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2014
An urban revitalization model designed by Saif Haobsh, a fifth-year architecture student, was named one of the top 20 entries at this year's AECOM Urban SOS student competition. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, will present “Women in Technology: Misfit or Match Made in Heaven?” on April 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
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. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
2013
The Board of Trustees and the Administration of NJIT have honored three of the university's most outstanding friends and supporters with the naming of facilities and departments in their memory. >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2013, on Nov. 8, 2013 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Entertainment will be provided by the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Roberta Flack. >>
The ribbon cutting was held this morning for the Warren Street Village: Honors Residential Hall and Greek Houses, with a welcome and introduction provided by Charles R. Dees, Jr., vice president for university advancement.  >>
A ribbon cutting for the Warren Street Village: Honors Residential Hall and Greek Houses will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at 156-182 Warren Street, Newark. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam P. Dhawan, PhD,  recently joined the autism community at the NJ State House to be recognized for improving public and private autism services.  Dhawan, a noted electrical engineer and inventor in his own right, who heads NJIT's Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) program, is also executive director of undergraduate research and innovation at NJIT.  The IDS program is offered to Albert Dorman Honors College students at NJIT.   >>
It's been a productive summer for grad and undergrad members of the NJIT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  >>
The doors are open to NJIT's new $80 million Warren Street Village, a unique, three-acre, 214,000-square-foot, mixed-use residential housing complex.  Completed as forecast in less than 18 months, the complex, bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest, will add 600 beds to NJIT's existing inventory of residential housing.  In addition, the project will feature a new restaurant, convenience store and fitness center for the NJIT community. >>
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. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on September 12, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Think Big – Think small” and feature leaders in various fields addressing a range of topics on how to take ideas and put them into action.  >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Professor Katia Passerini to interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. The appointment will become effective on Aug. 1, 2013. >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
C. Stephen Cordes, of Westfield, has been named to the NJIT Board of Trustees.  Cordes is an equity partner and managing director of Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm headquartered in New York City specializing in real estate with $23 billion in assets under management.  He is a member of the firm's board of directors, management executive board and investment committee.  He serves as chief operating officer of the company and is the head of its portfolio management activities.  Cordes is portfolio manager and chairman of the board of a $2.5 billion investment fund created through the 2005 privatization of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in multifamily property ownership and development. >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
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.   >>
Twin biomedical and chemical engineering majors, Fabio and David Oliver, of Union, who graduate from NJIT at 9 a.m. on May 20, 2013, have a secret.  Although engineering is their first love and they are actively seeking career positions in their majors, don't expect to see these two spending their leisure time hunched over a computer screen.  >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
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.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
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. >>
NJIT will host its 1st Annual NJIT Innovation Day on April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event will take place in the Campus Center Atrium, where posters and exhibits from NJIT undergraduate and graduate students showcasing innovation can be viewed.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 4, 2013 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  It will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for innovation and new ideas.  >>
A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public. >>
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. >>
Two teams of Albert Dorman Honors College students enrolled in the College's new Interdisciplinary Design Studio were prominently featured in the Star-Ledger for their award-winning research. >>
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.  >>
“No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration on Jan. 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  Originally this event was scheduled for Nov. 2, 2012, but due to Hurricane Sandy, it was postponed.  >>
2012
Come one, come all!  NJIT students, staff and faculty are invited tomorrow for a look behind the scenes of entertainment technology when a panel of leading experts in the field discusses the latest and greatest in this burgeoning new cutting-edge field.  Albert Dorman Honors College is the host of the event which starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall. >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on Nov. 4, 2012.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2012, on Nov. 2, 2012 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Entertainment will be provided by noted singer, songwriter and composer Neil Sedaka. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will focus on connections and will feature leaders in the various fields discussing mechanisms for developing connections to expand the human experience and the role of technology in creating and enhancing connectivity.  >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College will host “New Media, Old Obstacles:  How Online Publishing is (and isn't) Changing the Game for College Journalists” by Frank LoMonte, executive director at Student Press Law Center, on Sept. 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
