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2014
NJIT Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Maurie Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at NJIT, has been appointed to serve as a mentor with the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF) Program.   >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has published an article in a special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly, a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers technical communication in a variety of fields. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
2013
David Rothenberg, a professor of philosophy and music at NJIT, contributed to a documentary film that has won the grand prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA). >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, addressed the third annual international Gender Summit (GS3NA) on Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C.  >>
Nancy Coppola, professor of English at NJIT, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) for significant long-term contributions to programming in technical communication and for service to the profession and the organization.  >>
Burt Kimmelman, PhD, of Maplewood, a professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has published his eighth poetry collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013 (BlazeVOX, 2013). The poems, which represent his poetic practice as it has evolved over the last three decades, are accompanied by drawings by Basil King. >>
COAD undergrad Esther Zipori recently presented "Anticipating Post-Automobility: Design Policies for Fostering Urban Mobility Transitions" at the Global Conference on Mobility Futures at Lancaster University in the UK.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman has published his eighth collection of poetry, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013  (BlazeVOX, 2013). >>
A new research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser launched yesterday at the National Library of France. Combining music, documented artistic performances, lectures, and studio experiments, Funk's SoundBox 2012 draws from hundreds of digital recordings that he produced. >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Jonathan Luke to interim dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Aug. 1, 2013. >>
Paramus Catholic Paladin cornerback Jabrill Peppers, of East Orange, and head football coach Chris Partridge kept more than 50 students in an NJIT Upward Bound Multimedia Journalism class spellbound yesterday as Peppers, with humility and intelligence, answered students' questions for almost an hour.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg was recently featured in The New York Times.  >>
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.  >>
Watch Richard Garber, associate professor in COAD's School of Architecture, tonight on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program, which will discuss the subject of sustainability, is scheduled to air at 5:30 p.m. (WHYY), 7:00 p.m. (NJTV) and 12:30 a.m. (WNET).     >>
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
Digital poetry expert Christopher Funkhouser, associate professor in the department of humanities, will be consulting on a project called PO.EX'70-80, which focuses on experimental poetry, on Feb. 14 at Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal.  >>
Humanities associate professor Carol Johnson recently gave two presentations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  >>
2012
Jonathan Curley, a senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will give a poetry reading at the Intrinsic Cafe on December 6 at 7 p.m. The Intrinsic Cafe is located on 5 Sussex Avenue in Newark, across from the NJIT campus.  >>
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.  >>
Dr. Maurie J. Cohen, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science and the department of humanities, has accepted an appointment on a Task Force on Green Development and Sustainable Consumption in China. >>
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.  >>
Bernadette Longo, PhD, who has spent her academic career questioning the relationships people have with their technologies, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts in the Department of Humanities as an associate professor.  >>
Chris Funkhouser, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the undergraduate program in professional and technical communication at NJIT, was invited to join the Literary Advisory Board of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO).  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, author of Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury Press, 2011) will present his revolutionary examination of the interplay between beauty, art and culture in evolution in a lecture May 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown.  >>
Written by Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD, of the NJIT Humanities Department, a 2011 updated edition of The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), originally published in 2001, as well as chapters on disability rights in two different volumes, have recently been published. >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, are featured in CAPTA: Conversations with Poets About Technology http://glia.ca/2012/capta/, a new video project produced by the Canadian artist/professor Dr. Jhave Johnston.  >>
David Rothenberg, professor of Philosophy and Music, will present “The Survival of the Beautiful” as the final lecture in the spring series at the Morris Museum on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and digital poetry expert Christopher Funkhouser will participate in Interrupt 2012, a three-day international studio celebrating writing and performance in digital media, on Feb. 10-12 at Brown University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser has published New Directions in Digital Poetry (Continuum Books, 2012), an informed look at digital poetry in its contemporary state.  >>
At the start of every year, the Office of Strategic Communications looks back at NJIT's top ten press releases from the previous year which generated the most major media coverage from not only national sources but from around the world.  >>
2011
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser has published a new multimedia piece in The New River, one of the oldest online digital art/writing journals. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, has published his seventh collection of poetry, The Way We Live (Dos Madres Press, 2011). >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, who has published six poetry collections, will read from his collected works on Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Monroe Center for the Arts in Hoboken.  >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newest book Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution (Bloomsbury Press) will be released at the end of this month.  >>
