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Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, was recently interviewed by Bart Jackson for his radio show The Art of the CEO. >>
On Aug. 4, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will host the Real World Connections (RWC) Showcase in the Campus Center Ballroom 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. >>
Clifford M. Samuel, who received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT in 1988, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Access Operations and Emerging Markets in the Corporate & Medical Affairs organization of Gilead Sciences, Inc. >>
Bill Rapp, the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Trade and Business in NJIT's School of Management, presented the keynote address last month at an international conference on emerging markets in Timisoara, Romania. >>
NJII will develop a safe and reliable way to allow health care providers – from doctors, to clinics, to hospitals – to share patients' electronic health care records. >>
D. Yvette Wohn, an assistant professor in the information systems department at the College of Computing Sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program Award. >>
Cindy Celi, who received a B.Arch. degree from NJIT in 2009, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship. >>
upSKILL, a U.S. Department of Labor-funded consortium led by NJIT, Rutgers-Newark and four north Jersey community college partners will hold a speed interview session August 4. >>
A three-day workshop was recently held at NJIT to plan the details of a $1.75 million grant for work on family-based quality assurance of biomedical ontologies. >>
For the ninth consecutive year, NJIT hosted the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. >>
The America East Conference named seven NJIT women's tennis players to the 2014-15 Winter/Spring Honor Roll, Jonathan Stanko Communication Fellow announced. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved, on July 23, 2015, a 2.39 percent tuition increase for undergraduate, in-state students. Annual tuition for full-time, in-state students will be $13,434 for 2015-2016. Tuition for out-of-state, undergraduate students will increase by 3.33 percent to $27,652. >>
Students from the Master in Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program won first prize at the 2015 American Planning Association Northeast Conference. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT associate vice president of technology and enterprise development, will take part in tonight's Tech Town Hall in Newark. >>
The expertise of Simon Garnier, assistant professor of biological sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology, encompasses the social behavior of insects — including ants. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss today of Edward Cruz '63, '13 HON, president and chief executive officer of E.E. Cruz & Company, one of the region's largest engineering and construction firms that he co-founded in 1984 with his cousin Evaristo. >>
Michael Ehrlich, Ph.D., a professor of finance and international business expert in NJIT's School of Management, is available for comment on the Greek debt crisis. >>
Members of the NJIT student chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) had a successful showing at the fourth annual IIDA Fashion Show. >>
On June 29 President Joel Bloom was in Bangkok for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NJIT and Chulalongkorn University for the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM). >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is recruiting growth-stage health IT companies (with revenues between $250K-$6MM) to participate in the third cohort of its HealthIT Connections Program. >>
Yi Chen, an associate professor and The Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare in NJIT's School of Management, received the Peter Chen Big Data Young Researcher Award yesterday at a plenary session of six co-located IEEE Conferences in New York City. >>
Professor and computer science department chair James Geller coauthored and presented a paper at the 2015 Medical Informatics Europe Conference (MIE2015) in Madrid. >>
Keith Krumwiede, associate professor and director of the College of Architecture and Design's graduate architecture program, wrote an article about resilient design on theconversation.com. >>

Change of Command

June 25, 2015
There's new leadership at Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 490. >>
This designation acknowledges New Jersey Institute of Technology working with public and private sector partners in New Jersey and the surrounding region to support economic development >>
The Foundation for Newark's Future (FNF) recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC). >>
NJIT is one of the top 25 public colleges in the nation, the only N.J. institution and one of the top 50 overall to have a low student loan default rate, according to BestColleges.com. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced that Dr. Donald H. Sebastian of Randolph has been named an Innovation Hero as part of the 2015 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, hosted 60 companies and public officials at the NJ MarketShift Design Forum 2.0 on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Forsgate Country Club. >>
Computer science professor Vincent Oria has won the prestigious Test of Time Award given by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data. >>
The increasing utility of applied mathematics in every branch of science and technology, and in daily life, was once again made clear at the Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM) conference that convened on the NJIT campus in June. >>
CoAD Gallery curator and adjunct faculty member of the School of Art + Design, Matthew Gosser, curated two exhibits that opened during the seventh annual Paterson Art Walk >>
A graduate of NJIT's School of Art + Design was honored with a Core77 Design Award. >>
The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Joint Theatre Program is proud to announce that the student group I.T.: Improv Technicians has been accepted into the 17th annual Del Close Marathon, a weekend-long comedy festival held in New York City. >>
Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young, Department of Mathematical Sciences, was among the invited speakers at NCS4: Northeast Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Workshop, held at Sony Brook University on June 12. >>

