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2013
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg was recently featured in The New York Times.  >>
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle.  >>
2012
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, author of Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury Press, 2011) will present his revolutionary examination of the interplay between beauty, art and culture in evolution in a lecture May 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.  >>
David Rothenberg, professor of Philosophy and Music, will present “The Survival of the Beautiful” as the final lecture in the spring series at the Morris Museum on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. >>
“Creative Diversity” will be the theme of this Spring's 2012 NJIT Technology and Society Forum, http://tsf.njit.edu a series of free events open to the public and scheduled from Feb. 22, 2012-April 13, 2012 on the NJIT campus.   >>
2011
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newest book Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution (Bloomsbury Press) will be released at the end of this month.  >>
Education changes lives and it will be no different this year when more than 2300 graduates march down the aisle at the Prudential Center to accept their diplomas from NJIT. >>
Room 311 of Cullimore Hall may not fit the image of a techno band's garage studio, but to the dozen members of the NJIT Laptop Orchestra, who just released their first CD, it's perfecto.  >>
2010
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will perform with Charles Lindsay in The Electrosense of Paddlefish, a multimedia piece on water in the American West on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. (between Washington Square Park E. and Greene St.). Rothenberg was awarded the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6. >>
The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert. >>
The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books.  >>
NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist, will perform with pianist Marilyn Crispell for Jazz at Lincoln Center's next Listening Party on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Featured will be their album, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, released this month by ECM Records. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will bring his unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music at a free lecture on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union in New York City.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation. The free talk, entitled “Whales, Birds and Why Nature Is Beautiful,” will be held Feb. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining area on the third floor of the NJIT Campus Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation.  His evidence is the hard-to-explain qualities of bird song, whale song, and other unusual habits of various creatures. >>
2009
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. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg and Rutgers Music Professor and pianist Lewis Porter will perform jazz and electronics selections on Feb. 11, 2:30-4 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The concert is free and open to the public. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
2008

2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) by NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg, has been named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association.    >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor of humanities at NJIT, will discuss his new book Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound on WNYC 93.9 FM's "Soundcheck Live" program today at 2 p.m. 

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NJIT Humanities Professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg, PhD, will share his insights into the music of the natural world at a recital on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, NY. There is no admission charge, but registration is required. For reservations, contact Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 x 101.  >>
Whale sounds from thump to song have long struck a chord with NJIT humanities professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg. The rhythms so captivated the intrepid clarinetist that he spent much of last year playing interspecies duets with these melodic mammals.  >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will perform two one-man shows presenting his upcoming CD Whale Music and forthcoming book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books) at the Garage Theatre's SoloFest on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Puffin Foundation and on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Garage Theatre on the Fairleigh-Dickinson Teaneck campus. Call 201-569-7710 for reservations or log on to www.garagetheatre.org. >>
2007
An op-ed on whale song by David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, was published last week in the New York Times. Rothenberg commented on recent events concerning a humpback whale and her calf that were stranded in the San Francisco River. >>
2005
A better understanding of why birds sing has led David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), on a journey into the seemingly disparate worlds of science, poetry and music. The result is the publication this month of Why Birds Sing (Basic Books). >>
David Rothenberg, professor of philosophy, has published Why Birds Sing (Basic Books, April 2005), the first general interest book to look at the question of bird song from the combined perspectives of science, music, and poetry and the culmination of the interdisciplinary work Rothenberg has been doing at the university since he began teaching at NJIT in 1992. For more details, log on to www.whybirdssing.com . >>
2004
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, five to the rank of professor, and another five to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Three faculty members have also received tenure without a change in their titles. (Editor's Note: Here is a brief biography, along with hometowns, of the faculty members who received promotions.) >>
PROMOTION TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR Haimin Wang, professor of physics, joined NJIT in September of 1995 as an assistant professor.  He received a PhD in astrophysics from California Institute of Technology in 1988.  He is one of the most prolific researchers at NJIT having published more than 100 papers in refereed journals, more than 70 since joining NJIT. He has played a key role in the Center for Solar Terrestrial Research. He was the recipient of the US NSF CAREER award in 1997 and the Chinese NSF Distinguished Scholar Award in 2003.  He is leading two important international projects: Global Halpha Network to observe the sun round-the-clock and Information Technology Research for Space Weather Prediction. PROMOTION TO PROFESSOR Robert Barat of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering has been at NJIT since joining in January 1990 as an assistant professor. He has built a solid body of research in combustion and applied optics. His current research is in the area of homeland defense. His work is known and respected among his peers. He has an excellent record of teaching, having also developed several courses in the department. He was awarded the Newark College of Engineering award for excellence in interdisciplinary teaching in 2003. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990.  