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Internship Certificate Program - Orientation II

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Citation Workshop

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Citation Workshop

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C.H.I. Garden Party

2011 Fall Archive

December 2011

College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members and students presented research posters at the Annual Conference of the American Osteopathic Association, Oct. 30-Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla. Participants included:

  • Brian Hallas, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of neuroscience and histology.
  • Joerg Leheste, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and histology.
  • German Torres, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience and histology.

In addition, College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members and students attended the Annual Conference of the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 12-16 in Washington, D.C., where they shared research and presented a symposium on "Non-Pharmacological Approaches for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease." Participants included:

  • Brian Hallas, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of neuroscience and histology.
  • Isaac Kurtzer, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and histology.
  • Joerg Leheste, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and histology.
  • Raddy Ramos, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and histology.
  • German Torres, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience and histology.

Curtis Carbonell, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, published the article, "Intelligent Design Creationism and the Mechanisms of Postmodernity," Nov. 4 online in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.

Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor of behavioral sciences, is profiled in the current edition of Pressje, a Polish arts, culture, and politics journal.

Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of NYIT biology labs, was awarded a gold medal from the U.S. Army "for supporting the veterans at New York Institute of Technology." He accepted the award from one of his students, Sergeant Nishant Parekh.

In addition, the American Medical Association renewed Dr. Gagna's membership in 2012 for promoting the science of medicine and research.

Fred Goldner, adjunct professor in the master's in energy management program, is co-author of two books, Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: Technical Implementation, and Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers.

Robert Hill, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of anatomy, published two papers with his osteopathic medical students in the journal Anatomical Science International.

The project, "LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned," led by Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was called "grandiose" in a Dec. 14 article in the Long Island Herald. Read more.

In addition, Holler was interviewed in the December issue of the Voice of Nosara about an NYIT student design competition for developing a recycling and education center in Nosara, Costa Rica. Read more.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D., associate dean of the School of Management's Student Advancement Programs and Department of Hospitality Studies, was quoted in a Dec. 14 article in Long Island Business News.

Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, participated in the second "We Are One" art exhibition to benefit the Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund, Dec. 17 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was voted unanimously to the board of the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition.

Babak D. Beheshti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, presented the paper, "A Proposed API for the Information Plane of the WSN Integrated Technical Reference Model (I-TRM)," and chaired a session on SDR systems at the SDR '11 Wireless Innovation Conference and Exposition, Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Washington, D.C.

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of the Teacher Education Program, and John Kappenberg, adjunct associate professor of education, wrote the book, The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Tool Kit. Read more.

Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, gave the talk, "A Case of Trademark, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bass Ale, and the Branding of Character in Late Victorian England," Dec. 7 at a Victorian seminar at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Leonard B. Goldstein, Ph.D., NYCOM director of clerkship education, and Yili Huang (D.O. '11) published their manuscript, "Temporomandibular Disorder: Examining the Cause and Treatments," in the November/December issue of Practical Pain Management.

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., president of NYIT, published the essay, "Perhaps a Few Kind Words: A Tribute to Garden Mardner," in the book, A Bouquet for the Gardener: Martin Gardner Remembered.

The project, "LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned," led by Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was called "noteworthy" for being 100 percent water-, energy-, and resource-neutral, in a Dec. 8 article in Long Island Business News.

Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, presented the paper, "Planning for Managed Yield for Groundwater Resources," at the annual conference of the American Water Resources Association, Nov. 7-10 in Albuquerque, N.M.

James Nolt, associate professor of management at NYIT-Nanjing, was quoted in the Dec. 7 Voice of America article, "U.S., China Hold Defense Talks."

Michael Schwarting, director of NYIT's graduate program in urban and regional design, served as academic advisor to a group of graduate students, who published their research project, "What Color is Mixed Use on a Land Use Map?" in Town + Gown.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published the Dec. 9 article, "Changes in Federal Policy Help Students with Intellectual Disabilities Gain Access to College," in Exceptional Parent

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, made two presentations at the annual Gerontological Society of America's conference, Nov. 18-22 in Boston. They included the research paper, "MemoryWorks: A Brain Fitness Program for People with Dementia," and the poster, "Human Happiness: The Triumvirate of Eudemonia, Positive Psychology, and the Creative Process."

