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2014
William V. Rapp, Ph.D., Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business in NJIT's School of Management, has been invited to participate in a major invitation-only international Conference on the Global Economy and International Financial Markets on September 2-5, 2014.  >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, an NJIT professor of management, spent several weeks last summer as a Fulbright specialist at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, giving lectures on innovation and technology management and helping the university set up a syllabus for related business courses to be taught in English. >>
NJIT's School of Management will host an Executive MBA Information Session on August 20, 6:30-8:15 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall, Room 112. RSVP by August 18 to Elaine Frazier: frazier@njit.edu >>
High school seniors from Newark, Baltimore, and New York City spend six days on the NJIT campus each summer learning about finance and college culture from School of Management professors and NJIT students. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing. >>
A mobile app created by NJIT students that gives middle and high school basketball teams a searchable database of performance statistics is the winner of the New Jersey Apps Challenge, an innovation contest initiated two years ago by former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). >>
William V. Rapp, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business and Director of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research at NJIT, presented a paper at the 2014 ISIS-VENICE International Multidisciplinary Academic Summit.  >>
On June 25, Cesar Bandera, professor in the School of Management, represented NJIT on the Mobile Medical Applications Panel, part of the 2014 Mobile Applications Forum held by the New Jersey Technology Council in Princeton. >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article entitled “Career Choice: to Be a ‘Screw' or a ‘Spring'?” in the Shanghai Securities News. >>
Ali Akansu, a professor in the Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. student Yanjia Sun have published a paper entitled “Automatic Inference of Mental States from Spontaneous Facial Expressions" at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Florence, Italy.  >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will be the keynote speaker at the Innovation Technology Meetup on June 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design. For more information, click here>>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Emeritus Murray Turoff has been selected as a Sloan-C Fellow for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems, and the effectiveness of online learning. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has awarded four scholarships of approximately $1,370 to outstanding students at various stages in their college careers. >>
Assistant Professor Cesar Bandera presented the results of joint research conducted with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Pediatric Healthcare Innovation Conference in Atlanta. >>
The Henry J. Leir Prizes, annual awards for the two best working papers and associated research proposals submitted by junior faculty in the School of Management, have been given equally this year to James Cicon, an assistant professor of finance, and to co-authors  P. Ben Chou, a senior university lecturer of economics,  and Ellen Thomas, an assistant professor of marketing. >>
"The Information Content of Management Earnings Forecasts: An Analysis of Hard Versus Soft Information" by NJIT Management Professor James Cicon has been selected as one of the "Outstanding Articles" published in the Journal of Financial Research. >>
The advent of big data provides a tremendous opportunity for organizations to more fully understand the factors that drive their processes, from product sales, to consumer responses, to risk parameters. However, harnessing this vast resource comes with a cost, and it can be difficult to estimate the return on investment of time and resources, according to Stephan Kudyba, an associate professor in the School of Management at NJIT. >>
NJIT's first annual Big Data Visualization Contest – a competition that immersed undergraduates in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and challenged them to use S&P Capital IQ's cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools to make hypothetical pitches for high-stakes acquisition deals – concluded in a photo finish at Innovation Day this week with the winning team narrowly edging out close competitors. >>
S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MHFI), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are co-sponsoring the first annual Big Data Visualization Contest -- a competition that immerses undergraduates in the high-stakes world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by challenging them to pitch hypothetical acquisition targets using cutting-edge research, analytics, and data visualization tools available on S&P Capital IQ's desktop platform. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
The 3rd edition of Personal Selling: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships, co-authored by Rajiv Mehta, professor of marketing, has recently published and is now available in print and eBook formats. >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 16 universities receiving this award for 2013. >>
Although they'll be competing against three of the top business schools in the region later this month in what promises to be a nail-biting finish at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, NJIT's team of amateur financial analysts already feels like a winner. >>
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.  >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Following a decade-long civil war that decimated its fragile, emerging economy, Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, still lacks such basic infrastructure as paved roads and traffic lights. But the city once called the Athens of West Africa is gearing up for prosperity. >>
2013
Economic growth will rise to 3.1 percent in 2014, while unemployment will fall to 6.9 percent by December of 2014, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the 27th Annual Economic Outlook Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. >>
Seven teams of rising entrepreneurs won $3,000 in seed funding from Capital One Bank and the chance to advance their early-stage businesses in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management  following judging Monday afternoon at the fifth annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge.  >>
Fourteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge on Dec. 2 for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
Two Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students were winners in the recent American Concrete Institute (ACI) Art of Concrete Competition.  >>
Ellen Thomas, assistant professor of marketing at NJIT, recently won the "Best Paper in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Retailing Track" award for her paper "Supplier Integration in New Product Development: Communication and Buyer Performance" at the 51st Annual Society for Marketing Advances (SMA) Conference >>
The New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) recently awarded Bright Idea Awards for 2013 to two teams of NJIT researchers.  The awards, which recognize outstanding research, were presented at a ceremony held in October.  >>
