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Apr 18 2014

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service

Apr 17 2014

Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues

Apr 16 2014

NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 21 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” Webinar: Video-Conferencing Using Zoom

Apr 21 2014

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

Citation Workshop

Apr 22 2014

C.H.I. Garden Party

2010 Summer Archive
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August 2010

Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts/Computer Graphics at NYIT-Amman, presented the art of contemporary Nepalese artists she met while attending an arts workshop in Katmandu at the Westbeth Center for the Arts, New York City, Aug. 25.

Terese Coe, adjunct instructor of English, had the following translations published: from the German of Heinrich Heine, "Where?" published in the Summer 2010 issue of Agenda (UK); and from the Spanish of Jorge Luis Borges' "I" as well as her poem, "Away," in the Summer 2010 issue of The Raintown Review. In addition, her poem, "Approaching the End of the Prairie from the East," was published in the special Summer 2010 issue of Fugue.

Melvin Douglass, Ed.D., adjunct assistant professor, School of Education, was profiled in an Aug. 26 article, "Dr. Douglass' Fight for Equal Cultural Access," published in the New York Amsterdam News.
 
Denise Donaldson Kaiser, director of dietetic internships, has completed all requirements to become a board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition.
 
Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine, had her article, "Connecting with Patients who have Limited English Proficiency," published in the August 2010 issue of the AOA Health Watch

School of Management faculty members Benjamin Khoo, Ph.D., associate professor, Stephen Hartman, Ph.D., professor, and Peter Harris, associate professor, had their article, "Information Security Governance of Enterprise Information Systems: An Approach to Legislative Compliant," published in the International Journal of Management & Information Systems (Vol. 14, Issue 3, 2010).

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., president, wrote an article for a special section of the August/September 2010 issue of Networking Magazine in which he discussed NYIT's technology-driven, interdisciplinary, glocal approach to health care.
 
Matthias Altwicker, associate professor of architecture, and his firm AB Architekten, received a Vision Long Island Smart Growth Award for their affordable housing development in the Village of Hempstead (N.Y.), which features six green, affordable, owner-occupied townhouses.
 
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was featured in the "Institute News" section of the August 2010 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress.
 
Samy Nathan Garas, instructor of accounting, had his paper, "The Independence of the Shari'a Supervisory Board in the Islamic Financial Institutions of the GCC Countries," published in Corporate Board: Role, Duties & Composition (Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2010).

Peter Harris, associate professor of management, had his paper, "The Future of LIFO," published in the August 2010 issue of A.T. Management Review.
 
Charles Pavia, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, had his article, "Serologic Detection of a Rare Case of Q Fever in New York City Having Hepatic and Unusual Renal Complications," published in the August 2010 issue of Infection.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program, served as medical director for a program titled "Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorders in Primary Care," videotaped at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 18. Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, moderated the program.
 
Jueman (Mandy) Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication arts, presented "The Psychophysiology of Viewing HIV/AIDS PSAs: The Effects of Fear Appeals and Sexual Appeals" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 94th annual conference, Denver, Aug. 4 - 7.
 
Department of Neuroscience and Histology faculty members Brian Hallas, Joerg Leheste, and German Torres presented their poster, "Reducing Cell Injury Caused by Deep Brain Stimulation," at the Forum of European Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3 - 7. Dr. Torres was also invited to the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in the Netherlands to discuss ongoing collaborative research projects between the organization and NYCOM.

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, was named "One to Watch in Education" by Long Island Island Business News (Aug. 6 issue).
 
Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 4 Long Island Business News article about the growing trend among universities to offer blended or hybrid classes.
 
Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, coordinated the Sixth Annual Summer Symposium, "Instructional Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: What Every General Education and Special Education Teacher Needs to Know," on July 27 at NYIT's de Seversky Center. The symposium was funded by a New York State Higher Education Support Center grant.
 
Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, had his poem, "Beautiful," published in Cordite Poetry Review (August 2010, Issue 33). 

Mireille Guiliano, NYIT's first lady and international best-selling author, comes in at number 13 in the France-Amérique, Le Journal Français des États-Unis (Juillet/Aout 2010, p. 19) rankings of the 50 French who matter most in America in 2010. She tops number 14 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, France's former finance minister and currently the president of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, and follows number 12, über-chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud.
 
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., president, has been re-elected to a two-year term as president of the East Coast Conference (ECC), the NCAA Division II league in which most of NYIT's athletic teams compete.
 

