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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. >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>
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 has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
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. >>
Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program launching next September at NJIT will be as likely to express their creative vision with software programs and high tech machines as with paint brushes and chisels. >>
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. >>
Talks by a former Soviet refusenik, a classical music duet featuring a pianist and violinist and an exhibit on genocide and human rights violations will highlight an upcoming weeklong conference and exhibit at NJIT.      >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>
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.  >>
The Society of Women Engineers and NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology will wrap up Women's History Month at NJIT with an evening panel discussion focusing on how women can take the lead to save the planet. The talk will be held on March 30, 5:30-9 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Rm. 112 at NJIT. Dora Maria Abreu, assistant vice president and senior business analyst for the global technology integration group of Pershing LLC, will moderate a panel of successful female business executives, engineers and architects. For more information, contact Sara Mina or Talina Knox. >>
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. >>
Green farmer and sustainability activist Carolyn Llewellyn provided timely information on buying and growing organic food, eco-friendly recycling and other actions toward living a greener lifestyle last week at the ACE-Network Spring Workshop.  "Little steps make a huge difference, so we shouldn't be scared to start changing things, said Llewellyn. "As you get used to one change, take on another." The event was part of NJIT's celebration of Women's History Month 2009. For more information, contact Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.     >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a professor of history at NJIT and a former Guggenheim Fellow, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to edit a volume of the correspondence of James Boswell, the eighteenth-century Scottish writer. Boswell was best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Sher's research focuses on the thought and culture of 18th century Scotland. >>
Irving McPhail, PhD, the executive vice president and chief operating officer for National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) kicks off  NJIT's opening celebrations for Black History Month with a lecture about America, black history and advances in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  >>
A new book by Carol S. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, shows how archives available in local and state libraries across the U.S. can provide rich sources of technical communication history and examples of technical and business writing. In The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810 to 1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009), Johnson explains that our predecessors eventually turned logs and notes into standardized texts and industry bibles, creating many of the types of information design that we use today. A podcast series related to the book is available at http://web.njit.edu/~cjohnson/lukens.htm >>
Irving McPhail, EdD, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) will discuss “America, Black History and S.T.E.M.: A Seminal Convergence in Time” on Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, followed by a reception in the Campus Center Second Floor Gallery. The event will kick off NJIT's Black History Month celebration. >>

KUDOS-January 2009

January 27, 2009
Congratulations to NJIT Professors Richard Sher and Raquel Perez-Castillejos on their recent accomplishments. >>
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!  >>
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. >>
ESPN network's SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn will be the guest speaker at the 25th Anniversary of Women in Athletics, NJIT's first celebration dedicated to its letterwomen. Alumnae-athlete pioneers from basketball to swimming, soccer to volleyball, will rally on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
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. >>
2007

KUDOS - December 2007

December 01, 2007
History Professor To Receive Award for Book on 18th-Century Scottish Authors and Publishers Richard B. Sher, distinguished professor of history and chair of the federated history department at NJIT, will receive the Leo Gershoy Award for The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America (University of Chicago Press, 2006).  Dr. Sher will be presented with the award at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. >>
Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc. and a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, assisted the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in the acquisition of two prototypes and related documentation for a pioneering wireless picturephone technology developed in 1993. Henderson recently was awarded six U.S. patents for innovation incorporated in the wireless system and device. The donation adds to a previous collection of wireless technology that Henderson donated to the museum's Information Technology and Communications Division in 2003. >>
A way to provide electricity to New York City in the next century garnered a national award for a team of students at NJIT. The “City of the Future” contest sponsored by IBM, The History Channel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers named four NJIT electrical and computer engineering students “IBM Engineers of the Future.” >>
A weekend conference drawing East Coast female engineers and students headlines the upcoming month-long events set for Women's History Month at NJIT. The month kicks off this weekend, March 2-4, as more than 200 female engineering students and professionals from 68 engineering schools descend on the NJIT campus for the Eastern regional conference of the Society of Women Engineers. NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, PhD, will drive home this year's theme—Diversity in Engineering—when she speaks at 8 a.m. on March 3. >>

KUDOS - February 2007

February 01, 2007
Book Co-Authored by History Professor To Receive AAP/PSP AwardStephen Pemberton, PhD, an assistant professor in the federated department of history, has won the 2006 Association of American Publishers award in the History of Science category for his book The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Anemia (Johns Hopkins University Press). The award is presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division.Humanities Professor To Receive CCCC Outstanding Book AwardOn a Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment in America by Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, has been selected as one of two winners of the 2007 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Outstanding Book Award. Dr. Elliot will be presented with the award on March 23, 2007 at the Awards/Retirement Session of the 2007 CCCC Convention in New York. >>
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. >>
Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said. >>
New Jersey's Environments, a new book of essays examining New Jersey's environmental problems and solutions, was released this month. Edited by Neil Maher, PhD, an assistant professor in the federated history department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the book was published by Rutgers University Press. Featured are eight essays and an introduction examining where the state has been environmentally and where it should be going. >>
Join robot designer, researcher, author and inventor Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, when she introduces her robotic world to students, faculty and staff at NJIT on March 20. The public is invited to the event, which will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
More than a dozen unique events ranging from a robot demonstration to free massages, roses and chocolates will number among the featured offerings when Women's History Month gets underway on March 1 at NJIT. All events are free, open to the public and sponsored by NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology. Jacquelynne Eccles (left), a nationally recognized expert in adolescent psychology and career choice, will speak on March 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center second floor ballroom. >>
The NJIT Technology and Society Forum's spring program kicked off on Feb. 1 with a performance by the Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and vocalist Yvette Glover. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, the concert is part of the university's recognition of Black History Month and celebration of our nation's rich diversity. >>
The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at NJIT on Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. >>
2005
How to reach out and touch someone before the telegraph was even invented, fascinates historian Kevin Gumienny, PhD, a special lecturer in the history department at New Jersey Institute of Technology  (NJIT).  Gumienny, who specializes in the history of science and technology, will highlight three men of science, the history of print and more, Nov. 19, 2005, at a daylong symposium in Madison. >>
Programs about women's health, saving money and asset building, organizational skills and more number among the free offerings at NJIT this month to celebrate Women's History Month. Jane Lancaster, PhD, of Brown University will speak on March 23, 2:30-4 p.m. at the annual Lillian Gilbreth Colloquium. “Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth--A Life Beyond Cheaper by the Dozen"  will be her topic. Contact: Talina Knox, 973-596-4671. E-mail: talina.n.knox@njit.edu. >>
2003
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) celebrates Women's History Month throughout March with events ranging from an original play to a lecture by Catalyst founder and chief executive officer Sheila Wellington. Catalyst is one of the most influential women's think-tanks on women in business and advertising. >>
The World History Association (WHA) recently named Lauren Benton, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the legal studies program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the winner of the association's 2003 book award.  Benton's new book, Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) will receive the honor in June of 2003 at the association's annual conference. >>
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