Speaking to an audience of civil engineers, architects, concrete specialists, and other height enthusiasts at a recent lecture on campus, Lawrence Novak, the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, related the complex strategy that allowed him to shatter records in constructing the world's tallest freestanding structure. >>
Cesar Bandera, assistant professor at NJIT's School of Management, will be a guest speaker at the Director's Seminar of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Nov. 13.  >>
Dolcey Chaplin, Esq., director of NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been chosen as a member of the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) official board of advisors >>
Amit Kumar, adjunct professor of finance at NJIT, recently published a new book entitled "Short Stories from the Stock Market."  The book offers insights into the controversial strategy of short selling through case studies and provides a framework for investors, finance students and professors, stock market reporters, and other stock enthusiasts to find uncommon short ideas and avoid common traps and hot stocks.  >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of "The Best 295 Business Schools” (Random House / Princeton Review). >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, recently published two articles in Shanghai Securities News (SSN).  >>
Faculty members representing NJIT's School of Management participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties annual "Bowl for Kids' Sake" fundraiser on September 15. >>
Watch NJIT's Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  The program is scheduled to air on Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on NJTV. >>
NJIT will mark the start of the school year on Sept.18, 2013, with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus. A reception will follow. >>
NJIT Professor Ali Akansu, PhD, wants to prevent another flash crash on Wall Street.  An electrical and computing engineer who is an expert in the relatively new field of adapting signal processing to strengthen the security of finance markets, he fights to be heard.  >>
Mike Dolan, a young businessman with a wealth of experience in finance and marketing, visited the School of Management recently to talk to students about how they can set about building successful careers. >>
Construction speeds ahead as students from NJIT and Harbin Institute of Technology hurry to add finishing touches to their collaborative entry in the 2013 China Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and China National Energy Agency.  Nexus House must be ready for judging by Aug. 2, 2013.  Thirteen NJIT alums and current students have been overseas since early July to finish the construction process.  The project began two years ago. >>
NJIT has announced the appointment of Professor Katia Passerini to interim dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College. The appointment will become effective on Aug. 1, 2013. >>
Faculty and students recently participated in a design showcase in Long Branch sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association.  NJIT entries included work from College of Architecture and Design (COAD) studios, the department of engineering technology and the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs and the new Center for Resilient Design.  >>
Winners of the 2013 Highlander Student Achievement Awards were recently announced at the annual ceremony which recognizes student leaders and organizations for their talent and work to enhance the NJIT student experience.  >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research recently published a book entitled "Boil, Bubble, Toil And Trouble," the outgrowth of a project at NJIT's School of Management. >>
Four NJIT faculty members were recently awarded the title of emeritus.  >>
NJIT doctoral student Maxx Capece was awarded one of three, $2,000 first place prizes in a competition sponsored by the Catalent Institute.  His winning submission entitled, “Modified Release of Dry-Polymer Coated Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients,” provided a review of applications of dry-polymer control release drug delivery technologies on the particulate scale.  >>
With woops, cheers and mortarboards flying, NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013.  This brings the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held at Newark's Prudential Center.   >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records.  Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of “Adverse Drug Effect Detection,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013). >>
If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union.  >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
NJIT alum Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., will discuss "The ABCs of Starting a Business or Growing Your Position in Corporate America" on WABC's "Here and Now" on May 5 at 12:00 p.m.  >>
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NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S.  >>
Three life science inventions that may one day heal wounds faster, improve surgical outcomes and build stronger muscles took $10,500 in prize money for further research and development at NJIT's recent TechQuest/Innovation Day.  The inventions competed against 30 developed by undergraduate teams. >>
From exciting architectural plans for the August 2013 Chinese Solar Decathlon to a better hospital rating system, six student research projects recently captured the imagination of judges at the 2013 NJIT Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, held last week on April 17, 2013.  Seventy-two graduate and undergraduate students participated. >>
Jose Rubiani III, Anthony Boon, Orest Bidnyk, and Reem Nakshbandy recently represented NJIT at the CFA Institute Research Challenge (IRC), where the School of Management (SOM) students competed head-to-head against 27 other universities, some of the best schools in the region.  >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
A lucky group of NJIT undergraduate students enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program available through the Newark College of Engineering's Department of Engineering Technology recently returned from a fascinating week in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Annual Conference.  >>
The American Concrete Institute has named NJIT as an ACI Excellent University for 2012.  >>
A team of NJIT graduate students recently placed second at the Juniper Networks Hackathon on Feb 2.  NJIT was the host school.  Teams from Rutgers, NYIT, NYU/Poly, and U.Penn participated. >>
Marjorie Perry, of East Orange, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., a Newark-based company, will receive on March 21, 2013, an "Influential Black Women in Business" award from The Network Journal (TNJ).   >>
Jerry Fjermestad, professor in NJIT's School of Management, and Karen Patten, NJIT alum, won the best paper in the teaching track in the Third Business Intelligence Congress at the recent International Conference for Information Systems.  >>
2012
The Fall 2012 semester has proven to be both busy and successful for students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.  Andrew Canon, of Parsippany, CIM student and president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appeared on the December cover of Concrete International.  >>
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.  >>
Andrew Canon, president of the NJIT American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, appears on the December cover of Concrete International (CI).  >>