New Dean for SOM

June 12, 2015
Mechanical Engineering Professor Reggie J. Caudill, Ph.D. has been appointed dean of the NJIT School of Management. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Burt Kimmelman were among the "speaking portraits" of poets featured in a video that had its premiere at Anthology Film Archives in New York City on June 6, 2015.   >>
Funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) associated to the new minor in nanotechnology at NJIT will support six undergraduate students in their research on nanotechnology. >>
NJIT Professors Wenbo Selina Cai and Sanchoy Das, both in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, along with Ph.D. students Sevilay Onal and Jingran Zhang, attended the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2015 conference in Washington D.C. >>
Two mechanical engineering Ph.D. students, Shuolun Wang and Fangda Cui, along with Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 15th Pan-American Conference of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. >>
Somenath Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, was awarded a patent last month for a next-generation water desalination and purification technology that uses uniquely absorbent carbon nanotubes to remove salt and pollutants from brackish water and industrial effluent for reuse by businesses and households. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute, (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has received three TechConnect 2015 National & Global Innovation Awards.  >>
Professor N. M. Ravindra, director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering and former chair of the Physics Department, recently presented “Engineered Composite Materials – Applications to Energy and Sports” at the 2015 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials held in Beijing, China. >>
The School of Art + Design obtains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. >>

High-Impact Math

June 03, 2015
It seems to contradict common sense — that greater speed for a missile or meteorite does not necessarily mean deeper penetration into the ground upon impact. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, received honorable mention in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual photography competition. >>
Innovative industry-sponsored and entrepreneurial projects were on full display at the College of Computing Sciences Spring 2015 Capstone Showcase. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology and enterprise development, and Angela Garreston, special assistant to the president for policy and government relations, will participate in the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project & City of Newark Economic Summit held on Tuesday, June 2, at Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. >>

