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2014
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
How does a new grad kick-start a career in the fast-paced world of news media? Experts representing three different facets of the field—television, financial blogs and radio—shared their fascinating career trajectories and valuable job-seeking tips with NJIT students at the Careers in Media event on April 4, 2014. >>
Now deep into the scientific discovery phase of a two-year orbit, NASA's Van Allen Probes, carrying an NJIT instrument that measures the composition of the radiation belts surrounding Earth, are shedding new light on a hazardous, little-understood region of the planet's outermost atmosphere. >>
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2014 Summer Food Service Program from June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
NJIT has received a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from SNJ Business People (SNJBP) in the category of technology. >>
New college graduates may have reason to be hopeful this spring. After several dismal years of high unemployment and hiring freezes, early projections say the job market for the Class of 2014 is looking up. >>
WHAT: More than 2,400 job-seekers are expected to attend NJIT's Spring Career, Co-op, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Slated to be a tremendous success, the event marks the fourth consecutive campus fair that has filled to capacity with participating employers. >>
More than 200 students and recent graduates packed into the Campus Center Atrium recently for the chance to meet and interview the founders of start-up companies from NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and perhaps land a career-expanding internship or job. >>
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.  >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will present the workshop "Moving Beyond Racial Battle Fatigue to Social Justice in Academia" at the 31st Annual Winter Roundtable Conference at Columbia University on Feb. 14 and 15.  >>
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. >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
2013
NJIT's student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need. Members of the Filipino Student Association, many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won a 2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Award for his “Ice Cycle House,” a sustainable pre-fab house designed as a snow-belt residence in Buffalo, New York. >>
The NJIT Campus Center and Career Development Services Civic Engagement with the Filipino Student Association are coordinating the Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims relief drive to provide assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake and typhoon in the Philippines. >>
The Computer Science Department will host the student panel “Intern Experience in Summer 2013” on Oct. 16 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
In collaboration with Career Development Services (CDS), physics professor Ravindra Nuggehalli will host Uncommon Schools, a network of outstanding urban public charter schools working to close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. >>
Nearly 200 employers and 350 recruiters will attend the Fall Career, Co-op and Internship Fair-- the largest number of employers ever to attend a career fair at NJIT.  The employers will interview May graduates for full-time jobs and underclassmen for summer internships.  More than 2,000 students and alumni have already registered for the fair – that's the largest amount ever at NJIT.    >>
More than 180 hiring employers and 2,000 job-seeking students and alumni will attend the 21st Annual Fall Career Fair on October 9, 2013 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. in the Fleisher Gymnasium and Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
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.   >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom has announced the naming of Professor Fadi P. Deek of East Brunswick, NJ, as the next provost and senior executive vice president at NJIT.  The appointment of Professor Deek, who has been serving as interim provost, will take place immediately. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on May 16, 5-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
NJIT's first Renaissance Faire, held on campus on April 19, was a festive event featuring performers that entertained crowds with live jousting, fortune telling, tarot card reading and belly dancing.  >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, announces the appointment of Matthew Golden, EdD, as associate vice president, communications, marketing and branding, effective May 1, 2013.  Golden joins NJIT with more than a decade in the communications field.  >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be participating in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program from June 26, 2013 to August 8, 2013.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services.  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Open House on April 11 from  5-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
A handful of NJIT engineering and architecture student volunteers hope to better understand what happened to the storm-damaged public waterfront areas in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy.  Earlier this week, working with Future City Inc., the students conducted physical assessments of the damaged waterfronts.  Policymakers and constituents met with them.  Tomorrow and Friday, they'll be brainstorming solutions and writing impact assessments. Professional engineers will be available to listen.  The exercise is bound to not only help the cities but instill pride in the volunteers.  They also may walk away a lot smarter.  Among the issues to be addressed:  Can a living waterfront be integrated into the locality's flood management plan?  And, if so where?  How best to manage the impact of flooding and related damages?  And what about future public access, considering climate change? >>
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.  >>
The NJIT Faculty Council Standing Committee on Research will host a Pre-award and Grantsmanship Seminar on Jan. 30, from 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall (Room 112).  The Office of Provost and Office of Research and Development are sponsors.  >>
2012
The NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, consisting mainly of Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students, was recently awarded third place at the ACI 2012 Student Egg Protection Device Competition held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on Dec. 6, 5-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
In 2012, NJIT launched the Project Based Learning (PBL) course.  Come see this year's projects at the PBL Showcase which features real world projects carried out by NJIT sophomore students from multiple colleges, including social entrepreneurship projects started by students.  >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, spoke at the Undergraduate Greek Leadership Convention on Oct. 27 at Seton Hall University.  >>
Three third-year interior design students from the School of Art + Design were selected as one of two winners of the 2012 “Through the Decades” Chair Design Competition sponsored by Kimball Office Furniture.  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) is ranked first nationally among the 62 Regional Extension Centers with over 6,300 member Primary Care Providers (PCPs), including 4,600 PCPs who are using a government certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in their practice and 1,432 who have met the federal EHR program's requirements to receive incentive payments.  >>
More than 2,000 NJIT students and graduates dressed in their finest business attire will wait patiently and professionally on long but potentially profitable lines at NJIT's Annual Fall Career Fair next Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT Campus. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on Oct. 11, 5 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in Campus Center Atrium. >>
The IT Program will be sponsoring a seminar on "Real World Attacks Dissected: A Walk Through of Attack Investigations and Forensic Evidence" on Oct. 3.  Speakers Nick Pelletier (NJIT alumnus), Brice Daniels and Willi Ballenthin of Mandiant will engage students by providing real-world scenarios that illustrate much of the information they have learned, or will learn, during the course of their curriculum.  >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) and NJIT successfully partnered to bring Health Information Technology (IT) to students by assisting them in creating individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHRs).  >>
New Jersey's Department of Health Commissioner, Mary E. O'Dowd, looks on as an NJIT student inputs her medical information to create her electronic Personal Health Record (PHR) as part of the 7th Annual National Health IT Week celebration.  >>
NJIT announces the appointment, effective Sept. 1, 2012, of Charles J. Fey, EdD, as the new NJIT Vice President of Academic and Student Support Services.  >>
NJIT students will create individual electronic Personal Health Records (PHR) at NJIT in the Campus Center Atrium, on Sept. 10, 2012, (from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on Aug. 16, 5-7:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Inspired Health Strategies, LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), announced that founder and managing director, Dyan Bryson, has been named to the annual PharmaVOICE 100 as one of the top driving forces in the life sciences industry.  >>
NJ-HITEC and NJIT will celebrate National Health Information Technology (IT) Week by launching a new health IT initiative at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. >>
An NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) architect who designed an “ice house,” reminiscent of an igloo, has received yet another award for his unique residence.  >>
Law, Technology and Culture (LTC) Major Vanessa Espinal has won a seat in the Rutgers Camden School of Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program.  >>
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.  >>
For recent Kearny High School graduate Gustavo Pacheco, 21, growing up has been a long and winding road.  >>