Economic growth will rise to 3 percent in 2013 and 2014, while unemployment will drop to 7.3 percent by December of 2013, NJIT Leir Research Professor William V. Rapp, PhD told economists and others last week at the annual outlook symposium sponsored by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. >>
The third annual NJIT Executive MBA Annual Conference, “Business Realities in a Time of Transition” was held today in the Campus Center Atrium.  The event included a breakfast, luncheon and late afternoon networking session.  >>
The third annual NJIT Executive MBA Annual Conference, “Business Realities in a Time of Transition” will be held tomorrow in the Campus Center Atrium from 8:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. and includes a breakfast, luncheon and late afternoon networking session.  The event is free, open to the public and the NJIT community. >>
Although widespread rebuilding in the hard-hit New York metro region from Super Storm Sandy has not yet begun, NJIT Assistant Professor Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, PE, says when the hammers start swinging, it's time to look at autoclaved aerated concrete.  The material, best known as AAC, has been heralded as the building material of the new millennium.  It's a lightweight, easily-crafted manufactured stone, strong enough to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes when reinforced with steel.  >>
On Oct. 15, Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students had a once in a lifetime experience.  They had the chance to train on a state of the art concrete volumetric mixer, a portable concrete batch plant, provided by Cemen Tech Incorporation, the world's largest manufacturer of volumetric concrete mixing systems.  >>
James Cicon, PhD, JD, an expert in energy industry business systems, has been appointed to the faculty of the NJIT School of Management as assistant professor.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's School of Management as an assistant professor and will focus his research on the emerging field of mobile health (or m-health).  >>
A better way to improve organizations using overlooked employee talent has taken a top award from a notable management group.  >>
Arsalan Khan, a junior majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in law, recently published a book, Life Behind the Frames. >>
Dr. Marguerite Schneider, associate professor in the School of Management, has won the 2012 Best Paper Award of the Organization Development and Change (ODC) Division of the Academy of Management (AoM).  >>
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.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Kamalesh K. Sirkar was awarded a patent today for his water desalination technology.   >>
In 2012, NJIT launched the Project Based Learning (PBL) course. >>
Past economic bubbles have been inflated by visions of wealth from tulips (yes, tulips), international trade, railroads, biotechnology and the Internet. >>
Dr. Cesar Bandera, adjunct professor in the School of Management and College of Computing Sciences,  spoke today at Juniper Networks OpenLab in Bridgewater.  >>
On Saturday evening, February 25th, the major yearly fundraiser for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program was held at Valbella Restaurant in NYC.  >>
Dr. Pius Egbelu, Dean of the School of Management, will discuss the importance of providing engineering students with the leadership, business and management skills necessary to advance their careers on Tuesday, March 6 in Colton Hall 210 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.   >>
NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University for 2011.  >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management (SOM) and Enterprise Development Center technology incubator will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM.  >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on March 23, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, is presenting the results of his federally funded research in health delivery via mobile devices at the third international m-Health Summit and the Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management and the Enterprise Development Center will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM. >>
Mohamed Mahgoub, PhD, assistant professor and Concrete Industry Management program director in the Department of Engineering Technology, has been appointed to the chair position of the American Concrete Institute Committee 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials, for a three-year term. >>
Pius J. Egbelu http://som.njit.edu/dean/index.php was recently named dean of the NJIT School of Management (SOM) http://management.njit.edu/ and appointed Distinguished Professor and holder of the Then & Clark Chair.   >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) yesterday voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Joel Bloom as President of the University, effective immediately.  >>
2011
Marjorie Perry '05, president and chief executive officer of MZM Construction and Management, Inc., based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was one of three individuals to be inducted into the NJBIZ Hall of Fame.  >>
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at NJIT hosted a Biannual Northeast Concrete Industry Management Patrons meeting on Nov. 11 in Eberhardt Hall. >>
An agreement was signed today by NJIT Interim President Joel S. Bloom and NeST Group of Companies CEO Javad K. (“Jay”) Hassan to offer a post-graduate program in “Global Technology Management.”  >>
Concrete Industry Management Program students Wilton Arellano, Nicholas Thomas, John Te, and Christopher Worthington, and CIM Specialist Anlee Orama attended the Concrete International Institute (ACI) Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. >>
“Decide what you're passionate about and pursue that passion to the very best of your ability, always keeping the goal of excellence in mind.” That's the advice Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, of Danville, CA, offers to young people contemplating the path ahead.  >>
Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management, a Newark-based company, recently received one of six annual NJIT Alumni Achievement Awards.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, will be giving two workshops on Oct. 19-21 at the Third International Conference on Computation and Telecommunications in Lima, Peru.     >>
Pius Egbelu, PhD, of Parsippany, professor of industrial engineering and the new dean of the NJIT School of Management will be appointed Distinguished Professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. >>
Katia Passerini, of Brooklyn, an associate professor in the NJIT School of Management has been selected to receive the prestigious honor of “Master Teacher” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
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.  >>
The first conference of the Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research, directed by NJIT Management Professor William Rapp, PhD, will be held on September 9 and 10 at the Leir Retreat in Ridgefield, CT.  >>
Christopher Worthington and Wilton Arellano, both students in the Concrete Industry Management program at NJIT, have received the International Concrete Research Institute $1000 Award for academic year 2011-2012.  >>
Pius J. Egbelu, PhD, professor of industrial engineering at Louisiana State University, has been appointed the new dean of the NJIT School of Management.  >>
Joseph T. Roman '99, president of the Accelerant Sales Group, an adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management (SOM) and a member of the SOM Board of Visitors, recently authored an article on "Disaster Recovery, Quality and the Need for a Paperless Society" for the New Jersey Technology Council's LifeSciTrends magazine.   >>