Idealism, celebration and commentary from leading state dignitaries will mark the installation of NJIT's eight president, Dr. Joel S. Bloom on Sept. 14, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facilty on the campus green. >>
The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations.  >>
Students, faculty, alumni and staff at NJIT are anticipating three gala days of ceremony, thought-provoking lectures and more, starting Sept. 12, 2012 during a three-day inaugural swirl surrounding the installation of NJIT's eighth president, Dr. Joel S. Bloom. >>
The August issue of prestigious journal Science today has published a perspective by longtime NJIT Professor and noted polymer expert Marino Xanthos about polypropylene, a widely-used plastic with consumer applications ranging from food packaging to automotive parts, including car battery casings.  >>
Atam Dhawan, distinguished professor and interim dean of Albert Dorman Honors College, will be giving a seminar on July 20 at the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics in Lausanne, Switzerland.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Atam Dhawan has been named co-editor of the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, a publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) http://www.embs.org/news/203-embs-announces-co-editors-for-the-journal-of-translational-engineering-infhealth-and-medicine. >>
NeST Group of Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Javad K. Hassan will deliver an inspiring message after receiving an honorary degree at NJIT's 2012 Commencement to be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  >>
Industrial Design major Catherine Leung is featured in an ad appearing in the New York Times Education Life section on April 15, 2012. >>
NJIT invites editors, reporters and producers to witness the official ground-breaking for the $80 million Warren Street Village project—a three-acre mixed-use housing complex on campus bounded by Colden Street to the east, Warren Street to the north and Raymond Boulevard to the southwest.  >>
NJIT senior Anthony Sorgi wants to save the world – or at least improve it. >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, is growing not only in faculty and enrollment, but physical size in order to meet the demand for workforce and economic development in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. >>
Inside New Jersey recently named NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department one of the 12 brainy places in New Jersey.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
Check out Best Buy's commercial featuring winning inventors like NJIT's Dan Henderson–inventor, sculptor, entrepreneur, member of the NJIT Board of Overseers and Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors–that aired in the first quarter, third break during yesterday's big game. >>
A student team in the Albert Dorman Honors College Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS) won two second-place awards–Best Pitch and People's Choice–on Feb. 1 at the Annual New Jersey  Entrepreneurial Network (NJEN) poster session at Princeton University. >>
Anthony Di Benedetto, PhD, professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, will discuss "Design as a Strategic Component of New Product Development" on Feb. 8, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.  >>
Three Albert Dorman Honors College students, accompanied by ADHC Assistant Dean for Student Programs Paul Dine, PhD, traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this month to help complete the building of a home for a local family in need.  >>
Computer engineering major Christopher Early, an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar and a varsity swimmer, will be featured in an ad scheduled to appear in the New York Times Education Life section on January 22, 2012. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately.  >>
2011
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>>
Douglas E. Adams, AICP, an urban planner specializing in active transportation planning and design, environmental planning, and community outreach, will discuss "One Bike Lane Does Not Fit All:  Designing Bikeways for (Almost) Everyone" on Nov. 30, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Adeena Karasick, PhD, a professor of global literature at St. John's University and media artist who has created four internationally acclaimed videopoems, will discuss "Glammed-Out, Googley-Eyed & Gangsta: Parody, Satire and Cultural Sampling in the Age of Media Obsession" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Nov. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
NJIT's Science, Technology, and Society Program and Albert Dorman Honors College will host "Turning Science and Technology Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education" by Andrew Jamison, PhD, professor of technology, environment, and society at Aalborg University in Denmark, on Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kupfrian 106.  >>
“The Worldwide Water Crisis” will be the focus of a talk by Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University on Nov. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Owen Fitzgerald, who received a degree in engineering and construction technology from NJIT in 2008, will discuss his recent Peace Corps experience in Mali at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Nov. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Joseph Nadan, PhD, industry professor at NYU Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "How to Become an Innovation Sherpa©" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 26, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Joel Bloom, EdD, to serve as interim president of the university, effective immediately. This follows the recent announcement of the resignation of Robert Altenkirch. Altenkirch will serve as a consultant to the interim president until the end of October. >>
Jose Rodriguez, president of MERIT, Inc., a Newark-based contracting company, will discuss "Diversify or Die: A Key Element to a Successful Enterprise" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Sept. 28, 2.30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, will discuss "The Future of Engineering in Medicine" on Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. at Cornell University.  >>