In 2012, NJIT launched the Project Based Learning (PBL) course. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president technology development and Cesar Bandera, president Cell Podium and adjunct professor in NJIT SOM gave a presentation at the recent Turismo Conference on Tourism and Technology in Oviedo Spain http://turismo.as/>>
NJIT's Career Development Services is hosting the 2nd Annual Culminating service-learning presentations for elementary and middle school students from Bragaw Avenue School (The Service-Learning Academy), Newark Public Schools, on Tuesday, April 17th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A.   >>
NJIT will participate in the 2012 Summer Food Service Program from July 2, 2012 to August 15, 2012.  >>
During the 2012 TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando (http://www.tms.org/meetings/annual-12/AM12home.aspx), Vijay Kasisomayajula, PhD student in Physics, won the Emerging Materials Research (EMR) best student presentation award in the 2012 symposium on “Recent developments in biological, electronic, functional and structural thin films and coatings.”  >>
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NJIT undergraduate students interested in a summer research opportunity are encouraged to apply for a limited number of summer research awards. Any current NJIT student who will be an undergraduate in the fall semester 2012 may apply. The program runs from May 21 to July 27, 2012. >>
More than 150 employers will attend the NJIT Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair -- the largest ever at NJIT.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Five members of the faculty at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will share their ideas at "Think Pieces" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the COAD Gallery.  >>
NJIT's College Goal Sunday is set this year for Feb. 19, 2012 (snow date March 4, 2012) from 1-4 p.m. in the second floor ballroom of NJIT's Campus Center.  >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
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.  >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, presented at the Tau Delta Phi Pyramid Leadership Institute 2012 at Ramapo College on Jan. 14, 2012. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on- one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Open House on Jan. 12, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100, Admissions Office. >>
Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster has won the 2011-2012 ACSA Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for his project “Ice Cycle House.” >>
2011
Attorney Dolcey E. Chaplin, director of the NJIT Procurement Center, participated last week in an invitation-only panel discussion on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee's Defense Business Panel.   >>
NJIT's Office of Continuing and Professional Education will host Graduate Certificate, Weekend University and Professional Development Open Houses and an Online Chat on Dec. 1, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm.100. Register here. >>
Vincent Lombardo, of Bayonne, has been named a new development director in the NJIT Office for University Advancement. >>
"This Is The Lord's Doing," a new album by Hillary Gillings, administrative assistant in NJIT's Office of Institutional Research and Planning, was released this week on the Tate Publishing website. >>
Want to check the pulse of New Jersey's economy? What better way to learn what employers want than to spend time tomorrow at NJIT's 19th semi-annual career fair. >>
Career Development Services is pleased to announce the 19th Annual NJIT/Rutgers-Newark Career Fair, their largest career fair ever, to be held on Oct. 12, 12:30-5 p.m.  >>
Cheickna Sylla, of Morris Plains, a professor in the NJIT School of Management (SOM) has been selected to receive the “Excellence in Service Award” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.  >>
NJIT will host a Graduate Open House on August 4, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Admissions Office, Room 100. Reserve your spot. >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented his research on alternative integrated design practices and prefabricated building components at the international conference Economy, held at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University in Wales. >>
For the second year, NJIT has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Open House on July 14, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. >>
Sharon Gilbert, assistant director of Career Development Services at NJIT, received the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award on June 9 at the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internship Association's annual awards luncheon held at NJIT. >>
Bragaw Avenue School students displayed their projects designed to showcase their knowledge of the various issues that they have studied as part of their contributions to the school community today in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT and UMDNJ have executed a license agreement with The Incubation Factory, St. Louis, MO, covering their personal tonometer technology on which a patent is pending.  >>
The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Rho chapter raised $1000 to support The Lance Armstrong Foundation at a dinner given in honor of a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, David Ketcham, who is a cancer survivor. >>
NJIT will participate in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program from July 5, 2011 to August 11, 2011. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services. >>
A panel discussion on "The Entrepreneurial Professor-New Opportunities for Women in Academia“ and a poster session featuring recent research advances by NJIT women faculty and graduate students will be presented at the Innovation and Collaboration Showcase on April 20, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Eberhardt 112. >>
More than 40 NJIT alumni met with 106 students during the Third Annual Speed Networking Event on March 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
Improving hospital performance, better emergency shelter and automated people-movers will number among the innovative projects and ideas that will be displayed at NJIT's upcoming Dana Knox Student Research Showcase.   >>
Marcelle M. Jackson, MIS manager for NJIT's Division of Career Development Services, was recently honored by the New Jersey Haitian Student Association during their Annual Alumni and Supporters Gala. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
High school student teams will present their projects from the current season's work at the ACE Mentor Program Final Presentation Night on March 22, 4-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT mourns the loss of Ken Diehl, formerly of Career Development Services, who passed away on February 26.  He was employed at NJIT for 33 years before retiring.   >>
The NJIT Ice Hockey Team took the championship trophy in the 2010-2011 Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference (GNCHC) playoffs yesterday at at Protec Ponds in Somerset.  >>
Support for NJIT takes many forms and some are literally concrete. In the case of the The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, it's steel and a host of other materials, including concrete. >>
NJIT volunteers are needed for the GoNewark HoopFest NCAA Basketball Tournament on March 24-27, 2011. Register here. >>
AT&T, Oppenheimer Funds, Motorola, Samsung, McGraw Hill Companies and the Liberty Science Center will number among the 120-plus organizations participating in the March 2, 2011 NJIT Career Fair.  >>
Think NJIT. Think green. Environmental awareness is an intrinsic part of the campus culture. >>
NJIT has developed a series of short and affordable continuing education courses for Professional Engineers (PE) to help them comply with existing regulations in New York State and anticipated in New Jersey.  >>
NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698.  >>
The brothers of the Alpha Phi Omega Lambda Delta Chapter participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service yesterday at Louis Spencer Elementary School in Newark.  >>
Confounded by federal student loan applications?  If you are a low-income family, there is no reason to suffer alone. >>
2010

'Tis the Season

December 15, 2010
More than 20 campus organizations helped collect donations from the NJIT community as part of the fifth annual Toys for Tots drive. >>
NJIT's Director of Institutional Research Perry Deess has co-authored a new book answering an age-old question long troubling the most astute political scientists: Does jury service really promote civic engagement?   >>
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NJIT's Fall 2010 UNICEF Challenge has raised a total of $1783.64 for UNICEF, with Phi Sigma Kappa named the overall winning organization. The fraternity, which raised a a total of $373.46 in funds, has been awarded $250 from the Campus Center for an on-campus program. Last year as part of the Campus Challenge, NJIT raised almost $10,000 to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake; that amount was doubled by the George Harrison Fund.   >>
NJIT student volunteers served a Thanksgiving dinner to Hyacinth AIDS Foundation staff and clients on Nov. 18 in the Campus Center Atrium. "They all made a great impact on the Hyacinth staff and their clients, from helping to decorate, serving the food and interacting with the clients," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years. >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
The Irish Voice newspaper named Patrick J. McGowan '88, president of McGowan Builders, Inc. and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, to its 2010 Irish Education 100, a list of the leading figures in education across North America. McGowan will be listed in a special edition of the newspaper on Sept. 22. >>
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.   >>