July 2010

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, and fourth-year NYCOM student Eric Steinberg had their article, "Assessing Pain of the Pediatric Patient in the Emergency Setting", published in the July/August 2010 issue of Practical Pain Management. Goldstein also had his review of the textbook,Veneer Visions, published in the June/July 2010 issue of the New York State Dental Journal.
 
Christopher Moylan, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had his poem, "Motley," published in the July 2010 issue of Taj Mahal Review.
 
Susan Neville, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair, Department of Nursing, has completed the American Medical Association's Core Disaster Life Support Training Course and is certified until 2013. She serves on the board of the Nassau County Department of Health Medical Reserve Board, where she is co-director of educational training and special needs shelters.
 
Dan Quigley, Ph.D., associate dean and associate professor of English, conducted a workshop titled "Online Rogue Professor: Piecing Together What You Need from Web 2.0." and co-presented (with NYIT Professor Stan Silverman) "Linking Treasures and Students: NYIT's EEZ and Web 2.0 Technology" at the Campus 2010 Technology Conference, Boston, July 19 - 22.
 
Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., dean of the School of Education, presented "Supporting Faculty Virtually with Tools That Anyone Can Use" at the 3rd Annual Sloan Consortium Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, San Jose, Calif., July 21.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Tube Thoracostomy: Pitfalls and Practice" at the Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Grand Rounds at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y., July 13.
 
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was nominated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Professional Society to serve as an accreditation observer on a 15-member team visit in September.
 
Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts/Computer Graphics at NYIT-Amman, has been selected as a finalist in the Art Scene Today competition for "Gaza Mural," an acrylic and collage painting.
 
Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, wrote the chapter, "What is a Placental?" for Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (2010). He also had his article, "More than Just Old Bones: The Fossil Record Informs Us About Homology, and Convergences of Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior in the Cetacea Otherwise Unknown from Modern Animals," published in Whales and Dolphins: Behavior, Biology and Distribution (Nova Science Publishers, 2010).
 
David Broder, D.O., NYCOM associate dean and NYCOMEC president, was appointed parliamentarian for the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates for 2010-2011.
 
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, presented the research poster, "Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling: Does Sex Matter in Middle-Aged Rats?" at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2010 Scientific Sessions - Technological and Conceptual Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, Rancho Mirage, Calif., July 19 - 22.
 
Clyde Doughty Jr., director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, was featured in the article, "The SAAC Voice," published in the Summer 2010 issue of Champion Magazine, an NCAA publication.
 
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, moderated a panel discussion on pain management and chronic opioid use at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., July 16.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was quoted in an article published in the July 22 issue of Long Island Press about Long Island development. Holler discussed his project that has been named a finalist in the "Build a Better Burb" competition.
 
Dennis Kodner, Ph.D., director of NYIT's Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, was quoted in a July 24 Newsday article about new legislation (Class Act) that establishes the first voluntary long-term care insurance program in the United States.
 
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, has been selected by the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication as a reviewer of proposals for this year's annual conference in Boise, Idaho, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3.
 
Charles Matz, assistant professor of interior design, wrote Lolli-Pop (BIS Publishers, 2010), an art book that was developed from a viral Internet experiment. The book was launched at Visionairs Gallery in Paris and presented at Art Basel.

Steven J. Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of finance, presented "What Do We Know About Tort Reform" at the Western Economic Association International Conference, Portland, Ore., July 1.
 
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, had his article, "Alleviating the Stress of Post Secondary Transition," published in the Summer 2010 issue of Autism Spectrum News.
 
Donna Minerva Voci, adjunct assistant professor of fine arts, has her paintings/installations on display as part of the "All In The Family" exhibit at the Islip Art Museum (N.Y.). The show runs through Sept. 5.
 
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, had her paper, "Effects of Playing a History-Simulation Game: Romance of Three Kingdoms," published in the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (2010, Vol. 2, Issue 2).

Reginald T. Braggs, dean of students, NYIT-Bahrain, served as opening speaker and panelist at the AIESEC's "Youth Development Leadership Day," Bahrain, July 1. 
  