Hindy Lauer Schachter, PhD, a professor in NJIT's School of Management, was an invited participant in the Kettering Foundation's Public Government Workshop on May 23 and 24 in Dayton, Ohio.  >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, a professor and associate dean in the NJIT School of Management, was named a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management. >>
Brian M. Taylor, Natalie M. Gatchalian, Vignesh Ramanan, Angelica M. Ogando, Brandon Rockwell, and Kenneth C. Welch Jr., all students in the Executive MBA Program at NJIT, were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society on May 2. >>
Jonnie Williams, Wilton Arellano, and Andrew Canon, all students enrolled in NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, visited Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA as part of the Student Ambassador program.  >>
NJIT Facilities Manager Kenneth C. Welch, Jr., who will receive his MBA degree at NJIT's 2011 commencement ceremony on May 16, was inducted last week into the Beta Gamma Sigma Graduate Honor Society. >>
An 18-member group from the China Meteorological Administration spent time at NJIT during an extensive U.S. educational and exchange program on weather disaster emergency management. >>
Information technology is playing an increasingly greater role in fighting crises born of terrorism, natural or manmade disasters. NJIT will join a nationwide practice emergency drill from May 16-19, 2011, to enable the US Department of Defense to better defend itself against such disasters. >>
Two teams of students represented NJIT's School of Management in a student case competition sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Operations Management (APICS) at Quinnipiac University.  >>
Marguerite Schneider, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, has been named treasurer of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS). >>
Some 30 students in NJIT's School of Management traveled to Bloomberg L.P. in NYC last week to participate in the Bloomberg Assessment Test, which is designed to connect financial firms with students looking for careers in finance or related areas.  >>
Michael Ehrlich and Alan (Zhipeng) Yan, both assistant professors of finance in NJIT's School of Management, have been granted sponsorship for one seat for one year in the Kauffman Firm Survey NORC Data Enclave community.   >>
2010
The Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society at NJIT's School of Management has been named an Exemplary Chapter for 2009-10. >>
Students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at NJIT recently received certification in pervious concrete, a process that included a morning lecture on the knowledge needed for contractors to manage the material followed by an actual pouring of pervious concrete outside of the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center. Many other students were able to watch the pour as the future barbecue area and event space was being paved for the NJIT community. The program was sponsored by the PCA Northeast Cement Shippers Association. >>
Katia Passerini, professor in NJIT's School of Management, received the Excellence in Innovative Teaching Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, PhD, professor in NJIT's School of Management and Department of Information Systems, received the Excellence in Graduate Instruction Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Shanthi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, NJIT's Associate Dean in the School of Management, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
A dual bachelor's degree in multinational engineering management is under development to be offered next fall by NJIT in partnership with a consortium of universities from the United States and the European Union. >>
NJIT's School of Management (SOM) is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, “The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review) on sale today. >>
The NJIT School of Management's Innovation Acceleration Team, founded by Louis Noto '10, is working with the junior class at Technology High School in Newark to obtain Pepsi Refresh project funding for building a green roof on top of their school. The winners of the competition will solely be decided by the project that receives the most online votes. To submit your vote (you can submit one vote per day), click here. >>
"How Entrepreneurs Seduce Business Angels: Finding a Balance between Overstated Expectations and Understated Aspirations," a paper co-authored by Michael Ehrlich and Annaleena Parhankangas, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's School of Management, has been accepted for full presentation at the 2010 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) Conference and earned the designation of "Best Paper" for this division. The IBAM Conference will be held in San Diego, California, on Oct. 7-9, 2010. >>
Aron Spencer, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management at NJIT, will be the instructor and facilitator for the Advance Invention 2 Venture (AI2V) Venture Acceleration Bootcamp, May 18 through May 21, 2010 in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. To register, click here. For additional details, call Judith Sheft at 973-596-5825 or email sheft@njit.edu. >>
NJIT Management Professor Michael Ehrlich, PhD, will discuss "From Academia to Wall Street and Back: A Curious Journey" at a Department of Computer Science Seminar on April 29, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
Students in the Department of Engineering Technology's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program received a special invitation from The Port Authority of NY and NJ to view $23 billion of construction at the New York World Trade Center site. Mohamed Mahgoub, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Allyn Luke in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering accompanied the students last week to the construction site, where they had the opportunity to ask questions about the project and job opportunities as they viewed the onsite mixing and testing of concrete.  >>
Michael Ehrlich, PhD and William V. Rapp, PhD, professors in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss "Is Recognizing Asset Bubbles Really That Difficult?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on April 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. The presentation will focus on the School of Management's current research project on recognizing the development and evolution of asset price bubbles including their usual origins and shifts in their characteristics. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or at kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>
A topical new book about using informatics to reduce healthcare costs edited by Stephan Kudyba, an assistant professor in the NJIT School of Management, will be released early this May. Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity (CRC Press) addresses the incorporation of information technologies and information management by healthcare providers to increase the efficiencies of their operations to help reduce costs.  >>
New York Times columnist Randy Cohen, media analyst Steve Adubato and Obama Healthcare Transition Team Advisor Peter Pitts, will be among the speakers and panelists at an upcoming EMBA 2010 Spring Conference “Public Policy Environment: Business Sector Challenges and Opportunities.” >>
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. >>