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of interdisciplinary studies, wrote his fifth book, American Tourism: Constructing a National Tradition, which will be published in April 2012. Read more.

Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, published the poem, "Approaching Salt Lake City from the East," in a special issue of Umbrella e-zine dedicated to the history of the poetry reading series, "Carmine Street Metrics." Coe has helped to initiate, co-host, and run this poetry series for many years. Read more.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, wrote the article, "The Sentimental Ballad of the Civil War," published Nov. 30 on Smithsonian.com. Read more.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, presented the paper, "LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned," at the Spaces and Flows: Second International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Nov. 17-18 at Monash University Prato Centre in Prato, Italy.

Albert Machlin, adjunct professor of environmental technology, is the regional vice president of the U.S. Inter-American Association of Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences (USAIDIS) and served as U.S. representative at the organization's regional environmental conference, Nov. 16-18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In addition, Professor Machlin helped to organize the Nov. 3 NYIT-Manhattan presentation, "Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean," by Carl Soderberg, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Caribbean Environmental Protection Division in Puerto Rico. Stanley Greenwald (sgreenwa@nyit.edu), professor and chair of the department of environmental technology, attended this presentation about air pollution, contaminated drinking water, and degraded coral reefs, along with 30 other faculty members and students.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., director of the mental health counseling program, published the article, "Louise Weston: Connecting with Your Asperger Partner: Negotiating the Maze of Intimacy," on Nov. 19 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published the online article, "When a Student with an Intellectual Disability Needs Money for Continuing Education," Dec. 1 on i-studentadvisor.com. Read more.

November 2011

Tobi A. Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, helped to organize and present the Kermit Schooler Symposium, "Aging Well: The Role of Mental Health," at the State Society on Aging of New York conference, Oct. 26-28 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor, academic coordinator, and associate director of the department of physician assistant studies, and Salvatore Barese, associate professor and chair of the department of physician assistant studies, presented the spotlight lecture, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Winning the Tenure Race," at the annual Physician Assistant Education Association meeting, Nov. 3 in New Orleans, La.

Kurt Amsler, Ph.D., associate dean for research and professor of biomedical sciences, co-authored two posters with Josephine Axis, research technician, and presented them with NYCOM students from his laboratory at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, Nov. 10-13 in Philadelphia. The posters include "SFKs Regulate Both Pore and Leak Pathways of Paracellular Permeability in Renal Epithelial Cells" and "Src Family Kinase Activity Promotes Ureteric Bud Branching While Limiting Ureteric Bud Segment Elongation during Mouse Fetal Kidney Development."

Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D., director of academics and evaluation of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, and Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and VIP executive director, co-authored the paper, "The Higher Education Opportunities Act: Implications for Individuals with ASDs," which Dr. Cavanagh presented at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Annual Conference, Nov. 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition, Dr. Cavanagh presented two sessions on "Work Opportunities for Students on the Autism Spectrum" at Future Quest 2011, a college and career forum for students with disabilities, Nov. 19 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Elaine Della Vecchia, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing; Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., R.N., instructor of nursing; and Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, presented "QSEN Quality and Safety Across the Curriculum: A Stepwise Model for Integration and Replication," at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' 2011 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Nov 17-19 in St. Louis, Mo.

Anthony DiMatteo, professor of English, published the poem, "The Measure," in the fall issue of Tar River Poetry.

John Hill, adjunct professor of architecture, wrote the book, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture.

NYIT-Bahrain faculty members Stefania Mariano, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Qadir Mohiuddin, Ph.D., associate professor of management, edited the book, The Role of Expatriated in MNCs Knowledge Mobilization.

James Nolt, associate professor and assistant dean of the School of Management at NYIT-Nanjing, published the article, "China Bubble a Global Concern," Nov. 23 in the Asia Times. Read the article.

In addition, he wrote the article, "China’s Looming Economic Crisis," for the Institute for Policy Studies’ Web publication, Foreign Policy in Focus, and was also quoted in an article on The Daily Beast.

Barbara Salvesen, office assistant for academic affairs in NYCOM, represented NYIT at the first National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Focus Group on Nov. 10 in West Conshohoken, Penn.

John F. Schwally, adjunct professor of communication arts, was post-production supervisor of the A&E Network's hit series, "Steven Seagal: Lawman," which premieres on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Michael Uttendorfer, Ed.D., dean of the School of Education, was interviewed for a segment on "Getting Your Money's Worth." Watch the interview.