Frances Campani, associate professor of architecture, and Michael Schwarting, professor of architecture, had their review of the exhibition and catalogue, "Long Island Moderns: Art and Architecture on the North Shore of Long Island," published in the Long Island History Journal. In addition, one of their projects is featured in the July online edition of Architectural Record (Building Types: Multifamily Residential section). Schwarting also gave a series of lectures on the origins and pedagogies of urban design programs in the U.S. during the late 1950s and 1970s at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, June 21 - 25.
 
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, was interviewed by Lea Tyrrell (B.F.A. '87) on Long Island Talks (News 12 Long Island) about his book, Jones Beach: An Illustrated History. The show was broadcast on various dates in July.
  
Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, had his book review of Lee A. Wilkinson's A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in Schools published in the July 7 issue of the Journal of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
 
Frank Zeman, Eng.Sc.D., director, Center for Metropolitan Sustainability, was quoted in a July 18 Washington Post article ("Why Going Green Won't Make You Better or Save You Money").

Julie Fratrik, director, Center for Global Exchange, has been elected co-chair of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Region X Member Interest Group One Person Office.

Frank Mruk, associate dean of the School of Architecture and Design, had his full-page op-ed, "Bright Ideas for Better Suburbs," published in the Sunday, July 4 edition of Newsday.

James Schempp, assistant director of evaluations, has written his first science fiction novel, titled The Delos Project.

June 2010 

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, presented "Eliminating the Borders of Time and Space in Teacher Education: The Evolution of a Program to Create Quality Elementary Teachers Online" at the XIV World Congress: World Council of Comparative Societies Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 17.

Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts/Computer Graphics at NYIT-Amman,  presented "Life in the Sandbox: An Art Historian/Artist Teaching in the Middle East" at History, Continuity, and Rupture: A Symposium on Christianity and Art History, sponsored by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art, Paris, May 25 - 31. 

Reginald T. Braggs, dean of students, NYIT-Bahrain, presented "Critical Thinking ... What's So 'Critical' About It" at the Bahrain Society of Engineers Weekly Forum, June 22.

Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, moderated two national video presentations, "Update on Interventional Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation" and "Challenges in the Management of Dyslipidemia," for attending faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, June 18.

Patrice Hood, D.N.P., assistant professor of nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of the American College of Nurse Practitioners. She also presented on women and lung diseases at the 2010 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference Phoenix, Ariz., June 25.
 
Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the reading placement program, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, co-authored the paper, "Using Gaming Literacies to Cultivate New Literacies," published in the June issue of Simulation & Gaming.
 

Maureen Cardoza, instructor of nursing, and Patrice Hood, assistant professor of nursing, presented "Pediatric Death and Dying in the Simulation Arena" and "A Theoretical Model of Human Simulation Curriculum Development" at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Nursing Simulation and Learning's Ninth Annual Learning Resource Centers Conference, Las Vegas, June 16 - 19. 
 
Jonathan Geisler, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and a whale evolution expert, was quoted in a June 30 online National Geographic article.
 
Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., NYCOM director of clerkship education, and Michelle J. Curtin (D.O. '10) had their article, "Cultural Differences and Pain Management," published in the June issue of Practical Pain Management.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program, had his review of Jodi Picoult's House Rules published in the May 21 online version of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. He also wrote the foreword to Mark Sherry's book, Disability Hate Crimes: Does Anyone Really Hate Disabled People? (Ashgate Publishing, 2010).

Muhamad Abdulghafour
, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and NYIT-Bahrain electrical and computer engineering graduate student Zahra Farhood, presented "Investigation on Model Selection Criteria for Speaker Identification" at the 2010 International Symposium on Information Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 15 - 17.
 
Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, presented two workshops, "The New 'Sandwich' Caregiver" and "Shifting Caregiving Roles: Aging Parents and Adult Children with Long-Term Psychiatric Disabilities," at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance of New York, New York City, May 7.
 
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended a two-day Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Program Evaluator (PEV) Training Session in preparation for becoming a reviewer for the Engineering Accreditation Commission, Louisville, Ky., June 19 - 20.
 
Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, and Matthew Mihlbachler, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy, presented "Dental Microwear of Modern and Fossil Sirenia Reflects Changes in the Physical Environment in the Neogene of Florida" at the Third Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology, Columbia, S.C., June 2 - 5.
 
Patricia Burlaud, Ph.D., dean of operations, assessments and accreditation, Office of Global Academic Programs, has been elected to a two-year term as the New York State coordinator for the Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education (OWHE/ACE).
 