Celebrating CSLA

May 26, 2015
An awards ceremony recognizing faculty, staff, students and alumni was a concluding highlight of the spring semester for the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA). Held in the Campus Center, the event on May 6 also featured a keynote presentation on biological and electronic olfaction by prominent researcher Dr. Alan Gelperin, who is with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Andrzej Zarzycki was an invited speaker at the Digital Human Research Center. >>
FACM '15 — the 12th annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics conference — will be held on campus June 5-6, organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The event has again been made possible with support from the National Science Foundation. >>
What do we expect from new technology, and at times even demand that technical inventiveness deliver? >>
NJIT conferred 3,931 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 99th commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark, bringing the total amount of degrees awarded by the university to more than 77,000. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and Dr. Diane Bloom attended the Actors Fund Gala last evening as guests of Steve Kalafer, chairman of Flemington Car and Truck Country and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Motyka as Senior Executive Director of Smart Infrastructure. >>
CoAD's fall 2014 MIP studio took home first honorable mention at the Global Schindler Awards in Shenzhen, China April 30. >>
NJIT associate professors Reza Curtmola and Joerg Kliewer speak at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. >>
Tracy Espiritu, who received an M.S. in Management of Science and Technology in 2000, has won the Milken Educator Award, dubbed the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher magazine. >>
Candleholders created by industrial design instructors and students from the School of Art + Design will be showcased during New York City Design Week. >>
NJIT ranks in the top 1 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. for its occupational earnings power – a measure of the market value of the careers it prepares its graduates to pursue, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution, the Washington, D.C.-based think tank. >>
Philip L. Rinaldi '68, '77, CEO of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, has been selected by The World Trade Center Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) to receive the 2015 Global Business Leadership Award on May 7, 2015. >>
Deane Evans, executive director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, recently served on the jury for the second annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition. >>
An algae-based system for shrinking the energy consumption and carbon footprint of buildings and an assessment of the progress cognitive science has made toward an understanding of human consciousness tied for first place among undergraduate projects at the 2015 Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. >>
NJIT faculty and students were among some 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professions sharing technical knowledge and commercially significant solutions involving minerals, metals and materials in mid-March at the 144th annual meeting of the TMS Society. >>
The spring 2015 College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium May 7 at 3 p.m.-6 p.m. >>
Groundbreaking images of the Sun captured by scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) give a first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae – the dark patches in the center of sunspots – revealing dynamic magnetic fields responsible for the plumes of plasma that emerge as bright dots interrupting their darkness. >>
Scientists at NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) have captured the first high-resolution images of the flaring magnetic structures known as solar flux ropes at their point of origin in the Sun's chromosphere. Their research, published today in Nature Communications, provides new insights into the massive eruptions on the Sun's surface responsible for space weather. >>
A group of students in the College of Architecture and Design's (CoAD) fall 2014 Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) studio will head to Shenzhen, China for five days as one of 12 finalists for the Global Schindler Award. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and Dr. Diane Bloom attended the 2015 NJIT Alumni Association China Chapter Annual Meeting last month in Beijing, China. >>
Science and technology were on full display at the 2015 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually at NJIT. >>
A team of NJIT civil engineers scored a dramatic win in the regional round of the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition this past weekend for the tenth year in a row, beating nine other teams, including Columbia University, Cooper Union and Rutgers University. >>
Second year students in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) recently spent the weekend working alongside a group of masonry journeymen to compete in the 2015 Masonry Design/Build Competition. >>
NJIT faculty, students and friends have mustered an impressive array of talents to form a jazz band, string and wind ensembles and a dance group. With the snows of winter now behind us, these talents will be a celebratory part of spring on campus. >>
Distinguished professor of architecture Zeynep Çelik and multiple award-winning associate professor María Hurtado de Mendoza will be overseas this week sharing ideas and discussing their latest projects. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon two distinguished individuals at the 99th Commencement exercises Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Students from 24 New Jersey high schools will compete in the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge (CDC), a premier robotics competition for New Jersey high school students held annually on the NJIT campus. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently received 420 Intel-based Supermicro servers from Linode, a Linux-based cloud hosting company based in Galloway, NJ. The servers, valued at $1.2 million, will support advanced instruction, research and career advancement for NJIT students.  >>
Deliris Diaz, a sophomore applied physics major, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Conference for Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) scholarship. >>