NJIT has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual recognition program that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education. The Corporation for National and Community Service pays tribute to the work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who support local communities through service.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, PhD, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, moderated a panel at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities' Joint Summer meeting of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity and Council on Engagement and Outreach at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. Spak moderated the session "Technology as a Tool for University Engagement and Outreach" on June 22, at which panelists discussed technology tools – from social networking to engagement web portals – that facilitate economic and community engagement. >>
Director of University Audits Alice Blount-Fenney (far right), of Edison, served as chair of the 2010 Audit Directors Annual Round Table this spring at NJIT. The event was attended by audit directors from various colleges and universities in New Jersey and New York including Rutgers, Stevens Institute, UMDNJ, New York University, and Columbia University, as well as healthcare facilities. >>
From reviving student communities to co-inventing solar water systems, NJIT students aim to get out into the world and make life better for people. Some 11 students who shined the most when it comes to helping others recently were feted at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards.   >>
The Alumni Association of NJIT and the Office of Alumni Relations in cooperation with the Division of Career Development Services are encouraging all NJIT alumni interested in finding employment with the Federal Government to attend a free informational webinar on June 8, 12 noon-1 p.m (EST). Click here to register. >>
Michael Thompson, CMS, plant engineer in NJIT's Technical Services/Physical Plant Department, has received the Man of the Year Award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Middle Atlantic Regional Association (MARA). RSES Past International President Jim Casey, CMS, PE, cited Thompson for his efforts to develop educational programs for MARA and the RSES Garden State Chapter, as well as his dedicated involvement to bring seminars and other events to HVACR professionals in the Mid-Atlantic area. “This is a long-overdue award,” said Casey.    >>
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Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives, and hear about graduate-certificate and online learning options at a Graduate Open House on May 20, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
Katrina Hornstein, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Presidential Leadership Award for undergraduate students today from NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul at the annual Highlander Student Achievement Awards ceremony. Jaskirat Sodhi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, received the award in the graduate student category. The awards recognize outstanding student leaders, student staff, campus organizations and programs as well as department and college award recipients. >>
The NJIT community's efforts to help the victims of Haiti have earned second place in the UNICEF/ACUI Campus Challenge. NJIT raised $9,281.56 by April 1. The 300-plus schools that participated in the Campus Challenge raised over $230,000 which will be matched by the George Harrison Fund. "This just confirms what we already know--that NJIT is truly a giving community that comes together to help those in need," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. "Special thanks to all of the individuals who donated and raised funds, and to these groups who raised funds by hosting events: the NJIT Hockey Team for raising over $3,000 in their Hockey for Haiti Winter Classic game vs. Seton Hall; Engineers Without Borders; Phi Beta Sigma; OXFAM; HASAN; ASCE; Athletics, the Campus Center, Career Development Services; the cast of the Faculty, Staff and Student Variety Show, which raised $250; Gourmet Dining Services for their $1,000 contribution, and the Residence Hall Association." >>
U.S. Food and Drug Administration district staff recently spoke to a group of some 25 graduate students and professors in NJIT's Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society (GBMES). The presentation centered on the history of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with an additional focus on the FDA's role in the regulation of medical devices. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on April 1, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100.  >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will be one of four panelists speaking tomorrow at the State House as part of the Life Sciences Trenton Day. The event is designed to create awareness of the importance to and impact on the state of the bio-pharma industry.   >>
Donald H. Sebastian, interim provost and senior vice president for research and development and Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, were awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Commerce and International Relations by the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (UIGV) in Lima, Peru. They were invited by Daniel Jara on behalf of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCC), which co-hosted the First USA-Peru Trade & Investment Forum Peruvian Products Exhibition. The event marked the beginning of an international initiative designed to help bring awareness as well as to showcase selected products of Peru, international trade opportunities, and the information necessary to trade internationally to SHCC members. “The objective is for NJIT to form a relationship with UIGV to help them develop incubation and extension programs that can move the country's economy from one of exporting raw materials to one that captures more of the value chain,” said Sebastian.  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on March 11, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
CBS-TV cameras were rolling at this week's NJIT Career Fair, where students were interviewed for The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric's employment report, expected to air tonight at 6:30 p.m.  >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of astronomer Ian Gatley, PhD, to the position of provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.  In his most recent role at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Gatley leads the Center of Student Innovation that serves as a hub and clearing-house of RIT innovation resources. >>
The Winter 2010 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is "For Your Health," which gives an overview of how NJIT is promoting synergy among health care, information technology and engineering – a partnership that promises better ways to alleviate illness and injury. >>
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.  >>
High school students and their families can tour the campus, attend financial aid workshops, meet faculty, staff and students, and more at the NJIT Winter Open House on Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. >>
The Young Alumni Club will present "Closing the Gap Between You and Donald Trump," a Financial Management Workshop on Feb.13 in Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. Continental breakfast: 9:30 a.m. Workshop: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Speakers include Bernadette M. Strout, Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.; Tiffany Scalzo, Certified Personal Finance Counselor, Novadebt; and Brienne Campbell, Certified Personal Financial Counselor, Novadebt. Price (includes box lunch): students: $10; alumni and guests: $20. To register call the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-596-3441. >>
The NJIT Ice Hockey team and their counterparts from Seton Hall University will play a benefit game on Sunday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Englewood Field Club rink, with proceeds going to raise money for victims of the Haitian earthquake. >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>
2009
Students at Bergen County Academies can now look forward to saving one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT and graduate early, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Bergen Academies Superintendent Robert Aloia. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Dec. 11, 2009 at the Cooperative Extension Services, Warren County. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, provost (interim) and senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, will participate in a panel discussion at the “Best and Brightest” Forum on Medical Innovation today at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Other panelists include Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Council for American Medical Innovation and former Missouri representative and House Majority Leader, and Bob Franks, president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and former New Jersey representative. Sebastian will be speaking on related topics at the New Jersey Technology Council Regional Commercialization Conference on Dec. 10  in Wilmington, Del.  >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services will host the Seventh Annual Recruitment Partner Program on Dec. 2, 2009, 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The focus of the meeting will be "Community Investment Partnerships: The Next Generation." >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow will discuss "Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanodevices" at the third installation of the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Cafe on Nov.19, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
The NJIT Campus Center and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) are co-sponsoring a talk by Kristi Burnham, director of volunteer and community partnerships for the US Fund for UNICEF, on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Everyone is invited to attend to learn more about UNICEF and how their efforts help children around the world. >>
Martin Katzen, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences (shown here with NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch), Deran Hanesian, PhD, professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Onofrio Russo, PhD, professor in the department of physics, received awards for 45 years of service on Oct. 28 at the 2009 Service Award ceremony and reception. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
