NJIT Newsroom tagged with "altenkirch" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Board of Trustees Appoints Joel Bloom President http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-010.phpTue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately. 

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NJIT Trustees Appoint Joel Bloom Interim President http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-355.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-355.phpWed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Joel Bloom, EdD, to serve as interim president of the university, effective immediately. This follows the recent announcement of the resignation of Robert Altenkirch. Altenkirch will serve as a consultant to the interim president until the end of October.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, robert altenkirch, joel bloom, center for pre-college programs, njit board of trustees, greek village, kathleen wielkopolski


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NJIT Board of Trustees Accepts Resignation of NJIT President Altenkirch http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-343.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-343.phpWed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees accepts with regret the resignation of Robert A. Altenkirch, President of NJIT since 2002, effective on or about November 1. 

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NJIT To Sponsor PBS/NOVA Documentary Airing Sept 7 Nationwide http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-294.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-294.phpWed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will be a proud sponsor of an important PBS NOVA documentary, “Engineering Ground Zero,” airing initially on Sept. 7, 2011, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS; see local listings for details. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, robert altenkirch, urs gauchat, civil engineering


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NJIT Board Takes Action to Preserve Quality of Top-Ranked Programs http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-266.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-266.phpWed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Trustees approved a 4.5 percent tuition and fee increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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NJIT Hosts First Latino Leadership Series Forum by U.S. Senator Menendez http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-256.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-256.phpTue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT hosted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez's first Latino Leadership Series Forum for 2011 yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The forum, “Access to Capital: Seizing Opportunities for Latino Businesses in a Global Economy,” provided the opportunity to engage in discussions on access to capital, lending and government contracting. 

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NJIT Receives Second Part of $1M Gift To Chemical Engineering Department http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-250.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-250.phpThu, 07 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT announced today the fulfillment of the late Otto H. York's $1M pledge to NJIT.  

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AECOM, NJIT Sign Scholarship Agreement To Benefit Albert Dorman Honors College http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-199.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-199.phpThu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 AECOM President and CEO John M. Dionisio and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch signed on May 9, 2011, a $200,000 scholarship agreement to establish an endowment providing scholarships for undergraduate students of the Albert Dorman Honors College.

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NJIT, University of Parma Sign MOU for New BS Program for Global Marketplace http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-194.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-194.phpTue, 17 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 A memorandum of understanding was signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and representatives from the University of Parma, Polytechnic of Valencia, University of Extremadura, and Rutgers University for a dual bachelor's degree that focuses on multinational engineering management. 

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Goldwater Scholarship Recipient Faizan Naqvi Honored at Reception http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-169.phpThu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Faizan Naqvi, of Kearny, a junior majoring in electrical engineering and the third of three brothers to receive a Goldwater Scholarship, was recognized yesterday at a reception attended by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, administrators and his parents.

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Fulfilling the Dream: NSBE Chapter at NJIT Hosts MLK Day Breakfast http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-013.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-013.phpFri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch received the Martin Luther King Award this morning at “MLK Day: Fulfilling the Dream Through S.T.E.M.,” a breakfast to acknowledge those individuals who have been an advocate for Dr. Martin Luther King's dream.  

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Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Joins With Zoological Society of NJ To Welcome NJIT as Newest Exhibit Sponsor at Essex's Turtle Back Zoo http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-519.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-519.phpWed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. joined with the Zoological Society of New Jersey on Monday, December 13th to welcome NJIT as the newest exhibit sponsor at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. 

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Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge Finalists Present Projects; Four Winners Named http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-507.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-507.phpFri, 03 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Six finalists in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge presented their projects this week at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC). In the end, Anson Wilson (Mave), Harsh Mehta (T-Shirt Tech), Mario Rannamae (Elect Charge); and Daniel Cerone (WordHerd) were awarded Capital One Summer Innovation Acceleration Fellowships of $2000 each to help support them during the summer so that they can spend time working in the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center Entrepreneurial Learning Lab at the EDC. 

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NJIT President and Overseer Recognized at Brick City Development Corp. Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-388.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-388.phpFri, 29 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation Executive Director Michael A. Wall were honored at the Brick City Development Corporation's Recognize Newark event for their contributions to the economic development accomplishments in the City of Newark. Wall, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, is the honorary chair of the Executive Dinner Committee at Celebration, NJIT's annual black-tie fundraiser, on Nov. 12, 2010.

