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Faculty and staff members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine made presentations at the Joint AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) and AODME (Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators) 2013 Annual Meeting, April 24-27 in Baltimore. They include:
- Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education, and Brian H. Hallas, Ph.D., director of graduate and interdisciplinary studies: "Inter-professional Teamwork and Collaboration: Development of Team-Based Care."
- Abraham M. Jeger, Ph.D., associate dean of clinical education, David C. Levine, M.D., assistant dean of clinical education, and Goldstein: "The Partnership for the Advancement of Clinical Training (PACT): Development and Implementation."
- Linda Darroch-Short, director of student life: "Preparing for and Dealing with Disaster on Campus: Lessons from Experience."
- Bonnie Granat, Ph.D., director of the Office of Program Evaluation and Assessment: "Course Faculty Assessment."
In addition, Patricia M. Chute, Ed.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, co-presented "Inter-professional Teamwork and Collaboration: Development of Team-Based Care" at the Joint AACOM and AODME 2013 Annual Meeting.
Danielle Apfelbaum, librarian I, co-presented the program, "Two Birds, One Stone: ePortfolios as Professional Development and Patron Programming," on May 2 at the Long Island Library Conference in Melville, N.Y. She discussed the benefits of creating electronic portfolios for employed and job-seeking information professionals and provided guidance on how to create them.
Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, was quoted in the article, "Warning: Vultures Eyeing NYCHA," in The Brooklyn Rail. Read more.
David Cirella, librarian I, gave a presentation on computer security instruction at the 122nd Annual Conference of the Connecticut Library Association, April 30 in Cromwell, Conn.
Jeffrey Feinsilver, librarian III, organized the program, "Censorship in School and Public Libraries," at the Long Island Library Conference on May 2 in Melville, N.Y., and a winners reception for the Ninth Annual Freedom to Read Essay and Art Contest on May 8 at the Levittown (N.Y.) Public Library. He planned both events as chairperson of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Nassau County Library Association.
Julie Fratrik, director of the NYIT Center for Global Exchange, was invited to serve as a member of a three-person panel to select the first cohort of the Cargill Global Scholars Program in the United States. The program is a new scholarship funded by the food company, Cargill, and administered by the Institute of International Education to develop leadership competencies in undergraduate students.
Francine Glazer, Ph.D., assistant provost and director of the NYIT Center for Teaching and Learning, was quoted in the article, "The Do's and Don'ts of Synchronous Online Learning," on May 8 in Campus Technology Magazine. Read more.
Peter Harris, professor of accounting, and Mona Naserelddin, NYIT M.B.A. student, co-published the paper, "The Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows: Limitations and the Role of the Internal Auditor," in the March/April 2013 issue of Internal Auditing.
Jim Martinez, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, served as an instructor for the professional development and training course, Cultural Historical Activity Theory Methodologies in the 21st Century: The Intersections of Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis, at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1 in San Francisco.
Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, made a presentation to the Energy and Environmental Law Society at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. She discussed the Lloyd Aquifer case before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's administrative law judge. The case successfully challenged the application by a Long Island utility company to access the Lloyd Aquifer, upholding a moratorium adopted 25 years ago to protect its limited waters.
Amanda Min Chung Han, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, published the paper, "Korean Perspective Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Focused on e-Commerce," in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of International Commerce and Information, and the article, "The First Lady of China Stole the Scene," in the Korea Economic Review.
Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, published the article, "Stress and Marital Satisfaction of Parents to Children Diagnosed with Autism," in the Journal of Family Social Work, and a book review of Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism, in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
College of Osteopathic Medicine colleagues Lois Small, project manager for educational grants; Mary Ann Achtziger, associate dean for student affairs; and Ron Portanova, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for academic affairs, presented the poster, "Project Advance: Medical Education Providing Foundations for Physicians of the Future," at the Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting, April 24-26 in Baltimore. Their presentation reflected on measureable outcomes of the college's Health Careers Opportunity Program managed by Small. The program, funded by a federal grant, aims to prepare economically and/or educationally disadvantaged students from diverse backgrounds for the health care workforce.
Monique Taylor, Ph.D., dean and executive director at NYIT-Nanjing, has been invited to join the board of the Nanjing International School effective Aug. 1.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, has made presentations and/or published the following content:
- Presented the paper, "The Higher Education Opportunity Act: Implications for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities," at the 34th Annual International YAI Conference: The Dawn of a New Era, May 9 in New York City.
- Participated in the panel discussion, "Extraordinary Issues for Extraordinary Kids: A Primer on the Issues Involved When Confronted with Special Needs Children in Divorce," on May 7 before the New York Bar Association.
- Published the cover story, "Bike Riding: Family Fun and Exercise," on May 6 in Exceptional Parent Magazine.