Krys Zaba, director of global and international admissions, was quoted in the Nov. 11 edition of Sweden’s Metro International and featured in Today, the magazine that accompanies the annual Kunskap and Framtid (Student and Knowledge) Fair in Goteborg, which he also attended to provide information about NYIT programs and scholarships to prospective students in Sweden.

Raed Abu Zitar, Ph.D., assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT-Amman, published his paper, "Genetic Optimized Artificial Immune System in Spam Detection: A Review and a Model," in the journal Artificial Intelligence Review.

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, was re-appointed for a second two-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and elected to chair the ASA Leadership Coordinating Council.

Julie Fratrik, director of the Center for Global Exchange, chaired the session, "Working Moms in International Education," at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Region X Conference, Nov. 6-8 in Bolton’s Landing, N.Y.

Linda Friedman

Linda Friedman, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience (top left), and Victoria Rudenko (D.O. '11), a former fellow in Dr. Friedman's laboratory (top right), co-authored the article, "Inverse Relationship of Cannabimimetic (R+)WIN55, 212 on Behavior and Seizure Threshold during the Juvenile Period," to be published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior and currently available online. Read more.

The project "LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned" led by Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was one of 35 shortlisted projects of more than 80 submissions for The International Living Future Institute's Living City Design Competition, hosted in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, conducted the workshop, "Apple Mobile Devices for K-12 Educators;" presented the paper, "Using Web 2.0 to Facilitate Pre-Service Teachers' Diversity Awareness in Reading Context;" and co-presented another paper, "The Impact of Using Blogs on College Students’ Reading Comprehension and Learning Motivation," with Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Nov. 7-11 in Jacksonville, Fla.

In addition, Dr. Wang conducted the workshop, "Apple Mobile Devices for Teacher Educators," and presented the paper, "Explore the Use of Mobile Devices to Conduct Teacher Professional Development," at the conference.

Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor and co-director of NYIT's Center for Energy, Environment, and Economics, gave a presentation on groundwater management on Long Island at the 2011 Water Forum, Nov. 5 at Cold Spring Harbor Library, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Tricia Nicholes, assistant professor of occupational therapy, presented "Supervising the ‘Generation Me’ Fieldwork Student: Tools to Assist Supervisors" at the annual New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Oct. 21-23 at SUNY Orange in Middletown, N.Y.

Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O., assistant professor of family medicine, and Brian Hallas, Ph.D., professor and chair of neuroscience and histology, presented the poster, "Effects of Short-Term Examiner Training Upon Interexaminer Reliability of Diagnostic Palpation for the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine," Oct. 30 at the 2011 Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fla.

In addition, Dr. Rivera-Martinez was a conference panelist for the Women's Health Program on Hormone Therapy Management and presented "How to Treat Menopausal Symptoms in a Woman with a History of Breast Cancer Currently on Aromatase Inhibitors."

The Hon. Stephen L. Ukeiley, adjunct professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and Suffolk County district court judge, wrote the book, The Bench Guide to Landlord and Tenant Disputes in New York, which details a landlord and tenant summary proceeding from start to end. Read more.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published the online article, "When a Student with Autism Enters the College Classroom," Nov. 11 on i-studentadvisor.com. Read the article.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was featured in the Oct. 28th article, "LI Leaders Share their Childhood Dreams," in Long Island Business News. Read more.

Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, presented a paper, "A Proposed API for the Control Plane of the WSN Integrated Technical Reference Model (I-TRM)," at the 8th International Conference and Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World, Nov. 3 in Hauppauge, N.Y. He also chaired a session on "Research and Applications in Cloud Computing."

Dolores Burton, Ed.D., chair of the Teacher Education Program, and Janice Sawyer, Ed.D., director of field placement and certification, presented the paper, "Preparing Teacher Candidates for APPR: One Institution's Journey," at the New York Association of Teacher Educators and New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Fall Conference, Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Carol Caico, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, presented the poster, "Perimenopause and Menopause Support Program," based on a research study at the American Academy of Medicine, Oct. 13 in New York City.

Francine Glazer, Ph.D., assistant provost and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, published the book, Blended Learning: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy, and had a book signing at the international conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Oct. 26-30 in Atlanta, Ga. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls it a "selected new book on higher education."