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Honors Student Council Office Named in Honor of Benefactor http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-336.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-336.phpThu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The Honors Student Council Office located on the fourth floor of NJIT's Fenster Hall was officially named The Roberta Renard Student Council Office at the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) yesterday in honor of the ADHC Board of Visitors member and benefactor. Roberta Renard, of Summit, is president and chief executive officer of Renard Communications, Inc., a Springfield, NJ company that publishes the trade magazine, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology.

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University Convocation Honors Faculty, Staff; Welcomes Class of 2014 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-314.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-314.phpThu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT marked the new academic year yesterday with its annual University Convocation, an awards ceremony coupled with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch provided remarks and introduced the keynote speaker, C. Stephen Cordes '72, managing director and member of the executive board of ING Clarion Partners. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges.

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College Presidents Unite to Strengthen Campus Security Statewide http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-311.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-311.phpTue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, rutgers university, bloomfield college, commission on higher education


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Annual Pancakes with the President Event Ushers in New Academic Year http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-295.phpFri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Faculty and staff volunteers will serve a free breakfast to students at the university's seventh annual Pancakes with the President event on August 30, 8-10 a.m. on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will welcome students to campus as NJIT officially kicks off the 2010-2011 academic year. 

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For Five Consecutive Years, US News Names NJIT Among Best US Colleges http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-288.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-288.phpThu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 For the fifth consecutive year, NJIT was named by U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges to the top tier of national universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  

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NJIT Featured in The Princeton Review’s 2011 Edition of Best Colleges http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-273.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-273.phpWed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NJIT in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges (Random House).

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NJIT Board Approves Four Percent Tuition Increase http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-261.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-261.phpWed, 21 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's Board of Trustees has approved a four percent increase for tuition and required fees for the upcoming 2010-2011 academic year for in-state undergraduate students starting this fall. About 95 percent of NJIT's full-time undergraduates pay in-state tuition.

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NJIT Partners with Panasonic for 2010 Creative Design Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.phpThu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.  

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NJIT Receives More than $23 Million in Recovery Funds To Facilitate Use of Electronic Health Records by 2014 http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-107.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-107.phpWed, 07 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The White House announced yesterday that New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will receive more than $23 million of the $2 billion allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and facilitate use of an electronic health record (EHR) by every person by the year 2014.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, research and development, grants, american recovery and reinvestment act, continuing and professional education, white house


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CGC Genetics, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of U.S. Operations in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-099.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-099.phpThu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 CGC Genetics, Inc., the first private medical genetics laboratory in Portugal, celebrated the grand opening today of its U.S. operations in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference. Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, whose office brought CGC to Newark and the U.S., led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stefan Pryor, deputy mayor for Economic Development; Joao Vellera, Portuguese ambassador to the U.S.; Maria Amelia Paiva, consul general of Portugal; Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT; Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; and Dr. Robert Johnson, dean of the New Jersey Medical School.

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2008-2009 President’s Annual Report Now Available On Line http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-065.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-065.phpMon, 08 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's 2008-2009 President's Annual Report is hot off the press and posted on line. As NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch points out in his message, "The history of NJIT is a chronicle of continual progress and transformation," and so too is this report.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Habitat Names Winners of Affordable Housing Design Competition on Dec. 14 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-436.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-436.phpThu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Habitat for Humanity Newark will announce the winners of an affordable townhouse design competition for Newark's South Ward on Dec. 14, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the 7th Floor Loft at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, robert altenkirch, darius sollohub, habitat for humanity, donald payne, jak inglese, sustainable housing, jim corbett, affordable housing


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Bergen Academies, NJIT Sign Cost-Savings Agreement Benefitting Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-431.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-431.phpMon, 07 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Students at Bergen County Academies can now look forward to saving one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT and graduate early, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Bergen Academies Superintendent Robert Aloia.

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Savion Glover Wows Guests at NJIT's Annual "Celebration" http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-414.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-414.phpFri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover thrilled friends of NJIT at the university's recent annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration. 