The creative confluence of science and art will be the focus of the first in the fall 2011 Technology and Society Forum presentations when James C. Phillips and Robert B. Marcus jointly share their views on September 21, 2011 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
"The Art of Invention” featuring new sculpture by the American artist Daniel A. Henderson will be on view at NJIT from Oct. 1-Dec. 22, 2011.  >>
In a repeat performance from last year, Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross, an honors student from Lambertville, were accepted to participate in the Student Volunteer Program for SIGGRAPH 2011 held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from August 6 through August 11. >>
Medicine and technology are converging in patient care at a faster pace than most people realize.   >>
AECOM President and CEO John M. Dionisio and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch signed on May 9, 2011, a $200,000 scholarship agreement to establish an endowment providing scholarships for undergraduate students of the Albert Dorman Honors College. >>
Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor today delivered a moving address at NJIT's 2011 Commencement at the Prudential Center in Newark after receiving an honorary degree.  >>
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. >>
Faizan Naqvi, of Kearny, a junior majoring in electrical engineering and the third of three brothers to receive a Goldwater Scholarship, was recognized yesterday at a reception attended by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, administrators and his parents. >>
America is often referred to as the land of opportunity. Faizan Naqvi, of Kearny, refers to NJIT as his “university of opportunity.” >>
NJIT will be a unique contender in the upcoming April 16-17, 2011 P3 award competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  >>
Helping others is an important part of NJIT life. Many students are the children of immigrants, some are even immigrants themselves. Problems and issues around the world hit home.  >>
A few tugs on red cloth, a round of applause and 48 linear feet of custom mural was unveiled yesterday morning at the newly-named NJ Transit Warren St/NJIT light rail station. >>
"The BP Oil Spill: Containment Efforts and Ethical Considerations," a paper by Martha Molinini, a student majoring in electrical and computer engineering, has been accepted for presentation at the American Society for Engineering Education Middle Atlantic Section Conference on April 29 in Farmingdale, NY. >>
Michael Brownstein, PhD, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will discuss "How Your Habits Work for You: An Ethics of Automatic Behavior" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, PhD, distinguished professor and associate dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, will be the guest speaker at a Physics Department Seminar on Feb. 23, 2:30-4 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Room 408. >>
The Klang String Quartet with its unique blend of musical interests and influences (Klang in German means sound) is scheduled to perform on Feb. 16, 2011 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m. >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College Library was officially named the Gilbert Glass Library on Jan. 28 in a ceremony on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. >>
2010
Katia Passerini, professor in NJIT's School of Management, received the Excellence in Innovative Teaching Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Dorairaja Raghu, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Excellence in Upper Division Undergraduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, PhD, professor in NJIT's School of Management and Department of Information Systems, received the Excellence in Graduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, NJIT's Associate Dean in the School of Management, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Third-year Digital Design student Benjamin Gross of Lambertville won the Cover Design Competition for the 12th Annual VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS User's Conference. The conference, “Strengthening Connections: Keeping Our Libraries Vital,” will be held on Jan. 11, 2011 at Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University in Piscataway and the program with Gross's work on the cover will be distributed to more than 200 attendees. Gross, a student in the College of Architecture and Design as well as the Albert Dorman Honors College, is a previous recipient of the Second Year Design Award for Digital Design and a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design.  >>
H. Bradley Jenkins, Rotary International Representative to the UN, will show what Rotary International has been able to achieve within the framework of the United Nations at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1100. >>
Brenda Buttner, a senior business correspondent at the FOX News Channel, will discuss "Translating Technospeak into Everyday English" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 20, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.    >>
David Kristol, PhD, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering at NJIT, will discuss "Jewish Contributions to Science" at the Fall 2010 Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3720/30/40.  >>
The Honors Student Council Office located on the fourth floor of NJIT's Fenster Hall was officially named The Roberta Renard Student Council Office at the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) yesterday in honor of the ADHC Board of Visitors member and benefactor. Roberta Renard, of Summit, is president and chief executive officer of Renard Communications, Inc., a Springfield, NJ company that publishes the trade magazine, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology. >>
Walter H. Kraft, DEng, PE, '62,'65,'75, of Summit, executive technical director at Eng-Wong, Taub and Associates in Newark, received the Coordinating Council Best Project Award last month from the Institute of Transportation Engineers at its 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibit held in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kraft, who is also a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, received NJIT's Alumni Achievement Award on May 22, 2010.  >>
Tagged: alumni, award
Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children. >>