Donations of gently-used, career-appropriate items of clothing for women are urgently needed for the "Successful Suits" collection drive to benefit Dress for Success Newark. The clothing drive is one of the community service projects for NJIT's observance of national Make A Difference Day on Oct. 24. Items needed are business suits: pants/trouser suits, skirt suits, and dresses (any size, but sizes 14 and up preferred); jackets or blazers, skirts and slacks, blouses, new nylons, new and nearly new shoes (sizes 9 and up preferred), scarves, purses, belts, jewelry, and tote bags (preferably black). All items should be in excellent condition (no obvious tears, stains, missing buttons or broken zippers), only dry-cleaned or laundered, currently in style and ready to wear. When donating your clothing, please include your name, address, and an itemized donation list with your clothes; this information will be used to generate your tax receipt for the donation. Please bring items on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 to NJIT's Career Development Services Office, 5th Fl., Campbell Hall.  >>
Two NJIT faculty members will receive Innovators' Awards and two recent alumni will be honored at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame dinner on Oct. 22, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  >>
High school students and their parents can obtain valuable information on admissions procedures, tour the campus, explore the wide range of undergraduate degree programs and minors and more at NJIT's Fall Open House on Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit residence halls, classrooms, and athletic facilities and see academics in action with demonstrations like the hydraulics lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Click here to RSVP. >>
In a year when the majority of college grads have had trouble finding employment in their fields, the NJIT undergraduate full-time employment rate for recent college graduates has been surprisingly better than the national average. This is especially good news for the more than 2,000 students who will attend NJIT's bi-annual career fair on Oct. 14, 2009, from 12:30-5 p.m. on the NJIT campus in the Athletic Center and the Campus Center Ballroom.    >>
Some 75 NJIT students—almost double last year's number—joined 300 volunteers who helped care for the historic cherry blossom trees in Newark's Branch Brook Park on Oct. 3 as part of Prudential Financial's 15th annual Global Volunteer Day. Prudential's long-time partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance has spawned the park's own volunteer day, which coincides with the Prudential event.  >>
Jean Llewellyn of Ramsey, Raymond Gombach of Suffern, Thom Roberts of Westwood, David Osgood of Ridgewood, Scott Smith of Ridgewood, Anne Anderson of Wyckoff, and Gai Grannon of Midland Park will perform in John Brown's Body, a staged version of theatre, music and dance of Stephen Vincent Benét's poem presented by The Hillside Players of West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Llewellyn directs University Communications at NJIT. This Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of John Brown, abolitionist and folk hero, is considered by many to be the only true American epic and has special resonance this year as we observe the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and the 150th anniversary of Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry. Performances will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Ticket reservations may be made by calling 201-652-1966, ext. 50; or e-mailing Hillside@westside.org. >>
The Fall 2009 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature, "NJIT and the Urban Vision," offers an overview of wide-ranging engagement in efforts to improve the quality of urban life in New Jersey and Newark. >>
Laurence Howell, PhD, of Wayne, executive director of NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program, received the Excellence in Service Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
The Office of International Students at NJIT hosted orientation programs for new graduate students this week in the Campus Center Ballroom. Students attended workshops and seminars that provided key information about NJIT, including academic advisement, registration, and more. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives, and more at a Graduate Study Open House on August 27, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-depth fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on August 13, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, executive chef and director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT, captured second prize at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, held last Saturday in New Orleans. This is the second year in a row in which Fischbach took the top prize. Working with him both years was chef, Erik Weatherspool, also of Toms River.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, captured second place at the 2009 Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. The cook-off featured 15 teams, each preparing a domestic-seafood dish that reflected the cuisine of their home state. Fishbach and his sous chef Erik Weatherspool were given one hour, start to finish, to prepare 10 plates of his seared scallops dish.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, will represent New Jersey this summer for the second time in the Sixth Annual Great American Seafood Cookoff on July 18, 2009 in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. This summer and fall, he is spearheading an effort to plant and maintain a rooftop garden on the university's Campus Center that will supply produce for the kitchen. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology has been selected as a winner of the 2009 WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This award honors superior fundraising programs across the country and is a component of CASE's Circle of Excellence program. NJIT will receive an Overall Improvement Award based on the judges' analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the council's annual survey. “This is a result of a total University Advancement effort and the significant support and involvement of President Robert A. Altenkirch and the academic deans,” said NJIT Vice President for University Advancement Charles R. Dees, Jr., PhD. >>
NJIT Magazine, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has received the 2009 Award of Excellence sponsored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts and the Communicator Awards. >>
V. Ramgopal Rao, PhD, a professor in the EE Department of IIT Bombay, a visiting professor at Georgia Tech and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society, will discuss "Polymer Based Sensor Systems for Healthcare and Homeland Security" at an IEEE and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Seminar on June 8, 5-6 p.m. in the ECE Building Rm. 202.  >>
Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's commencement ceremony tomorrow (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin. They will look forward just as much to their starting dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000.  >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on May 14, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
NJIT's 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2009. >>
NJIT students aim to improve the quality of life in New Jersey and there is no better indication of the scope of these efforts than the remarkable range of student research projects entered in the recent annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
NJIT's School of Management and the Division of Career Development Services are sponsoring an event to help students who are looking to enter the job market on April 22, 2:30-4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall. Greg Mass, executive director of career development services at NJIT, will give the keynote presentation "Skill Requirements for An Innovation Driven Economy." Contact: Michael Ehrlich. >>
Senior architecture students Robert Pietrocola and Joseph DiNapoli presented their research project entitled "Newark Bus Rapid Transit" today at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase in the Campus Center Gallery. Previously known as the Provost's Student Research Showcase, the event was renamed this year to honor the legacy of the late Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and associate provost at NJIT. >>
The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony. >>
More than two dozen of the best graduate and undergraduate research projects at NJIT will be on view at The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 8, 1-3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Gallery.   >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on April 9, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
NJIT, the Israel Economic Mission in New York and the New Jersey-Israel Commission will present on April 1, 2009 an Israel Homeland Security Conference at NJIT. Leading U.S. integrators, public entities and security companies are invited. >>
NJIT has developed 16 new master's programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today's economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT. >>
Join MathWorks engineers for a free technical demonstration of MATLAB 2008 and how it can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on March 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3730. Learn new content such as Speeding Up MATLAB Applications during this technical demonstration. Agenda and registration: http://ist.njit.edu/matlabday.php >>
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NJIT expects a surprisingly strong turn-out for both students and companies at next week's upcoming annual Career Development Services Spring Career Fair. Registered companies include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Telcordia, AT&T as well as federal agencies ranging from the FBI in Newark to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.    >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on March 12, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
"Theory of Ferroelectric Superlattices and Epitaxial Films" is the topic of a Physics Department Seminar by David Vanderbilt, PhD, a professor in the Physics Department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick on Feb. 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. in Faculty Memorial Hall Rm. 408. >>
Nine lucky NJIT students are testing one of the nation's first application development courses for the Apple iPhone. The upper-level course, taught by Director of University Web Services Jim Robertson, illustrates how to develop applications for the popular iPhone. >>