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NJIT Overseer and Alumnus Discusses Career Path from NJIT with ME Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-396.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-396.phpTue, 10 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Vincent J. Naimoli '62, chairman and chief executive officer of Anchor Industries International and chairman emeritus/founder of the Tampa Bay Rays, discussed "My Career Path from NJIT" with mechanical engineering students as part of the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series. Shown at left are: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Associate Chair Albert Narh, Naimoli, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, and MIE Chair Raj Sodhi.

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NJIT Faculty, Staff and Retirees Recognized for Years of Service http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-382.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-382.phpFri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university. 

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NJIT Recognized as Rising Star at NACME Fete http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-336.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-336.phpFri, 02 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria. Accepting for NJIT were Robert A. Altenkirch, president; Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College; and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, robert altenkirch, joel bloom, educational opportunity program, tony howell, saul fenster, nacme, national action council for minorities in engineering, rising university star award


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NJIT To Dedicate New Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory on Oct. 3, 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-331.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-331.phpTue, 29 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they might have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of ground-based and space-based instruments.   All the more reason for the excitement on Oct. 3, 2009 when NJIT formally dedicates the new solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), CA.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, excellence in research prize and medal, center for solar-terrestrial research, bbso, solar telescope


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NJIT President Altenkirch Welcomes Class of 2013 Today at Freshman Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-315.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-315.phpWed, 16 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch welcomed the largest freshman class in the history of NJIT today at the annual Freshman Convocation in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges.

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NJIT Student Celebrates Launch of New Book http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-269.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-269.phpTue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Akash R. Shukla, an industrial engineering major at NJIT, celebrated on Sunday the release of his new book titled Measure of a Man, a personal account of his experience with limb-lengthening surgery and his year-long recovery. Attending the event were NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, Interim Provost Donald H. Sebastian, NCE Dean Sunil Saigal and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Rajpal S. Sodhi. For more information about Shukla's book, click here. 

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Annual Pancake Breakfast with the President http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-268.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-268.phpMon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Students kicked off the first day of the academic year today with a free pancake breakfast served by faculty and staff volunteers on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was on hand to welcome students at the annual Pancakes With the President event.

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US News Names NJIT to Prestigious Best National Research University List http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-265.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-265.phpWed, 26 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees.  NJIT is now ranked 115 among the nation's best national universities.Every year for the past five years, NJIT has increased its ranking on this widely-read assessment of the nation's colleges and universities. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, joel bloom, princeton review, rankings, us news and world report, nacme, national action council for minorities in engineering


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Pancakes with the President Event To Usher in New Academic Year http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-264.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-264.phpTue, 25 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Faculty and staff volunteers will serve a free breakfast to NJIT students at the university's sixth annual Pancakes with the President event on August 31, 8-10 a.m. on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will welcome students to campus as NJIT officially kicks off the 2008-2009 academic year. 

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NJIT Board Approves 3 Percent Tuition Increase To Insure Quality Education http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-252.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-252.phpWed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's Board of Trustees has approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the upcoming 2009-2010 academic year for both in and out-of-state students starting this fall.   About 95 percent of NJIT's full-time undergraduates pay in-state tuition.

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Princeton Review Says NJIT Is One of Nation’s Best Undergrad Institutions http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-247.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-247.phpTue, 28 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its popular guidebook: The Best 371 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the annual guide.  

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Teams and Athletes Will Be Eligible for Division I Championships Starting September 1 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-244.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-244.phpWed, 22 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT athletics has officially gained across-the-board active membership in NCAA Division I, beginning Sept. 1, 2009. The NCAA made the announcement in a news release posted on its official website and in direct correspondence with NJIT officials.

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Cell Phone Sculpture by Inventor Daniel Henderson Unveiled Today at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-235.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-235.phpTue, 07 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400 “The Brick,” a sculpture by Daniel A. Henderson, an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and member of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, was unveiled today in the Fenster Hall lobby at NJIT. Completed in black Champlain marble and anodized aluminum, the sculpture was inspired by the world's first portable cellular telephone: the Microtac 8000x. Henderson, who invented wireless picture and video messaging in 1993, said that his work was an example of taking a temporal medium—the plastic used to build cell phones—and putting it into a natural medium. “The point of this body of work is appropriate to NJIT,” he said. “We are proud of our research work in cell telephony and advances at this institution.” Shown at left are Henderson, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch; Vice President for Academic and Student Services and Albert Dorman Honors College Dean Joel S. Bloom; and Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr. 