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The Division of Continuing Professional Education at NJIT will host an open house for Weekend University on Jan 7, 2010, from 5-7:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall on the NJIT campus. If you can't attend the open house, an online chat session will provide similar information. The chat will be held on Jan 6, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Register at http://adultlearner.njit.edu/about/chat.php. >>
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. >>
Zeyuan Qiu, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, published a journal article on watershed buffer zones that appeared in the November 2009 issue of Environmental Management. "Assessing Critical Source Areas in Watersheds for Conservation Buffer Planning and Riparian Restoration" also was profiled on the Conservation Maven website. >>
NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT at the third edition of the popular panel discussion, "One Day in the Life of a Professor/Careers in Academe" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall Room 112. NJIT Dean of Graduate Studies Ronald Kane will moderate a faculty panel representative of the colleges and schools at NJIT. They include: Cristian Borcea, department of computer science, Joseph Bozzelli, department of chemistry and environmental science, Zhiming Ji, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, and Marguerite Schneider, School of Management, who will discuss academic careers and share their experiences in a program aimed at graduate students.  >>
Citing friendly students, good peer networks and cutting-edge classes, The Princeton Review has featured NJIT's School of Management (SOM) in its 2010 edition of The Best 301 Business Schools (Random House). >>
Want to know more about getting productivity from your management team?  Then ask Jerry Fjermestad, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. Fjermestad has learned, based on earlier research that high-performing virtual management teams act differently than low-performing ones. >>
North Jersey Partners will offer free customized training in transportation and healthcare project management at NJIT on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 29 focusing on transportation and on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct.15 tailored to healthcare services. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 3720. Each three-hour session will include an introduction to PMI® methodologies in project management which will be linked to an actual case study. NJIT will award .3 CEU certificates for attending this program. Training will be provided by Kaizen Technologies in partnership with NJIT. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, contact Gwendetta Scantling, NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education at 973-596-3063 or scantlin@njit.edu>>
Approaching the anniversary of Lehman Brothers' demise, NJIT Finance Professor Michael Ehrlich, an expert on market failure, says that the Feds made the right move when they allowed the investment firm to go bankrupt.  >>
Aron Spencer, PhD, an assistant professor in NJIT's School of Management will be the program facilitator at the Venture Acceleration Workshop, an intensive four-day program designed for technology-based businesses focusing on licensing or commercializing technology-based products or services. The workshop will be held on four consecutive Saturdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 at Seton Hall University. By the end of this four-day session, participants will have a complete commercialization plan and be able to deliver a pitch-ready PowerPoint presentation to investors and/or strategic partners. Registration fee is $250 and scholarships are available. To qualify, participants must live, work or operate a business in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union or Warren counties in NJ. Class size is limited to 25 participants. For additional details, call Judith Sheft at 973-596-5825 or email sheft@njit.edu. Click here to register. >>
Wei Xu, PhD, of Gillette, assistant professor in the School of Management, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Lower Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.   >>
Aron Spencer, PhD, an assistant professor in NJIT's School of Management will be the program facilitator at the Venture Acceleration Workshop, an intensive four-day program designed for technology-based businesses focusing on licensing or commercializing technology-based products or services. The workshop will be held on four consecutive Saturdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 at Seton Hall University. By the end of this four-day session, participants will have a complete commercialization plan and be able to deliver a pitch-ready PowerPoint presentation to investors and/or strategic partners. Registration fee is $250 and scholarships are available. To qualify, participants must live, work or operate a business in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union or Warren counties in NJ. Class size is limited to 25 participants. For additional details, call Judith Sheft at 973-596-5825 or email sheft@njit.edu. Click here to register. >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
Project ORBIT (Organizational Reengineering using Banner Information Technology), a multi-year, campus-wide effort to implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to replace current systems that are nearing obsolescence, reached its first major milestone last month with the launch of Banner Finance. “In keeping with the university's strategic plan, a major emphasis—while implementing new systems—was to reengineer administrative and academic processes to improve customer and student satisfaction,” said Ed Bishof, associate vice president for University Budgeting. "To support this plan, Project ORBIT was initiated last summer. Well-deserved congratulations to the entire finance functional and technical teams for the dedication and perseverance they displayed in meeting their project deadlines,” he added. “Our upgrade to Banner replaces a technology platform that has been used at NJIT since 1985," said David Ullman, associate provost for Information Services and Technology. “In making this transition, NJIT joins well over 1,100 institutions across the US and around the world that manage higher education operations and processes with Banner.”  “We look forward to using Banner to improve the productivity of our recruiting, admissions and enrollment operations,” said Kathy Kelly, associate vice president for Enrollment Services. Project ORBIT will be fully implemented over the next 18 months. >>
Thirty-five students enrolled in the Ronald E. McNair Tenth Summer Research Institute, the NSF/REU Particle Research Center Programs, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India and graduate students from the NJIT's Beijing, China Engineering Management Program will present their research at the third Summer Research Symposium on July 29, 9:30-11:45 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The symposium is open to the public. >>
Deepak Khemani, PhD of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras will discuss "A CBR Approach to Knowledge Management" at a Department of Computer Science Seminar on July 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Rm. 4415. >>
Three outstanding students in the undergraduate business program at NJIT placed third overall in the 2009 DFJ East Coast Venture Challenge (ECVC) hosted at Columbia University. The student team of Quaison Carter (shown at left), Louis Noto and Paulius Skema finished ahead of teams from Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins, among others, for their presentation of the company Fetchfire, which was founded by Carter. The ECVC business plan competition offers student entrepreneurs from top universities across the East Coast the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capital judges from DFJ and DFJ Gotham. >>