New Jersey Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies, has named College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Darius Sollohub a 2015 Smart Growth Award Winner. >>
For the second year in a row, a team of NJIT students reached the final four of the CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. >>
NJIT men's basketball coach Jim Engles was honored Friday afternoon as the 2015 John McLendon National Coach of the Year at the annual CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. >>
The School of Art + Design's industrial and digital design programs will represent NJIT at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire April 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newark Museum. >>
Brownfields redevelopment experts from across the globe, including from NJIT, will gather in Lower Manhattan on April 15 for the sixth Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop. >>
NJIT will host the opening ceremony for TETN's Second Annual Technology & Industry Week. >>
Ali N. Akansu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Mustafa Torun, Ph.D. '13, a software development engineer for Amazon Web Services, have authored the book, "A Primer for Financial Engineering: Financial Signal Processing and Electronic Trading." >>
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Inter-Disciplinary Training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk on the agency's funding mechanisms for trainees and junior investigators at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10 in 210 Kupfrian Hall. >>
Fighting error, bias, dishonesty and fraud in science will be the topic of a talk to be given by Newark College of Engineering Dean Moshe Kam on Friday, April 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
A concert by The Montclair Trio will kick off the CoAD Concert Series presented by NJIT's School of Art + Design April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara and Leonard Littman Library. >>
Colette Santasieri, Ph.D. will be a featured speaker at the Creative Placemaking Forum for Professional Artists and Graduate Arts and Design Majors to be held at the NJIT campus on April 13, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. >>
Yashi's Larry Nolan, head of technology, and Mark Paone, vice president of platform engineering, will be participating in a free question and answer session on April 8 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1100. >>
Nearly $117 million in bonds sold quickly yesterday bolstering an already strong financial outlook for NJIT, university officials announced. >>
Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. >>
The 17th annual NCE Salute to Engineering Excellence drew nearly 200 faculty, students, alumni, industry partners and friends of the university to a jam-packed, festive celebration in the Campus Center Atrium following the awards ceremony. >>
Saif Haobsh, a senior in the College of Architecture and Design and an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar, has received the prestigious Scholarship Award from The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ), an honor he also received in 2011. >>
Business leaders, CEOs and information security professionals looking to beef up their data protection strategies attended a half-day cybersecurity conference at NJIT March 30. >>
The NJIT Campus Center is now providing applications for the Highlander Student Leadership Awards. >>
The energy on campus is electric. Everywhere you turn, students are sporting NJIT gear in support of tonight's game. >>
Attention Student Entrepreneurs: Do you have an exciting technology that works in the lab? Would you like help to start a company to commercialize it? >>
Watch NJIT's Marek Rusinkiewicz, dean of the College of Computing Sciences, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  >>
The Senate confirmation of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski '78, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., to the rank of general with the assignment to the position of AFMC commander was announced on March 27, 2015. >>
Watch NJIT's Barbara Littman MArch '94, adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design in the College of Architecture and Design, on Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. The program is scheduled to air on March 28 at 2 p.m. on NJTV. The program will repeat on April 25 at 9 a.m. and on April 26 at 11:30 p.m. on FiOS 1. >>
College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) associate professor Georgeen Theodore will speak at the 2015 Journalists Forum on Land and The Built Environment at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design March 28. >>
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will bestow one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, this evening on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering.  >>
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
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Deliris Diaz '17, Inaceli Tubilleja '17 and Sherlene Ayala, assistant director of NJIT's Leadership & Diversity Programs, will present at the 2015 Committee to Advance our Common Purposes social justice conference at Rutgers University on March 29. >>
Gale Spak's nominee, B.J. Dowlen, has been chosen as a 2015 STEP Award Honoree. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state's science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, introduced the NJ MarketShift Design Forum on March 20, 2015. >>
NJIT, the last Division I men's basketball program still playing of the 21 in the Metropolitan area, will face a big challenge from rugged Cleveland State in Round 2 of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com postseason men's basketball tournament (CIT) when the Vikings invade Fleisher Athletic Center Monday at 7 pm. >>
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Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 17th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 31, 2015 in the Campus Center Atrium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Innovation Day, an invention-packed showcase of cutting-edge, student-led research, design and development across programs and disciplines, will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at the Campus Center. >>
Former New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey witnessed the Highlanders' 84-77 victory over New Hampshire in NJIT's first-ever Division I national postseason game March 16. >>