NJIT will host an open house for high school students and their parents on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. >>
Michael Jaffe, PhD, Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and director of the Medical Device Concept Laboratory at NJIT, will discuss the “Impact of Process and Physical Structure on the Performance of Polymeric Biomaterials” on Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities.  >>
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. >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
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.   >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development is hosting an 11-week series of webinars focused on commercialization of research (life science and engineering-based technology), on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 14–March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1403. Co-organized by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the course will discuss the practical business and legal issues that researchers need to understand to commercialize their research. Contact Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President Technology Development at 973-596-5825; sheft@njit.edu.            >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch has announced the appointment of Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, to the position of interim provost, effective Jan. 1, 2009.  >>
High school students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for Fall 2009 on Jan. 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Fenster Hall, Rm. 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Mr. Anthony Jackson>>
2008
Faculty, staff and students at NJIT found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. More than 22 organizations, clubs and departments collected five boxes of new toys and over $500 in donations during the third annual campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Beneficiaries of all the activities included the Salvation Army, Harmony House, FOCUS, La Casa and other agencies in the greater Newark Area. Members of the NJIT community gave cash donations, dropped off toys or children's books, attended athletic home games, baked and bought cookies or joined the Wall of Fame plaques benefiting the Toys for Tots campaign. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated its commitment to the service of others in these hard financial economic times,” said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's Assistant Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs. "I am thankful for all the faculty and staff, student organizations, Greeks, and the Athletic Student Activity Board, who continue to assist with this program by bringing the holiday spirit to those families in need."  >>
Members of the NJIT community shared memories of Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering, member of the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, at a celebration of his life yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Knox passed away on Sept. 24, 2008; he was 53. Speakers led by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch remembered Knox as an exceptionally dedicated administrator, teacher, colleague and sports enthusiast whose legacy continues in the lives of the numerous students he mentored in his 25 years at NJIT. >>
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. >>
NJIT's College of Computing Sciences is presenting a seminar entitled, "In Pursuit of Unintended Consequences and Other Thoughts on NJIT's Website Strategy", on Dec. 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3710.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development. >>
If you are a student and you are considering attending NJIT, check out NJIT's Career Development Center (CDC) http://www.njit.edu/cds/ with the mission to help students find great jobs. Hundreds of top companies from around the region come to CDC's biannual fairs to recruit. CDC also helps students find internships and part-time jobs (co-ops) at these firms. >>
Beth Cheney, R&D Project Manager at Datascope Corp. will present an introduction to medical device product development and respective regulatory requirements on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.     >>
NJIT students boarded special shuttles and walked in an organized march headed for local polling sites yesterday to cast their votes in this year's presidential election. The event was coordinated by NJIT's Residence Life, Campus Center and the Alumni Association. Paula Krongard (pictured at left, center), senior associate director in NJIT's Office of Alumni Relations, sponsored an Election Day information table in the Campus Center assisted by alumni volunteers James Sharpe, Jr. and Lanre Tomori. >>
Thomas Felicetti, PhD, executive director of Beechwood Rehabilitative Services, Woods Services, will discuss “Red Flags in Brain Injury” at a Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar on Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3.  >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has won platinum awards in the categories of overall annual report and front cover design from the MarCom Creative Awards international competition. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom awards are the latest for the report, which has also received the Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category. >>
The public is invited to a counter-terrorism symposium tomorrow at NJIT from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The forum will focus on ways to secure schools, health and transportation facilities, protect customs, borders and port security, strengthen emergency response times and more.   >>
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Linda Cummings, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bistability in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Devices" on October 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the passing of Dana E. Knox, PhD, professor of chemical engineering in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs at NJIT, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at home. He was 53. Born in Mineola, NY, he lived in Troy, NY and Iselin before moving to Edison in 1995. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. He received the Franzosini Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in appreciation of his continuous contribution to the Solubility Data Project. Dr. Knox was serving as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data for IUPAC and was extremely active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, often organizing and chairing sessions at the National Meeting. He was also a frequent contributor to annual meetings of ASEE. An avid sports enthusiast, he once coached the Ice Hockey Club at NJIT and also enjoyed soccer, golf and racquetball. He was beloved as a colleague across the NJIT campus as a dedicated advisor for many students who received their degrees from NJIT; this year he would have celebrated his 25-year anniversary at the university. He was currently serving as co-advisor for NJIT's Student Chapter of AICHE. He received awards for excellence in teaching and for excellence in advising from the Newark College of Engineering. In 1994, Dr. Knox received the university-wide Robert W. Van Houten Award bestowed by NJIT alumni to recognize teaching excellence. In 2002, he was appointed to the rank of Master Teacher at NJIT. Surviving is his wife; Petra; and a sister, Laura Matthews of Plattsburgh, NY. A Blessing will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, followed by Interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. Visitation: Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of condolences, and as a tribute to Dr. Knox's commitment to education and to the NJIT community, donations to the Dr. Dana E. Knox Memorial Scholarship Fund at NJIT are suggested. Contact: Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president of development, rhodes@njit.edu or 973-596-3407. NJIT friends and colleagues can share memories of Dana and condolences with his family at http://rememberingdanaknox.blogspot.com>>
Miquela Craytor, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), will speak Oct. 1, 2008, at NJIT about how green technology can meet the growing climate crisis and also benefit the nation's distressed urban centers. >>
With a charge not to tear down Newark's older buildings, but to rehabilitate them, NJIT research professor Deane Evans, an architect and executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research will open Newark's Green Future Summit tomorrow morning at NJIT.  >>
Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by the Office of University Communications, won a Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. The judges commented, "A striking design...with appealing, first-rate illustrations and an attractive matte paper selection...provides the background for well-written features....".  >>
More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  >>
AIG in conjunction with the New Jersey Business Force (of which NJIT is a member) will conduct a one-day symposium on July 14 in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium to address the implications of a Category 3 hurricane on critical infrastructure in the NYC/NJ region. James Eberwine, Lead Forecaster at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ will be the keynote speaker. For registration and additional information, contact Col. (Ret.) Hank Straub, 609-577-5373, hstraub@bens.org. >>
Eladio Ruiz 3rd '87, director of special events at NJIT, designed custom floral arrangements for the Tony Awards® ceremony on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For the sixth year, Ruiz's arrangements, complete with top hats, gold stars and ribbons printed with musical staffs, graced the stars' dressing rooms, talent check-in and other areas. Marking 62 years of excellence on Broadway, the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement.  Photo: Shevett Studios >>