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NJIT Wins CASE Educational Fundraising Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-221.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-221.phpThu, 11 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology has been selected as a winner of the 2009 WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This award honors superior fundraising programs across the country and is a component of CASE's Circle of Excellence program. NJIT will receive an Overall Improvement Award based on the judges' analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the council's annual survey. “This is a result of a total University Advancement effort and the significant support and involvement of President Robert A. Altenkirch and the academic deans,” said NJIT Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr., PhD.

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NJIT President Serves as Honorary Chairperson of Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation Dinner http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-211.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-211.phpFri, 29 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch served as the honorary chairperson of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Essex County Ninth Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Dinner yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The Foundation recognizes business, governmental, corporate and individual efforts and accomplishments that positively impact Latino/Hispanic businesses and the Latino/Hispanic community in Essex County. Shown at left are Dr. Altenkirch, Dr. Niathan Allen of Summit Developers, and Robert P. Marasco, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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NJIT Community Mourns Passing of Bernard Coopersmith '44 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-133.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-133.phpTue, 07 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony.

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2007-2008 President’s Annual Report Now Available On Line http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-112.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-112.phpThu, 26 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's 2007-2008 President's Report is hot off the press and posted on line at http://www.njit.edu/president/annualreport/2008/index.php. “The report not only highlights the last year but marks five years of progress under President Altenkirch's leadership," says Jean Llewellyn, executive director of University Communications (UC), publishers of the report edited by UC project manager Carol Pilla.

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NJ Monthly Names NJIT's Altenkirch to Top 100 List for 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-017.phpThu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Monthly magazine this month named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch one of New Jersey's most important people to watch in 2009. 

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Donald H. Sebastian, NJIT Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Named Interim Provost http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-013.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-013.phpTue, 20 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009. 

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Princeton Review Names NJIT One of Top Value Colleges in Nation http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-004.phpThu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The Princeton Review today named NJIT among the nation's top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value. NJIT was included in the select listing because it has long been known for affordability nationally and in the region.  The annual tuition this year for in-state students is under $10,500.

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Donald H. Sebastian, NJIT Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Named Interim Provost http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-003.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-003.phpThu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009. 

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NJIT Community Celebrates Life of Dana Knox http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-440.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-440.phpFri, 12 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Members of the NJIT community shared memories of Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering, member of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, at a celebration of his life yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Knox passed away on Sept. 24, 2008; he was 53. Speakers led by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch remembered Knox as an exceptionally dedicated administrator, teacher, colleague and sports enthusiast whose legacy continues in the lives of the numerous students he mentored in his 25 years at NJIT.

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NJIT Provost To Resign Nov. 28: Will Pursue International Projects http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-426.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-426.phpFri, 21 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development.

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NJIT President Welcomes Freshman Class at Annual Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-316.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-316.phpFri, 12 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch welcomed the freshman class at the annual Freshman Convocation on Sept. 10 in the Fleisher Athletic Center. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges.

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Flipping Flapjacks with NJIT President Altenkirch Ushers in New Year http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-299.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-299.phpTue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 For the fifth consecutive year, NJIT students return to campus next Tuesday, Sept 2, 2008, to enjoy a campus tradition—fresh pancakes flipped by their professors and deans for the annual breakfast. Set for 8-10 a.m. on the campus green, the event signifies the start of the new school year plus welcomes all back to campus with smiles, handshakes and fresh flapjacks.

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US News Names NJIT to Prestigious Best National Research University List http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-297.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-297.phpFri, 22 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 U.S. News & World Report's 2009 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. It also named NJIT as the nation's eighth most ethnically diverse institution of higher education.

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Ying Wu, Founder of Successful Telecommunications Firm, Visits NJIT, Meets with Endowed Chair Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-248.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-248.phpThu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Ying Wu, founder of UTStarcom, a highly successful telecommunications firm, and currently General Partner at CTC Capital, met on Tuesday with Stewart D. Personick (right), the Ying Wu Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Newark College of Engineering, and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch. The Ying Wu Endowed Chair is supported by a gift of $1.5 million from Mr. Wu, who earned a master's degree in electrical engineering at NCE in 1988.

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NJIT President Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-242.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-242.phpMon, 16 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony held May 10, 2008 on Ellis Island. The medals are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. 