Electro Þerdix, a book published earlier this year by NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, was reviewed by Jacket 2, an online publication associated with PennSound and the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. >>
Jon Curley, university lecturer in the Humanities Department at NJIT, has just published Poets and Partitions: Confronting Communal Identities in Northern Ireland, a comprehensive analysis of Northern Irish poetry focusing on the colonial, political, and cultural underpinnings that have shaped artistic expression in a variety of ways.  >>
The Society for Technical Communication honored Nancy Coppola, a professor of English at NJIT and founding director of the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program, in a ceremony at its annual conference in Sacramento, CA on May 17. >>
Mark Arnowitz of the Humanities Department and his Technical Writing class presented "Utopians at Play," a collection of games and models that were on display during the month of June at the Utopian Direction Gallery in Warwick, NY. >>
The Humanities Department is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Enid Dame Poetry Competition. All winners will be honored in the fall semester and their work will be published in The Vector newspaper and the new online poetry magazine, Newark Review. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, was honored recently by Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area for helping women to succeed in academe.   >>
Room 311 of Cullimore Hall may not fit the image of a techno band's garage studio, but to the dozen members of the NJIT Laptop Orchestra, who just released their first CD, it's perfecto.  >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, will be honored by Soroptimist International of the Greater Westfield Area on April 14 for the work she has done to help women succeed in academe. >>
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. >>
2010
Jon Curley, PhD, university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will be the featured poet on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m at Art House Productions in Jersey City. He will read from his book of poems New Shadows (Dos Madres Press, Inc., 2009).  >>
Miriam Ascarelli, a lecturer in the NJIT Department of Humanities, has published Independent Vision: Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the Story of the Seeing Eye (Purdue Univ. Press), a short biography of Dorothy Harrison Eustis, founder of The Seeing Eye, Inc., the oldest existing dog guide-school in the world, located in Morristown. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will perform with Charles Lindsay in The Electrosense of Paddlefish, a multimedia piece on water in the American West on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. (between Washington Square Park E. and Greene St.). Rothenberg was awarded the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6. >>
Burt Kimmelman, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will read his poetry at the Kelley Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Arts Cafe. >>
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.  >>
The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert. >>
Jon Curley, of Jersey City, and Burt Kimmelman (at left), of Maplewood, associate professor and professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will participate in a poetry reading presented by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Williams Center for the Arts in Rutherford.    >>
Carol S. Johnson, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has won the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009). The award will be announced at the 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) meeting in Atlanta in March.  She is a resident of Oak Ridge. >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Carol S. Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has won the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009). The award will be announced at the 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) meeting in Atlanta in March. >>
The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books.  >>
NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, PhD, of Maplewood, discussed his recent collection As If Free and more with the critic, scholar and poet Thomas Fink in an interview that has been published in Jacket Magazine. Published in Australia, Jacket is probably the best known/widest readership publication of avant-garde English-language poetry and poetics, and recently affiliated itself with the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania where Kimmelman will give a reading this October.  >>
Nancy Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and the director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communication, received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist, will perform with pianist Marilyn Crispell for Jazz at Lincoln Center's next Listening Party on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Featured will be their album, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, released this month by ECM Records. >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and assistant professor, respectively, in the Department of Humanities, participated in The 4th International Conference & Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization on June 4 at Brown University. Klobucar gave a paper titled "The Broken Mirror" and Funkhouser gave a paper called "From Capacity to Truncation" and a multimedia performance titled "Multi-MIDI-a Poetry."  >>
NJIT will launch this fall a new 12-credit graduate certificate in sustainability policy and environmental management. The program will require students to complete four courses. Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, will be the program coordinator. >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, presented a paper entitled "The Nazi Engineers: Reflections on Technological Ethics in Hell" at the 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology on May 10, 2010 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  >>
A poem from NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman's new collection As If Free (Talisman House, 2009) will be the featured literary work on The Writer's Almanac program on April 20.  Garrison Keillor will read Kimmelman's poem “Taking Dinner to My Mother” on his National Public Radio show. Kimmelman, of Maplewood, is chair of the department of humanities at NJIT. In the New York City area, the show will air at noon on WQXR-FM 105.9, and will air at various times during the day depending on where in the country you are tuning in. If you can't catch the reading “live” then you can pick it up on the NPR or Writer's Almanac websites in the show's archive; the poem will be posted there along with a podcast. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will bring his unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music at a free lecture on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union in New York City.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Nancy W. Coppola has been named the 2010 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Coppola will receive the award at the STC Conference in May. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman of Maplewood, who has published six poetry collections, will read from his collected works at the PoetsWednesday Series on March 10 at 8 p.m.at the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge. >>