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, wrote the article, "A Mobile Oasis in a Food Desert," published Nov. 2 in the Giving section of the New York Times. Read more.

Mindy Haar, Ph.D., was interviewed about the NYIT online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program in the November cover story, "Program Profile: Move to Cyberspace Saves Struggling Graduate Program," in Recruiting and Retaining Adult Learner.

Bhuma Krishnamachari, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of clinical research at NYCOM of NYIT, will present the poster, "Knowledge and Attitudes of HIV Among Registered Dental Hygienists," Nov. 14-15 at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Annual Conference in Canada.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., professor of English, was interviewed in a homepage article for Elmhurst College's website. Read the article.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published a review of the book, Crafting Connections: Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oct. 29 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Nursing faculty members presented research posters at the sixth annual research conference, "Evidenced-Based Practice-Interdisciplinary Research," at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Oct. 27 in Melville, N.Y. They include the poster, "An Academic-Service Community Initiative: Educational Empowerment, Risk Reduction, and Community Protection in an Era of Reduced Resources and Increased Expectations," presented by:

  • Carol Caico, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing
  • Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing
  • Elaine Della Vecchia, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing
  • Patricia Montano, Ph.D., R.N., instructor of nursing
  • Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Nursing
  • Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., R.N., instructor of nursing

In addition, the poster, "Health Literacy for Health Care Providers: An Interdisciplinary Education Program," was presented by:

  • Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing
  • Anne Ganzer, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing
  • Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Nursing
  • Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., R.N., instructor of nursing

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, attended the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., where she presented "Sustainability Education in Progress at New York Institute of Technology" and chaired sessions on green engineering and sustainability in the collegiate curriculum and sustainable fuels from renewable resources I and II.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, wrote the article, "The Pilgrims Before Plymouth," published Oct. 19 on Smithsonian.com. Read more.

Thomas Philbeck, Ph.D., assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NYIT-Bahrain, and Curtis Carbonell, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, co-organized the international conference, "Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts," Oct. 21-23 at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences co-sponsored the conference, where NYIT faculty members presented their research:

  • Dr. Philbeck presented the paper, "Posthuman Agency."
  • Dr. Carbonell presented "Brave New World and Transhumanism."
  • Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, presented "Aristotle and the Ancient Roots of the Posthuman."

Daniel Quigley, associate professor of English and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, published the blog post, "Of Pomodoros and Pastimes: Why I Have Started Writing at the Racetrack," on The Chronicle of Higher Education's website. Read more.

Caren Sobier, assistant director of student employment, presented "Bridging the Gap between Student Employment and Career Services," at the National Student Employment Conference, Oct. 17-20 in Seattle, Wash.

October 2011

Mohammad S. Awwad, Ph.D., associate professor of business and marketing at NYIT-Amman, published the article, "The Impact of Internal Marketing on Commercial Banks’ Market Orientation," in the January 2011 issue of the International Journal of Bank Marketing.

Jacqueline Taylor Basker, Ph.D., chairperson of the department of fine arts and computer graphics at NYIT-Amman, participated in the June 2011 Cairo Biennale, "Revolution and Cohesion." In the United States, she exhibited her painting "Gaza Light" in September at Westbeth Gallery in New York City and showed her film Aftermath: 9/11 and NY Artists in "Afterwards and Forwards: A Ten-Year 9/11 Reflective Art Exhibit" at New Jersey City University.

In addition, Dr. Basker published the article "Women Voting in Gaza in 1922!" in the September 2011 issue of the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. She is the webmaster and assistant editor of Falastin, a journal dedicated to Palestinian culture, history, and current events.

Amy Bravo, director of experiential education and employer outreach; Adrienne McNally, assistant director of experiential education; and Rosalia Mannino, assistant director of experiential education, joined Brilynn Fields, an NYIT graduate student and director of the Old Westbury Community Service Center, in attending the Association of American Colleges and Universities conference on personal and social responsibility, Oct. 13-15 in Long Beach, Calif.

Curtis D. Carbonell, assistant professor of English, published the papers, "Wilson and Gould: The Engagement of the Sciences and the Humanities," in the May 2011 issue of the Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, and "Gould as a Third Culture Thinker: Revising Darwinism," in the April 2011 issue of Ecloga Online Journal.

Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of the NYIT biology labs, published "Presence of Left-Handed Z-DNA in the Epidermis of Melanoma Tissue" in FASEB Journal. He originally presented this abstract at the 2011 Experimental Biology Meeting in Washington, D.C.

In addition, reprints are now available of Dr. Gagna's article, "Multistranded, Alternative, and Helical Transitional DNA and RNA Microarrays: The Next Next Generation," published in the journal American Laboratory.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, presented "LIRR Long Island Radically Rezoned" on a panel at the symposium, "After Effects: Emerging Metrics In Landscape," Oct. 22 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Robert Koenig, Ed.D., associate dean of the School of Management's Student Advancement Programs and Department of Hospitality Studies, and Stephanie Langdon, staff associate for the Hospitality Management program, accompanied 50 students in the Society of Hosteurs on an educational trip to Brotherhood Winery on Oct. 5 in Washingtonville, N.Y., where they learned about the wine-making process.

Niharika Nath, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences, and undergraduate students majoring in biomedical engineering presented their research at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Oct. 15 in Hartford, Conn. Their papers included "Modification of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Enhanced Anti-Cancer Activity" and "Hydrogen Sulfide-Releasing Aspirin Induces the Phase II Enzyme NQO1."

Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, participated in "Till All Is Green," a curated benefit exhibition for Japan on Oct. 20. Proceeds were donated to relief efforts for the children of Japan in the Tohoku area affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., professor of English, appeared in the documentary Vito, which had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 14 at Lincoln Center, New York City. He also appeared in two Q&A sessions after the screenings.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published the online article, "When a Student with a Hidden Disability Enters the College Classroom," Oct. 17 on i-studentadvisor.com.

Nader Vossoughian, associate professor of architecture, wrote Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis, which was reviewed in the Oct. 23 New York Times' Sunday Book Review section. Read the article.

Two members of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences recently served as evaluators on ABET program review teams. Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, was part of a team reviewing several engineering and technology programs, Sept. 24-27, at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was part of a team reviewing engineering programs, Oct. 9-11, at Hampton University, Virginia.

Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor of physician assistant studies and assistant director of research and planning at the NYIT Center for Global Health, published the article, "A Day in the Life: Zehra Ahmed," in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of The American Academy of Physician Assistants. The article highlights her experiences last year in Ghana with students and faculty members of the Center for Global Health. Read more.

Lewis Bass, D.O., clinical associate professor of family medicine, and Timothy W. Hegeman, OMS IV, published their article "Multiple Primary Cancers Including Mesothelioma of the Tunica Vaginalis: Case Report and Literature Review With Primary Focus," in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D., director of academics and evaluation for the Vocational Independence Program (VIP), and Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of VIP, pulished their article, "The Unique Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Transitioning to College" in the Fall 2011 edition of Autism Spectrum News. Read the article.

Wei Ding, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, co-authored the paper, "To Shift or Not to Shift: Maximizing the Efficiency of a Wireless Sensor Network" in the International Journal of Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management.

In addition, Dr. Ding and Cecilia Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, attended the AT&T Mobility Service Providers Security Research Workshop on Oct. 13 at the AT&T Security Research Center in New York City.

Dr. Dong also published "Network Measurement Based Modeling and Optimization for IP Geolocation" in the journal Computer Networks. On Oct. 15-16, Dr. Dong and Helen Gu, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, attended the Society of Women Engineering Academic Leadership Workshop in Chicago funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ellen Greer, Ph.D., chairperson of the department of occupational therapy, and Susan M. Neville, Ph.D., R.N., chairperson of the department of nursing, presented "The Community Speaks: Voices of Underserved Latina Women at Risk for Breast Cancer: An Academic Service Community Health Focus" at the International Rural Nursing and Rural Health Conference, Oct. 6 at Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, were interviewed on Oct. 6 by Sino Television for a feature story about their study, "Global Literacy: Comparing Chinese and U.S. High School Students" and "A Comparison of Education System in China and the United States." Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview on YouTube.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., professor of English, delivered the inaugural William R. Johnson Guestship Lecture on Oct. 14 at Elmhurst College in Chicago. 

Sabiha Wadoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented four papers at the 14th International IEEE Annual Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Oct. 5-7 at George Washington University, Washington D.C. Dr. Wadoo also chaired a conference session on simulation and modeling.

