NJIT Newsroom tagged with "bs" 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 NASA Calls NJIT's Spacecraft Instrument Aboard the Van Allen Probes a 'Mission Success' http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-115.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-115.phpThu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere.

Tagged: department of physics, research, nasa, louis lanzerotti, andrew gerrard, solar, center for solar terrestrial research


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NJIT Alum To Present Architectural Lecture http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-060.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-060.phpThu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I.

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With Instruments in Space and on Earth, NJIT's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Monitors the Year's First Massive Solar Storm in Real Time http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-008.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-008.phpThu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of physics, big bear solar observatory, nasa, center for solar-terrestrial research, andrew gerrard, bbso, solar storm


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US News Once Again Names NJIT Among Nation's Best National Universities http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-283.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-283.phpWed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2014 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. This year, NJIT was ranked 150th out of the 200+ institutions earning the distinction of top national universities.  NJIT also ranked 6th in the nation for ethnic diversity.

Tagged: enterprise development center, edc, stem, big bear solar observatory, warren street village, us news


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Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-266.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-266.phpThu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments.

Tagged: us department of housing and urban development, joel s bloom, small business administration


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New and Remarkable Details of Sunspots Now Available from NJIT's Big Bear Observatory http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-262.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-262.phpTue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in Big Bear, CA have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of the Sun with the New Solar Telescope (NST).  The photographs reveal never-before-seen details of solar magnetism revealed in photospheric and chromospheric features. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, bbso, wenda cao, sunspots


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American Geophysical Union Names NJIT Distinguished Professor a Fellow http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-254.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-254.phpTue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode, of Westfield, a 2013 Fellow for his seminal contributions to solar physics and to the development of a revolutionary ground-based solar telescope facility. 

Tagged: csla, physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, american association for the advancement of science, bbso, american physical society, american geophysical union


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NJIT Sets Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for Fall 2013 http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-250.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-250.phpThu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Trustees has approved a 3.2 percent or $239 per semester tuition and mandatory fee increase for in-state undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Total annual tuition and mandatory fees for full-time in-state students will be $15,218 for 2013-2014. Tuition and fees for out-of-state undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year will increase by 4.2 percent to $28,274.

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NJIT Mourns Passing of Ian M. Ross http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-110.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-110.phpMon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT regrets the loss of Ian M. Ross, a president at Bell Labs who received an honorary doctorate from NJIT in 1993 and was a former member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. 

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Personalized Healthcare Will Revolutionize 21st Century Medicine, Says NJIT Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-037.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-037.phpWed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A closer look at personalized or point-of-care healthcare was the focus of a recent international conference in India organized and chaired by NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan. 

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NJIT Picks Winner: Up for Emmy is WTC Movie Sponsored by NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-313.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-313.phpThu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 This Sunday while you're watching this year's Emmy® Awards, here's some news.  “Engineering Ground Zero,” a production of the prominent Boston-based NOVA, was named among six titles for best documentary. 

Tagged: joel bloom, world trade center, port authority, anthony cicatiello, pbs


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U.S. News Once Again Names NJIT Among Nation's Best National Universities http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-305.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-305.phpWed, 12 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2013 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. 

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Lanzerotti's Launch Makes It: Wee Hour Party at NJIT Sees Atlas V Take-Off http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-292.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-292.phpFri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Rivaling the kind of devotion reserved for rock stars, a band of space weather groupies surrounding NJIT Distinguished Research Professor Lou Lanzerotti stayed up all night into the next day to witness the long-awaited launch of Atlas V.  

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of physics, nasa, louis lanzerotti, paul dupiano, dhvanit mehta


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Kudos for 3 NJIT Enterprise Development Center High-Tech Companies http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-147.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-147.phpTue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Three high-tech companies based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) http://www.njit-edc.org/  took top awards at the recent 2012 Venture Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council. 

Tagged: enterprise development center, edc, new jersey technology council, richard russo, endomedix


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NJIT's Atam Dhawan Selected To Represent IEEE EMBS as 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-480.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-480.phpThu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Atam Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, was selected to represent the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as a 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer. 

