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2012
NJIT Professor Neil Maher will discusses the emergence of the urban park movement in the U.S. and the importance of Frederick Law Olmsted and Essex County's Branch Brook Park in a free talk set for April 12, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Cherry Blossom Visitors Center in Branch Brook Park.  >>
2010
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
2009
Neil M. Maher, PhD, associate professor, chair and graduate coordinator of the department of history, received the 2009 Robert Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence from the NJIT Alumni Association on June 13. Maher recently published Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is currently researching and writing an environmental history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s. >>
The NJIT Alumni Association annually honors a select group of distinguished alumni for their notable achievements in their professional careers, community activities, and/or support of NJIT. This year's event will honor a group of New Jersey residents who made their marks in the fields of architecture, engineering and more. Set for Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 4 p.m. at NJIT, the event caps Alumni Weekend at the University.  >>
2008

2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
The Great Depression collided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Recovering from these calamities—and preventing their reoccurrence—was a major goal of the New Deal. In Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), NJIT author and professor Neil M. Maher recounts the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps. >>

KUDOS - January 2008

January 01, 2008
History Professor Receives NASA Research GrantNeil Maher, associate professor in the federated department of history at NJIT, has been awarded a $45,000, three-year research grant from the NASA History Division and NASA's Science Mission Directorate, in the area of History of the Scientific Exploration of Earth and Space (HSEES).  The grant will support research on his next book, tentatively titled Ground Control: An Environmental History of NASA and the Space Race. >>
2006

KUDOS-September 2006

September 01, 2006
NJIT has promoted one faculty member to the rank of distinguished professor, six to the rank of professor and 13 to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

PROMOTED TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

Rajesh Dave
Chemical Engineering

PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

Asokan Anandarajan
Management Lisa Axe
Civil & Environmental Engineering Timothy Chang
Electrical & Computer Engineering Steven I-Jy Chien
Civil & Environmental Engineering Nancy Jackson
Chemistry & Environmental Science Burt Kimmelman
Humanities

PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR WITH TENURE

Tara Alvarez
Biomedical Engineering Treena Arinzeh
Biomedical Engineering Maurie Cohen
Chemistry & Environmental Science Christopher Funkhouser
Humanities Chengjun Liu
Computer Science Ronfang (Rachel) Liu
Civil & Environmental Engineering Neil Maher
Federated History David Mendonca
Information Systems Cyrill Muratov
Mathematical Sciences Vincent Oria
Computer Science Marguerite Schneider
Management Darius Sollohub
Architecture Jian Yang
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering >>
New Jersey's Environments, a new book of essays examining New Jersey's environmental problems and solutions, was released this month. Edited by Neil Maher, PhD, an assistant professor in the federated history department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the book was published by Rutgers University Press. Featured are eight essays and an introduction examining where the state has been environmentally and where it should be going. >>
2004
Looking closer at the impact of NASA's growth on the environmental history and policy of the United States has captured a Verville Fellowship for Neil Maher, assistant professor of history at NJIT. >>