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Daljit Ahluwalia, Acclaimed Math Chair at NJIT, To Be Honored For Growing and Expanding Math Studies http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-213.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-213.phpFri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Daljit Ahluwalia, the visionary, vibrant and longtime chair of NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2008 for his pivotal role in dramatically raising the department's status on campus and in the nation. The honor will be awarded on the occasion of Ahluwahlia's 75th birthday before more than 200 leading academics from around the world. 

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NJIT President Altenkirch Expresses Concern for Earthquake Victims in Southwest China http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-205.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-205.phpWed, 14 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch expressed his concern for the victims of the recent earthquake in southwest China in a letter to the Ambassador, Consul General Keyu Peng. "While we hope that there has been no personal impact for any NJIT student from your country, we are fully aware of the scope of the earthquake on May 12. Be assured that we will offer whatever assistance that we can to all individuals at NJIT experiencing grief and loss in the aftermath of such devastation."

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NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-203.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-203.phpWed, 14 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony held on May 10 on Ellis Island. The medals are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.

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NJIT Solar Astronomer Philip R. Goode Receives First Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-111.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-111.phpThu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented yesterday to Philip R. Goode, PhD the first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. Goode, who has led a five-year project to build the world's most capable 1.6-meter solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA, is distinguished professor of physics and director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which manages the observatory. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, excellence in research prize and medal, center for solar-terrestrial research, solar telescope, solar astronomy


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NJIT Astronomer To Detail World’s Most Capable Solar Telescope March 26 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-098.phpTue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, department of physics, physics, national science foundation, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, vincent naimoli, astronomy, excellence in research prize and medal, solar physics, philip rinaldi, emil herkert, j robert hillier, norma clayton, george newcombe, solar telescope, national solar observatory, earthshine, albert dorman, john seazholtz, helioseismology


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NJIT Overseers To Award NJIT Physicist New Prize and Medal for Design, Development and Construction of New, Top Solar Observatory http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-087.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-087.phpMon, 10 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal will be awarded to Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics by the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch on March 26, 2008. 

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NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch Sends Condolences to Northern Illinois University http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-061.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-061.phpMon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch sent his condolences to Northern Illinois University President John G. Peters and the Northern Illinois University (NIU) family in response to the tragic events of February 14, 2008. "The entire New Jersey Institute of Technology community extends its deepest sympathy to the Northern Illinois University family for its darkest day, February 14. We hold Northern Illinois in our thoughts and prayers as NIU administrators, faculty, staff and students begin to mourn their enormous loss."

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Open House for New Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-050.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-050.phpMon, 11 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, robert altenkirch, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, sunil saigal, robotics, guttenberg information technologies center, development, vincent stabile laboratory


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Memorial Service Set for Gary Thomas, Former NJIT Provost http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-025.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-025.phpWed, 23 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 A memorial service for the late Gary Thomas, PhD, former NJIT provost,  will be held Jan. 30, 2008, 2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m., in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium.

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NJIT To Receive $150,000 Gift From PSEG http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-372.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-372.phpFri, 12 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will receive a $150,000 gift from PSEG to launch a scholarship for freshmen enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. The PSEG Honors Scholarship Endowment will be available to freshmen enrolling next fall in NJIT's Honors College.

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Earning an A+ for R&D and New Jersey’s Future http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-309.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-309.phpFri, 07 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400 "For New Jersey to gain the most benefits from R&D investments, the state's institutions of higher education must have leading-edge laboratory facilities and learning environments, and all must be continually improved for current and future competitive success. You could say that construction of such vital resources would result in an A+ for the economy as well as for students.” This was the message delivered by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch representing the state's three public research institutions at a New Jersey Alliance for Action summit focused on construction plans and needs for higher education throughout the state.

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Breakfast of Champions http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-302.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-302.phpTue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Students kicked off the first day of the academic year yesterday with a free pancake breakfast served by faculty and staff volunteers on the Campus Green. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was on hand to welcome students at the fifth annual Pancakes With the President event.

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NJIT President Altenkirch To Report on State Research Universities’ Construction Plans and More http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-299.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-299.phpTue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will report on the upcoming construction plans and needs of New Jersey's public research universities.  Altenkirch, representing New Jersey's three public research universities, will stress the important role these institutions play in supporting New Jersey's ongoing economic development.