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. >>
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. >>
A new book edited by Frederic B. Bogui, PhD, special lecturer in NJIT's School of Management, provides concrete guidance in an area that has increased in complexity as governmental accountability takes on a heightened priority. Handbook of Governmental Accounting (CRC Press, 2009) encompasses the latest developments in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), budgeting, fund accounting, financial reporting, and auditing requirements for governmental entities.  >>
Distinguished Professor Alok K. Chakrabarti was recognized last week by his friends and colleagues for his years of dedicated service to NJIT's School of Management. Chakrabarti served as the founding dean for the School of Management for more than 11 years and led the school through its initial AACSB accreditation. Since his hire in 1988, he also served as the Foundation Chair in Management of Technology, where he continued to make significant contributions to research in this area. >>
The Urban Land Institute of Northern New Jersey has honored NJIT adjunct professor and attorney Jerry Fitzgerald English as “Land Use Educator of the Year” for her 23 years of leadership and service to the environmental sector especially within the region. >>
2008
NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Wachovia Bank, NA, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, was named the outstanding corporate partner of the year at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange>>
Steve Kalafer, chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Dealerships and the Somerset Patriots received NJIT's highest honor—the President's Medal at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
"Creating and Surviving Disruptive Innovation" a talk by Clayton M. Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, on Nov. 1, has been postponed to a later date. >>
Michael R. Bartolacci, PhD, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, will discuss the "Use of Second Life for Higher Education" on October 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room, Central Avenue Building, 3rd Floor.  >>
“Wall Street Meltdown: A Look at What Happened Last Week and What To Expect Next” will be the subject of a four-way panel talk with finance specialists from NJIT's School of Management. The discussion, set for Oct. 20, 2008, from 3-4:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Atrium, will focus on macroeconomics, hedge funds, credit default swaps, savings and retirement strategies and more. >>
NJIT conducted a summer research program in partnership with the Heritage Institute of Technology (HITK) in Kolkata, India. The 20 students enrolled in NJIT's Undergraduate Research Experience Symposium were able to participate in a state-of-the-art research facility with world-class faculty. They were accompanied by Srabanti Basu, a senior lecturer in biotechnology at HITK. The program was initiated and managed by Durga Misra, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, who also encouraged the participation of faculty and the Albert Dorman Honors College students who mentored the HITK students after hours in their residence hall. “The Summer Research Experience is a rare opportunity to receive hands-on training with NJIT professors and students at the university's facilities,” said Misra. “A group of three students worked in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.” Student research projects included low-power microchip design, drug delivery systems, nanoelectronics, ultrafiltration to scalable web search, clean slate Internet design and management systems analysis. >>
Annaleena Parhankangas, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, will explore the paradoxes, challenges and potential of entrepreneurship in technology-driven industries at the Department of Computer Science Seminar Series on Oct. 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 4415. >>
David Hawk, PhD, a professor in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss "The Importance of Waiting until It's Too Late" on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. in the School of Management H.J. Leir Conference Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. >>
Jerry Fjermestad, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, won the New Jersey Business and Industry Association's Bright Idea Award for his paper “Communication and Leadership Differences in Virtual Design Teams: Why Some Teams Do Better Than Others.” Dr. Fjermestad will be recognized at an awards ceremony in November. >>
A new text for managers with tips on planning, organizing, managing and controlling a firm's sales activities has been written by Rajiv Mehta, PhD, a professor in NJIT's School of Management.  >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Mark J. Somers, PhD, of New York City, a professor in the School of Management at NJIT and the former dean of that school, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation.  >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management, and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
NJIT Finance Professor Michael Ehrlich warns the Federal Reserve to leap ahead of the curve.  Ehrlich, a market failure expert, sees the serious devaluation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred stock—held widely by many US banks—as a serious bail-out consequence.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
It's not easy these days attending school, working, plus worrying about increased commuting costs.  That's why NJIT is pleased to announce a new online master's degree program in management as well as five new online business-related certificate programs starting Sept. 2, 2008. Registration is currently underway.  >>
Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System. >>
Annaleena Parhankangas, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management and the holder of the Henry J. Leir Chair of Bio-Business, has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2008 from the Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Rajiv Mehta, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, has published Sales Management: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). The book focuses on the planning, organization, management, and control of a firm's sales activities. Topics discussed include recruiting, selecting, training, leading, motivating, territorial coverage, routing, compensating, and sales force performance evaluation. >>
The Emerald Literati Network has awarded a 2008 honor to NJIT School of Management Professor Hindy Lauer Schachter for excellence based on her contributions as a reviewer in 2007 to the Journal of Management History.   >>
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). >>
The Federal Reserve may have caused Bear Stearns to fail, said NJIT School of Management professor Michael Ehrlich.  >>
An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. >>
The fat lady isn't singing yet, believes finance professor Michael Ehrlich at NJIT's School of Management.  Based on academic research and Ehrlich's experience working at Bear Stearns and Salomon Brothers, he predicts more financial distress and a new crisis in the municipal bond market.  >>
2007