Edward Dreizin, mechanical engineering, came to NJIT as a research professor in 1999 and became associate professor in 2001. Prior to his joining NJIT, he was a research scientist at AeroChem Research Labs at Princeton, NJ. He completed his doctoral degree in applied physics at Odessa University, Ukraine, in 1992. His research is in the area of energetic materials and metal combustion. He has developed a mechanical alloying technology for the synthesis of nano-structured and nano-composite energetic materials and established laboratory facilities for their characterization and testing. Dana Knox of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982. He joined NJIT in 1983 as an Assistant Professor. Dana has been designated as one of NJIT's Master Teachers in recognition of his excellence in teaching, and has received numerous other awards for teaching and service. He has also been the recipient of the Franzosini Award from IUPAC in recognition of his continued involvement with the activities of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data. His primary research interest is in the area of thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures, and he was the main plenary speaker at the 11th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena in Portugal in July.  His service has been widespread both to the profession and to the university.   He recently joined the Provost's office as Interim Associate Provost. David Rothenberg, department of humanities, joined NJIT in 1992 as an assistant professor. He has a PhD in philosophy from Boston University in 1991. His research is in the field of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology and music. He is the founding editor of the Terra Nova book series from MIT Press which have brought recognition to the university. He is the author of numerous books, including Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature, Sudden Music, Always the Mountains, and the upcoming Why Birds Sing, to be published in Spring 2005 by Basic Books. Raj S. Sodhi of the department of mechanical engineering has research interests in the area of mechanical design with applications to mechanisms, manufacturing systems, medical devices, and multi-life cycle design. He began at NJIT in 1986 as an associate professor, having served as an assistant professor at Wichita State University. He served as Director of Manufacturing Programs at NJIT from 1990 to 1994.  He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, University Lead Award in 1994 in recognition of leadership and excellence in the application and development of computer integrated manufacturing. He is past Chairman of the SME University Lead Awards Committee.  He received the NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction in 2001.  He also received the N. Watrous Procter & Gamble Award from the Society of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics for significant contributions to the science of mechanisms and robotics in 1995 and Ralph R. Teetor New Engineering Educator Award of the Society  of Automotive Engineers in 1986. His PhD is in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston in 1980. PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE Janice Daniel, civil and environmental engineering, joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1999 after having spent fours years at Georgia Tech. She has established a solid research identity in the areas of traffic adaptation control and transportation safety, receiving an impressive $1.6 million in external funding that includes two grants from NSF. Her research has proved critical to solving both regional and national transportation problems. She has also been very active in service to her profession, serving on several national committees. She has a PhD from Texas A&M University (1995). Alexandros Gerbessiotis of the department of computer science received the PhD in computer science from Harvard University in 1993. He joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1998 after having spent several years as a postdoctoral scholar at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory. His research deals with the design, analysis, and implementation of latency-tolerant algorithms for parallel computers. His work has advanced the Bulk-Synchronous Parallel (BSP) model of computation, first proposed by his thesis advisor L. G. Valiant who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, to such a stage that Dr Gerbessiotis is now widely recognized as a central researcher in latency-tolerant parallel computing. Thomas Juliano, engineering technology, joined the department as an assistant professor in January 1999, after many years as an adjunct. He does research in both education and scientific areas, and brings his 25 years of industrial experience into the classroom. He has been principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, on several infrastructure research projects that are associated with pipelines and sponsored by the USEPA, US Army Industrial Ecology Center, and NJDOT. He has a doctor of engineering science degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT (1979). Symeon Papavassiliou of the department of electrical and computer engineering has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University (1996). His research interests are in resource allocation for wireless and high-speed networks, mobile radio communication system design, mobile ad hoc networks and sensors, network management and security, and performance evaluation of communication protocols.  He joined NJIT in 1999 as an assistant professor.  From 1996 to 1999, he was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories in Middletown, New Jersey.  Dr. Papavassiliou was awarded the Best Paper Award in INFOCOM'94, the "AT&T Division Recognition and Achievement Award" in 1997, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in 2003.  David Washington, engineering technology, is a registered professional engineer.  He has worked on computational solutions in the area of civil engineering—from the micro-mechanical behavior of geological materials to freight modal systems.  He joined NJIT in 1997 as an assistant professor.  He has an excellent record of teaching and service to the professional and university communities.  His PhD is in civil engineering from NJIT (1996). TENURE WITHOUT CHANGE IN RANK Ljubinko (Lou) Kondic of the department of mathematical sciences joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1999 and was promoted to associate professor in 1992.  His Ph.D. is in physics from the City University of New York (1995). He has held postdoctoral and faculty appointments in applied mathematics. His research spans three main areas:  thin film flows, granular materials, and sonoluminescence. In each of these areas, he has made solid, timely, research contributions. Rajiv Mehta joined the School of Management as associate professor for Marketing in 1999 after having served on the faculties of the College of Business Administration at Loyola University, New Orleans and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.   His research interests are in the areas of sales management, marketing channels, and global marketing.  His research has appeared in the European Journal of Marketing, Business Horizons, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Global Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Managerial Issues, and Journal of Services Marketing.  He has worked diligently to develop and measure learning outcomes for the School of Management's BSM program.  He has been nominated three times for the Award for Teaching Excellence for Upper-Level Undergraduate Instruction. His PhD is in Marketing from Drexel University (1994). Leonid Tsybeskov joined the department of electrical and computer engineering in 2001 as associate professor. He has a sustained record of excellence in scholarly research in the field of nanostructures. His research is focused on novel materials and structures that promise breakthroughs in the technology of electronic and optical devices based on quantum effects. He was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has a PhD in applied physics from Odessa State University (1986). >>