NJIT will mark the new academic year on Sept. 15, 2010 with its annual University Convocation, an awards ceremony coupled with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium, on the NJIT campus. A reception for the award winners will follow.   >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, served as volunteers in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. >>
Sophia Sobers of Budd Lake presented “Parametric Architecture” in the design category of the research poster session at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference last month in Los Angeles. Sobers, who expects to graduate in May 2011 with a BS in architecture from NJIT and a BA in art from Rutgers-Newark, is the first undergraduate from the College of Architecture and Design to have a research poster accepted for presentation at the premier computer graphics annual conference. She explored the idea of creating a “responsive architecture” – an architectural system that explores the idea of using a parametric interface that reacts and changes based on user input that was originally developed as part of coursework with Henry Grosman, adjunct faculty in the New Jersey School of Architecture. >>
Daniel Palma of Paterson and Benjamin Gross of Lambertville, two juniors from NJIT's School of Art + Design, were selected to serve in the Student Volunteer Program at the Association of Computing Machinery's 2010 SIGGRAPH Conference. Admission to the Student Volunteer Program is highly competitive and provides participants access to network with industry leaders and the opportunity to attend short courses, presentations of production case studies, and technical paper sessions. Students provide a minimum of 30 hours of service during the conference, which started on July 24 and concluded on July 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Palma and Gross are both third-year students in the Entertainment Track in NJIT's new BA program in Digital Design. For the bilingual Palma, an EOP student and past recipient of a Director's Scholarship in the School of Art + Design, this marked the second consecutive year he was selected to participate at SIGGRAPH; 2010 was the first SIGGRAPH conference for Gross, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. >>
Walter Kraft, of Summit, has had a long and rewarding career keeping people on the move. He's an internationally-known expert in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems, which explains why NJIT awarded this 1962 alum its Alumni Achievement Award On May 22, 2010. >>
Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies. >>
NJIT sophomore Adam Gustafson was named to the 2010 Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) All-Academic team. Gustafson, a biomedical engineering major enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College, holds a 3.72 cumulative GPA. >>
Daniel Henderson, chief executive officer of Intellect Wireless, and Dick Sweeney '82, co-founder of Keurig, Inc. will be the guest speakers at the Albert Dorman Honors College 15th Anniversary Colloquium on Innovation and Invention on April 14, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Both of the speakers are inventors: Henderson has 26 U.S. patents and Sweeney has several U.S. and international Keurig coffee brewer and packaging patents.    >>
J. Robert Hillier, founder of Hillier Architecture and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, will discuss "Life After Recession: Think Outside the Box" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on April 7, 2010, 2:30-4 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, will discuss "Capitalism Without Guilt: The Moral Case for Freedom" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 31, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale, founding directors of Consultants 2 Go, will discuss "Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: Practical Tips to Get You Started" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 24, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, will join Webster and McHale for the panel discussion.  >>
Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world.  >>
Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.  >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
Jeffrey Bennett, a Union County librarian, will discuss "Newark's History As Microcosm As Seen Through the Built Environment" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2010 Colloquium Series on Jan. 27, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A at NJIT.  Bennett has been showing people the hidden side of Newark since 2006 through his website www.newarkhistory.com and periodic walking tours. The lecture is free and open to the public. >>
2009
Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover thrilled friends of NJIT at the university's recent annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration.  >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>

Good to the Last Drop

November 04, 2009
Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College, Charles R. Dees, Jr., vice president for university advancement, and Dick Sweeney '82, co-inventor of the Keurig single-cup coffee machine, recently participated in a coffee “cupping" session at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury, Vermont. Green Mountain and its partner Simatelex, in China, the manufacturer of the Keurig single-cup coffee maker, have endowed a $100,000 scholarship at NJIT. >>
Imagine beaming electric power from space as a viable solar energy option. Engineer and researcher Martin Hoffert, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University, will discuss this theory further in a free lecture, open to the public, on Nov. 4, 2009 at NJIT, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Tony Award-winning dancer, choreographer and producer Savion Glover, who was born and raised in Newark, will provide the entertainment. >>
The class of 2013—with nearly 1,000 students—is the largest freshman class ever to enter NJIT.  The overall enrollment of nearly 9,000 students is second largest in university history. But it's not just class size that's impressive. There's been an 11 point rise in composite SAT scores to 1143. The national composite is 1016. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) presented NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria. Accepting for NJIT were Robert A. Altenkirch, president; Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College; and Tony Howell, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program. >>
NJIT ranked eleventh in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education).NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2008-2009 academic year—a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. >>