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, gave the following two presentations at the annual conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Atlanta, May 29 - June 2: "Diagnostic Dilemmas in Primary Care Treatment of Diabetes" and "Allergy Testing Without Skin Pricks." A poster titled "Assessment of Self-Reported Prior Genetic Education for Entry Level Medical and Physician Assistant Students" by Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies faculty and students was presented by Herman at the 19th Annual Clinical and Professional Poster Session of the conference. Another poster, "Comparison Between Nintendo Wii Fit Aerobics and Traditional Aerobic Exercise in Young Adults," by PA faculty and students, along with Peter Douris, Ed.D., associate professor of physical therapy, was presented by the students.
 
David Ochoa, NYCOM director of development, and Laura Schranz, director of corporate, foundation, and government relations, presented a workshop ("The Funder Said 'No', Now What?") at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations Officers, San Francisco, June 2 - 4.
 
Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, has her recent works, including an installation and animation, on display as part of the "Green: Art with the Earth in Mind" exhibition at the Annmarie Garden Sculpture and Art Center in in Solomons, Md. The show runs through Friday, Aug. 27.
 
Ralph Sepe (B.S. '97) has been named president of NYIT's Alumni Federation. Sepe is a partner at Chernoff Diamond & Co. and founder and president of The Sepe Foundation. 
 
Robert Michael Smith, associate professor of fine arts, was awarded First Prize, Best of Show, for his granite sculpture ("Chautauquantumandala") at the 2010 Cloverdale (Calif.) Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, June 5.
 
Thomas Zimmerman (D.O. '00), clinical assistant professor of family medicine, was one of 14 recipients of the Fellow Award, conferred by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) at this year's ACOFP Convention and Scientific Seminar. The designation is awarded to individuals who have contributed outstanding national, state, and local service through teaching, authorship, research, or professional leadership.
 

May 2010

Maureen Cardoza, instructor of nursing, participated in a panel discussion about the care of injured soldiers following a benefit screening of Assistant Professor Phil Hopper's documentary film, The Road Home, on May 12 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Other panelists included John Rowan, president of Vietnam Veterans of America, and Dick Traum, executive director of Achilles International.
 
Edward Cho, D.O., assistant professor of emergency medicine and associate director of NYIT's Center for Global Health, and Deborah Lardner, D.O., assistant professor of emergency medicine, were recognized for their work in the aftermath of this year's earthquake in Haiti by the Greater New York Hospital Association during an awards ceremony held in New York City on May 27.
 
Denise Donaldson Kaiser, director of dietitic internships, was a reviewer of the article, "Position of the American Dietetic Association, American Society for Nutrition, and the Society for Nutrition Education: Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults," published in the March 2010 Journal of American Dietetic Association.
 
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, presented on pedagogical strategies for literary journalism faculty at the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies, Roehampton University, London, May 20 - 22.
 
Abraham M. Jeger, Ph.D., associate dean of clinical education, and Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, presented "A Multi-Modal Evaluation Protocol as a Catalyst for Clerkship Quality Enhancement" at the 14th Ottawa Conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe, Miami, Fla., on May 18. The poster was co-authored by Doreen Meinberg, education evaluation coordinator, and Barbara Friedman, medical educator.
 
Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment, communications and marketing, was awarded "College Counselor of the Year" by the Nassau (N.Y.) Counselors' Association at its annual end-of-year celebration on June 2. Nealon, who has served as the association's president for the last two years, has the distinction of being the third recipient of this award since the association's establishment more than 50 years ago.
 
Alex Ott, director of transfer evaluations, has been elected president-elect of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association (NYSTAA). Ott also presented "Policy Analysis: Denial of Transfer Credit on the Basis of Type of Accreditation" at the annual NYSTAA conference, Syracuse, N.Y., May 26.
 
Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented work from her Living Skills Recovery Workbook at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy International Conference, Santiago, Chile, May 2 - 7.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, has been named one of Long Island's (N.Y.) top 50 most influential women in business by Long Island Business News.
 
Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, had his poem, "Renunciation," published in the Spring 2010 issue of Tar River Poetry.

Clyde Doughty Jr., director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation, and Lenore Walsh, associate director, served as emcee/moderator and facilitator, respectively, at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Career in Sports Forum, May 11 - 14, Indianapolis, Ind. Doughty has also been appointed to the NCAA's Student Affairs Advisory Committee.
 