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NJIT's Louis Lanzerotti To Be Honored as AGU's 2011 William Bowie Medalist http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-468.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-468.phpThu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Louis Lanzerotti, distinguished research professor of physics at NJIT, has been selected as the 2011 William Bowie Medalist of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Tagged: physics, big bear solar observatory, nasa, louis lanzerotti, center for solar-terrestrial research, hubble space telescope, geophysics, george bush, american geophysical union, terrestrial technologies


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Industry Speak Design Series To Feature Talk by Rooster Design Group Principal http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-114.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-114.phpThu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Fernando Music, principal from The Rooster Design Group in New York City, will be speaking on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the ongoing Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series hosted by NJIT's School of Art + Design. 

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NJIT Mourns Loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stanley B. Winters http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-045.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-045.phpMon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stanley B. Winters, a member of the Federated Department of History faculty from 1957 to 1991 who died on Jan. 28 in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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Upbeat Note for March 2 Career Fair: Company Registration Flourishes http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-044.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-044.phpWed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 AT&T, Oppenheimer Funds, Motorola, Samsung, McGraw Hill Companies and the Liberty Science Center will number among the 120-plus organizations participating in the March 2, 2011 NJIT Career Fair. 

Tagged: students, career development services, career fair, greg mass, jobs, employment


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NJIT's Marguerite Schneider Named Treasurer of IABS http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-030.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-030.phpMon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Marguerite Schneider, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, has been named treasurer of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS).

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New Insights into Sun's Photosphere Reported by NJIT Researcher at Big Bear http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-006.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-006.phpMon, 10 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the research team at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have reported new insights into the small-scale dynamics of the Sun's photosphere.

Tagged: big bear solar observatory, philip goode, sun, center for solar-terrestrial research, bbso, telescope, advanced technology solar telescope


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Why Are Sunspots a Source of Radio Emissions NJIT Researcher Explains More http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-293.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-293.phpWed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Why sunspots are a strong source of radio emissions and what information those emissions carry will be the focus of an invited talk by NJIT Research Professor Jeongwoo Lee tomorrow at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on the Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, CA.  The event numbers among the top gatherings in the U.S. for people studying sunspots and related phenomena.   

Tagged: sun, owens valley solar array, sunspots, radio telescope, jeongwoo lee


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See Amazing New Sun Images From NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-292.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-292.phpTue, 24 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, national solar observatory, advanced technology solar telescope


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NJIT Research Professor To Give Invited Talk on Sunspots at International Symposium http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-279.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-279.phpTue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Jeongwoo Lee, PhD, a research professor in the department of physics, will deliver an invited talk, "Sunspots at Centimeter Wavelengths" on August 22-26 at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, California.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, big bear solar observatory, jeongwoo lee


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NJIT Physicist Gets $2.4 Million NSF Grant To Improve Optics To See More of Sun http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-274.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-274.phpWed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, has received a three-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve the optics at BBSO. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, national science foundation, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, national solar observatory


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Vigil for Haiti at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-015.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-015.phpThu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 A vigil to offer hope and support for the people of Haiti both locally and abroad was held yesterday in the Jim Wise Theater at NJIT. The program included opening remarks from students and faculty members of Haitian descent as well as comments from students representing the Caribbean Student Society (CARIBSO), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the New Jersey Haitian Student Association. View the Star-Ledger photo gallery.   View photos on NJIT's Flickr site.

Tagged: haiti, national society of black engineers, new jersey haitian student association


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Using NASA Photos, NJIT Physics Professor Leads Journey to Galaxy Center http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-427.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-427.phpThu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of physics, nasa, dale gary, hubble space telescope


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NJIT Distinguished Professor Phil Goode To Discuss New Solar Telescope at Big Bear http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-423.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-423.phpWed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Distinguished Professor of Physics Philip R. Goode will discuss "The New Solar Telescope in Big Bear" at a Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 7, 12 noon-1 p.m. (11:30 a.m. tea time) in Tiernan Rm. 407.

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NJIT Receives NSF Funding To Improve Big Bear Telescope, Study Solar Energy http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-415.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-415.phpFri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT researchers are at work on many scientific and technological frontiers. The National Science Foundation has recently provided support that totals nearly $4.3 million for the diverse efforts of the following investigators under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Tagged: electrical and computer engineering, physics, national science foundation, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, dale gary, marino xanthos, andrew gerrard, kwabena narh, yuan-nan young, trevor tyson, yanchao zhang, american recovery and reinvestment act


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Discoveries at NJIT Including Drug To Stop Brain Injury Receives $1.4M Funding http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-399.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-399.phpWed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 A drug to stop bleeding during a brain injury and a bed that will prevent bedsores are among the scientific discoveries at NJIT that received earlier this week more than a million dollars in funding from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.

