Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations at its Manama, Bahrain, campus.
Ten undergraduate students from NYIT-Bahrain will premiere their student movie project, Gilgamesh Pearl, in Bahraini cinemas on Feb. 26. The team will use proceeds from the feature to support My Charity Water, an organization that helps build water wells in African villages. Watch the trailer here.
In a finale that is sure to go down in history, NYIT-Bahrain’s basketball team claimed the first Ajiaal Basketball League title on Dec. 25, 2010. The team defeated rivals Bahrain Training Institute (BTI) 64-51.
Students and faculty volunteers helped coordinate a blood drive on Nov. 25, 2010, for the Salminaya Medical Complex in Manama, Bahrain. In a letter to NYIT-Bahrain, Fakhriya A. Darwish, head of the Salmaniya Medical Complex Central Blood Bank, wrote that the group “rendered exemplary humanitarian service that no money can buy. Their gift of life will go a long way in saving lives and helping the diseased.”
Samy N. Garas, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting at NYIT-Bahrain, had his doctoral dissertation distributed to 1,000-plus participants at the 17th annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Bahrain, Nov. 22-24, 2010. Faculty members and students from NYIT-Bahrain attended. In addition, Garas' article, "The Performance of Shari'a Supervisory Boards within Islamic Financial Institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries," was published in Corporate Ownership & Control, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Fall 2010.
Samy Nathan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Management at NYIT-Bahrain, was profiled in FACT-Bahrain's November 2010 issue.
NYIT-Bahrain’s marketing department is starting to prepare for the Fourth Annual Ramadan Charity Drive, which is one of NYIT’s major charity events in Bahrain. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting for Muslims around the world, and this year Ramadan is being observed from August 11 through September 9. Click in to get the latest about this year's charity campaign.