Faculty and staff members participated in the April 23 induction ceremony of NYIT’s Zeta Lambda chapter of XAE, the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society. Pictured (left to right) are Richard Pizer, Ph.D., professor of life sciences; Vanderie Vielie, counselor for NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP); John Agnelli III, dean for campus life at NYIT-Manhattan; and Deepa Bhalla, director of HEOP. Read more.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion staff members hosted the 2nd Annual Pineapple 5K Classic on April 21 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event raised more than $135,000, of which more than $6,600 was contributed by an NYIT team of students studying physician assistant (PA) studies and Kristine Prazak, assistant professor of PA studies. Read more.
Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, and Marta Panero, Ph.D., staff associate, participated in the American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Spring 2013 Conference on April 26 in New York City. Anid led the workshop, "Engineering Education for a Sustainable Future," and Panero moderated a discussion on sustainability education during the workshop.
Danielle Apfelbaum, librarian I, hosted "Publish or Perish" on April 26, the 42nd Annual Continuing Education Conference of the Academic and Special Libraries Division (ASLD) of the Nassau County Library Association. Apfelbaum serves as ASLD president and co-organized the conference with the division's executive board, including Jillian Kehoe, librarian I, who serves as ASLD treasurer. The event provided programming on collaboration and mentoring in publishing and primers on publishing peer-reviewed articles and books on library and information sciences.
Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., associate dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, presented the paper, "A New Scripting Language and Parser for System Goal Specification in I-TRM Based Wireless Sensor Networks," at the IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications, and Technology Conference (LISAT 2013) on May 3 in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, published her poems in the latest issues of Slant and Mochila Review.
Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences for NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented three research posters at the Experimental Biology 2013 Meeting, April 20-24 in Boston:
- "Continuous Reduction of Heart Rate by Ivabradine Cannot Prevent Deterioration of Cardiac Function in Middle-Aged Rats with a Large Myocardial Infarction" (abstract 528.5)
- "Chronic Ivabradine-Induced Heart Rate Reduction Does Not Modify Collagen Accumulation in Myocardial Infarction Scar of Middle-Aged Rats" (abstract 528.4)
- "The Dynamics of Neuropeptide Y Protein Expression in the Developing Mouse Heart" (abstract 529.6)
The abstracts have been published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published the article, "For Healthier Flying, Pack a Pair of Walking Shoes," on April 30 in The New York Times. Read more.
Peter Harris, professor of accounting, published the paper, "Overview and Regulation of Hedge Funds," in the March/April 2013 edition of Corporate Finance Review. In addition, two of his papers are on the Social Science Research Network's Top 10 List of Papers (March 5-May 4) for the Journal of Accounting Educator.
William Lawrence, professor of management, was interviewed for "How to Successfully Manage a Merger," in Inc. Magazine. Read more.
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, presented four papers at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, April 26-May 1 in San Francisco. They include:
- "The Impact of Professional Development on Middle School Science Teachers' Inquiry and New Literacies Practices"
- "Middle School Science Teachers' Confidence in Technology Integration (New Literacies) and their Classroom Practices"
- "Influence of Teachers' Self-Efficacy in Inquiry-Based Instruction and their Classroom Practices on Students' Learning Motivation"
- "Enhancing Scientific Inquiry and Practicing New Literacies Skills through ICTs: Testing the Classroom Practice Feasibility"
Pictured (left to right) are Barbara Diggle-Fox, instructor of nursing, and NYIT nursing students Gina Columbo and Meghan Burke at the National Student Nurses Association 61st Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, read Diggle-Fox's faculty achievement below.
Faculty members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the schools of Education and Engineering and Computing Sciences participated in a workshop on "Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics," on April 26 in Old Westbury, N.Y. It is part of an interdisciplinary NYIT project funded by the National Science Foundation to stimulate student interest in the STEM fields. Faculty members introduced initiatives to enhance NYIT's undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum through integrating real-world applications of wireless technology while students presented projects.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her poems published in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Terrain, and The Appendix: Journal of Narrative and Experimental History.
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has published her poem, "Amherst, March," and a translation from German of Heinrich Heine's poem, "They Loved Each Other," in the United Kingdom publication, New Walk Magazine.
Victor Deupi, Ph.D., visiting professor of architecture, presented the exhibition, "Victor Deupi: Architectural Sketches," a collection of his architectural drawings, watercolors, and oil sketches, April 8-18 at the Lukacs Gallery in Fairfield, Conn.
Barbara Diggle-Fox, instructor of nursing, and senior nursing students Gina Columbo and Meghan Burke, attended the National Student Nurses Association's 61st Annual National Convention, April 2-7 in Charlotte, N.C.