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Amateur Radio Club at NJIT To Volunteer at NYC Marathon This Weekend http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-381.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-381.phpFri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The K2MFF Amateur Radio Club at NJIT will be volunteering on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the 2009 New York City Marathon. Students will help with logistics, runner drop-out and medical communications as well as gain experience communicating at a public service event. 


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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's David Rothenberg To Appear on PBS Documentary on June 24, 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-222.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-222.phpThu, 11 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg will appear in the upcoming PBS documentary “The Music Instinct” airing June 24, 2009 on Channel 13 and affiliate stations throughout the state and the NYC region. He is also a participant through this week in the second annual World Science Festival in New York City. Various scientific luminaries in this week's events include Lisa Randall, E.O. Wilson, Brian Greene, and celebrity science fans like Harrison Ford and Alan Alda.

Tagged: department of humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, book, thousand mile song, why birds sing, american library association, pbs, documentary


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World's Largest Telescope at NJIT’s Big Bear Captures Sun’s Magnetic Field Better http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-201.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-201.phpWed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's new 1.6-meter clear aperture solar telescope—the largest of its kind in the world—is now operational.  The unveiling of this remarkable instrument—said to be the pathfinder for all future, large ground-based telescopes—could not have come at a more auspicious moment for science.  This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope that he used to demonstrate that sunspots are indeed on the Sun. 

Tagged: department of physics, national science foundation, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, sun, bbso, solar, telescope


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After NJIT’s Commencement, Grads Look Forward To High-Paying Jobs http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-198.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-198.phpFri, 15 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's commencement ceremony tomorrow (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin. They will look forward just as much to their starting dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000. 

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After NJIT's May 16 Commencement, Grads Look Forward To High Paying Jobs http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-192.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-192.phpMon, 11 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin.  They are looking forward just as much to their start dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000. Grads attribute their success to keeping their studies focused on science, technology, engineering and/or math. 

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NJIT Students To Attend Prestigious Summer Program at Top Research Facility http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-175.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-175.phpTue, 28 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Two NJIT undergraduates will attend an elite 11-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Some 150 students from universities throughout the nation will participate in the prestigious program which involves a rigorous acceptance process. 

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, research, scholarship, david reibstein, national institute of standards and technology, summer program


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Hall of Fame To Induct Philip R. Goode, NJIT Solar Physicist, Tonight http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-169.phpThu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, will be inducted tonight into the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the best and the brightest New Jersey has to offer by honoring the achievements of life science and high-tech research and business leaders, educators, and government officials who have demonstrated exemplary work in innovative products and therapies.  Sponsors of the event are BioNJ, HINJ, and TechAmerica.

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Salman Naqvi, Electrical Engineering Student at NJIT, Named Goldwater Scholar http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-128.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-128.phpFri, 03 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Salman Naqvi, of Kearny, a junior studying electrical engineering at NJIT, was named a prestigious Goldwater Scholar earlier this week by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, albert dorman honors college, department of electrical and computer engineering, joel bloom, commencement, department of mechanical engineering, big bear solar observatory, nasa, andrew gerrard, goldwater scholar, mohammad naqvi, salman naqvi, global warming, faizan naqvi, national oceanic and atmospheric administration


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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. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, donald sebastian, provost, chemical biological and pharmaceutical engineering, research and development, exxon mobil foundation, new jersey high tech hall of fame, newark institute for regenerative medicine, new jersey nanotechnology consortium, nj homeland security technology systems center


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NJIT's College of Computing Sciences To Present Website Strategies in CCS Seminar http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-427.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-427.phpTue, 25 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's College of Computing Sciences is presenting a seminar entitled, "In Pursuit of Unintended Consequences and Other Thoughts on NJIT's Website Strategy", on Dec. 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3710. 