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NJIT's Office of Technology Development and the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) along with North Jersey WIRED will host an Advanced Invention to Venture Workshop on June 9-12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Newark. An optional SBIR Proposal Writing workshop will be held on June 13. Scholarships are available for NJIT faculty and students. Contact: Judith Sheft at  NJIT's Office of Technology Development at x5825. >>
The world's leading theorists and practitioners of secure distributed file system—a type of open source software—will explain tomorrow morning the future of this important technology at NJIT.  The event takes place on the final day of a prominent annual software conference known as the Fifth Annual International Andrew File System (AFS) and Kerberos Best Practices Workshop.   >>
If you have ever wondered why study abroad is terrific, just ask Alexa McCartney, of Somerville, a fifth-year architecture student at NJIT  who will graduate May 17, 2008.  McCartney spent a semester studying in Spain this past year. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, explains technology transfer and commercialization within New Jersey's universities and its importance for the growth of our economy in a new video featured in the May issue of NJ Entrepreneur.com. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch expressed his concern for the victims of the recent earthquake in southwest China in a letter to the Ambassador, Consul General Keyu Peng. "While we hope that there has been no personal impact for any NJIT student from your country, we are fully aware of the scope of the earthquake on May 12. Be assured that we will offer whatever assistance that we can to all individuals at NJIT experiencing grief and loss in the aftermath of such devastation." >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, recently won two awards for excellence in communications: the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category.   >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) has given startups an edge since 1988.  Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, this high-tech business incubator housed at NJIT is open to early-stage companies that have, or will have, a proprietary technology as a significant source of revenue. >>
NJIT's associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer David F. Ullman, of South Orange, was named  chief information officer for 2008 (for nonprofits) by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). >>
Jonathan James, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, and Yvan Christophe, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, were among a group of NJIT students who participated in Beautiful Newark Day this week at the West Side Park Community Center. The activity was part of NJIT's “The Big Give” community service campaign during the month of April. >>
The new issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is an interview with NCE Dean Sunil Saigal. A limited number of paper copies are also available to NJIT faculty, students and staff. Copies may be obtained at the Office of University Communications on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. Copies for mail delivery on campus may be requested by contacting Rosalyn Roberts. >>
David Ullman, associate provost for information services and technology and chief information officer at NJIT, has been named New Jersey Technology Council 2008 CIO of the Year in the nonprofit category. The award recognizes a chief information officer or an executive in an equivalent position for his/her innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future IT goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community. >>
Learn about NJIT's programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on April 17, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
More than 100 employers seeking engineering, computer science, architecture, management, allied and applied science, and liberal arts majors are expected to participate in the annual Spring 2008 Career Fair on March 12, 12:30-5 p.m. at NJIT.  >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, will represent New Jersey this summer in the fourth annual Great American Seafood Cookoff, Aug. 4, 2008 in Louisiana. >>
Learn about NJIT's graduate programs in high-growth, in-demand fields, meet one-on-one with faculty and admissions representatives and more at a Graduate Study Open House on Jan. 15, 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
2007
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on July 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for undergraduate transfer students on June 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 20 years of service to Saida Leon, administrative assistant to the executive director of University Communications, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards ceremony and reception on May 24 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.” >>
Tiffany Small, systems manager of NJIT's Office of International Students and Faculty (OIS&F), served as the program chair for the fsaATLAS track for the March 2007 SunGard Summit conference. This is only the second year that SunGard Higher Education has had a track solely dedicated to its fsaATLAS software, used by OIS&F and the Office of University Admissions to report international student and exchange visitor data to the Department of Homeland Security. As a result of her efforts, the number and variety of fsaATLAS sessions increased, as well as the number of session attendees. >>
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. >>
A breakthrough patent awarded to an NJIT researcher will enable manufacturers to create a device to uncover miniscule amounts of airborne pollutants. Using computer chip technology, Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor and chair of NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, has developed and patented what could eventually become a simple keychain device to detect tiny, though potentially lethal, amounts of airborne carcinogens. >>
Some 1200 students at NJIT will spend their lunch hour tomorrow patiently waiting in a line long enough to wrap around a block-long building in the hope of securing a high-paying job. The plan will be to secure an interview with one of the 130 name-brand companies at NJIT's annual spring career fair. >>
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. >>
Faculty, staff and students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. Some 21 organizations, clubs and departments at NJIT collected five boxes of new toys and $1,000 in donations during the second annual campus-wide Toys-for-Tots drive.  This past weekend, NJIT students also joined a benefit for students at the Key School to celebrate Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos). >>
NJIT will lead a public-private partnership preparing adults with physical disabilities for entry-level and advanced jobs in information technology. A $946,000, two-year grant from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation, of West Orange, will support “EmployMe!,” a two-year, continuing education program. >>
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2006
Stephen M. Eck has been appointed director of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. “Steve has excelled in all of his past endeavors, and we anticipate that he will continue to do so in his new position,” said Bloom. >>
Kathryn D. Kelly has been appointed associate vice president for enrollment services and dean of admissions, announced Joel S. Bloom, EdD, senior vice president of academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College.com >>
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NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
“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. >>
Randal Pinkett, chairman and chief executive officer of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, and the Season 4 winner of NBC's "The Apprentice," will share his experiences along the road to establishing several socially responsible business ventures and lessons learned as an entrepreneur and protégé to Donald Trump on Nov. 15, 2:30-4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom. >>
The NJ chapter of the Marine Corps Reserve Association and NJIT will sponsor the Counter-Terrorism Symposium on Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at NJIT. The keynote speaker for this one-day terrorism preparedness symposium is retired Maj. Gen. George T. Garret, assistant to the director, NJ Office of Homeland Defense. >>
The first annual Herb M. Iris Award was presented to Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher '51 at a dinner at NJIT Tuesday night. The award was presented by NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and by Millicent Iris, widow of the late Herb Iris, who died in April. >>
Tomorrow's career fair sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be the largest held on campus in a decade, said Gregory Mass, executive director of NJIT's Career Development Services.  The event will host 138 employers and attract more than 1000 student attendees. >>
Denman Powers, a detective with the New Jersey State Police who is currently assigned to the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, will discuss Digital Crime and Computer Forensics on Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1400. Refreshments will be served. >>
Learn more about intellectual property law, specifically patents, trademarks and copyrights from two United States Patent and Trademark Examiners at a lecture sponsored by the Office of Research and Development at NJIT on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 1400. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. >>
Alexander Haimovich wants to improve consumer wireless services during the next three years, despite predictions of worsening services. That's why Haimovich, an electrical and computer engineering professor at NJIT will lead a research team to prevent a downturn in services. >>
Anthony W. Schuman, an associate professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
If your company or corporation has not yet established an internship program with a college or university, this may be a good time to create such a program, said Greg Mass, executive director, Career Development Services, NJIT. >>
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. >>
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
