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NJIT Communication Grad To Discuss His Accomplishments in Media

Ahmed Soliman, a journalist and filmmaker and the current senior anchor and producer of the Daily World News Program on Bridges TV, will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk is entitled: “Reaching Your Potential:  How One NJIT Graduate Made It to the International Forum.”  Soliman received his bachelor’s degree in communication from NJIT.  Students in the Albert Dorman Honors College, communication program, faculty members of the humanities department, staff members of the school newspaper and others are expected to attend.

The public may also attend the free lecture which will take place on March 26, 2007 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in room 1100, Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC).  Soliman’s show can be seen on U.S. cable markets and the DISH Network.

Prior to working at Bridges TV, Soliman produced and directed a post-911 documentary for a PBS affiliate titled “Born in the USA: Muslim-Americans.” The film followed a Muslim-American doctor and teacher in the months following the 9/11 terrorist attack.  According to Soliman, the show received positive notice from WCBS-TV, The Star-Ledger and Home News Tribune.

Soliman has served as the managing editor of the Gazette-Leader, a weekly newspaper covering Elizabeth and Hillside.  While there, he said circulation increased 17 percent over the course of one year.  Soliman reported on crime, government-related events and more.

While at NJIT, Soliman served as editor-in-chief of NJIT’s student newspaper, The Vector. Syndicated columnist Roger Hernandez, advisor to the newspaper, was Soliman’s teacher and advisor.

Before graduating, Soliman worked on the film "Boys to Men" with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Frederick Marx.  During college, Soliman interned at WNBC-TV.

Soliman has received an opinion-writing award from the New Jersey Press Association. He is a member of the Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.