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim, will be presented by the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department on March 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7 p.m. and on March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. Michael V. Kerley of NJIT's Humanities Department directs.  Reservations: theatre@njit.edu; 973-596-3457. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation. The free talk, entitled “Whales, Birds and Why Nature Is Beautiful,” will be held Feb. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining area on the third floor of the NJIT Campus Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, an expert in digital poetry, will be an invited speaker and performer at "In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice At The Edge: A Gathering" at the Banff Art Center on Feb.18-21 in Alberta, Canada. Funkhouser will join 36 forward-thinking literary artists who will create a context for the demonstration and discussion of cutting-edge literary practice.    >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation.  His evidence is the hard-to-explain qualities of bird song, whale song, and other unusual habits of various creatures. >>
2009
Michael Brownstein, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, presented a talk entitled “Experimental Philosophy and Non-Conscious Moral Judgment” on Nov. 13 at The Philosophical Psychology Lab at Harvard University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, an expert in digital poetry, will perform at The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice Conference on Nov. 8 in Bergen, Norway. Funkhouser, who is also director of the Communication and Media Program at NJIT, will perform "Psychographic Poetry." >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley and Architecture Associate Professor Tony Schuman will join Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno for a panel discussion about making the film New Work: Newark in 3D on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany the film, which is being shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and will become a permanent part of the museum's permanent collection. >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at the Newark Museum for its Centennial Celebration, Sept. 22, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany New Work: Newark in 3D, which will be shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and become a permanent part of the museum's collection. In addition, he will join the Bongiornos for a panel discussion about making the film on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the museum.  >>
NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman, who has published five poetry collections, will read from his collected works on Sept. 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. in The Carriage House Poetry Series. >>
A sign on the corner of 1st Avenue and East 4th Street in Manhattan was renamed at a ceremony this summer in honor of  Frieda Zames, the late NJIT Associate Professor Emerita of mathematics and disability rights advocate who played a pivotal role in making the NJIT campus accessible to persons with disabilities. Zames, who taught math at NJIT for 27 years, died in 2005 at the age of 72.  Her three decades of advocacy also included pushing for access to the 88th floor observatory of New York's Empire State Building, which is now accessible.  >>
Carol Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, associate professor in the department of humanities, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the humanities department, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Upper Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Robert Friedman, PhD, of Closter, associate professor in the humanities department, received tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg will appear in the upcoming PBS documentary “The Music Instinct” airing June 24, 2009 on Channel 13 and affiliate stations throughout the state and the NYC region. He is also a participant through this week in the second annual World Science Festival in New York City. Various scientific luminaries in this week's events include Lisa Randall, E.O. Wilson, Brian Greene, and celebrity science fans like Harrison Ford and Alan Alda. >>
The Society for Technical Communication has named NJIT Professor Nancy W. Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, an associate fellow. This is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates for this honor are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication and have been a member for at least 10 years. Recipients have attained eminence in the field of technical communication through achievements and contributions to the profession and society. >>
NJIT professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, will be a featured reader in the Phoenix Poetry Reading Series on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bangal Curry, 65 West Broadway in New York City. Kimmelman chairs the department of humanities at NJIT. >>
Michele Rittenhouse, managing director of the NJIT Theatre Arts Program, has had her play “Red Rover” accepted for development at the Seven Devils Playwright Conference in Idaho this June.  Rittenhouse will work there for two weeks with a director and dramaturg to develop the play for a staged reading. She will also mentor high-school writers from the town. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
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. >>
NJIT English professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, has been invited to read from his work at Seton Hall University's Poetry-in-the-Round on March 4, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the library on campus. Poet Adele Kenny will also be featured.  The public is invited to attend; there will be no charge.  >>
Nancy W. Coppola, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will be named one of 25 Associate Fellows for the Society for Technical Communication.  >>
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. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg and Rutgers Music Professor and pianist Lewis Porter will perform jazz and electronics selections on Feb. 11, 2:30-4 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The concert is free and open to the public. >>
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 >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and digital poet Christopher Funkhouser was among the 10 American poets commissioned for the Presidential Inauguration by the Associated Press and featured by the New York Times. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
2008