NJIT”s Division of Career Development Services hosted an extensive, six-day and evening training seminar on campus earlier this month for the Wachovia Bank/NJ Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholars Program, a partnership between Wachovia Bank, the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and NJIT. Six of the 24 students selected this year were NJIT students. They created a redevelopment plan for a pre-selected neighborhood that included many of the components found in a formal redevelopment plan. Accompanied by NJIT staff as well as planning professionals, they studied the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood of Newark and produced several maps using GIS technology. Following the training seminar each scholar will complete a 10-week paid internship at a New Jersey nonprofit community housing agency. >>
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services partnered with Gateway Northwest Maternal and Child Health Network recently to present the first Greater Newark Skill Building Summit for Health Leadership at NJIT. Gregory Mass, executive director, Division of Career Development Services, provided the welcoming address. The Summit convened 65 key public health stakeholders within Greater Newark dedicated to improving immunization rates and other health outcomes within their communities. The purpose of the Summit was to give participants the opportunity to learn new methods for improving their agency management skills.  >>
A group of high school students spent the day and most of the night at NJIT building meditation rooms out of nothing more than UPS boxes and tape. The project is part of the New Jersey School of Architecture's Summer Architecture Career Exploration Program, a two-day intensive class that teaches students what it is like to attend architecture school. A jury of architects judged the finished projects and selected a winning design (at left). >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented an award for 50 years of service to Nissim Towfik, an associate professor in the department of physics, at the annual Service/Retiree Awards Ceremony and reception on June 15 in the Campus Center Ballroom. A total of 134 employees and retirees were recognized for their years of service to the university.  >>
Noble Device Technologies Corp., a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, has raised $8 million in Series A equity financing to expand development of its unique visible/infrared image sensor. The company is developing high-resolution, reliable, and inexpensive shortwave infrared image sensors for the medical and military marketplace. >>
A new A to Z search index of NJIT web pages was launched by the Office of University Communications late last week. The search index complements the new NJIT Google search engine introduced in November. >>
A group of 50 students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will spend spring break cleaning out houses in a flood-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. "Helping people rebuild their houses, and their lives, is an amazing feeling and a great experience,” says Thomas Reynolds, a senior at NJIT who helped organize the trip. “I'd much rather spend my vacation helping these people than sitting on a beach in Florida.” >>
New Jersey Network (NJN) News will air a segment tonight about NJIT's spring career fair. Greg Mass (at left), executive director of NJIT's Career Development Center, will be interviewed as well as NJIT students and two employers. The report will air first at 5:30 p.m. on PBS news, then again at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Channels 23, 50, 52 and 58.  >>
NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
Local college students who are hunting for jobs will have a chance to interview with officials from prominent companies during a collaborative career fair hosted by NJIT, Essex County College, Rutgers University-Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on Feb. 1, 2-6 p.m. at The Robert Treat Hotel, Newark. >>
2005
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, was named the apprentice last night on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, which is located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected last September to compete from among more than a million applicants. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, remains in the running to win NBC's reality television show, The Apprentice. Pinkett founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The show's final episode will air on Dec. 15.  >>
NJIT's Open University will offer a crash course in PHP/MySQL on Nov. 9, 4-6 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1100. Faculty, students, external businesses and those interested in acquiring practical knowledge, career development and real-world problem-solving skills are invited to participate. Contact: Osama Eljabiri, oe2@njit.edu. >>
There's good news for college students who will soon be searching for jobs. The job market has seen sustained growth during the last year and employers intend to dramatically increase hiring, according to Greg Mass, executive director of career services at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Howard Kimmel, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and executive director of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Center for Pre-College Programs, received the NJIT Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT will compete on Sept. 22 on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected from among more than a million applicants. >>
Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna, of Cliffside Park, was promoted to assistant vice president of planned giving in the Office of University Advancement at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).Osseiran-Hanna has 20 years of progressive experience in development and fundraising. For more than four years at NJIT, Osseiran-Hanna has served as director of development in a multitude of areas including the College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, Leadership Circle, the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, athletics, and planned giving. >>
“Although sophisticated electronics gadgets are making the world appear smaller, distance should not die,” said computer guru Darl Kolb earlier this week at NJIT. Kolb, a visiting professor from the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, championed redefining the notion of distance as the electronic world changes lives.  UPS Information Services, Mahwah, funded the lecture series sponsored by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. “Improvements in communication technology cannot completely overcome human needs for personal space, privacy and disconnections from others,” Kolb said. >>
Twelve tips on successful blogging were among the highlights of a day-long business and networking event held yesterday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).     The event, aimed at encouraging men and women with technological expertise to start their own companies, was organized by NJIT's School of Management, Office of Technology Development, Enterprise Development Center and the North Essex Chamber of Commerce.   >>
Four motivational speakers, tips on starting a business and more recently highlighted an event at NJIT to encourage business men and women to launch a technological business. Event organizers included the School of Management, the Enterprise Development Center and the Office of Technology Development, all at NJIT. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) played host this weekend to more than 250 leading experts in applied mathematics.  The researchers poured onto campus for an unusual three-day conference to discuss the frontiers of applied and computational mathematics.The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Air Force Office of Special Research (AFOSR) provided funding. Other sponsors were NJIT, the Society of Math Biology and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics organized the event. >>
Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry at NJIT, has edited Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry, a new text that focuses on teaching and reinforcing necessary pretreatment steps used in various aspects in chemical sciences and engineering. >>
2004
Wilfred Augustin, a computing help desk associate at NJIT and a specialist in the U.S. Army, will be leaving to serve in Iraq on December 28, 2004.  Augustin will be stationed at Base Speicher, 60 miles north of Baghdad. >>
In an effort to leverage resources and create ongoing communication channels, the IEEE North Jersey Section and NJIT's Division of Career Development Services (CDS) have entered into an alliance that stands to greatly benefit both organizations. “It is our objective to distribute information about various career development programs, services, and events that we think will be of interest and value to the IEEE members and their employing companies,” says Gregory Mass, executive director of the Career Development Center. >>
Scientists at NJIT were recently awarded $1.1 million by the US Department of Justice to continue testing a safer personalized weapon. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, five to the rank of professor, and another five to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Three faculty members have also received tenure without a change in their titles. (Editor's Note: Here is a brief biography, along with hometowns, of the faculty members who received promotions.) >>
Two young, innovative technology companies--a software developer and an electronics designer who creates cameras for medical devices--have received  a total of $500,000 in funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.  The companies are based in the small business incubator program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
The following individuals will be honored at the annual University Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2004. Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement Herbert M. Iris '51 B.S.C.E. Harlan J. Perlis Award for Research Lev Krasnoperov Robert W. Van Houten Award for Excellence in Teaching Rajesh N. Dave Distinguished Alumni Achievement Medals James W. Dunn '67 B.S.E.E. John J. Mooney '60 M.S. Ch.E. Thomas M. Myrick '84 B.S.M.E. Paul A. Sarlo '92 B.S.C.E., '95 M.S.C.E. Peggy M. Tomasula '80 M.S. Ch.E., D.E.S.E.Sc. Teaching Excellence Awards John D. Carpinelli Janice Daniel Deran Hanesian Joseph Kisutcza Bernard Koplik John G. Lyssikatos Veljko Samardzic Murray Turoff Master Teacher Awards Ronald H. Rockland John D. Carpinelli Antonio P. DeSousa Santos Constance A. Murray Diversity Award Leslie K. Weisman Presidential Leadership Award Irini Bekhit Vishal Khubani >>