Tagged: college of computing sciences, seminar, narain gehani, jim robertson, university web services


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Engineering Dean Discusses Importance and Effectiveness of NJIT Career Center http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-412.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-412.phpThu, 13 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 If you are a student and you are considering attending NJIT, check out NJIT's Career Development Center (CDC) http://www.njit.edu/cds/ with the mission to help students find great jobs. Hundreds of top companies from around the region come to CDC's biannual fairs to recruit. CDC also helps students find internships and part-time jobs (co-ops) at these firms.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, alumni, career development services, career fair, sunil saigal, engineers without borders, greg mass, internship, cdc


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New Developments in Living/Learning Communities Presented Today at Honors Open House http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-390.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-390.phpMon, 27 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400 David Reibstein, PhD, associate dean and Lois Hulin, assistant dean for recruitment at NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College, addressed questions from students today at the Honors Open House. Sponsored by NJIT's Department of Residence Life, the open house presented new developments in the Honors Living/Learning Communities, located on the fifth and sixth floors of Redwood Hall. 

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NJIT Physics Professor Directs Effort To Install 1.2 Meter Telescope in NJ http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-318.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-318.phpMon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope. 

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Bell Labs North America VP Alice White To Deliver Address at NJIT Convocation http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-300.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-300.phpTue, 26 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows.

Tagged: awards, convocation, murray center for women in technology, priscilla nelson, bell labs, alice white, alcatel-lucent


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NJSOA Student and Alums Receive Kudos in International School Design Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-287.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-287.phpWed, 06 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Three architects in training from NJIT representing the The Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Morristown received honorable mention in the 2008 Millennium School International Design Competition based in the Philippines. The team placed fourth among the top seven winners in the competition, which attracted 120 entries from designers worldwide. At left: Brian D.B. Novello, a third-year student at the New Jersey School of Architecture who has interned as an architectural designer at the company's Morristown office since 2005; Muhammad H. Hussain '02 LEED AP, an architectural designer based in the Houston office; and team leader Benjamin P. Bakas ‘03, LEED AP, an architectural designer in Morristown.

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NJIT Student Awarded Hollings Scholarship http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-229.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-229.phpFri, 30 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Salman Naqvi, an electrical engineering major at NJIT, has been been awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for 2008. Naqvi is working with NJIT Physics Professor Andrew Gerrard on developing a compact molecular-aerosol Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that detects the gravity waves above the Newark and New York City metropolitan areas. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, scholarship, andrew gerrard, goldwater scholar, salman naqvi, united astronomy clubs of new jersey, national oceanic and atmospheric administration


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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 Graduate Student To Speak at Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on March 25 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-100.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-100.phpThu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 "Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Nickolas Kintos of the Department of Mathematics at Fordham University. The seminar will be held on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, biological sciences, mathematical biology, computational biology


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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. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, physics, board of overseers, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, astronomy, excellence in research prize and medal, center for solar-terrestrial research, emil herkert


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NJIT Engineering Student Named To USA TODAY’s College Academic Team http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-062.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-062.phpTue, 19 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 An electrical and computer engineering junior at NJIT was named to the second team of the 19th annual all-USA college academic program sponsored by the publication USA TODAY. Mohammad Farhan Haider Naqvi, of Kearny, received the honor based upon an application he submitted last fall listing his accomplishments to date.  

Tagged: newark college of engineering, electrical and computer engineering, big bear solar observatory, dale gary, carsten denker, mohammad naqvi, goldwater scholar


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NJIT Professor Predicts Cubs and Red Sox Most Likely To Advance To League Championship Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-358.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-358.phpWed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400 "There is no dominant team in this year's baseball playoffs, at least in the first round," said Bruce Bukiet, associate professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT concerning the Major League Baseball Division series. According to Bukiet's mathematical model, the Cubs have a 62 percent chance of advancing to the National League Championship Series, while the Red Sox have a 60 percent chance of advancing to the American League Championship Series.

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NJIT Makes Available Rare Photos Illustrating the Transit of Mercury http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-446.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-446.phpWed, 08 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will make available live color photos illustrating the rare Transit of Mercury. Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear, Calif., managed and operated by NJIT, will begin capturing these images at 2 p.m. E.S.T. using its 6 inch (15 centimeter) Singer Full-Disk Telescope. The telescope will use a special filter to look at chromosphere, a layer in the solar atmosphere about a thousand miles above the sun's visible surface.

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Computer Science Department To Host Seminar on October 4 http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-379.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-379.phpFri, 29 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Bogdan Georgescu, PhD, of Siemens Research Labs will discuss "Database-Guided Segmentation of Anatomical Structures with Complex Appearance" on Oct. 4, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 4415.