A Legal Edge

March 19, 2015
The verdict is in: law schools and employers with a need for legal acumen are definitely interested in applicants who have a strong, relevant background in science and technology as well as the social sciences and humanities. >>
NJIT's Office of Admissions and Division of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) will host a Graduate and Professional Development Information Session. >>
Students have been tasked with designing and constructing a device that has the ability to maneuver through a post-earthquake landscape. >>
“Women Designing the Future: 1995-2015 ... and Beyond,” a one-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Murray Center for Women in Technology, will be held March 27 at NJIT.  >>
Jonathan Curley, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, co-stars in Love & Arguments, a new film that will be screened as part of the Maplewood Ideas Festival on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library.  >>
NJIT men's basketball will play in its first-ever national postseason tournament at the Division I level when the Highlanders host a first-round game in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) as a host team on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. >>

Baroque Is Back

March 12, 2015
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ), conducted by Robert W. Butts, returns to campus on Wednesday, April 1 with an exciting concert of contemporary music, a presentation of the NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. The performance will be from 2:30 to 4:00 P.M. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Highlanders flocked to the 2015 Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair presented by Career Development Services (CDS) March 4. >>
Maurie Cohen, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, is the recipient of the 2015–2016 Lewis O. Kelso Fellowship for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based equity compensation in corporations and society in the United States. The award is conferred annually by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. >>
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) will present New Jersey's Forum on Women in Information Technology March 12, 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Essex County College in the Morton A. Siegler Lecture Hall. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar were invited to present at Interrupt 3, a discussion forum and studio for new forms of language art, on March 12-15 at Brown University.  >>
JPMorgan Chase announced a $300,000 grant to New Jersey Innovation Institute during its Small Business Forward event at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where regional business, civic, nonprofit and government leaders came together to discuss Newark's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will hold a summit on a $1.45 million initiative to advance the health care sector in the Newark metro region and boost economic development by promoting growth in the city's burgeoning health care IT cluster. >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science, technology and design university, announces the appointment of Lauren Ugorji as the associate vice president of communications, marketing and branding, effective March 2, 2015.  >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented her research at the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Annual Conference in New York City. >>
A team of three graduate students in NJIT's School of Management placed third in the 2015 American Production and Inventory Control Society Northeast District Case Competition. >>
There will be a Newark Housing Roundtable presented by Brick City Conversations Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. at the College of Architecture and Design Gallery inside Weston Hall. >>
As part of the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) 2015 spring lecture series, landscape architect Thomas Balsley, FASLA, founder and principal designer of Thomas Balsley Associates (TBA) will discuss the process, design and tactics of urban placemaking Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. inside Weston Lecture Hall 1. >>
Morton M. Denn, Ph.D. of the Benjamin Levich Institute at the City College of New York will deliver the inaugural Marino Xanthos Memorial Lecture on March 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in Eberhardt Hall 112. >>
Sahitya Allam, '17, a biomedical engineering major, won the best presentation prize at the annual New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network poster showcase held this week at Princeton University for her research on the impact of inner-ear stimulation on the fine motor control skills of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. >>
Professor Denis Blackmore, Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been honored by the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-NJ) with the award that it presents annually for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics. >>

Racism: Post Ferguson

February 18, 2015
February 26, 2012: unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. August 9, 2014: unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. These are just two instances of violent death suffered by young Black men in a tragic continuum that mars our nation's history.   >>
In January, NJIT and partners were the first team to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights in the state under a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to test the feasibility of safely integrating drones into national airspace and to assess the research and operational capabilities of communications and mapping sensors aboard the craft. >>
How does the hitchhiking, flat-headed remora fish attach to surfaces so securely yet release so easily? Suction was thought to be the easy answer, but Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has proved this long-held conclusion to be only partly true. >>
NJIT College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) faculty members Maria Hurtado de Mendoza and Matt Burgermaster have both recently won the highest-level design award offered by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) in its annual design competition, the BSA Design Awards.  >>
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the 2014-2015 Architectural Education Award winners. Two College of Architecture and Design professors won awards in two categories this year. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss new venture financial modeling and valuation at the Institute of Management Accountants-Morris Essex Chapter meeting on Feb. 18, 2015 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany. >>
For the fourth year in a row, NJIT has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University, one of 15 universities to receive the award for 2014. >>
A Conversation with One World Trade Center Architect David Childs will kickoff the Spring 2015 College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series.   >>
Two students from the School of Art + Design were among the winners of the recently completed Ferring Pharmaceuticals Art Competition. >>
Urs Gauchat, dean of The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), will moderate a conference on “The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Problems,” Feb. 10 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. >>