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, has been elected to a two-year term to the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a director at large.
 
Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor of education and coordinator of the reading placement program, presented "Preparing Teachers to Teach Literacy to Diverse Students" at the American Educational Research Association's 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, April 30 - May 4. She also co-presented the following papers with Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education: "The Effect of Using Blogs on College Students' Reading Performance and Motivation," "The Development of a Global Literacy Scale for High School Students," and "Global Literacy: Comparing China and New York City High School Students."
 
Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented her research project (with contributions from two NYIT graduates), "The Use of Visual Imagery in Asperger's Syndrome," at the World Federation of Occupational Therapists International Conference, Santiago, Chile, May 2 - 7.
 
Stan Silverman, director of Technology-Based Learning Systems, was quoted in the article, "Technology Facilitates Learning in Small Groups," published in eCampus News, May 19.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, and Sarah McPherson, Ed.D., chair of instructional technology, coordinated the New York State Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling's Fourth Annual Administrators' Summit, "Increasing Success for English Language Learners: How Administrators Can Help General and Special Education Teachers," held at NYIT's de Seversky Center, Old Westbury, N.Y., April 29. Burton also presented "Examination of Student Discourse in an Online Course After the Integration of  Multimedia" at the American Educational Research Association's 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, May 3.

Terese Coe, adjunct instructor of English, had her poem, "Sonnet to Orpheus I, 5," published in the Spring 2010 issue of Measure.

Brian Hallas, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Neuroscience/Histology, presented "The Zebrafish Eye: A Model For the Early Detection of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease" (co-authored by German Torres, Ph.D., and Joerg Leheste, Ph.D.) at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 2 - 6.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., associate professor of education and coordinator of the counseling masters program, recently returned from Tokyo where, as a Fulbright Specialist, she worked with professors from Ochanomizu University, as well as counselors and other educators to adapt a counseling model and book translation for Japanese school counselors.

Jeff Feinsilver, librarian, organized and moderated the program, "Interpreting the Library Bill of Rights: Putting Principles into Practice," at the Long Island (N.Y.) Library Conference, Woodbury, N.Y., May 6.
 
Terry Nauheim, assistant professor of fine arts, is exhibiting her drawings and animations in "The Body Show Redeux Notes on Our Human Experience" show at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh through June 11.
 
Tricia Nicholes, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented a workshop, "The Challenge Of Change: Effective Fieldwork Supervision of the Generation Me Student," at the American Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, Fla., April 28 - May 2.
 
Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, is exhibiting her drawings and collages in the Young Art Taipei International Contemporary Art Fair, Taipei, Taiwan, May 13 - 16.
 
Kristen Panella, director of environmental health and safety, participated in the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the City of New York Fire Department's mock oil spill at Fort Totten, Queens, N.Y., May 12.
 
Pat Precin, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented two of her research projects at the American Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando, Fla., April 28 - May 2: "Challenges of Welfare-to-Work Programs" and "Systematic Review: Evidence of the Value of Bariatric Surgery on Quality of Life."

Robert Michael Smith, associate professor of fine arts, was interviewed for a recent Art and Technology podcast.

Rajen Tibrewala, Ph.D., professor of quantitative analysis, co-authored the paper, "Determinants of Dividend Payout Ratios: Evidence from United States," published in The Open Business Journal (Vol. 3, 2010).

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, presented "Informal Learning Effects of Playing a History-Simulation Game: Romance of Three Kingdoms" at the American Educational Research Association's 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, May 3.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, read from her poems at the Annual Chapbook Festival, The Graduate School, CUNY, New York City, May 4.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, appeared at Barnes & Noble in Carle Place, N.Y., on May 12  to discuss his book, Jones Beach: An Illustrated History.  

Luis Navia, Ph.D., professor of social sciences, presented a conference about the philosophy of Plato to a group of Winthrop University Hospital physicians, Mineola, N.Y., May 5.
 

April 2010

 
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences, served as the organizer and chair of the American Association of Anatomist Platform Session "New Trends in Cardiac and Vascular Biology" at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting, Anaheim, Calif., April 24 - 28. At the meeting, he also presented the research poster, "Sex-specific Adaptation of Coronary Vasculature to Post-myocardial Infarction Remodeling in Middle-aged Rats."