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View Pluto and Hear NJIT Physicist Explain Why It’s No Longer a Real Planet http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-327.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-327.phpTue, 29 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400 If you're still wondering why Pluto is no longer a planet, head over Friday night to the weekly meeting of the Amateur Astronomers, Inc. in Cranford. Astrophysicist Dale Gary, PhD, professor and chair of the physics department at NJIT will decode the mystery of recent events in Prague. Gary speaks at 8:30 p.m. at the William Miller Sperry Observatory at Union County College.

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NJIT Offers Accelerated BS/MS Program to New Jersey City University Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-282.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-282.phpFri, 07 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Starting this fall, students at New Jersey City University (NJCU) can begin working on master's degrees in computer science or information systems from NJIT, while completing their bachelor's degrees at NJCU. NJIT and NJCU signed an agreement to offer the new degree program yesterday at NJCU. “Inter-institutional cooperation between NJCU and NJIT will have a positive impact on students interested in computer science and information systems, who in five years can have both bachelor's and master's degrees in these fields,” said NJIT President Robert Altenkirch. “The joint degree will be a great advantage to these students both intellectually as well as when they enter the job market.”

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NJIT Offers Accelerated BS/MS Program to William Paterson University Students http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-264.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-264.phpTue, 20 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Starting this fall, William Paterson University (WPU) students can start working on master's degrees in computer science or math from NJIT while completing their bachelor's degrees at WPU. “This new agreement will allow William Paterson students and alumni as well as professionals who live or work near the WPU campus to advance their educations without leaving their backyards,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Learning Education at NJIT.

Tagged: students, computer science, mathematics, degree, accelerated, william paterson university


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NJIT Professor To Chair IEEE EMBS Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-235.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-235.phpThu, 25 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, professor and chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, was named the conference chair of  the 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The event will be held August 30-Sept. 3 in New York City.

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NJIT and JPL Physicists Detail Earthshine’s Role in Planet Hunting and Climate Variables at Upcoming Geophysical Joint Assembly http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-226.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-226.phpFri, 19 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400 How the study of Earthshine continues to elucidate climate variables and how the use of Earthshine data may help to search for advanced life on distant planets, will be the foci of an upcoming panel discussion in Baltimore led by solar physicist Philip R. Goode, PhD, and a panel of researchers. Goode, distinguished professor at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory, Calif., leads the talk on May 23 at 10 a.m. during the 2006 joint assembly of six geophysical societies.

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Three High School Teams Win Awards During a Web Design Contest at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-131.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-131.phpThu, 16 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Three high schools took top awards during a website-design contest held March 14 at NJIT. Twenty-one schools and 150 students from the metropolitan region competed in the contest, sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems. A team from Henry Hudson Regional High School (at left) took first place for designing a prototype for a teaching website.

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NJIT Architect To Receive Honor from Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-058.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-058.phpFri, 03 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Matt Gosser, an adjunct instructor of architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will be honored by the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for making furniture, sculpture and art from objects he salvaged at the former Pabst Brewery.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, school of architecture, matthew gosser, newark preservation and landmarks committee, pabst brewery


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NJIT Solar Physicists Report Paradox in Eos: Less Sunlight, But Temps Rise http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-031.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-031.phpMon, 23 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Less sunlight reaching the Earth's surface has not translated into cooler temperatures, according to a team of solar physicists at NJIT. The scientists have observed that the amount of light reflected by Earth has increased since 2000. “Our findings have significant implications for the study of climate change,” said Philip R. Goode, PhD, principal investigator and distinguished professor of physics at NJIT.

Tagged: physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, solar physics, earthshine


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NJIT Architect Makes Art from Objects Found at Newark's Former Pabst Brewery http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-347.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-347.phpThu, 06 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0400 One day last year, Matt Gosser, who teaches architectural graphics at NJIT, read that the Pabst Brewery was being demolished. But when Gosser walked inside the brewery, he found a treasure trove of objects: original architectural drawings; engineering drawings; machine parts; and metal work. Sixteen months later, the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) gallery at NJIT is hosting “AR+CHAEOLOGY: The Death and After-life of the Pabst Brewery,” an exhibit featuring sculpture, furniture and collages that Gosser made from objects he found in the brewery. “We feel that Gosser's exhibit is historic and reflects an important part of Newark's history and economic development,” said James Dyer, associate dean at NJSOA.