Farzana Gandhi, assistant professor of architecture, was invited to serve as keynote speaker at the International Conference on Education, Sustainable Development, Leadership, and Policy, April 17-19 in New York City. She gave the lecture, "MICRO Design MACRO Impact," and was awarded the Leadership in Sustainable Development Award for Contributions in the Field of Architecture and Design.
Tobias Holler, assistant professor of architecture, was quoted about his NYIT design-build project in Costa Rica in the article, "The Public Option," in Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects. Read more.
Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, presented the paper, "Using Audioblog and Mobile Devices to Assist English-Language Learning," at the International Reading Association's 58th Annual Convention, April 22 in San Antonio, Texas.
Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, was named a Physician of Distinction by the Nassau Physicians' Foundation. In addition, she was interviewed for the article, "Study: Age, Race, Economics Affect Cancer Treatment," published on April 24 in Newsday. Read more.
Veronica Southard, D.H.Sc., associate professor of physical therapy, and Rosemary Gallagher, D.P.T., assistant professor of physical therapy, have published the paper, "The 6MWT: Will Different Methods of Instruction and Measurement Affect Performance of Healthy Aging and Older Adults?" It appears in the April-June 2013 issue of the journal, Geriatric Physical Therapy.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean, and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP), swam with sharks on April 26 as part of his annual Dean's Fitness Challenge for VIP students. The event was featured in Newsday. Watch the video.
Jason Van Nest, assistant professor of architecture, Mathew Ford, adjunct professor of architecture, and past NYIT professor Will Martin, have won a Silver Award of Merit in the 2013 Society of American Registered Architects New York Chapter Design Awards. Their award-winning entry involved writing architectural software to model the behavior of snow stakes as a building material for a folly in Queens, N.Y.
Pictured are participants in a National Science Foundation grant institute on April 12: Shiang-Kwei Wang (far left), associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, associate professor of teacher education (third from left). Starting fourth from right are NYIT student research assistants Edward Powers, Markella Karousis, and John Gienau. Satasha Green, dean of the School of Education, is at far right.
Members of the NYIT Department of Nursing have completed round one of the W.A.G.E: Workforce Advancement through Geriatric Education core course, March 9-16, and advanced course, April 6-13. The program was fully funded by a federal grant and designed to educate and prepare geriatric care providers with the skills necessary to address the physical, psychological, and cultural issues existing in health care facilities. Faculty guest speakers included:
- Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor, chair of the Department of Nursing, and grant co-director
- Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing and grant co-director
- Laura Friedland-Stulbaum, grant project coordinator
- Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics
- Jennifer Lincks, R.N., laboratory supervisor
- Saundra Sirmans, R.N., adjunct professor of nursing
Staff members for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP) helped to organize and judge the first VIP Iron Chef Competition for students. They include:
- Event organizers (pictured left to right): Erin Vlasak, director of student support services; Michelle Ranaldo, director of technology; and Dave Krainski, teacher/counselor.
- Judges: Kerry McLaughlin, manager of campus dining; Pat Cappellino, director of independent living; and Gina Frisina, coordinator.
Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of physician assistant (PA) studies, and Barbara Piccirillo, assistant professor of PA studies, attended the annual Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Conference, March 18-20 in Las Vegas. They participated in workshops on life-saving ultrasound applications and critical care ultrasound.
In addition, Acevedo conducted a workshop on radiologic imaging in the emergency department and delivered a lecture on "Novel Biomarkers for Sepsis and Response to Therapy."
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, served as a member of the planning committee of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education's Engineering Deans Institute Conference, April 16-18 in New York City. She organized and moderated a panel on investments, which explored the relationship between the venture capital and academic communities, and the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation in engineering education.
In addition, she participated in the first workshop by the National Science Foundation on Cyber-Physical Systems Education, April 8 in Philadelphia.
Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Ph.D., associate professor of social sciences and director of the NYIT core curriculum, was referenced in the article, "Gentrifying the Air," on April 21 in New York Magazine. Read more.
Amy Bravo, assistant dean of career services; Adrienne McNally, associate director of experiential education; and Rosalia Mannino, assistant director of experiential education, accepted a national Best Practices Award on April 16 from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association for NYIT's Internship Certificate Program.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, participated in Poetry Take Out, an anthology/art project/fundraiser for the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing in Maryland. She also read from her recent work on April 15 at the English Speaking Union of New York, an educational charity, and at the Boundless Takes Reading Series on April 18 in Astoria, N.Y.
Victor Deupi, visiting professor in architecture, presented the lecture, "Vitruvian Urbanism in 18th Century Spain," on April 11 at the annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Buffalo, N.Y.
NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities for 2013-14. Read more.
Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Life Sciences, published an April 10 letter to the editor of The New York Times on "Silencing Witnesses to Animal Abuse." Read more.
