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Feb 10 2016
LI spotlights people of color in whaling history

John Hanc, associate professor, communications arts, NYIT-Old Westbury campus, published a story in the February 7th Sunday Newsday LI Life section, pegged to Black History Month, about the important role African and Native Americans played in the whaling industry that flourished on Long Island in the early 19th century. View the print version

Feb 10 2016
In Defense of Puppets

Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, NYIT-Old Westbury campus, has a new book of poems, In Defense of Puppets, available through Future Cycle Press.

Jan 29 2016
Water Scarcity Event on February 1
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. - noon
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
Jan 28 2016
Life Sciences Research Seminar Series
The Life Sciences department has introduced a new and exciting monthly seminar talk. Life Sciences faculty members along with students/leaders will be part of this dynamic platform to introduce their own research and research work in this seminar series. 
The first seminar: 
Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 pm
Place: Edward Guiliano Global Center, 1855 Broadway, rm 706 (MA) and Harry Schure Hall, rm DL2 (OW)
Speaker: Professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, Department of Life Sciences
Title: MicroRNA Profiling During Bone Fracture Repair
Abstract: Fracture repair is a complex process that involves multiple biological processes requiring spatiotemporal expression of thousands of genes. The molecular regulation of this process is not completely understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression by promoting mRNA degradation or blocking translation. Thus, we performed a complete profiling of all known miRNAs during the early (14 days) phases of physiological fracture repair, as modeled in the mouse femur.  Our data demonstrate that hundreds of miRNAs are differentially expressed and regulated during the fracture repair process. Bioinformatics analyses show many thousands of target mRNAs involving many biological processes. Taken together, these data provide the first complete analysis of miRNA expression during fracture repair and will aid in deciphering some of the molecular mechanisms responsible for the early phases of this tissue regenerative process.
Questions or comments, contact Reggie Jasmin, 212.261.1576.
Jan 20 2016
NYIT Students Make A Difference In Youth’s Lives

During the fall of 2015, NYIT partnered with The Viscardi Center to create the Viscardi Industry Project, a unique, interdisciplinary course where NYIT Computer Science, Business, and Fine Art students brought together their skills to serve the needs of Viscardi youth in the form of collaborative projects. This course was team-taught by Computer Science Professor Richard Simpson, Business & Management Professor Joanne Scillitoe, and Fine Arts Professor Yuko Oda. Read more.

Jan 04 2016
Life Sciences Student Studies at BNL
Bruna Fittipaldi, a Biology major with a Biomedical Engineering option, was selected to participate in the College Mini-Semester Program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, January 3rd to January 8th.  Bruna, a sophomore at NYIT, has always been interested in nature and environmental science and is excited to study about the physical components of our planet.  The BNL program will introduce her to research in renewable resources and energy.  
Dec 16 2015
Advertising UG Class Visits McCann 12/14

(Professor Jaffee pictured fourth from left, and to his right McCann's Carlos Wigle and Jill Menor)

Larry Jaffee, assistant professor of communication arts, NYIT-MA campus, and students from his ADVG 240 Advertising Copywriting class recently toured the offices of McCann, a leading global advertising agency network.    Students viewed creative work, and then had a Q&A session with Creative Director, Carlos Wigle, and Copywriter, Jill Menor.  Both gave advice to how the students should help launch their careers in advertising, and what they should do to take advantage of internship opportunities. 

Nov 24 2015
Lumen Prize Exhibition at NYIT AOB
The Fine Arts Department and the College of Arts and Sciences is proud to present the Lumen Prize's third US exhibition to be held in NYIT’s AOB (Auditorium on Broadway) from December 8-10, 2015.  Artworks will be displayed on iPads, screens, projectors in the gallery, as well as hung as digital prints.  Panel discussions, presentations, and social events bring together internationally acclaimed artists, art historians, and students, and stimulated critical dialog about art and technology.
For more information: 
Lumen Prize Events at NYIT
Exhibition, December 8– 10, 2015
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (at 62nd St), New York, NY 10023
Exhibition Hours:11am-5pm
Reception, Thu, Dec 10, 6-9pm
6-7pm, Tour the exhibition, Refreshments
7-8:30pm, Panel Presentation
Sponsored by NYIT College of Arts and Sciences’ Fine Arts Department
Lumen Digital Art Seminar
Wed, Dec 9, 6pm - 8pm
Nov 16 2015
John Hanc Publishes Stories
John Hanc, associate professor, communication arts, NYIT-OW, recently published two stories in the Giving section of of the New York Times (dealing with trends in philanthropy, volunteerism, etc.). One is about the impact of the LGBT audience in fundraising, and includes a powerful case study from the Girl Scouts. The other, about the magnificent but overlooked National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, is a story of crowd funding, 1920s-style. 
Hanc also published an inspiring Newsday cover story about the first African American physician in the Long Island suburbs, whose son (afflicted with cerebral palsy) also became a physician. 
Nov 12 2015
“Arresting” Posters By NYIT Students Sweep Police Awards
Photo Credit: Paulo Tonn
From left, first place winner in the NYPD sexual assault awareness poster contest Lucas Rossi, NYIT College of Arts and Sciences Dean James Simon, and second place winner Maguelone Dunoyer.
NYIT student, Lucas Rossi, studying on a one-year exchange program from Brazil, said he was honored his poster, chosen out of nearly 100 submissions, would be featured in a NYPD campaign to raise awareness of on-campus sexual assault. Fourteen colleges from all the boroughs except Staten Island submitted art. Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker and president of the New York City Police Foundation Susan Birnbaum presented the winning poster and the first two runners up at an event at police headquarters on November 9, 2015. 
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