PROMOTION TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR Haimin Wang, professor of physics, joined NJIT in September of 1995 as an assistant professor.  He received a PhD in astrophysics from California Institute of Technology in 1988.  He is one of the most prolific researchers at NJIT having published more than 100 papers in refereed journals, more than 70 since joining NJIT. He has played a key role in the Center for Solar Terrestrial Research. He was the recipient of the US NSF CAREER award in 1997 and the Chinese NSF Distinguished Scholar Award in 2003.  He is leading two important international projects: Global Halpha Network to observe the sun round-the-clock and Information Technology Research for Space Weather Prediction. PROMOTION TO PROFESSOR Robert Barat of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering has been at NJIT since joining in January 1990 as an assistant professor. He has built a solid body of research in combustion and applied optics. His current research is in the area of homeland defense. His work is known and respected among his peers. He has an excellent record of teaching, having also developed several courses in the department. He was awarded the Newark College of Engineering award for excellence in interdisciplinary teaching in 2003. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990.  Edward Dreizin, mechanical engineering, came to NJIT as a research professor in 1999 and became associate professor in 2001. Prior to his joining NJIT, he was a research scientist at AeroChem Research Labs at Princeton, NJ. He completed his doctoral degree in applied physics at Odessa University, Ukraine, in 1992. His research is in the area of energetic materials and metal combustion. He has developed a mechanical alloying technology for the synthesis of nano-structured and nano-composite energetic materials and established laboratory facilities for their characterization and testing. Dana Knox of the Otto York Department of Chemical Engineering received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982. He joined NJIT in 1983 as an Assistant Professor. Dana has been designated as one of NJIT's Master Teachers in recognition of his excellence in teaching, and has received numerous other awards for teaching and service. He has also been the recipient of the Franzosini Award from IUPAC in recognition of his continued involvement with the activities of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data. His primary research interest is in the area of thermodynamics of fluids and fluid mixtures, and he was the main plenary speaker at the 11th International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena in Portugal in July.  His service has been widespread both to the profession and to the university.   He recently joined the Provost's office as Interim Associate Provost. David Rothenberg, department of humanities, joined NJIT in 1992 as an assistant professor. He has a PhD in philosophy from Boston University in 1991. His research is in the field of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology and music. He is the founding editor of the Terra Nova book series from MIT Press which have brought recognition to the university. He is the author of numerous books, including Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature, Sudden Music, Always the Mountains, and the upcoming Why Birds Sing, to be published in Spring 2005 by Basic Books. Raj S. Sodhi of the department of mechanical engineering has research interests in the area of mechanical design with applications to mechanisms, manufacturing systems, medical devices, and multi-life cycle design. He began at NJIT in 1986 as an associate professor, having served as an assistant professor at Wichita State University. He served as Director of Manufacturing Programs at NJIT from 1990 to 1994.  He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, University Lead Award in 1994 in recognition of leadership and excellence in the application and development of computer integrated manufacturing. He is past Chairman of the SME University Lead Awards Committee.  He received the NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction in 2001.  He also received the N. Watrous Procter & Gamble Award from the Society of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics for significant contributions to the science of mechanisms and robotics in 1995 and Ralph R. Teetor New Engineering Educator Award of the Society  of Automotive Engineers in 1986. His PhD is in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston in 1980. PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE Janice Daniel, civil and environmental engineering, joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1999 after having spent fours years at Georgia Tech. She has established a solid research identity in the areas of traffic adaptation control and transportation safety, receiving an impressive $1.6 million in external funding that includes two grants from NSF. Her research has proved critical to solving both regional and national transportation problems. She has also been very active in service to her profession, serving on several national committees. She has a PhD from Texas A&M University (1995). Alexandros Gerbessiotis of the department of computer science received the PhD in computer science from Harvard University in 1993. He joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1998 after having spent several years as a postdoctoral scholar at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory. His research deals with the design, analysis, and implementation of latency-tolerant algorithms for parallel computers. His work has advanced the Bulk-Synchronous Parallel (BSP) model of computation, first proposed by his thesis advisor L. G. Valiant who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, to such a stage that Dr Gerbessiotis is now widely recognized as a central researcher in latency-tolerant parallel computing. Thomas Juliano, engineering technology, joined the department as an assistant professor in January 1999, after many years as an adjunct. He does research in both education and scientific areas, and brings his 25 years of industrial experience into the classroom. He has been principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, on several infrastructure research projects that are associated with pipelines and sponsored by the USEPA, US Army Industrial Ecology Center, and NJDOT. He has a doctor of engineering science degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT (1979). Symeon Papavassiliou of the department of electrical and computer engineering has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University (1996). His research interests are in resource allocation for wireless and high-speed networks, mobile radio communication system design, mobile ad hoc networks and sensors, network management and security, and performance evaluation of communication protocols.  He joined NJIT in 1999 as an assistant professor.  From 1996 to 1999, he was a senior technical staff member at AT&T Laboratories in Middletown, New Jersey.  Dr. Papavassiliou was awarded the Best Paper Award in INFOCOM'94, the "AT&T Division Recognition and Achievement Award" in 1997, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award in 2003.  David Washington, engineering technology, is a registered professional engineer.  He has worked on computational solutions in the area of civil engineering—from the micro-mechanical behavior of geological materials to freight modal systems.  He joined NJIT in 1997 as an assistant professor.  He has an excellent record of teaching and service to the professional and university communities.  His PhD is in civil engineering from NJIT (1996). TENURE WITHOUT CHANGE IN RANK Ljubinko (Lou) Kondic of the department of mathematical sciences joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1999 and was promoted to associate professor in 1992.  His Ph.D. is in physics from the City University of New York (1995). He has held postdoctoral and faculty appointments in applied mathematics. His research spans three main areas:  thin film flows, granular materials, and sonoluminescence. In each of these areas, he has made solid, timely, research contributions. Rajiv Mehta joined the School of Management as associate professor for Marketing in 1999 after having served on the faculties of the College of Business Administration at Loyola University, New Orleans and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.   His research interests are in the areas of sales management, marketing channels, and global marketing.  His research has appeared in the European Journal of Marketing, Business Horizons, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Global Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Managerial Issues, and Journal of Services Marketing.  He has worked diligently to develop and measure learning outcomes for the School of Management's BSM program.  He has been nominated three times for the Award for Teaching Excellence for Upper-Level Undergraduate Instruction. His PhD is in Marketing from Drexel University (1994). Leonid Tsybeskov joined the department of electrical and computer engineering in 2001 as associate professor. He has a sustained record of excellence in scholarly research in the field of nanostructures. His research is focused on novel materials and structures that promise breakthroughs in the technology of electronic and optical devices based on quantum effects. He was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has a PhD in applied physics from Odessa State University (1986). >>
NJIT hosted students enrolled in the NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP) in science and engineering, three of whom are working one-on-one with faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering this summer. The faculty mentors are: Dr. Edward L. Dreyzin, professor; Dr. Boris Khusid, associate professor; and Dr. Chao Zhu, associate professor.  >>
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2003
Jacquelynn Rhodes, a seasoned fundraiser who helped the university raise millions of dollars, has been named associate vice president for development at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>