Tom Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has written the paper, "The Banal and Sublime Politics of the Everyday," which has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies. He presented another paper, "The Anatomies of Bureaucracy," at the 2013 American Comparative Literature AssociationConference, April 6 in Toronto, Canada.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has published the article, "The Proud and Historic Boston Marathon Will Run On," April 18 in Newsday. His latest book, The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of the Boston Athletic Association, 1887-2012, is about the group that has organized the Boston Marathon since 1897. He ran in the Boston Marathon on April 15 and finished the race in 3 hours, 19 minutes.
Stefania Mariano, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, co-organized an April 15 seminar on impact and benefits of knowledge management on organizational strategy at NYIT-Bahrain.
Jim Martinez, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, moderated a panel discussion on conceptual revolution and social therapeutics on April 15 in New York City.
Abram Poczter, Ph.D., professor of marketing, and Irwin Gray, professor of management, successfully guided NYIT students during a semester-long global business simulation challenge, which ended on April 14. More than 100 colleges and universities fielded nearly 1,400 teams. Gray's team placed among the Global Top 100 Performers based on its overall simulation score, and two teams from Poczter's seminar placed in the same elite group based on overall score, earnings per share, and stock price.
Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D., assistant professor of mental health counseling, and NYIT alumni Matthew Fayda and Kim Knight, co-authored the article, "Six-Month Follow-Up on Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among College Students," in the International Quarterly of Community Health Education.
Bob Stuhmer (M.A. '08), assistant adjunct professor of communication arts, has illustrated the children's book, Don't Be a Schwoe: Fitness. It tells the story of young Franklin the Schwoe's attempts to develop better eating and exercise habits.
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, co-hosted their first National Science Foundation grant institute on April 12 at NYIT-Manhattan for their project, "Cyber Enabled Learning: Digital Natives in Integrated Scientific Inquiry Classrooms." Attendees included teachers, assistant principals, and principals from 17 New York City public schools. The institute celebrated the grant's progress, highlighted teachers' achievements, shared impacts on student learning, and established a learning community for teachers and administrators to sustain their project goals. Read more.
Pictured are NYIT hospitality students and James Henry Dunne, J.D. (far right), assistant professor of hospitality management, who participated in an educational tour on March 28 at The Inn at Fox Hollow in Woodbury, N.Y. For more information, read Dunne's achievement.
Cathy Bernard, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published a letter to the editor on April 7 in The New York Times. Her letter responded to an article about automated essay scoring. Read more.
Amy Bravo, assistant dean of career services; Adrienne McNally, associate director of experiential education; and Rosalia Mannino, assistant director of experiential education, won second place for their entry, "Internship Certificate Program," in the category for best practices in career development from the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officer's Association's Alva C. Cooper Committee.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, wrote a column for She Writes blog on finding outlets for publication.
She also was profiled in Daniel Sherrier Books and her book, Elvis Presley's Hips & Mick Jagger's Lips, was reviewed on the Sundog Lit blog. Three poems from her book were featured in Extract(s) blog.
James Henry Dunne, J.D., assistant professor of hospitality management, organized an educational tour of The Inn at Fox Hollow on March 28 for students in the NYIT-Old Westbury Society of Hosteurs. At the luxury hotel and wedding facility in Woodbury, N.Y., they learned about event planning and catering from industry professionals.
Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of clerkship education for the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Sina Menashehoff (D.O. '10), and Rene Hildebrand, D.O., published the manuscript, "The Use of Botulinum Toxin in Migraines: A Review," in the April 2013 issue of Practical Pain Management.
Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., chair and associate professor of the Department of Nursing, was quoted in the article, "What Patients Really Want," on nursezone.com and in the cover story, "Modern Families," on nurse.com (PDF download, p. 11).
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean, and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, had his article, "Summer Bridge Programs: Opportunities to Maximize Transition Success," featured on the front page of the spring 2013 issue of Autism Spectrum News.
Jason Van Nest, assistant professor of architecture, was elected on April 11 as president of the MacDowell Colony's Fellows Executive Committee. MacDowell Colony is a leading artist colony in the United States. He is the first licensed architect to serve in this position. Read more.
The NYIT Department of Nursing hosted its eighth annual spring colloquium on March 28. The colloquium explored post-traumatic stress disorder and was chaired by Lisa Sparacino, R.N., instructor of nursing (pictured far right). Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., chair of the Department of Nursing (pictured far left), was among the guest speakers.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her book, Salem in Séance, reviewed in Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene.
Deborah Cohn, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and director of Professional Enrichment at NYIT's New York campuses, presented two papers and served as a session chair at the Clute Institute International Business and Economics Academic Conference, March 20 in Key West, Fla. They are "And Baby Makes Three: Changes in Gift Prediction Accuracy during the Transition to Parenthood," and "Deliberate Inaccurate Preference Prediction in Gift Giving Between Spouses." The former won the "Best Paper in Session Award."
Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, Ph.D., exercise physiologist, was quoted about the benefits of walking for an article on livestrong.com.
Farzana Gandhi, assistant professor of architecture, is a finalist in the Little Free Libraries RFQ Competition hosted by the Architectural League of New York. The competition was for the design and fabrication of a small-scale book shelter to be placed in a New York City public space.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, served as a member of the faculty for Achieving Healthcare Leadership and Outcomes through Writing and Publishing, a continuing education program for physicians offered by Harvard Medical School. During the conference on March 14-16 in Cambridge, Mass., he led a writer's workshop, was part of a panel on the future of digital publishing, and gave a three-hour seminar on memoir writing. Nearly 200 individuals, most of them Harvard-affiliated physicians, attended the conference.
Bhuma Krishnamachari, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and assistant dean of research for the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, was profiled on the Masters in Health Care website.
Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, and Marta Panero, Ph.D., staff associate for the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, taught cleaner production modules at a workshop, March 18-19, hosted by the Instituto Tecnológico (TEC) de Costa Rica. Meyland lectured on diagnostic tools for cleaner production and clean technologies, and Panero presented on industrial ecology and the importance of a systems-view analytical approach to promote sustainable development. The workshop is part of the initiative, "Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas through Integration of Business, Engineering, and Environmental Education," sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Higher Education for Development Division and led by the Illinois Institute of Technology in partnership with NYIT and seven Latin American universities.
Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, made the virtual presentation, "From Filtering to Freire: Critical Use of the Internet in Urban Classrooms," at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, March 25-29 in New Orleans, La. The presentation reflected her auto-ethnographic work in urban schools, focusing on K-12 teachers' effective use of the Internet to engage students in critical thinking and critical consciousness, and enacting a critical pedagogy.
Rozina Vavetsi, associate professor of graphic design, gave a five-day workshop on information graphics to 20 visual communication students at the École de Communication Visuelle in Bordeaux, France.
Vanderie Vielie, counselor for NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), organized a visit to the St. Paul the Apostle soup kitchen on March 28 in New York City. HEOP students served food alongside Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Pictured above (left to right) are senior Juan Alcantara; Vielie; Dolan; and senior Ting Ting Mei.
Beth Adubato, assistant professor of behavioral sciences, and several criminal justice students were featured on March 29 in a Fios1 News Long Island report about their "Take Back the Night" event to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. Read more.
Lak Amara, associate professor and chair of telecommunications and electrical engineering technology, and Lazaros Pavlidis, associate professor of telecommunications and electrical engineering technology, attended a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation on advanced technological education in Troy, N.Y.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her poem, "Heat," featured in Extract(s). Read more.
Annie Christain, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, collaborated on a poetry/art showcase through March 16 at an art gallery in South Dakota.
Mehtap Donuk, director of student activities at NYIT-Old Westbury, and Michael Scarpa Burnett, associate dean of campus life (pictured at left), were invited speakers at the national conference of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), March 19-24 in Atlanta, Ga. They attended the conference with 10 students selected to serve as intern-leaders from the NYIT-Old Westbury Student Government Association and campus programming boards.
In addition, Donuk was honored as the APCA's Advisor of the Year.
Julie Fratrik, director of the NYIT Center for Global Academic Exchange, and Karen Johnson, associate director of international education, participated in the Association of International Educators' annual advocacy day, March 12-13 in Washington, D.C. They met with congressional representatives to lobby for immigration reform that directly benefits international students and federal support of study abroad programs to increase global competency among U.S. students.
NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., joined six Nobel Prize Laureates on stage in the culminating session of the 2013 Education Without Borders Conference in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to discuss "Innovation and 21st-Century Higher Education" and to field questions from an audience of hundreds of college students from around the globe. Washington journalist Riz Khan moderated the discussion.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, has published two articles in The New York Times:
- "Aquatic Academy Isn't Kid Stuff" on March 18, read more.
- "What Did You Do in the Civil War, California?" on March 20, read more.
A paper by Peter Harris, professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, was ranked No. 4 on the Social Science Research Network's Top 10 Downloads List. It is "A Comprehensive Case Study: U.S. GAAP Conversion to IFRS" and has been downloaded 53 times in 60 days.
John Hyde, dean of career services, was quoted about the positive career prospects of computer science and engineering majors graduating in 2013 for the article, "High on Technology," March 21 in Long Island Business News. Read more (subscription required).
The "Paper Chase" exhibit coordinated by Jennifer Mitchell, curator of NYIT Gallery 61, was featured in the visual arts section of the Swiss Events e-newsletter published by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.