John di Domenico, professor of architecture, along with his team from di Domenico + Partners, submitted the winning entry in a conceptual design competition for a Newark Visitor's Center sponsored by the Newark and Suburban Architects section of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with its Emerging Professionals and Young Architects Forum programs.
 
Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Advances in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain" at the Society of Army PAs, Fayetteville, N.C., April 26.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the reading placement program, presented "Using Blogs to Expand In-Class Discussion to Strengthen Diversity Awareness in Reading Context" at the 2010 International Reading Association Convention, Chicago, April 25 - 28.

Shifang Li, Ed.D., coordinator of assessment, had her co-authored article, "Faculty Incorporation of Essential Learning Outcomes for 21st-Century College Learning," published in the Journal of the World Universities Forum (Vol. 3, Issue 3).
 
Luis Navia, Ph.D., professor of social sciences, presented a conference about the philosophy of Plato to a group of Winthrop University Hospital physicians, Mineola, N.Y., May 5.
 
Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, presented on behalf of herself and Ellen Greer, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, "The Impact of Breast Cancer Treatment on the Meaning of Occupational Patterns in the Lifeworld of Women who Return to Paid and Unpaid Work: An Interdisciplinary Study," at the Third Annual M2M Evidenced-Based Practice and Nursing Research Conference, at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, April 28.
 
James H. Nolt, Ph.D., NYIT-Nanjing campus dean, was awarded a "May First Labor Honorary Medal" by the Jiangsu Provincial Trade Union Federation (China) in recognition of his outstanding achievements and workplace innovation as dean.
 
Leonard Tester, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, had his article, "Positive Addiction Revisited," published in the Spring 2010 issue of BrainWorld.

Frank Acevedo
, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Conscious Sedation for the Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner" at Winthrop University Hospital's Grand Rounds, Mineola, N.Y., April 13.
 
Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and coordinator of outreach for the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, has been elected president-elect of the New York State Psychological Association's Division of Adult Development and Aging.
 
Faisal B. Al-khateeb, Ph.D., associate professor of MIS, presented "Insights into Organizational Culture, Objectives, and Ownership as Influencing Factors on Adoption and Diffusion of Mobile Technologies in Businesses in the United Arab Emirates," at the Allied Academies International Conference, New Orleans, April 14-16.
 
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Public Policy Committee of the American Society for Engineering Education Engineering Deans Council. Anid also presented "Strategic Sustainability Partnerships Between the Private Sector, Utilities, Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Institutions of Higher Learning" at the New Jersey Technology Council's Workshop on Sustainability, New York City, April 20.
 
Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, had his article, "A New Aletomerycine (Artiodactyla, Palaeomerycidae) from the Early Miocene of Florida," published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
 
Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of teacher education, presented "Response to Intervention and Mathematics: Help for Struggling Students" at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Diego, Calif., April 23.
 
Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, had his article, "Liberty and Literature in Early Modern England," published in the Spring 2010 issue of College Literature.
 
Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, presented "Concrete and Jungle - Rethinking the Relationship Between Natural and Man-Made Systems" at Veritas University, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 26.
 
Katherine Kinkela, J.D., adjunct instructor of management, Peter Harris, associate professor of management, and Benjamin Khoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of management information systems, had their paper, "Accounting Risk Management and the Unfitness Standard Under Sarbanes-Oxley," published in the January 2010 issue of American Business Review. Khoo also presented "RFID Usage Issues in the Supply Chainpaper" at the IEEE Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2010, Tampa, Fla., April 21.
 
Mary Louise Kranyak, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical nutrition, wrote a chapter ("Hungary") for the book, Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitaltiy, and Nutrition Professionals (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, April 2010).
 
Sonia Rivera-Martinez (D.O. '02), assistant professor of family medicine, has been elected president of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS). 
 
Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, presented and conducted a workshop titled "Using Case Studies to Enhance Assessment and Diagnosis Skills" at the 2010 New York Mental Health Counselors Association Convention, Albany, N.Y., April 17.
 
Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D., and C. Anne Ganzer, Ph.D., assistant professors of nursing, presented "The Use of Reflection: Reducing Students Anxiety and Enhancing the Psychiatric Mental Health Learning Experience" at the 12th Annual Conference of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, St. Louis, Mo., April 14 - 17.

Mindy Haar, director of the clinical nutrition graduate program and didactic program, had her paper, "Transitioning Traditional Programs to Online Programs," published in the April 2010 issue of The Department Chair.