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor, academic coordinator, and associate director of the department of physician assistant studies, had his abstract accepted for the February 2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine on Ventilator Associated Pneumonia and Compliance with Head of Bed Elevation.

Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D, R.N., assistant professor of nursing, is the United Nations Advisory Council on Global Nursing representative for the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She attended the United Nations NGO forum on mental health and the scope of non-communicable diseases, Sept. 19-20 in New York City.

Deborah Cohn, associate professor of marketing and director of professional enrichment, was quoted on the Russian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty during a discussion about Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, associate professor of English, published the essay "Revisiting the Corpus of the Madwoman: Further Notes Toward a Feminist Disability Studies Theory of Mental Illness," in the collection Feminist Disability Studies published by Indiana University Press. Read more.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, and Richmond Lo (D.O. '11), an emergency medicine resident at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, published the article, “Clinical Approach to the Evaluation of the Headache,” in the September 2011 issue of Practical Pain Management.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, gave the presentation "How Advisable Are Advisory Boards for Academic Programs?" on Oct. 7 at the Conference for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment, communications, and marketing, shared her expertise on college admissions as a panelist for the Newsday webinar, College PrepTalk on Oct. 6.

Alex Ott, associate dean of academic support and enrollment services, wrote the president’s message in the fall 2011 edition of NYSTAA News, a publication of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association. Read more.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., director of the mental health counseling program, gave the presentation, "Six-Month Follow-Up on Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among College Students: A Longitudinal Examination," at the "II International Congress On Dual Disorders: Addictive Behaviors and Other Mental Disorders," Oct. 5-8 in Barcelona, Spain.

Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling and director of the Center of Gerontology and Geriatrics, will present the paper, "MemoryWorks: An Evaluation of a Brain Fitness Program for People with Dementia," and the poster, "Human Happiness: The Triumvirate of Eudemonia, Positive Psychology and the Creative Process," at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America this November in Boston.

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was named to the Board of Distinguished Advisors of the Environment and Public Health Network for Chinese Students and Scholars.

Carol Caico, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, published the article "Do Perimenopausal and Menopausal Symptoms Affect the Marital Relationship?" in the Journal of Research in Nursing on July 22. She also presented the research poster "Perimenopause/Menopause Support Program" at the North American Menopause Annual Meeting.

Elizabeth J. Donaldson, associate professor of English, presented the paper, "My 12 Hours as a Madman: LSD and Disability Immersion Experiences of Schizophrenia," at the annual Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference, September 2011 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Read the paper.

Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, is the recipient of a $1,200 grant from Architectural Research Centers Consortium for the BuckyFarm: Suburban Agriculture 2.0 Project, for which he is developing a suburban prototype for a high-efficiency farming structure that is water-, energy-, and carbon-neutral.

In addition, Holler and Matthias Altwicker, associate professor of architecture, are developing sLAB LI, an initiative that will engage teams of NYIT students, professional consultants, and community groups to design and build high-performance, cost-effective, single-family building prototypes for Long Island communities on a biannual basis.

Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, presented their research "Global Literacy: Comparing China and New York City High School Students" at the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society on Sept. 17 in Flushing, N.Y.

Bhuall Kumar, Ph.D., adjunct instructor of life sciences, collaborated on "Modeling the Molecular World," a research project at The Rockefeller University in New York City, and contributed to "Silencing Genomes: Preparing Students and Families to Thrive in the Gene Age" at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.

Isaac Kurtzer, Ph.D., assistant professor of neuroscience and histology, published the paper, "Primary Motor Cortex Underlies Multi-Joint Integration for Fast Feedback Control," on Sept. 28 in the journal Nature. Read the article.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, is serving on the organizing committee for this year's national Conference of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, in October at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Krishnamurthy Ravichandran, assistant professor of management at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, presented the paper, "Empirical Study on Trading Volume and Stock Returns Volatility in U.S. Stock Market," at the International Conference of Organization Innovation, July 27-29, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Michael Schiavi, professor of English, was interviewed about his book Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo for the September 2011 edition of Out newspaper.

September 2011

Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was quoted in the Sept. 19th article, "The NY Applied Science School: Are NYIT and Manhattan College in the Mix?" on NYConvergence.com. Read more.