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NJIT President Altenkirch To Report on State Research Universities’ Construction Plans and More http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-296.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-296.phpFri, 31 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will report on the upcoming construction plans and needs of New Jersey's public research universities on Sept. 5 at a conference in Trenton. Altenkirch, representing New Jersey's three public research universities, will stress the important role these institutions play in supporting New Jersey's ongoing economic development. The event, sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action, will take place at the Lafayette Yard Marriott Conference Center at 9 a.m.

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Pancakes with the President on September 4 http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-289.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-289.phpFri, 24 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Faculty and staff volunteers will serve a free breakfast to students at the university's fifth annual Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 4, 8-10 a.m. on the Campus Center plaza. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will welcome students as the university officially kicks off the 2007-2008 academic year.

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NJIT Employees and Retirees Recognized for Years of Service http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-224.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-224.phpFri, 25 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 20 years of service to Saida Leon, administrative assistant to the executive director of University Communications, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards ceremony and reception on May 24 in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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NJIT Magazine Is Now Digital http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-223.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-223.phpThu, 24 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.”

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Port Authority Chair Announces Commitment To Reduce Carbon Emissions at NJIT's Graduation http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-220.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-220.phpFri, 18 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will make a  commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the agency's three airports and its seaports, said Anthony R. Coscia, chair of the board of commissioners, during NJIT's 2007 commencement. NJIT awarded Coscia an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the ceremony held at Continental Airlines Arena.

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NJIT to Re-engineer Science and Technology Pre-College Education With New Initiatives of More than $5M http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-169.phpThu, 19 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT today announced more than $5 M in innovative strategies to better prepare urban students to pursue 21st century engineering and science careers. Combining $4.5 M in National Science Foundation grants with NJIT's own contribution, the university-wide initiative will enrich and strengthen high school curricula in science, mathematics and engineering in Newark and other urban districts including Perth Amboy, Union City and Orange. Jane Oates, executive director of the NJ Commission on Higher Education, was among those who spoke at the event.

Tagged: robert altenkirch, bruce bukiet, technology, science, fadi deek, robert friedman, c2prism, pre-college education, nsf grant


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Delegation from Xuzhou Institute of Technology Visits NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-142.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-142.phpTue, 03 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Provost Priscilla P. Nelson met with a delegation from Xuzhou Institute of Technology, one of the four universities in Xuzhou, China, yesterday at NJIT. The delegation also toured the NJIT campus.

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William S. Guttenberg ’44 Gives $1 Million for Endowed Scholarship As Part of the Albert Dorman Honors College Campaign http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-007.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-007.phpFri, 05 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey students who are physically challenged have additional opportunities to pursue higher education thanks to a $1 million gift from an NJIT alumnus, William S. Guttenberg, who has continually demonstrated his dedication to physically challenged young people and to NJIT through his generosity. Yesterday Guttenberg '44 signed a revised scholarship agreement for an additional $1 million to endow scholarships primarily for physically challenged students, students from Paterson, NJ and other urban centers, students who lost a parent in the September 11th terrorist attacks, and Honors College students. A successful entrepreneur and decorated World War II veteran, Guttenberg credited NJIT with giving him the tools to succeed. “I'd just like everyone else to have the same opportunities as I had,” he said. Bill has previously given comparable gifts and has his name is on NJIT's largest academic building, the William Guttenberg Information Technology Center. Signing the agreement are from left: Joel S. Bloom, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, Mr. Guttenberg and Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT.

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NJIT President Altenkirch Hosts Gathering for Young Alumni Club Steering Committee http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-498.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-498.phpWed, 06 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and his wife, Beth, hosted a gathering at their home yesterday for members of the NJIT Young Alumni Club Steering Committee. Pictured at left are Dr. Altenkirch; Kevin Boland '90, co-chair; and Don Blazina '87.

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NJIT Alumnus Frank Cassidy, PSEG Power President, Receives NJIT Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-487.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-487.phpThu, 30 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Frank Cassidy, president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group and affiliate of Public Service Electric and Gas, received the President's Medal from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

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Herb M. Iris Award Given to Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-442.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-442.phpFri, 03 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The first annual Herb M. Iris Award was presented to Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher '51 at a dinner at NJIT Tuesday night. The award was presented by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and by Millicent Iris, widow of the late Herb Iris, who died in April.