Just as technology has created new geographic boundaries for commerce and industry, so, too, has it created new borders for higher education.   NJIT once again enters such a new world Nov. 8, 2007, 1:30-2:30 p.m., when representatives of NJIT's School of Management sign an agreement to start a three-year exchange program with  Ube National College of Technology http://www.ube-k.ac.jp/eng/  (UNTC), an undergraduate engineering college in Ube City, Japan. >>
"The worst is yet to come," said Michael Ehrlich, a finance professor in NJIT's School of Management. Ehrlich, who specializes in market failure, predicts $30-$50 billion more in losses, due to Structured Investment Vehicles (SIV). The SIV rescue attempt will not stop the losses, Ehrlich said. >>
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Thinking of starting your own business?  Then go for it, advises small business expert Bruce Kirchhoff, a professor in NJIT's School of Management. “Many people believe that it's difficult to start a small business and even more difficult to see it expand,” says Kirchhoff.  “But two decades of research combing Census Bureau statistics convinced me that more than a quarter of these businesses are significantly more likely to survive, add employees and grow, than decline." >>
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Maureen Sturgeon, a non-traditional, adult student who is on her second career, may be the most industrious student to graduate May 17, 2007, from NJIT. Sturgeon will graduate with an almost-perfect grade-point average, while holding down a full-time job as the engineering inspector for Franklin Township. >>

KUDOS - May 2007

May 01, 2007
NJIT Development Director Honored by North Essex Chamber of Commerce   Billy McDermott, director of development for NJIT's School of Management, received the President's Award at the North Essex Chamber of Commerce Leadership Recognition Banquet on May 16, 2007. Three Highlanders Receive Independent Baseball Academic Honors NJIT baseball athletes Austin DeRogatis, Rob Pietrocola and PJ Saporito were named to the NCAA Division I Independent All-Academic team for 2007. The NCAA Division I Academic All-Independent team was selected by sports information directors at member institutions. Nominations from each school were accepted for student-athletes who had a least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, had reached at least a sophomore academic standing and were a starter or key reserve for their respective program. >>
2006

KUDOS-November 2006

November 01, 2006
NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACS
Sanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency Response
David Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics Forum
Katia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis. >>
The School of Management at NJIT was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. “We're pleased to be commended for the third time this year by The Princeton Review as a notable US institution of higher education,” said Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD, president of NJIT. >>
Rajiv Mehta, PhD, associate professor in the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT's annual awards convocation today a master teacher award. >>
NJIT has named David L. Hawk, PhD, an advisor in the area of open source business systems, as dean of the School of Management (SOM). Hawk holds dual appointments as professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and in SOM. >>
Attention graduates: If you're interested in a financially and personally rewarding career, think sales, said Rajiv Mehta, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's School of Management. Mehta, the co-author of Personal Selling: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships, believes the demand for sales jobs will grow by leaps and bounds >>
New Jersey policy planners recently gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to learn from noted MIT Professor Richard K Lester and his associates how to bring entrepreneurs to Newark. >>
Dan Robey (at left), John B. Zellars Professor of Information Systems at Georgia State University, will speak on the topic "Human Agency and the Use of Information Technology Applications" on March 20, 1-2 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 3710. >>
Christopher Obropta, PhD, an assistant professor of watershed management at Rutgers University, will discuss "A New Watershed Management Approach: Water Quality Trading" on March 1, 11:30 a.m., 373 Tiernan Hall. >>
Katia Passerini, PhD, has been named the Hurlburt Professor of Management of Information Systems in the School of Management at NJIT. “Since she joined the faculty at NJIT, Katia has demonstrated an unusual assortment of talent, skills and knowledge – she truly has helped us understand what the NJIT theme, 'The Edge in Knowledge,' can mean,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson. >>
2005
A unique, web-based management system that gives employers and student employees instant access to critical credentialing information received a national award from Educause, a nonprofit association that advances the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Kathy Bialk, director of student financial aid services and Haresh Gopal, acting director of university information systems, accepted the honor on behalf of the university at the Educause annual conference this fall. >>
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Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2005, NJIT's annual black-tie benefit, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. This year's honorees include: Fred Hassan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Schering-Plough Corporation; Amy A. Pappas, managing director and chief financial officer, Asset Management America, JP Morgan Chase; Phillip Rinaldi, founder and former chief executive officer, Coffeyville Resources; and The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc.  >>
Carlos Rivera, an adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management, will speak at the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey's 15th Annual Convention, Expo and Career Fair on Oct. 14 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Admission is free. >>
What kinds of information do computer software collaborators need to share and work effectively?  John M. Carroll, PhD, the Edward Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University, recently posed that question to launch a forum at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Mitchell Darer, executive director of the Center for Information Age Technology (CIAT) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was recently appointed executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Government Management Information Sciences (GMIS), a networking and educational organization for people who work with government technology.  Members include New Jersey school and government (municipal, county and state) technology coordinators. >>
A group of 15 guidance counselors from high schools in Puerto Rico toured the university today beginning at 8:30 a.m., when a number of NJIT officials spoke to them about the university's pre-college programs and academic offerings. The counselors will see classrooms and research labs and talk to professors here about their fields of interest. The counselors will return home and tell their students about what they saw and heard at NJIT. The tour is sponsored by the School of Management (SOM). Barbara Tedesco, associate dean of SOM, said the tour could help attract top students from Puerto Rico to attend NJIT, and that diversity is part of the university's strategic plan. “The counselors mentioned that many students in Puerto Rico have a particular interest in business, technology and management,” said Tedesco, “so this would be a great place for them to study.” >>