Elizabeth Donsky, adjunct instructor of fine arts, produced a mixed-media drawing installation for "21 Rooms," an interactive art exhibit on Sept. 23 in York, Maine.

Alan Fairbairn, associate professor of hospitality studies, organized and coordinated efforts to represent NYIT School of Management students at the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Networking Conference, Sept. 21, Hyatt Place Long Island/East End, Riverhead, N.Y.

Karen Friel, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of physical therapy, and Cheryl Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy, have been selected to present their research "Epidemiology of Lacrosse Injuries in the Elite Level Female High School Lacrosse Player" at the American Physical Therapy Association's February 2012 Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago.

Additionally, Dr. Friel and Veronica Southard, Ph.D., associate professor of physical therapy, will be presenting their work on integration of the iPad2 into the physical therapy classroom at the same conference's Technopalooza Forum.

Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of the NYIT biology labs, was nominated by the 2011 World Technology Summit in the biotechnology category for developing the next generation multi-stranded and alternative DNA and RNA microarrays.

Huanying (Helen) Gu, Ph.D., associate profesor of electrical and computer engineering, was invited to attend the Society for Women Engineers' Corporate Partnership Council/National Science Foundation Workshop on Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering, Oct. 14-15 in Chicago.

Lawrence Herman, associate professor of physician assistant studies, presented "More Twisted Tales From the Emergency Department: Cases You Can't Afford to Miss," at the New York State Society of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference, Sept. 17 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, presented the paper, “Technology in Cross-Cultural Mythology: Western and Non-Western,” at the Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Sept. 24 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Read an abstract or read the full paper.

Sarah McPherson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of instructional technology, and Stan Silverman, Ph.D., professor of instructional technhology, recently participated as panel members at the New York State Online and Blended Learning Summit 2, Sept. 14 at the University of Albany. Read more.

Yuko Oda, assistant professor of fine arts, is exhibiting the interactive installation Flying, a yearlong project collaboration with Ted Johnson, an AT&T database programmer, in the group art show "Extraction," Sept. 23-Nov. 20 at Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the Vocational Independence Program of NYIT, published the online article, "Life After High School for Students with Disabilities," on Sept. 23 in the I-Student Advisor webzine. Read the full article.

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members honored with the Standard of Excellence Award at NYIT's convocation for medical and health professions students on Sept. 13:

  • Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., director, NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Edward Gotfried, D.O., director, NYIT Center for Global Health
  • Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., chair, department of osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • Christine Hutak, Ph.D., assistant professor, department of biomedical sciences
  • Dost Khalique, systems specialist, Academic Technologies Group
  • Donna Marie McMahon, D.O., assistant professor, department of pediatrics
  • Lois Small, program director, HCOP grant
  • Zehra Ahmed, assistant professor, physician assistant studies
  • Mark Gugliotti, adjunct instructor, physical therapy
  • Lauren Heisler, adjunct instructor, occupational therapy
  • Susan Neville, Ph.D., chair, department of nursing
  • Tara Piechowiak, assistant to the dean of health professions
  • Veronica Southard, associate professor, physical therapy

Frank Acevedo, assistant professor and academic coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, has been selected as an abstract reviewer for the 2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine annual conference, Feb. 4-8, in Houston, Texas.

Claude Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of the NYIT biology labs, published the peer-reviewed journal article, "Cutaneous Signs of Systemic Disease," in Clinics In Dermatology. The article explores clinical medical diagnostics by dermatologists determining internal medical problems based on observations of human skin.

John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published "Keeping Themselves Fit for Going to the Rescue" on Sept. 16 in The New York Times. Read the full article.

Yuko Oda , assistant professor of fine arts, is presenting "What is Art and Technology? A Glimpse at Technological Art Amidst Global Shifts of Consciousness" at the Symposium on Democracy: My Digital Life @ The Speed of Light, Sept. 20-21, at Westminster College in Fulton, Miss. Her presentation will be streamed live on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Michael Schwarting, director of the graduate program in urban and regional design, presented "Is It Possible to Contextualize a New Built Form Type?" at the Interdisciplinary Yenikapi Symposium, Sept. 11-13, Istanbul, Turkey.