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Governor Corzine Announces Economic Growth Strategy http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-336.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-336.phpThu, 07 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400 “Technological innovation is key to the State's success,” said New Jersey Governor Corzine at NJIT today. Corzine outlined his economic growth strategy for New Jersey before a capacity audience in the Campus Center Atrium that included leading members of the Governor's cabinet and senior staff, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, State legislators, corporate CEO's, chamber of commerce and trade organization executives, labor union leaders, and college and university presidents, in addition to many NJIT faculty, students, and staff who also attended. Prior to his announcement, the governor toured NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, New Jersey's oldest and largest business incubator facility. Corzine, who recently named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch to serve on his Economic Growth Council, said that his strategy will help to attract new capital investment in a highly competitive global marketplace and promote the state as a place in which to locate and grow successful high-tech businesses and attract federal research dollars. “It is time to make sure we're pushing for long-term job growth,” Corzine said. “We have a great future ahead of us.”

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Flipping Flapjacks with NJIT President Altenkirch Ushers in New Year http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-319.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-319.phpThu, 17 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Back-to-school events don't usually focus on something as flipping as flapjacks. But as students at NJIT return to campus, one of the first and always most welcome events of the year is to join NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch for handshakes, flapjacks and good wishes for a successful new year. The event, a campus happening since 2003, will take place Sept. 5 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on the main campus.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Trustees Approve Raising Tuition Below State Cap http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-289.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-289.phpThu, 20 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400 New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved today a 7 percent tuition and fee increase for the upcoming 2006-2007 academic year, starting this fall. The commitment of the trustees to minimize the impact of tuition costs on its students resulted in bringing the increases below the state cap of 8 percent. “NJIT's value proposition is that we provide an affordable education for the technological professions—and we work hard to deliver on that promise,” said NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch.

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NJIT Employees and Retirees Recognized for Years of Service http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-260.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-260.phpThu, 15 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 50 years of service to Nissim Towfik, an associate professor in the department of physics, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 15 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university. 

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NJIT Hosts Newark Mayor-Elect's Transition Team Kick-Off Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-238.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-238.phpTue, 30 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch met with Newark Mayor-Elect Cory Booker whose transition team kick-off event was held on May 25 in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom.

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Newark Preservation Committee Honors NJIT for Restoring Victorian Castle http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-119.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-119.phpWed, 08 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 More than 125 people gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) last week to see NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch receive the highest annual honor from Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee President William Mikesell, a Newark architect.  The Donald T. Dust Recognition Award honored NJIT's two-year, $13-million restoration of the oldest building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle.

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NJIT Receives Award from Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee for Eberhardt Hall http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-099.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-099.phpWed, 01 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT received the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch accepted the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony last evening. "This award recognizes much more than the successful physical restoration of an elegant and historic building," said Dr. Altenkirch. "It honors a commitment to the well-being of a city and its people that spans a hundred and fifty years, and which looks forward to a prosperous future. "

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NJIT President Named To Newark Corporation Overseeing Downtown Redevelopment Construction http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-062.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-062.phpTue, 07 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was named last week by the City of Newark as board chairman of the newly-formed Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation, which will have control over the construction of the city's downtown redevelopment project, which includes a hockey arena and new hotel. Altenkirch's work with the corporation is a continuation of his involvement on the Newark Blue Ribbon Commission on Downtown Core Redevelopment. “As Newark works to improve the environment in the City and that in the University Heights area, the more attractive NJIT becomes to potential students and employees who will see NJIT's location as a vibrant and attractive one in which to study, work, and live,” Altenkirch said.

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NJIT To Receive Honor from Newark Preservation Committee for Eberhardt Hall Restoration http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-046.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-046.phpMon, 30 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will receive the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of the first building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle known to generations of students, alumni, staff and faculty as Eberhardt Hall. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will receive the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony on Feb. 28 , 5-7 p.m.