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) will present NJIT with its Rising University Star Award at its 35th anniversary awards dinner and celebration dinner set for Sept. 29, 2009 at the Waldorf Astoria.  >>
“The Brick,” a sculpture by Daniel A. Henderson, an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and member of NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, was unveiled today in the Fenster Hall lobby at NJIT. Completed in black Champlain marble and anodized aluminum, the sculpture was inspired by the world's first portable cellular telephone: the Microtac 8000x. Henderson, who invented wireless picture and video messaging in 1993, said that his work was an example of taking a temporal medium—the plastic used to build cell phones—and putting it into a natural medium. “The point of this body of work is appropriate to NJIT,” he said. “We are proud of our research work in cell telephony and advances at this institution.” Shown at left are Henderson, NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch; Vice President for Academic and Student Services and Albert Dorman Honors College Dean Joel S. Bloom; and Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr.  >>
Albert Dorman Honors College scholars and staff met with Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4), Senator Robert Menendez (NJ-13), and Congressional Staffer Noelle Lusanne, the Staff Director for International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, last month as part of the Sixth Annual Study Tour in Washington, DC. Participants gained insight into the federal policymaking process, toured the U.S. Treasury facilities and explored a range of professional fields in both the executive and legislative branches of government. >>
NJIT has a reputation for turning out first-generation American college students.  Three seniors, who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center, exemplify that tradition. >>
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.  >>
NJIT has been awarded a $10,000 College Access Challenge Grant which will be matched by the university. The grant aims to increase outreach and opportunities for higher education access. The program assists needy New Jersey families at the start of the financial aid process, by among other things, most importantly helping them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
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
The Honors Computer Lab at the Albert Dorman Honors College, located on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall, was dedicated yesterday in honor of Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc., a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors and a long-time donor. Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, took part in the plaque unveiling. The computer lab is reserved for Honors Scholars, a privilege that allows them to study in a setting with minimal distractions and in turn encourages cooperative group efforts for projects and learning. Earlier that morning Mr. Henderson shared his experiences as a highly successful inventor, a sculptor and the founder of several thriving companies at The Lloyd M. Felmly Colloquium.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Peter Papanicolaou, the president of J.F. Contracting Corporation, a Brooklyn construction and engineering firm, will receive NJIT's Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
U.S. News & World Report's 2009 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges has named NJIT among the nation's top tier of national research universities offering a range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. It also named NJIT as the nation's eighth most ethnically diverse institution of higher education. >>
Albert Dorman Honors College scholars and staff met with Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-13) last month as part of the Fifth Annual Study Tour in Washington, DC. In addition, they gained insight into the workings of the federal government and learned about career opportunities in the government sector. >>
Gloria Portocarrero, of Union City, receives her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from NJIT at the Prudential Center this Saturday at 9 a.m. She'll walk at the head of her class—an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar who's accepted into a master's degree program for next fall in biomedical engineering. >>
NJIT's Office of Greek Life received the Community Spirit Award for the largest civic team in attendance on the 10th Annual Jersey Cares Day on May 3. More than 100 NJIT students and staff, including the NJIT soccer and volleyball teams, Albert Dorman Honors College, and the Office of Greek Life painted murals, cleaned parks and planted trees around the city and its public schools. NJIT donated a total of more than $1,200 and more than 650 hours of community service as part of The Big Give program. “I am thankful for all the support of the students, faculty and staff who donated or volunteered for this new initiative,” said Humberto Baquerizo, assistant director of Greek Life. >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30. The distinguished engineer and educator will deliver his lecture from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. >>
A team of four NJIT undergraduates—all natives of New Jersey—competed in the annual regional College “Quiz” Bowl tournament. The NJIT team finished fifth place in the combined regional category and second place for the region.   >>
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.  >>
“Sustainability”—it's a term that has risen to critical prominence in assessing our planet's resources and the future well-being of society. In NJIT's upcoming Technology and Society Forum presentation, Jon Plaut will explore the antecedents of concerns with sustainability, including the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and increasing population. The public is invited to the free talk set for Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, has been selected by the Middle States Regional Assembly of the College Board to receive the William U. Harris Award of Excellence for 2008. The award is given annually to one who “exemplifies the characteristics of the person for whom the award is named, including his contributions to students, the College Board and the field of education in general.”  Bloom will be presented with the award on Feb. 14 during the Middle States Regional Forum at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center. >>