David Tegay, D.O., associate professor of medicine, was named chair of the NYIT Department of Medicine.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director for the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, gave the 2.5-hour workshop, "Transitioning to Residential Independence for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders," March 26 at Camden County College in Blackwood, N.J. The lecture was sponsored by PACT, Parents of Autistic Children Together, a parent support group and chapter of the Autism Society of America.
In addition, VanBergeijk gave a lecture to 250 master's-level social work students on "Issues of Adulthood in the Disabilities Population: Hate Crimes, Employment, and Sexuality," March 27-28 at Columbia University, and was invited to be a peer reviewer for the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Faculty members from the schools of Health Professions and Architecture and Design presented the paper, "Stories Construct Designs: An Interdisciplinary and Intergenerational Approach to Home Modifications," at the annual Aging in America Conference, March 12-16 in Chicago. They include:
- Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., director of mental health counseling and the NYIT Center of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
- Gioia Ciani, Ph.D., assistant professor of occupational therapy.
- Lauren Heisler-Varriale, adjunct professor of occupational therapy.
- Martha Siegel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Interior Design.
In addition, Abramson presented the paper, "It's Never Too Late to Rock and Roll."
Faculty members in the Department of Nursing participated in a two-day core course (March 9 and March 16) focused on best practices for professionals responsible for caring for America's aging population. The course is part of a gerontology grant awarded to NYIT by the Health Resources and Services Administration. NYIT's nursing program has also received a high needs nursing aid grant from the New York State Education Department for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Robert Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, presented the paper, "Urban Farming: Victory Gardens for Sustainable Communities," at the International Energy and Sustainability Conference, March 22 in Farmingdale, N.Y. He also organized the five-day preparation course for the Certified Energy Manager exam, March 18-22 at NYIT-Old Westbury.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, published the poem, "Nothing From Nothing," in the spring 2013 issue of Bluestem. She also read her poetry as part of the event, "Slapering Hol Press Poets in New York City," March 22 at Cornelia Street Café.
Patricia Chute, Ed.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, attended the Middle East and North Africa regional meeting of the Association of Academic Health Centers International, March 18-19 in Doha, Qatar. She also served as an invited panelist at the annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, March 21-22 in San Diego, Calif., where she presented "Providing Graduates for the Dynamic Environment Within Health Care Today."
Terese Coe, adjunct professor of English, has republished her translation from German to English of Heinrich Heine's poem "Where?" Read more.
In addition, the forthcoming sonnet anthology, Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, will include seven of Coe's sonnets and/or translations: one original, four translated from German to English of poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and two translated from French to English of poet Pierre de Ronsard.
Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, attended the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer and Information Science REU Principal Investigator Meeting, March 14-15 in Philadelphia. Dong, who has received a three-year NSF grant to establish a Research Experience for Undergraduates site at NYIT, participated in a training workshop and a student recruitment session. Read more.
Satasha Green, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, and Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, presented "Training K-12 Teachers in STEM Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach," March 9 at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Integrated STEM Education Conference in Princeton, N.J.
Jacquelyn Nealon, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment, communications, and marketing, served as an expert panelist for a presentation on "The Business of Getting Into College," March 23 in New York City.
Amr Swid, Ph.D., assistant professor and dean of students at NYIT-Bahrain, and Ahmed ElMelegy, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at NYIT-Bahrain, co-authored the international conference proceedings "E-Services Adoption in the Telecommunication Sector in Bahrain" and "User Acceptance and Use of Technology in Higher Education: An Empirical Study." They also co-published the articles "E-Services Adoption in the Telecommunication Sector in Bahrain" in the Journal of Global Business and Technology and "User Acceptance and Use of Technology in Higher Education: An Empirical Study" in Management Education: An International Journal.
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "When Do I Begin Transition Planning?" It appears in the March 2013 issue of Different Roads.
In addition, he gave a lecture to 250 master's-level social work students on "Risk and Resiliency in the Disabilities Population," March 13-14 at Columbia University. The lecture is part of a month-long series.
NYIT faculty members planned four inter-professional, high-fidelity simulation sessions for students in nursing, physician assistant studies, and osteopathic medicine on March 4 and 11 at NYIT's Institute for Clinical Competence (ICC). The sessions focused on building teamwork capacity and promoting safe and effective communications among all members of the health care team. Faculty participants included:
- Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor and chairperson of the NYIT Department of Nursing.
- Lisa Sparacino, Ph.D., nursing instructor.
- Barbara Wighton, nursing laboratory supervisor.
- Anthony Errichetti, Ph.D., professor and director of the ICC.
- Patricia Meyers-Hill, associate director of the ICC.
- Anthony Guerne, patient simulation specialist.
- Barbara Piccirillo, assistant professor of physician assistant studies.