Lawrence Herman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, presented "Advances in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain" at the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, Kearney, Neb., April 9. He also presented "IgE-Specific Allergy Testing" at the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, Mystic, Conn., April 11.

John Hyde, dean of career services, participated in a panel discussion titled "HR 2.0: Weathering and Advancing in a Storm of Social Media," at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Long Island chapter, Woodbury, N.Y., April 23.

Abraham M. Jeger, Ph.D., associate dean of clinical education; Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education; Doreen Meinberg, educational evaluation coordinator; and Barbara Friedman, medical educator, presented "A Multi-Modal Evaluation Protocol as a Catalyst for Clerkship Quality Enhancement" at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine 2010 Annual Meeting, Bethesda, Md., April 8. Friedman also co-presented "Obesity Management by Osteopathic Primary Care Physicians: A Preliminary Educational Needs Assessment."

Ronit Kahana-Kalman, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral sciences, presented "Daily Routines of Infants from Ethnically Diverse Families" at the Human Development Conference, New York City, April 9.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English, presented "How Aristotle's Politics Exhibits Ambivalence Toward Slavery" at the Conference of the Long Island Philosophical Society, Rockville Centre, N.Y., April 17.

Susan Neville, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, has been elected president of the Council of Deans of Nursing: Senior Colleges and Universities in New York State.

Adrienne O'Brien, Ph.D., professor of communication arts, presented "The State of the News: What's Happening to Journalism in America" at The Finger Lakes Forum, Geneva, N.Y., April 19.

Kristen Panella, director of environmental health and safety, presented "Recent Compliance Issues with PCBs -- Lessons Learned" at the joint meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers-Long Island and the Metro Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Hicksville, N.Y., April 21.

Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the reading placement program, co-authored the paper (with three other authors at Utah State University), "Learning with Web Tools, Simulations, and Other Technologies in Science Classrooms", published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology, 19(4), p.1573-1893.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, chaired a panel on carbon sequestration and storage and presented "Waste-to-Energy: An Energy Technology with Important Environmental Benefits" at NYIT's Think Green Global Forum, Nanjing, China, April 8 - 9. Anid and Jun Ma, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering, presented "The Internet of Things" to more than 400 engineering students and university and government officials at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, April 10.

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor, was quoted in two recent New York Times articles about the New York City Housing Authority. Bloom also gave a presentation to sociologists and historians at the Center for Jewish History, New York City, March 12.
 
Annemarie Fulfaro, associate director of International Admissions, participated in an educational tour to China to recruit students, March 13 - 24. She visited 13 schools in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Shanghai, and attended four university fairs.
 
Francy Magee, dean of campus life at Old Westbury, presented "Innovation Through Reflection: Bringing the Conference Home" at the 2010 national meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Boston, March 24. She has also been elected to the board of directors of the American College Personnel Association's Commission for Administrative Leadership.

Adam Kraar
, adjunct professor of English, wrote the play, Empire of the Trees, which can be seen at the Abingdon Theatre (New York City) from April 22 through April 30 (Wizard Oil Productions).
 
Niharika Nath, Ph.D., assistant professor of life sciences, presented  "Nitric Oxide Donating NSAIDS are Novel Cancer Chemopreventive Agents in Cancer: An Overview of Biological Effects and Molecular Targets" as part of a spring seminar series hosted by Adelphi University's Department of Biology, Garden City, N.Y., April 2.

March 2010

Tobi A. Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and outreach coordinator for the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, made three presentations at the annual Aging in America Conference, Chicago, March 15 - 19: "A Celebration of Sui Generis and Self-Efficacy: An Exploration of Creativity and Resilience;" "Family Therapy with Older Adults and Their Families;" and "Programs That Are Building the Mental Health and Aging Workforce." Abramson has also been appointed to the board of directors of the American Society on Aging.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., associate professor and coordinator of the School of Education's counseling program, presented "The Economic Implications of Closing the Achievement Gap: Education, Social, and Economic Alignment" at the Sixth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability in Cuenca, Ecuador. She also presented "School Counselors and Family Therapists Working Together for Parentified Youth" at the XVIII World International Family Therapy Association Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 17 - 20.
 
Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the college reading placement program, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of education, co-authored the paper, "The Exploration of New York City High School Students' Global Literacy," published in the Multicultural Education & Technology Journal (Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2010)

Sunny Hwang, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, is mentoring Emma Hoffman, a high school student from Rondout Valley High School (Accord, N.Y.) and finalist in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The final competition will be held May 9 - 14 in San Jose, Calif. Dr. Hwang and Ms. Hoffman have previously presented their work at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting in Bristol, England.

Barbara Piccirillo and Frank Acevedo, assistant professors of physician assistant studies, presented a three-day lecture/ultrasound workshop, "A Comprehensive Overview of Ultrasound Applications, with Focus on Trauma and Echocardiogram," at the Sixth Annual Emergency Medical Conference of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA), Tucson, Ariz., March 21 - 25.

Amy Bravo, director of Experiential Education and Employment Outreach, and Michael J. Gregorek, J.D., director of the School of Management's Professional Enrichment Program, presented "Truss Worthy: How to Grow an Academic Program by Building on a Bridge with Student Affairs and Student Organizations" at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association national conference, Boston, March 21 - 23. Bravo, along with Adrienne McNally, assistant director of Experiential Education, also presented "Lessons Learned After Piloting an Internship Certificate Program." 
 
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has won honorable mention in the "Memoir/Autobiography" category of the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors annual Writing Awards Competition for his book, The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon (Chicago Review Press).
 
Dennis Kodner, Ph.D., professor of medicine and gerontology and director of the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, served on a panel of international experts convened last month by the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Ultrecht, The Netherlands, to examine options for determining eligibility and access to long-term care in a reformed Dutch health care system.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in a March 24 Long Island Business News article about proposed legislation to address Internet crime. Dean Anid also mentioned NYIT's cyber security lab and programs at our New York and Jordan campuses, as well as the upcoming fall cyber security conference.
 
Stephen Blythe, Ph.D., J.D., professor of business law, presented "Internet Law as a Potential Catalyst for Growth of Caribbean E-Commerce: Jamaica's Statute as a Model" at the 16th Annual Global Trends Conference of the Academy of Business Administration, Cancun, Mexico. He also had his article, "Rangoon Enters the Digital Age: Burma's Electronic Transactions Law as a Sign of Hope for a Troubled Nation," published in the January issue of International Business Research.
 
Hubert Chin, Ph.D., adjunct professor of computer science, and Ayat Jafari, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented "Design of Power Controller for Hybrid Vehicle" at the 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Tyler, Texas, March 7 - 9.
 
Hugh Ettlinger (D.O. '87), associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine, was featured in a March 2 New York Daily News article about the Neuromuscular Skeletal Medicine Residency Program at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx, N.Y.) for which he is the director. 
 
Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., and Sheldon Yao, D.O., professor and assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine, respectively, served on the international judging panel for the Ninth Annual Scientific Poster Competition at the American Academy of Osteopathy's Annual Convocation, Colorado Springs, Colo., March 19 - 23.
 
Abram Poczter, Ph.D., professor of management, co-authored the article, "Conceptual Roots and Synergistic Communalities in Economics and Marketing," published in the April issue of Journal of College Teaching and Learning (Vol. 7, 4).
 
Linda Smail, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, chaired the Probability Modeling and Bayesian session and presented her paper, "Inference in Bayesian Networks Using D-Separation," at the 2010 International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics, United Arab Emirates, March 18 - 21.

The Long Island Railroad's Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, N.Y., designed by Di Domenico+Partners -- of which John di Domenico, professor of architecture, is principal -- opened on Jan. 5. The building was featured in articles in the New York Times and Newsday.
 
Anthony DiMatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, delivered a presentation entitled "'The Jerks of Invention': Serious Play in Shakespeare and the Renaissance" at the New College of Florida's Medieval and Renaissance Conference on March 11, Sarasota, Fla.
 
Catherine Gerweck, Ph.D., R.D., adjunct assistant professor of clinical nutrition, published "The Real Weighty Issue: Losing is Just the Beginning," in the March issue of the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
 
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Phil Hopper's film, Come & Go: With Apologies to Samuel Beckett, was an official selection of the 2010 TAKES - Short Film Festival. The film, an experimental narrative shot in New York City subways, was shown at the festival in London on March 3.
 
Associate Professor Susan Neville, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Nursing, and Assistant Professor Ellen Greer, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, presented two IRB-approved research studies at the 16th Meeting of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Atlanta, March 9-10: "The Impact of Breast Cancer Treatment on the Meaning of Occ<