Tagged: new jersey school of architecture, matthew gosser, art, pabst brewery


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High Schools Compete In NJIT Computer Programming Contest: Fair Lawn, Madison and Bergen County Academies Take Top Awards http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-233.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-233.phpThu, 26 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Students from high schools in Fair Lawn, Madison and Hackensack took first, second and third-place prizes in a computer-programming contest held at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Nearly 40 high-school teams from across the state competed in the contest, which was sponsored by the computer science department at NJIT.

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NJIT to Host Websphere User Group Meeting on May 26 http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-231.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-231.phpWed, 25 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Nagi Vedati of the IBM Software Group will discuss the features and functions of the IBM Testing Solution at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group (WUG) on May 26, 6-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the group is the only university-based WUG and helps members to identify learning and training opportunities. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephane Gagnon at gagnon@njit.edu. 

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NJIT to Host Websphere User Group Meeting on May 12 http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-203.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-203.phpThu, 05 May 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Roland Barcia of the IBM Software Group will discuss "Enterprise Messaging with the Service Integration Bus Inside WebSphere Application Server Version 6" at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group on May 12, 2005, 6-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephane Gagnon at gagnon@njit.edu.

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NJIT to Host Websphere User Group Meeting on April 27 http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-173.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-173.phpTue, 19 Apr 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Muneeb Khan and Richard Irving of Compware will speak on the topic "From UML to J2EE Using OptimalJ and WebSphere" at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group (WUG) on April 27, 2005, 6-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the group is the only university-based WUG and helps members to identify learning and training opportunities. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephane Gagnon at gagnon@njit.edu

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WebSphere User Group to Explore Testing Process Integration http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-082.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-082.phpFri, 04 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Jim Bernstein of Solstice Software will speak on the topic of "Testing Process Integration with Integra Enterprise" at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group (WUG) on March 16, 2005, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the group is the only university-based WUG and helps members to identify learning and training opportunities. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephanie Gagnon, School of Management, at gagnon@njit.edu.

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NJIT Procurement Center Puts People To Work http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-256.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-256.phpFri, 03 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 Dolcey Chaplin  likes to say that she helps put New Jersey to work.  Chaplin, an attorney by profession, is the executive director of the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DPTAC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The Center is a free source of practical education and useful assistance for the New Jersey business community to help obtain government contracts.

Tagged: defense procurement technical assistance center, dolcey chaplin, jobs, dptac


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Helping Put New Jersey To Work http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-253.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-253.phpFri, 03 Dec 2004 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT signed an agreement to fund the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DPTAC), a free source of practical education and useful assistance for the New Jersey business community to help obtain government contracts.

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Honors College Scholars and Staff Tour Nation’s Capital http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-097.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-097.phpWed, 07 Jul 2004 00:00:00 -0400 A group of 20 Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) Scholars visited Washington, DC on March 19 and 20, 2004 at the special invitation of Congressman Donald M. Payne. The students were accompanied by three ADHC staff members, including Dr. David Reibstein, associate dean; Shane Williamson, assistant dean for academics; and Lois Chipepo, assistant to the dean. “The students had a more comprehensive and personal visit than that of the ordinary tourist,” said Dr. Reibstein.  “In addition to insight into the workings of the federal government, the students also learned about the many career opportunities in government for graduates with technical degrees.”

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, adhc, david reibstein, shane williamson


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Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on Moon's Dark Side http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-073.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-073.phpThu, 27 May 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Scientists who monitor Earth's reflectance by measuring the moon's earthshine have observed unexpectedly large climate fluctuations during the past two decades.  By combining eight years of earthshine data with nearly twenty years of partially overlapping satellite cloud data, they have found a gradual decline in the Earth's reflectance that became sharper in the last part of the 1990's, perhaps associated with the accelerated global warming in recent years.  Surprisingly, the declining reflectance reversed completely in the past three years.  Such changes, which are not understood, seem to be a natural variability of the Earth's clouds.