Urban leaders who would like to create new jobs and better revenues may want to think high tech. That's the advice of Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, distinguished professor of management at NJIT, who believes there are many good reasons today for businesses to turn high tech and for the government to support their efforts. “High-tech start-up businesses create more net new jobs per firm than any other category of start-up businesses,” said Kirchhoff, who directs the Technological Entrepreneurship Program at NJIT.  “They create more than twice the number of innovations per employee compared to larger firms.”  >>
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. >>
NJIT's new Program for Professional Advancement: The Weekend University makes it convenient for working adults to earn either an undergraduate certificate or a bachelor's degree. The program (http://adultlearner.njit.edu/weekendu), which will begin in the fall of 2005, is a perfect match for high-tech professionals who want to first earn a certificate either in Information Systems Management or in Network Applications, and then continue to earn a bachelor's degree in information technology. For more information, call NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education at 800-624-9850. >>
Marguerite Schneider, an assistant professor in the School of Management, has introduced Internet-based business simulations into her courses. In the capstone courses (Business Policy and Strategic Management), the class works in a virtual reality simulation in which they form teams that compete in the bicycle industry. Firms can go into bankruptcy, enter market segments, and engage in new product development. At the end of the semester, each firm conducts a "presentation to shareholders" and develops an annual report. Schneider recently introduced a new simulation in her Principles of Management course in which students act as investment firms and invest $100,000 "virtual dollars" in a stock-market simulation that is almost real-time. "Today's Internet generation of students seems to learn much from this new learning media," says Schneider. "The amount of learning has greatly surpassed my expectations." >>
Michel Kalika, PhD, of Paris Dauphine University will discuss the topic "Why Do Managers Still Go to Meetings?" on June 2, 2005, 12:30-2 p.m., in the Leir Conference Room, 3rd Floor, School of Management. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Katia Passerini, PhD at pkatia@njit.edu. >>
Jim Bernstein of Solstice Software will speak on the topic of "Testing Process Integration with Integra Enterprise" at the monthly meeting of the NJ-Metro WebSphere User Group (WUG) on March 16, 2005, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Campus Center Room 240. Sponsored by NJIT's e-business Laboratory, the group is the only university-based WUG and helps members to identify learning and training opportunities. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge. Details and online registration are available on the WebSphere User Group website. Contact: Stephanie Gagnon, School of Management, at gagnon@njit.edu. >>
2004

KUDOS - October 2004

October 01, 2004
SOM Designated as Leading Global Research Center in Technology Management NJIT's School of Management has been identified as one of the top 50 global centers of research in Management of Technology by the International Association for the Management of Technology. The rankings will be published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, one of the top journals in the field. Gonzalez-Lenahan Receives Award from Hispanic Organization Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, associate director in the Office of Graduate Studies at NJIT, received the Award of Excellence in Advanced Education and Community Service from the Port Authority Hispanic Society on October 6, 2004. NJIT Physicist Awarded NSF Grant to Study Radio Waves THe National Science Foundation has awarded Dale Gary, PhD, professor of physics at NJIT, $832,927 to continue his research to develop a global network of 100 radio telescopes to learn more about radio waves from the sun. Read the press release. Chemical Engineering Grad Students to Receive National Awards A recent graduate and a current doctoral candidate in chemical engineering will receive graduate student research awards of $300 each from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dimitrios Zarkadas, who is expected to graduate in the next few months, was selected as the winner of the 2004 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in Crystallization and Evaporation. Meredith Feins, who received her PhD in May of 2004, was named one of two winners of the 2004 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in Membrane-Based Separations. Both awards are highly competitive with a global request for nominations, said Basil Baltzis, PhD, chairman of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. Read the press release. NJIT Solar Physicists Quoted in Science Magazine Carsten J. Denker, assistant professor of physics, and Guo Yang, a post-doctoral researcher, were quoted in an article about solar storms that appeared in the the July 30 issue of Science magazine. Read the article. Howell Appointed Chair of National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators Tony Howell, executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, has assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Directors for Region A (New England and Mid-Atlantic states to DC) of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators.  Tao Publishes Paper in Proceedings of the NAS Louis Tao, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, is second author on a paper entitled “An Embedded Network Approach for Scale-up of Fluctuation-Driven Systems with Preservation of Spike Information” that was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Carlos Rivera, a retired business owner who is an adjunct professor in the School of Management at NJIT, gave  the keynote speech at the opening ceremony in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month this afternoon on the Campus Green. “You as individuals can make a difference,” Rivera said. “You can change one person's life. As a result, you are changing the world.” >>

Bonjours Newark!

May 27, 2004
Five French-based students graduating from the School of Management's “sister school” in Saint-Etienne traveled overseas to receive their MBA degrees in person at the university's commencement ceremony on May 26, 2004. The School of Management at NJIT offers a European MBA in partnership with Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) a Saint-Etienne, France. Classes are given on-site and are taught by instructors from ESC and NJIT. >>
The School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host an open house for professionals who want to learn more about NJIT's Executive MBA Program. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, from 6– 8 p.m., in the Central Avenue Building at the intersection of Summit and Central avenues. >>
2003
Thanks to a $4.8 million gift to the School of Management (SOM) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), students and faculty will be able to tap the power of leading-edge enterprise-management software from PeopleSoft, the software giant. >>
Mark Somers, Ph.D., was recently appointed dean of the School of Management (SOM) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Somers, who has served as the acting dean since September of 2000, wants to push the school to the forefront in this region by offering courses in leading-edge technology for business executives. >>