2007
Daniel A. Henderson, president of PhoneTel Communications, Inc. and a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) Board of Visitors, met with current ADHC students this morning in the Campus Center Atrium. Members of the ADHC Board of Visitors participated in roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors and discussed internships and research opportunities available at their companies. >>
Eric Katz, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will discuss the role of science, technology and engineering in the development of the Holocaust on Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
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. >>
NJIT will receive a $150,000 gift from PSEG to launch a scholarship for freshmen enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. The PSEG Honors Scholarship Endowment will be available to freshmen enrolling next fall in NJIT's Honors College. >>
Lindsey Pollak, a writer, editor and speaker specializing in career advice and women's issues, will share insights from Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World, her new career advice book for college students and recent grads, at an Honors College Colloquium on Oct. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Sanjeev Sanyal, 2007 Eisenhower Fellow and chief economist at Deutsche Bank Asia, will describe the various dynamics that will drive 21st-century Asian mega-cities at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Albert Dorman Honors College scholars and staff visited Washington, DC last month as part of the fourth annual Study Tour. In addition to meeting with Congressman Robert E. Andrews of the First District, the students gained insight into the workings of the federal government and learned about career opportunities in the government sector. >>
Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has finalized acceptances for its incoming freshman class. >>
As a child Ashley Chou enjoyed playing with Legos. Taking things apart to see how they worked was her passion. She never lost this inquisitive quality, which she hopes to serve future employers well. Chou will graduate from NJIT on May 17, 2007 with a degree in industrial engineering. >>
Hamid Bagce will graduate on May 17, 2007 from NJIT at Continental Airlines Arena with a perfect 4.0 average and with one of the top honors from Newark College of Engineering. Last March, he was named best biomedical engineering student of the year. >>
When Matthew Schaefer started his freshman year at NJIT, he set himself a lofty goal: In four years, he'd graduate with a perfect grade-point average. As NJIT's May 17, 2007 graduation approaches, Schaefer will have met his goal. The Randolph Township native will graduate with a 3.988 accumulated average. >>
When officials and benefactors of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) convened earlier this month to celebrate the victory of reaching the financial goal of the Albert Dorman Honors College Scholarship Endowment Campaign, the university celebrated more than the success of a fundraising campaign, said Honors College Dean Joel S. Bloom, EdD. >>
Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT has been named an Educational Opportunity Fund Champion for 2007. The award, sponsored by New Jersey's Commission on Higher Education, is annually presented to dedicated New Jersey individuals who provide maximum education and opportunity for New Jersey's disadvantaged youngsters. >>
New Jersey students who are physically challenged have additional opportunities to pursue higher education thanks to a $1 million gift from an NJIT alumnus, William S. Guttenberg, who has continually demonstrated his dedication to physically challenged young people and to NJIT through his generosity. >>
Alumni from Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT returned this past week to the university to talk to undergraduates about the skills they need to succeed professionally. The 14 alumni met with current Dorman Honors College students in roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. The graduates also spoke about internships and research opportunities available at their companies. >>
Darlene Lamourt, of Perth Amboy, has joined the development staff in the Advancement Office at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as the new campaign director. >>
2006
Six students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College won the Best Meal Award for their project titled “A Bea-CAN of Hope” in the Canstruction® competition. Created by the Society for Design Administration, the competition invited participants to design giant sculptures made entirely from unopened cans of food. At the close of the exhibitions the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Tamara Vivens, of Silver Spring, Maryland, a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College at  NJIT, spoke during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, held Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Vivens, a junior, is majoring in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science. >>
Turner Construction Company was named the outstanding corporate partner of the year by NJIT. The company was honored during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration held on Nov. 10. at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
“You are the epitome of creativity and innovation,” Randal Pinkett told the more than 250 students who attended the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium today in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. Pinkett, who is chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, outlined the path that led to his achievements as a Rhodes Scholar and as the Season 4 winner of NBC's “The Apprentice" and urged students to take advantage of the many opportunities available at NJIT. “I challenge you to set sights for yourself to far exceed your own expectations,” he said. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration, on Nov. 10, 2006, at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. “Dinner proceeds will endow scholarships for students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Science and Liberal Arts,” said Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president for development at NJIT. >>
Bernard S. Meyerson, PhD, vice president for strategic alliances and chief technologist at the IBM Systems and Technology Group, will speak at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Oct. 4, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>