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Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on Moon's Dark Side http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-072.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-072.phpThu, 27 May 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Despite what you might have read lately in the news about earth dimming, researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Observatory in California have uncovered evidence to the contrary. Their findings, to be reported in the May 28 issue of Science, suggest that earth is brightening. The research combines observations of the ghostly glow of light reflected from earth onto the dark side of the moon, known as earthshine, with NASA cloud data from satellites. The scientists suggest that observing earthshine offers a simple method for monitoring climate change and variations in cloud cover.

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Scientists Report First-Ever 3-D Observations Of Solar Storms Using Ulysses Spacecraft http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-134.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-134.phpFri, 14 Nov 2003 00:00:00 -0500 New Jersey Institute of Technology/Bell Labs physicist Louis Lanzerotti was part of international team that studied the unquiet sun when it was most active and found some surprises.

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NJIT's Big Bear (California) Observatory Reopens http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-130.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-130.phpFri, 07 Nov 2003 00:00:00 -0500 Big Bear Solar Observatory reopened Monday November 3 after a six-day shutdown cause by California's wildfires.  Mandatory evacuation mean the center's director Philip Goode had to leave his home on Big Bear Lake and return to New Jersey, where the observatory is managed by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark. But no harm came to observatory staff, property, or equipment.

Tagged: department of physics, big bear solar observatory, philip goode, center for solar terrestrial research


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MEDIA ADVISORY http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-127.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-127.phpTue, 28 Oct 2003 00:00:00 -0500 A major solar flare, possibly the second largest ever recorded, erupted today at 6:30 a.m. The intensity of the flare has sent a space storm careening towards the Earth. If the storm's magnetic field is in the right direction – opposite that of the earth – it could cause problems when it reaches us Wednesday. It could knock out power grids, upset satellites and disrupt GPS signals. More benignly, if the weather is clear, people who peer into the northern sky on Wednesday night could see a shimmer of lights known as an aurora,” says NJIT physicist Dale Gary.

Tagged: department of physics, big bear solar observatory, dale gary, physicist, auroras


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Mars Watch ‘03: Renowned Solar Physicist at NJIT Hosts Observing on Campus http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-083.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-083.phpFri, 22 Aug 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Observe Mars under the stars with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Astronomy Club, Aug. 26, and possibly Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m., on the NJIT campus.

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NJIT Physics Team Charts New Solar Data http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-067.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-067.phpMon, 16 Jun 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Newark, N.J.--The "weather" in space may have just gotten a bit more predictable. Using new digital equipment, a team of NJIT researchers has gotten a better look at the surface of the sun and what happens to it both before and during solar flares. Working at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory in California, a team led by physics professor Haimin Wang, Ph.D., produced a series of new images. They show for the first time that rapid changes in the magnetic fields emanating from the sun's surface are associated with flares and mass ejections of energy from the sun's corona. These eruptions are typically near areas known as "sunspots", which appear dark through telescopes because they have a lower surface temperature than that of their surrounding surface. "This is good news for the researchers of space weather, because our information will enable scientists in industry and government to better understand and predict the likelihood of flares and prepare for and mitigate adverse consequences," says Wang. Wang is scheduled to present the findings this week at the American Astronomical Society's solar physics division meeting at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Solar flares are violent eruptions that send electromagnetic radiation into space, ultimately causing problems on earth by disrupting the atmosphere. The flare-ups can interfere with satellite-based communications and television and radio broadcasts. That can mean disruptions in cell-phone service and flight communications. Wang and colleagues produced images showing how the sun's surface changed during an after a flare. The research should enable scientists to predict when solar flares will erupt, how disruptive they will be, and how long they will last, he says. Crucial to producing the images was a new imaging system known as a "digital magnetograph system" built by NJIT doctoral student Tom Spirock. The team's work was also supported by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.

Tagged: big bear solar observatory, haimin wang, sunspots, weather


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Carsten Denker, Physics Professor at NJIT, Receives $440,000 National Science Foundation Grant http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-038.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-038.phpFri, 11 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0400 A $440,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development Award Program has been awarded to a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to build the brains of a solar telescope.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Names Space Explorer To Solar Research Team: Physicist Louis Lanzerotti Appointed Distinguished Research Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-011.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-011.phpThu, 06 Feb 2003 00:00:00 -0500 Louis J. Lanzerotti, Ph.D., a prominent New Jersey-based physicist and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, has been appointed distinguished research professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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