In addition, Neville and Barbara Diggle-Fox, instructor of nursing, provided guidance to eight nursing who received scholarships from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association. The scholarships were part of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund established to assist students impacted academically due to the storm.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her poem, "Heat," read by Grace Bauer at a "Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence" event at Shakespeare's Sister in Lincoln, Neb. View the reading on YouTube.
John Hanc, associate professor of communication arts, published the March 12 article, "A Little of This, a Little of That for Older Exercisers," in The New York Times on exercise programs for older adults that combine aerobics, strength, and balance. Read more.
Peter Harris, professor of accounting, published the paper, "U.S. GAAP Conversion to IFRS: A Case Study of the Balance Sheet," in the March/April 2013 edition of the Journal of Business Case Studies.
Francy Magee was invited to present the session, "What SSAO Has Time for Mentoring? Developing Intentional Mentoring Strategies," on March 6 at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association in Las Vegas.
Alexander Ott, Ed.D., associate dean for academic support and enrollment services, co-authored the article, "They're Transfer Students, Not Cash Cows," March 18 in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more.
Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP), and Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D., director of academics and evaluation for VIP, published the article, "Promoting Executive Functioning Over the Summer Vacation," March 12 in Parenting Special Needs magazine. Read more (see p. 42)
In addition, VanBergeijk gave a lecture to 250 master's-level social work students on "Defining Disability," March 6-7 at Columbia University. The lecture is part of a month-long series.
Pictured are associate professors Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu with NYIT graduate education students at an educational technology conference in Hudson Valley, N.Y. See their faculty/staff achievement for more information.
Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, served as an invited speaker at "A Salute to Women in STEM," March 8 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, N.Y.
Danielle Apfelbaum, librarian I at Wisser Library, participated in the panel presentation, "Stranger in a Strange Land? The Poet in the Composition Classroom," on March 8 at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Boston. In discussing methods to enhance writing across the genres, she highlighted ways in which poets might draw on their talents and skills to reinforce information literacy in the composition classroom.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, attended the 2013 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, March 6-9 in Boston. She participated in author readings and served as a panelist for "The Chapbook as Gateway."
Terese Coe, has published "To Guy Pacate," a rhymed dimeter translation from the French poetry of Pierre de Ronsard, in The Warwick Review, a United Kingdom publication.
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, and School of Education graduate students, John Gienau and Edward Powers, presented two papers on March 2 at the 2013 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) Conference hosted by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education. They include "Using Mobile Devices to Conduct Water Quality Research" and "Using Cyber Databases and Google Earth to Conduct Inquiry in Learning Evolution Theory."
Congrats to the NYIT Office of Publications and Advertising on receiving three awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The university earned two gold awards: one for its advertising campaign (magazine)—"We're Out There. Join Us."—featuring the School of Architecture and Design, and the other for its TV/online video advertising, "A Day in the Life." NYIT also earned a bronze award for its "Anansi Meets Mrs. Mosquito" publication, video, and fundraiser benefiting the NYIT Center for Global Health's Hawa Hospital in Ghana. More than 3,000 entries were received in the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country.
Zehra Ahmed and Corri Wolf, assistant professors of physician assistant studies, have had their original research article and poster submission, "Use of Standardized Patient Encounters to Assess Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, and Professionalism During the Clinical Year," accepted for publication online in the Journal of Physician Assistant Education. Publication is scheduled for mid-March to coincide with issue 24.1 of the journal.
Amy Bravo, assistant dean of career services, and Jim Martinez, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, were selected to present the session, "Teacher Activists Engage Engineering Students in the Community by Focusing on Public Education in Harlem," on March 17 at the Museum of the City of New York's Teaching Social Activism Conference.
Susana H. Case, Ph.D., professor and coordinator for behavioral sciences at NYIT-Manhattan, had her book, Salem in Séance, reviewed by Story Circle Book Reviews. Read more.
NYIT hospitality students experienced a taste of luxury on Feb. 26 during an educational visit to the historic Garden City (N.Y.) Hotel coordinated by James Henry Dunne, J.D., assistant professor of hospitality management, for his HOSP 420 Leadership and Employee Relations class. Read more.
A. Martin Gerdes, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, co-authored the article, "Improvement of Left Ventricular Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction with Eight Weeks L-Thyroxine Treatment in Rats," published in the Journal of Translational Medicine. It presents the findings of a study led by Gerdes on how thyroid hormones help heart condition in rats. Read more.
Mindy Haar, Ph.D., director of program development for the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Tobi Abramson, Ph.D., director of the mental health counseling program, published the article, "Intensive Behavior Therapy Works with the Right Training," in Aging Today Online, a publication of the American Society on Aging. Read more.
In addition, Haar was quoted in the article, "Energy Drinks and Teens: Safe? Not So Much," in Your Teen Magazine. Read more.
Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., associate professor and director of NYIT technical writing programs, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the European Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for research into the ethics of robotics, particularly the ethical and philosophical underpinnings of recent efforts to develop an artificial conscience for robots. The award is part of a larger grant in the amount of 3,850,000 Euros ($5,175,552 American dollars) to a consortium of individuals and institutions from Europe and North America (including such institutions as UC Berkeley and Duke University), and the project will span the next five years.
Frank Meuschke, adjunct professor and director of the NYIT fabrication lab, has mounted the exhibit of paintings, "Nearer Than Eden," at Providence (R.I.) College. Read more.
In addition, his artwork is included in the exhibition "Land Ho!" at the Virginia Commonwealth University Art Gallery.
Kate E. O'Hara, Ph.D., assistant professor of instructional technology, delivered the presentation, "Illuminating Inequities: Technology and the Common Core Standards," on March 2 at the 6th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice in New Paltz, N.Y. The presentation reflected her auto-ethnographic work in urban schools, focusing on teachers' use of technology and the relationship to K-12 students meeting common core standards.
Sarah Meyland, J.D., associate professor and director of the NYIT Center for Water Resources Management, spoke at the Orient (N.Y.) Association meeting on wastewater treatment and protecting water quality. She discussed how wastewater treatment technology works and the impact that its discharges have on groundwater and surface water quality.
Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., associate dean of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Preventing the Loss of Skills Over the Summer," as a cover story in the March 2013 issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine.
Garon Wheeler, Ph.D., campus dean at NYIT-Abu Dhabi, presented "Teachers' Perceptions of Students and the Effects on Student Performance" at the CamTESOL Conference, Feb. 23-24 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was also an invited guest at the conference's Regional English Language Teaching Leadership Forum.
NYIT graduate students John Gienau and Edward Powers (pictured) assisted with a professional development workshop led by School of Education associate professors Shiang-Kwei Wang and Hui-Yin Hsu. For more information, see their faculty/staff achievement.
Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D., associate dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, was selected to be a member of the organizing committee of the IEEE 2014 Global Communications Conference (GlobeCom) to be next year in Austin, Texas.
Claude E. Gagna, Ph.D., associate professor of life sciences and director of NYIT's biology laboratories, had his letter to the editor, "One Giant Leap for Data," published in BBC FOCUS science and technology magazine, a publication of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The letter discusses how DNA molecules will become the new building blocks for information technology devices, and such DNA-based electronic devices will be used for data storage.
Peter Harris, professor of accounting, published the paper, "Discussing the Effect of the Expiration of the Current Maximum Rate of 15% on Dividend Income (Effective 12/31/2012) on Stock Prices," in the January/February issue of Internal Auditing.
Jim Martinez, Ph.D., professor of instructional technology, and Richard Meyers, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering technology, participated in career day on Feb. 21 at the STEM Institute of Manhattan. The event celebrated Engineers Week and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D., associate professor of teacher education, conducted a professional development workshop for New York City middle school science teachers earlier in February 2013 at NYIT's Manhattan campus. School of Education graduate students John Gienau and Edward Powers (pictured) assisted with the workshop, which highlighted the use of ICTs (information and communication technologies) to facilitate inquiry using a new literacy framework. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation.
NYIT staff members accompanied students to Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 12 for Student Advocacy Day. They included:
- Deepa Bhalla, director of NYIT's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
- Jeremy Ducos, assistant director of student activities and leadership development
- Carla Freeman, assistant director of HEOP
- Michael Schneider, director of counseling and wellness
- Vanderie Vielie, HEOP counselor
NYIT faculty members from the NYIT Department of Physical Therapy (PT) presented research at the 2013 American Physical Therapy Association's National Combined Sections Meeting, Jan. 21-24 in San Diego. They included:
- Rosemary Gallagher, D.P.T., assistant professor of PT and academic coordinator of clinical education, presented a research poster on the "Comparison of Lower Extremity Kinematic Patterns in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease During Stationary Upright and Semi-Reclined Cycling."
- Cheryl Hall, D.H.Sc., assistant professor of PT and academic coordinator of clinical education, presented her findings on "What's All the 'Hype' about Skype: The Effectiveness of Video Calling in Clinical Education."
- John Handrakis, D.P.T., Ed.D., associate professor of PT, presented his research on "The Effects of Acute and Chronic Caffeine Use on Myocardial Oxygen Consumption in College-Aged Adults."
Frank Acevedo, assistant professor of physician assistant (PA) studies, and Barbara Piccirillo, assistant professor of PA studies, presented workshops on "Ultrasound Overview in Trauma and the EFAST Examination" and "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Making the Diagnosis at the Bedside," Jan. 25-26 at the 31st Annual Winter Meeting of the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont.
In addition, Acevedo presented a lecture on "Novel Biomarkers for Monitoring Sepsis and Response to Therapy."