2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) by NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg, has been named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association.    >>
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. >>
The NJIT Department of Humanities Communication and Media Program will host a screening of representative works by students enrolled in the Video Narrative course this semester on Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m in Cullimore Hall Room 411. The event concludes the Department of Humanities Videography Den Fall 2008 series of student-faculty produced video screenings. For more information, e-mail Christopher Funkhouser.   >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar will perform on August 30, 4-6 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. Admission: $6.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, will perform while screening his latest multimedia text-movie, this is not a b (pdp remix), which was recently published at trickhouse.org, on July 20, 4-5 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.  >>
NJIT Professor and Maplewood resident Burt Kimmelman will read from his poetry tonight at the Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY. The Center is located near the State University of New York at Oneonta. Kimmelman, a professor in NJIT's department of humanities, has published five poetry collections and is awaiting the publication by Talisman House in early 2009 of his sixth collection, As If Free. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor of humanities at NJIT, will discuss his new book Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound on WNYC 93.9 FM's "Soundcheck Live" program today at 2 p.m. 

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Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and the director of NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology, received the University Change Agent Award on June 9 from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). The award recognizes and honors an individual who has driven positive change at his/her institution with regard to the climate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, with an emphasis on engineering.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and an expert in digital poetry, read from his forthcoming work, Technopoetry Rising, on WNYC Radio's "Ceptuetics" program earlier this month. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg, PhD, will share his insights into the music of the natural world at a recital on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, NY. There is no admission charge, but registration is required. For reservations, contact Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 x 101.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, an expert in digital poetry, will give a lecture on "IBM Poetry: Exploring Restriction in Computer Poems" on March 26 at the University of Pennsylvania.  >>
Whale sounds from thump to song have long struck a chord with NJIT humanities professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg. The rhythms so captivated the intrepid clarinetist that he spent much of last year playing interspecies duets with these melodic mammals.  >>
Nancy W. Coppola, associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, has been named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. A senior member of IEEE, Dr. Coppola's editorial domain is technology transfer and innovation. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will perform two one-man shows presenting his upcoming CD Whale Music and forthcoming book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books) at the Garage Theatre's SoloFest on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Puffin Foundation and on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Garage Theatre on the Fairleigh-Dickinson Teaneck campus. Call 201-569-7710 for reservations or log on to www.garagetheatre.org. >>
2007
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. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, has published Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms 1959-1995 (University of Alabama Press), a documentary study and analytic history of digital poetry that highlights its major practitioners and the ways that they have used technology to foster a new aesthetic. >>