KUDOS-August 2006

August 01, 2006
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College Students and Assistant Dean Inducted Into Phi Eta Sigma
Thirty Albert Dorman Honors College students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at NJIT, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement among members of the freshman class. In addition, Shane Y. Williamson, assistant dean for academics, was inducted as an honorary member for her assistance to Honors College freshmen. NJIT Chemistry Professor Presents Research at International Symposium
Dr. Lev N. Krasnoperov, a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, in collaboration with Jingping Peng and Paul Marshall of the University of North Texas, has made an important advancement in the theory of reactions that exhibit negative apparent activation energies. In their paper entitled "Modified Transition State Theory and Negative Activation Energies of Simple Metathesis Reactions: Application to the Reaction CH3+HBr -> CH4 + Br," which appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Analysis in March 2006, they developed a modified transition state theory (MTST) for such reactions that provided quantitative agreement with the experiment.  In addition to the published journal article, Dr. Krasnoperov recently presented this research at the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics in Orleans, France, July 22-27, 2006. >>
Gregory Olsen, an entrepreneur and scientist who in October 2005 became the third private citizen to make a paid trip into space, will meet with students from the Albert Dorman Honors College, the Educational Opportunity Program and faculty from NJIT on April 26. The talk will take place at 3 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. >>
"Innovation and Commercialization in Nanotechnology," a panel discussion featuring Kees Eijkel, technical-commercial director at the MESA+ Research Institute at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, will be held on April 19, 2:30-4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
A group of 11 alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College returned to NJIT last week to talk to current Dorman students about the skills they need to succeed professionally. The roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. >>
2005
The Albert Dorman Honors College celebrated its 10th anniversary by recognizing some of the prominent people who have made the college one of the best in the state. “Many of the alumni of the college, who are here today, are proof that the experiment we proposed 10 years ago works,” said Albert Dorman '45, after whom the college is named. >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2005, NJIT's annual black-tie benefit, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. This year's honorees include: Fred Hassan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Schering-Plough Corporation; Amy A. Pappas, managing director and chief financial officer, Asset Management America, JP Morgan Chase; Phillip Rinaldi, founder and former chief executive officer, Coffeyville Resources; and The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.  >>
Edward J. Ludwig, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company, and chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey, will discuss the challenges ahead for the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry  on Oct. 12, 2:30-4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom A. Sponsored by the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series, the lecture is free and open to the public. >>
A group of 21 Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) scholars visited Washington, DC on June 15-16, 2005 at the special invitation of Congressman Donald M. Payne. In addition to touring the nation's capital, the students gained insight into the workings of the federal government and learned about career opportunities in the government sector. Senator John E. Sununu (far left) and legislative correspondent Christina L. Thornton met with the students and Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, ADHC. >>
NJIT bestowed 1,821 degrees during the 2005 commencement ceremony yesterday, held for the first time at the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. The university gave an honorary degree to Arthur F. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., who delivered the keynote address.  “Achieving your life dreams does not happen overnight,” said Ryan. “But making it to graduation didn't happen overnight either. It took hard work, preparation and always having the end goal in mind." Read NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch's remarks. >>
Biren Bhatt is the kind of student who makes a parent proud, a professor happy and the community in which he lives a better place. Bhatt will graduate from NJIT on May 26 having already finished a year of medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is to graduate from NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College with a perfect cumulative grade-point average of 4.0 and a host of academic honors. >>
Rivka Stone, a senior at Albert Dorman Honors College, will graduate from NJIT on May 26 with a perfect cumulative grade-point average of 4.0. In the fall, Stone, 21, will start medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She was accepted, on full scholarship, into the university's accelerated MD/PhD program. A biomedical engineering major, she won an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from NJIT's biomedical engineering department. >>
The Albert Dorman Honors College has received a $10,000 grant from the Guidant Foundation that will fund student-research internships in the applied life sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Shawn Chester, a mechanical engineering major, has graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with record of academic excellence and having done award-winning research. >>
Fifteen students have graduated this month from Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT, one of the most demanding and rigorous colleges in the state. The college builds on NJIT's rigorous curriculum, offering enriched coursework and seminars, as well as real-world projects with outstanding faculty researchers and industry leaders. >>