Gaberiel Bever, assistant professor of anatomy, published "Variation, Variability, and the Origin of the Avian Endocranium: Insights from Alioramus Altai (Tyrannosauria: Theropoda)" in the August 2011 issue of the journal PLoS One. Read the article.

Carol Dahir, Ed.D., professor of education, recently returned from completing a Fulbright project at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, Japan. Her textbook, The Transformed School Counselor, will be adapted for the training of Japanese school counselors in master's programs.

Farshid Delgosha, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, spoke about cyber security during the interview, "10 Years after 9/11, Cyber Attacks Are Big Threat," on WebProNews.com. Watch the video.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of technical writing programs, published "The Persistent Peril of the Artificial Slave" in the July issue of the refereed journal Science Fiction Studies. Read an abstract of the article or download the article from his online portfolio at Academic.edu.

Charles Pavia, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, co-authored "Developments in Immunological Technologies Leading to Improvements in Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing" in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of Microbiological Methods.

Shepard Splain, D.O., chairman of surgery at NYCOM, is the director of medical education and chief of orthopedics at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He will direct Brookdale's recently approved orthopedic surgery residency.

Andrew Torres, assistant professor of architecture at NYIT-Bahrain, wrote "Taking the Horse to Water" in Middle East Interiors. Read the full article.

Vesna Zeljkovic , associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYIT-Nanjing, published "Automatic Object Classification and Image Retrieval by Sobel Edge Detection and Latent Semantic Methods" at the 7th International ICST Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference, Sept. 5-7, Cagliari, Italy.

Raed Abu Zitar, Ph.D., assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at NYIT-Amman, will have his paper, "Spam Detection Using Genetic Assisted Artificial Immune System," published in the December 2011 issue of the International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.

Lak Amara, associate professor of electrical engineering technology, submitted the paper, "Design of an FPGA-Based Controller for a Train Station," to the Journal of Engineering Technology and attended the Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications, June 1-3, at Virginia Tech, during which he also participated in tutorials on "Antennas for Wireless Communications," "Model-Based Waveform Design for Heterogeneous SDR Platforms with Simulink," and "Multi-Rate Signal Processing for Communication System Applications."

Brian Beatty, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, presented his research on the histology of tooth tissues in the unusual pterygoid teeth of mosasaurs at the First International Symposium on Paleohistology, July 18-20, Barcelona, Spain. He also presented research on the ossification of soft tissues that surround the brains of whales and dolphins at the 6th Triennial Meeting of Secondary Adaptation of Tetrapods to Life in Water, June 6-10, San Diego, Calif.

Babak D. Beheshti, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, conducted the workshop "Section Vitality" at the IEEE Sections Congress 2011, Aug. 18-22, San Francisco. He also served as a member of its organizing committee.

Teresa Coe, adjunct professor of English, published the poem, "Houston and Sixth," in the Aug. 22 Metropolitan Diary section of the New York Times. Read more.

Jonathan Goldman, assistant professor of English, published the review, "Tardy Moderns," in Novel: A Forum on Fiction.

Hui-Yin Hsu , Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang (skwang@nyit.edu), Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, presented "New Literacies and Science Education" on Aug. 16 at National Taichung University in Taiwan. At left, Dr. Hsu is pictured with Yang Szu-Wei, the university's president.

Terry Nauheim , associate professor of fine arts, has published her artwork "Propagation Seems Good Here Tonight" in the book, Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves. Learn more about her art.

Michael Schiavi, Ph.D., associate professor of English, had his article, "A 'Girlboy's' Own Story: Non-Masculine Narrativity in MA VIE EN ROSE," reprinted in The Gender and Media Reader.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., chairperson of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and director of the mental health counseling program, gave the presentation, "Six-Month Follow-Up on Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among College Students: A Longitudinal Examination" and participated in a discussion panel at the 12th International Mental Health Conference, Aug. 24-26, Gold Coast, Australia.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP), was quoted in the article, "The Girl Who Played with an Imaginary Rope," on Aug. 26 in the Huffington Post. Read more.

James Wyckoff, adjunct assistant professor of communication arts, played in the Supergrandmasters division (ages 52 and older) of the annual Lake Placid, N.Y., lacrosse tournament, Aug. 3-5. This was the fourth year that he played (pictured at left) in the tournament on a team of mostly Huntington (N.Y.) High School graduates. He also played on University of Virginia's 1970 national championship team.