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Nov 24 2015
Lumen Prize Exhibition at NYIT AOB
The Fine Arts Department and the College of Arts and Sciences is proud to present the Lumen Prize's third US exhibition to be held in NYIT’s AOB (Auditorium on Broadway) from December 8-10, 2015.  Artworks will be displayed on iPads, screens, projectors in the gallery, as well as hung as digital prints.  Panel discussions, presentations, and social events bring together internationally acclaimed artists, art historians, and students, and stimulated critical dialog about art and technology.
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Lumen Prize Events at NYIT
Exhibition, December 8– 10, 2015
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (at 62nd St), New York, NY 10023
Exhibition Hours:11am-5pm
Reception, Thu, Dec 10, 6-9pm
6-7pm, Tour the exhibition, Refreshments
7-8:30pm, Panel Presentation
Sponsored by NYIT College of Arts and Sciences’ Fine Arts Department
Lumen Digital Art Seminar
Wed, Dec 9, 6pm - 8pm
Nov 16 2015
John Hanc Publishes Stories
John Hanc, associate professor, communication arts, NYIT-OW, recently published two stories in the Giving section of of the New York Times (dealing with trends in philanthropy, volunteerism, etc.). One is about the impact of the LGBT audience in fundraising, and includes a powerful case study from the Girl Scouts. The other, about the magnificent but overlooked National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, is a story of crowd funding, 1920s-style. 
Hanc also published an inspiring Newsday cover story about the first African American physician in the Long Island suburbs, whose son (afflicted with cerebral palsy) also became a physician. 
Nov 12 2015
“Arresting” Posters By NYIT Students Sweep Police Awards
Photo Credit: Paulo Tonn
From left, first place winner in the NYPD sexual assault awareness poster contest Lucas Rossi, NYIT College of Arts and Sciences Dean James Simon, and second place winner Maguelone Dunoyer.
NYIT student, Lucas Rossi, studying on a one-year exchange program from Brazil, said he was honored his poster, chosen out of nearly 100 submissions, would be featured in a NYPD campaign to raise awareness of on-campus sexual assault. Fourteen colleges from all the boroughs except Staten Island submitted art. Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker and president of the New York City Police Foundation Susan Birnbaum presented the winning poster and the first two runners up at an event at police headquarters on November 9, 2015. 
Nov 11 2015
Architect and Historian Partner on Affordable Housing Book
Associate Professors Matthias Altwicker (School of Architecture and Design) and Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D. (College of Arts and Sciences) spoke to The Box about their collaboration on Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City due out on Nov. 17.
Nov 11 2015
Democracy Now! for NYIT Communication Arts Students

NYIT students from Prof. Larry Jaffee's communication arts classes toured the Democracy Now! broadcast studios in NYC on Nov. 9, 2015. They also watched the live, hour-long broadcast and had an exclusive Q&A with newscaster Amy Goodman, the executive producer of the independent news program which features international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events and U.S. policy.

Oct 27 2015
NYIT and the Birth of Digital Cinema with Tom Sito
NYIT's Fine Arts Department and NYC ACM SIGGRAPH present: NYIT and the Birth of Digital Cinema
Presenter: Tom Sito, Professor & Chair of John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, The School of Cinematic Arts, USC
Monday November 09, 2015 at 7 p.m.
16 W.61st St., 11th Fl. Auditoirum
Free Admission. Space is limited so you must RESERVE your seat.
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Oct 21 2015
NYC Media Lab Summit

Lynn Rogoff, adjunct professor for communication arts, NYIT-MA, and an NYIT CAS student and faculty team including students Jingqing Zhang and Obinna Emelumadu represented NYIT at the NYC Media Lab Summit on September 25, 2015.  View the amerikids demo.

Oct 21 2015
Social Justice and Immigration Exhibition

Jacqueline Casale Taylor Basker, Ph.D., adjunct professor for Fine Arts, NYIT, is participating in an exhibition on Social Justice and Immigration at the Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University in the We Are You Project of Latino Artists, from September, 2015 through January, 2016.  

Professor Taylor Basker also co-curated an exhibit “United Nations, United Smiles” at the United Nations Headquarters Gallery Space, October 8-16th, with participants from around the world creating artwork with the theme of smiles as an empowering and transforming experience in the shared act of giving and receiving a “Smile”.  The artwork will go into the World Smile Archive.

Oct 21 2015
Furious Journey Published

Anthony Dimatteo, Ph.D., professor of English, NYIT-Old Westbury, published the poem, “Furious Journey, " in Canopic Jar.

Sep 11 2015
John Hanc's Book Wins Silver
John Hanc, associate professor for communication arts at NYIT-Old Westbury, won silver in the exercise/fitness category of the annual Living Now Book Awards for his book, The Ultra Mindset, co-authored with Travis Macy. The book—subtitled “An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life”—was published by Da Capo Press in April.
The Living Now awards encompass a wide range of publishers—from majors like Harper, Penguin, and Da Capo to self-published titles—and recognizes the best in self-improvement/self-help books.
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