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2012 - 11 stories
2011 - 4 stories
2010 - 3 stories
2009 - 6 stories
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2006 - 1 story
2014
The second history capstone showcase, "Robots and AI: Histories and Futures," will be on display on April 16 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. All are invited to explore student presentations and ask presenters about their work. >>
2013
“The History of the Future” will be the topic of the first capstone showcases hosted by NJIT's Federated Department of History.  The student projects place current social, technological, architectural, and medical innovation in historical perspective in order to speculate about the future.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
2012
While on sabbatical this year, Stephen Pemberton, associate professor in the federated department of history, has been speaking at conferences in Europe. >>
Historian Alison Lefkovitz, PhD, whose research interests cover law, gender, and the political economy, has been appointed an assistant professor to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Federated Department of History.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton will speak about hemophilia to physicians on May 16, 2012 in Princeton at the Nassau Club at a special meeting of the Medical History Society of New Jersey.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton has been invited to speak at the Bullitt History of Medicine Club at the University of North Carolina (UNC) about how hemophilia became manageable in the 20th century.  >>
2011
Gautham Rao, PhD, director of the Law, Technology and Culture major in NJIT's Federated Department of History, has been appointed by the American Society for Legal History to chair the Kathryn T. Preyer Committee.   >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Federated Department of History, will give the keynote lecture at the "Ireland, America and the Worlds of Mathew Carey" conference on Nov. 17 at the National Library of Ireland. >>
The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress (Johns Hopkins University Press) is the new book by NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton.  The book recounts the promising and perilous history of medical and social efforts to manage hemophilia in 20th-century America. >>
If you're looking for a different angle on Black History, speak to NJIT Assistant Professor Allison Perlman. >>
2010
The history of sickle cell disease in the 20th century and its link to race is the focus of a Nov. 16, 2010 talk at a national symposium by NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton, PhD, an expert on the history of diseases.  >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
Allison Perlman, PhD, an assistant professor in the Federated History Department, has been awarded a one-year research fellowship in the Verklin Program in Media Ethics and Policy at the University of Virginia. Dr. Perlman is the first research fellow in the Verklin Program, which intends to produce high-quality academic research on the ethics of media policy, the reciprocal relationship between the media and the law, and the political and social impact of media regulation. While at the University of Virginia, she will deliver two university-wide talks on her research and will present her research at the inaugural conference of the Verklin Program, which will be attended by the deans of the respective Annenberg Schools, the chair of the communications studies department of the University of Michigan, and other prominent media policy scholars. The fellowship also will support Dr. Perlman's completion of her book manuscript, Reforming Television: Media Activism, Media Policy, Media History. She will spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Charlottesville. >>
2009
Neil M. Maher, PhD, associate professor, chair and graduate coordinator of the department of history, received the 2009 Robert Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence from the NJIT Alumni Association on June 13. Maher recently published Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is currently researching and writing an environmental history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s. >>
The NJIT Alumni Association annually honors a select group of distinguished alumni for their notable achievements in their professional careers, community activities, and/or support of NJIT. This year's event will honor a group of New Jersey residents who made their marks in the fields of architecture, engineering and more. Set for Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 4 p.m. at NJIT, the event caps Alumni Weekend at the University.  >>
NJIT will host a free screening and discussion of the internationally acclaimed film Revolution '67 on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. The film reconstructs the response of Newark's black citizens and the actions of police and city leaders to the “Newark riots” of 1967 and also examines their subsequent influence on the life of NJ's largest urban center. Filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno (at left) will attend the screening and participate in a discussion. Revolution '67 has garnered accolades that include the 2008 John E. O'Connor Film Award of the American Historical Association; O'Connor, NJIT professor emeritus of history, will attend the screening.  >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a distinguished professor of history at NJIT, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Sher, of Maplewood, is one of only 44 new Fellows and one of five new Corresponding Fellows. >>

KUDOS-January 2009

January 27, 2009
Congratulations to NJIT Professors Richard Sher and Raquel Perez-Castillejos on their recent accomplishments. >>
2008
The Great Depression collided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Recovering from these calamities—and preventing their reoccurrence—was a major goal of the New Deal. In Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), NJIT author and professor Neil M. Maher recounts the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps. >>
Karl Schweizer, PhD, a professor in the federated department of history at NJIT, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to historical studies. >>
Lisa Nocks, PhD, a lecturer in the Federated Department of History at NJIT/Rutgers-Newark, will discuss her research on "The Android Initiative in Fiction and Science" at the Spring 2008 Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series. The presentation, which is open to the public, will be held on March 10, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT.  >>
NJIT History Professor Richard Sher has received one of the American Historical Association's highest honors for his 800-page text about the history of books in the 18th century. >>
Karl Schweizer, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of History, will be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a research body founded in 1754. >>
2006
The relationship of race and ethnicity to treatments in the U.S. of genetic disorders is the focus of a new book co-authored by Stephen Pemberton, PhD, assistant professor in the federated department of history at NJIT. The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis and Sickle Cell Disease investigates critical issues arising from efforts to utilize genetics in American health care. >>