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President's Annual Report Now Available Online http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-013.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-013.phpTue, 10 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The 2004-2005 President's Report, "The Edge in Knowledge," is now available on line. Questions about the document or requests for hard copies should be referred to Carol Pilla, Project Manager, via e-mail: pilla@njit.edu.  Read the President's Report

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Stem-Cell Research Bond Proposal Approved by NJ Senate Panel http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-469.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-469.phpTue, 13 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Legislation that would place a $350 million bond proposal for stem-cell research on the ballot in November was approved by a New Jersey Senate panel yesterday positioning the bill for a vote by the full house during the lame-duck legislative session. The bill would boost the state's funding for labs for stem-cell and other biomedical research and allow for $50 million for a biomedical center to be established at NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and development, and Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president, spoke yesterday on behalf of the expenditure.

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President Altenkirch To Appear on NJN News Tonight http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-467.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-467.phpMon, 12 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will discuss the recent stem cell research initiative on NJN News tonight. The interview will air at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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NJIT Names New Building After President Emeritus, Saul K Fenster http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-407.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-407.phpMon, 31 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Some 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and others gathered at dusk Oct. 21, 2005, in the lobby of the newest building at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The assemblage heard Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Kathleen Wielkopolski, NJIT Board of Trustees Chair, dedicate the six-story modernist structure to the work of Saul K. Fenster, PhD, president emeritus of NJIT.   

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NJIT President Opens Annual Puerto Rican Summit http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-386.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-386.phpTue, 18 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT, which boasts one of the nation's most diverse student bodies, hosted the Second Annual Boricua Agenda Summit this past weekend, which celebrated the Puerto Rican community in New Jersey and the nation. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch provided opening remarks. “It is a privilege to host the Boricua Agenda Summit at NJIT, a university whose exceptionally diverse student body exemplifies the richness and strength of a society rooted in many different cultures,” said Altenkirch.

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Defense Center at NJIT Draws Satisfied Customers at Annual Signing http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-343.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-343.phpTue, 04 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400 An executive coach, a general contractor and the owner and the founder of a small environmental agency can be interviewed on Oct. 11 about how the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DPTAC) at NJIT has helped them navigate the procurement process. “Obtaining this kind of work is not easy, especially for minorities, women and veterans, categories which fit most of our clients,” said Dolcey Chaplin, an attorney who has directed DPTAC since 1997. At the event, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will sign an annual contract with the Department of Defense.

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Tulane Student Finds a School, and Home, at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-326.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-326.phpWed, 21 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Just days after Hurricane Katrina deluged the Gulf Coast, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch invited students whose colleges were damaged by the hurricane to enroll at NJIT. Now, NJIT has its first student from New Orleans: Sean Kirkland, who would have been a senior at Tulane University, is enrolled at NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture. “Everyone at NJIT has been extremely kind and welcoming and I'm really grateful to be studying here,” Kirkland said.

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NJIT To Meet with Senegalese Educators at Newark’s West Side High http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-320.phpFri, 16 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 An engineer, a student and a technician from NJIT who helped middle and high school students from Newark compete in New Jersey FIRST competitions will discuss their experiences with a delegation of Senegalese educators on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., West Side High School, Newark. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, engineer Levelle Burr-Alexander, project manager for instruction at NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs, and Frank Johansson, a technician at NJIT, will attend.

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NJIT President Welcomes Freshman Class During Sixth Annual Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-316.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-316.phpTue, 13 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch welcomed the second-largest freshman class in the history of the university yesterday at the sixth annual Freshman Convocation in the Campus Center Ballroom. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges. Read Dr. Altenkirch's remarks. 

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NJIT President Welcomes Students With Free Breakfast and a Warm Handshake http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-306.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-306.phpTue, 06 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 What's better than a pancake breakfast, served outside, on a beautiful September morning? Easy: A free breakfast, served up by smiling faculty, deans, and other staff volunteers. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch was there at the start of the 8 a.m. pancake breakfast, and he was still greeting students when the last stack was devoured at 10 a.m. “It's always nice to get out and welcome the students and see what they think about the onset of the semester,” said Altenkirch.

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NJIT President, A Former Mississippi State University Official, Offers Visiting Status To Students Affected By Hurricane http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-299.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-299.phpThu, 01 Sep 2005 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will offer “visiting student” status this fall semester to students attending colleges and universities in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Such status means that students will have the option of attending classes at NJIT and then transfer credits to their home institutions. “We understand that it may be some time before the universities are back in full swing,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT and former vice president for research at Mississippi State University. "I lived and worked in Mississippi for many years and my heart goes out to the people who are suffering as a result of the devastation this storm has delivered."

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