KUDOS - October 2007

October 01, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Receives 2007 Robert Swanson Award Reginald PT (Reg) Tomkins, PhD, a professor and interim chairperson in the department of chemical engineering, was the 2007 recipient of the annual Robert Swanson Award for his continuing support of the athletic program in his 30 years on the NJIT faculty. Named for the late NJIT professor and athletic director, the Bob Swanson Award is presented to the faculty or staff member who has shown continued support for the Highlander athletic program. AIChE at NJIT Receives Award for Outstanding Student Chapter   The NJIT student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) received an Outstanding Student Chapter award from the national organization. The awards are presented annually to those Student Chapters that show an exceptional level of participation, enthusiasm, program quality, professionalism, and involvement in the university and community. Humanities Professor Publishes Book on Founder of Macedonian Dynasty Norman Tobias, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities, has published Basil I, Founder of the Macedonian Dynasty: A Study of the Political and Military History of the Byzantine Empire in the Ninth Century (Mellen Press, 2007). The book provides a re-examination of the life and accomplishments of Emperor Basil the First. Read more. >>
An op-ed on whale song by David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, was published last week in the New York Times. Rothenberg commented on recent events concerning a humpback whale and her calf that were stranded in the San Francisco River. >>

KUDOS - June 2007

June 01, 2007
Humanities Professor Elected A Fellow of the International Biographical Association Karl W. Schweizer, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, was elected a Fellow of the International Biographical Association in Cambridge, England. Graduate Student Receives Schering-Plough Science and Innovation Award Amit Goyal, a chemical engineering major at NJIT, was one of 13 graduate students throughout the country who received the 2007 Schering-Plough Science & Innovation Award. Selected by the academic faculty at their respective schools, the students have the opportunity to present their individual research during a two-day symposium attended by their faculty advisors and researchers from Schering-Plough Research Institute, the company's research and development arm. Architecture Student Awarded Scholarship at National Consulting Firm Joshua Prol, an architecture major at NJIT, was awarded a paid internship at GreenbergFarrow, the national planning, architectural, engineering and development consulting firm, as part of its University Partnership scholarship program. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will speak on the topic "Creative Cannibalism and Digital Poetry" and perform "States of Malaysia 2.0" on May 20-21 at the E-Poetry 2007 event in Paris, France. >>
The Heartwood Regional Theater Company will produce a staged reading this coming weekend of a new play by Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The play, Heartbreaker, a new dark comedy based on the life of the legendary Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling (1911-1960), will be offered April 13-14, 2007, at the theater in Damariscotta, Maine. For more details, see http://www.heartwoodtheater.org. >>
Christopher T. Funkhouser, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will discuss his recent experience as a Fulbright Scholar researching hypermedia writing and producing an eBook at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia on April 17 at 4 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 411. >>
Ahmed Soliman, a journalist and filmmaker and the current senior anchor and producer of the Daily World News Program on Bridges TV, will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk is entitled: “Reaching Your Potential:  How One NJIT Graduate Made It to the International Forum.”  Soliman received his bachelor's degree in communication from NJIT.  Students in the Albert Dorman Honors College, communication program, faculty members of the humanities department, staff members of the school newspaper and others are expected to attend >>

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. >>

KUDOS-January 2007

January 04, 2007
Humanities Professor Receives Award for Book on Writing Assessment
Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities, received the Stephen P. Witte Award for Excellence in Writing Assessment Scholarship for his book On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).  Instituted last year, the Witte Award is given on annual basis by the Journal of Writing Assessment. >>
2006
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will give a lecture/presentation titled "Augusto de Campos, Digital Poetry, and the Anthropophagic Imperative" on Nov. 4 as part of the POEM/ART conference at Yale University. >>
Louise Castronova, special lecturer in the department of humanities at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation an award for her teaching. >>
Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor in the department of  humanities at NJIT, received a master teacher award at NJIT's annual awards convocation. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology and associate professor in the humanities department, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been asked by Educational Testing Service (ETS) to join its prestigious advisory committee focused on literacy assessment.   The committee was established in 2003 to ensure the test's initial development.  Now that the test is available, the committee serves in a consultative role. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will present a lecture, “Digital Poetry: An Introduction,” as well as two digital poetry performances with writer and musician Eric Curkendall at the Thailand New Media Arts Festival 2006 in Bangkok on May 2-4. The performance will combine original poems, poems generated from Google search strings, poems made from spam e-mail messages, live music, and more. Funkhouser is currently teaching at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, on a Fulbright Scholarship. >>
Norbert Elliot, PhD, professor in the department of humanities, and a team of researchers presented better ways to teach and assess writing at the College Composition and Communication conference held in Chicago last month. “When NJIT students spend much time assessing each other's writing, one of the most important positive outcomes is the social relationships they create,” Elliot said. >>
A staged reading of Heartbreaker, a new play by Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will be held on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre 80 in New York's East Village. For more information, call 973-208-9015. >>
"Neuroscience and the Humanities: Exploring the Connections Among Mind, Body and Society" is the topic of a Neuroscience Community Development Workshop on Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m., 105 Lock St., 4th Fl. Conference Rm. >>
2005
Sandra Sufian, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medical humanities and history at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, will speak on the topic "HIV/AIDS in the Middle East: Issues and Solutions" on Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1400. >>
A book by Norbert Elliot, PhD, a professor of English in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has reopened the debate about the value of the SAT's writing test.On A Scale: A Social History of Writing Assessment in America (Peter Lang, 2005) looks analytically at the test.  It couples observations about current test practices with beneficiaries of those practices. The book is the first historical study of its kind. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, an assistant professor in the humanities department at NJIT, will bring his own brand of digital literature to a cutting-edge, technological university in Malaysia next spring. He will arrive at the Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, as a Fulbright Scholar. >>
A better understanding of why birds sing has led David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), on a journey into the seemingly disparate worlds of science, poetry and music. The result is the publication this month of Why Birds Sing (Basic Books). >>