Walter L. Douglas, Jr., East Orange, has been appointed director of development in the Office of University Advancement at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Douglas will be responsible for fund-raising activities for the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT and selected research centers. >>
2004
J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, was named national chair of the Campaign for Albert Dorman Honors College at Celebration, the annual black-tie event for NJIT, on Nov. 12, 2004. Hillier, who has built one of the largest architectural firms in the country and has long been a dedicated friend of NJIT and Albert Dorman Honors College, chairs the college's Board of Visitors and is a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. >>
A group of alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) visited the university to speak to students about the skills needed to succeed professionally.  The 16 alumni, all of whom graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College, met with students in round table discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. The graduates also spoke about internships and research opportunities available at their companies.  >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2004, the annual black-tie benefit for NJIT, on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. Proceeds will benefit the Albert Dorman Honors College Endowed Scholarship Fund. >>
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"Space--The Final Frontier: What Is It Like to Live and Work in Space?", a lecture by Al Sacco, Jr., PhD, will be presented by the Albert Dorman Honors College as part of its colloquium series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. A former astronaut, Sacco is director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing and professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University. >>
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"Planning for Disaster," a special Honors College Colloquium, will be held on October 25, 2004, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Weston Hall, Lecture 1 (located on the lower level of the School of Architecture Building). Joseph Picciano, P.E., Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security for New York, New Jersey, Puerto RIco and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Kathryn Humphrey, Response & Recovery Division Director for FEMA and Homeland Security, will be the guest speakers at the event, which is open to the university community. For more information, contact Lois Chipepo at Chipepo@njit.edu. >>
Honors College alumni currently working in  professional careers returned to NJIT on September 22, 2004 to participate in “Passing the Torch of Knowledge,” a roundtable colloquium for undergraduates. >>
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.” >>
J. Robert Hillier, one of the nation's leading architects, was named National Chairman of the Campaign for Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The fundraising campaign for the Dorman Honors College, which Hillier will lead, hopes to raise $20 million for an endowed scholarship fund. Hillier, a Princeton-based architect, was named chairman of the campaign during NJIT's recent benefit dinner, called Celebration. >>
Lisa Kardos, a senior majoring in chemical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), will graduate on May 26, with a myriad of awards and accolades.   Kardos, of Cranford, an Albert Dorman Honor's College student with a grade point average of 3.7 in chemical engineering, was recently named the Newark College of Engineering's outstanding female engineer.  She is president of the Dorman Honor's College student council, and treasurer of Omega Chi Epsilon - the chemical engineering honor society.  She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society. She was the student speaker at the 2002 NJIT Celebration Scholarship fundraising event and assisted in recruiting women students to NJIT. She served on a strategic-planning taskforce at NJIT. >>
Jennifer Dorn, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), began life never dreaming she would one day graduate with distinction, and a host of awards, from a top engineering school. >>
Daniel Perez, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who recently received two of NJIT's top academic awards, will attend MIT this fall on full scholarship to study chemical engineering.   “Danny is the first graduating senior from our department to be directly admitted to the doctoral program at MIT in at least 20 years,” said Basil Baltzis, Ph.D., chairman of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering at NJIT.  “We are very proud of him and certain he will have an outstanding career.” >>
Shane Williamson, a counseling expert with a diverse background in business administration and multi-cultural education, has been named assistant dean for academics at the Albert Dorman Honors College. >>
At 18, Karisa Solt will be the youngest student ever to graduate from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Karisa, who will graduate on Jan. 30 with a degree in Biomedical engineering, is also the university's valedictorian. She's already been accepted on a full scholarship to medical school, and what's more, she's accomplished all this having never attended high school and having gone just two years to a grammar school.  >>
James A. Kennedy, chair of the Board of Trustees at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), brought his 97-year old father to campus with him. Standing before a group of students, Kennedy recalled how his father, also named James A. Kennedy, never had the chance to attend college. “My father's formal education ended in eighth grade,” Kennedy said. “Yet he went on to work at Bell Labs, in both Murray Hill and Holmdel, and was able to hold his own with scientists there. Had my father been able to afford to have gone to a college such as NJIT, in those days known as Newark College of Engineering, God knows what his career could have been.” >>
2003
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2003, the annual, black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place on Nov. 14 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.   >>
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Congressman Rush Holt, 54, the congressional representative for New Jersey's 12th District, will speak Monday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Holt, a physicist who was associated for more than a decade with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University, is one of the few scientists in Congress. >>