Ravindra Honored in India

February 04, 2015
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, professor of physics and director of NJIT's interdisciplinary program in materials science and engineering, was honored in New Delhi on Global Friendship Day in January with the Bharat Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has once again been named to The Power 100, NJBIZ's annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business. >>
Zhipeng (Alan) Yan, associate professor of finance in NJIT's School of Management, received a "2014 Top Ten Outstanding Researchers Award" at the 2015 Internet Economy Researcher Conference on Jan. 29 in Beijing, China. >>
With a piercing whoosh, the silver RS-16 aircraft took off yesterday afternoon from the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, climbed to about 3,000 ft. and began soaring in loops over the Atlantic Ocean. >>
Photographs taken by Glenn Goldman, founding director of the School of Art + Design, are among the winners in an annual architectural photography contest. >>
NJIT has been ranked at the top of Business Insider's 2015 list of the most underrated colleges in the U.S. >>
The College of Architecture and Design Gallery (CoAD Gallery) will present “Four Printmakers…Four Decades,” an exhibition featuring the work of four talented printmakers with selections covering the past four decades, on Feb. 5, 2015. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, presented two seminars in China last month at which he described his research on the multiphysics mechanics of soft materials. >>
On Friday, January 30, Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will now give his presentation “Healing Mind and Body,” an Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Cullimore Hall, Lecture Room 3. >>
The exhibition features inventive work created by the digital, industrial and interior design students from The School of Art + Design. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, gave invited talks at the Indian Institute of Technology on Jan. 12-13, 2015.  >>
The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council honored NJIT with a 2014 Beyond Green Merit Award. >>
Timothy J. Paul, of Plainview, New York, has been appointed as Assistant Development Director for Intercollegiate Athletics/Newark College of Engineering at NJIT. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and director of the School of Art + Design, presented “Selfie or Group: Working Alone (or) Together” at the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu. >>
Michael Smullen, of Linden, has been appointed as Director of Alumni Relations at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
NJIT alum Jason Kliwinski led an informative two-hour presentation at the College of Architecture and Design about the linkages between climate and weather and the effects of global warming. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed by the Royal Society of Canada to a panel of experts charged with evaluating the impact of crude oil spills in northern water bodies, including the Arctic Ocean. >>
Junior Winfield Willis scored 11 points in each half and NJIT pulled away from a determined St. Joseph's Brooklyn, 79-60, in men's basketball Wednesday night in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center.   >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the keynote address, "Greening the Last Mile Access," at the 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2015) in Las Vegas. >>
Theresa Hunt, University Lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, presented a paper entitled “Launching Revolutions and Challenging the State: Egyptian Women's Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaigns, 2004-2012” at the annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference in Washington, DC. >>
Glenn Goldman, professor and founding director of the School of Art + Design, has been named one of the “30 Most Admired Educators for 2015” by DesignIntelligence magazine. >>
As part of NJIT's graduate architecture program, 16 students have developed conceptual designs for a new borough hall in Sea Bright. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Small Business Summit hosted by Mayor Baraka and Prudential Financial Jan. 14 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Summit. >>
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Pierre Ramond '65, a theoretical physicist and director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field. >>
The Center for Resilient Design in collaboration with the New Jersey Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is cosponsoring “Climate Reality: Causes, Affects, & Solutions for the 21st Century & Beyond” Jan. 14 inside Weston Hall at the College of Architecture and Design at 2 p.m. >>
NJIT's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised $50,000 last semester in scholarship funds from local and national patrons to be awarded this spring to exceptional first-year CIM students and talented transfer students who are joining the program. >>
William (“Bill”) Wilson (B.S.C.S. '88), a partner in the law firm of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, has co-written a book entitled New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation – 2015: A Practitioner's Guide, which has been published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.   >>
The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced that a fast-break dunk play by NJIT men's basketball against Saint Francis U is the Division I Basketball Play of the Week. >>
Jerry Creighton Sr., executive director of the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), was a keynote speaker at the Seed Forum in New York City Dec. 2. The Seed Forum is a global network of national not-for-profit foundations and representatives in more than 40 countries that provides investor ready born global companies to investors focused on attracting overseas companies to the metropolitan area and introducing attendees to the many advantages of operating in an entrepreneurial ecosystem. >>
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To address the challenges in industrialization of algae-based biofuel and issues of algal contamination in drinking water supply, Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Xianqin Wang, associate professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, have jointly been developing functional magnetic nanoparticles with polymer coating for cost efficient algal biomass harvesting and removal from water. >>
George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation (NSF) deputy director for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), recently came to NJIT for a workshop on "The Engineer as a Decision Maker." >>
Som Mitra, distinguished professor of chemistry and environmental science, has been named Executive Director of the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science. Mitra, who first joined NJIT as an assistant professor in 1991, previously served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science until 2012. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Advanced Networking Lab, delivered the half-day tutorial, “Greening the Edges,” at the 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), the flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society. >>
Practice Unite, a company based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was recently featured on MedCityNews.com, a leading online news source for the business of innovation in healthcare. >>
Thomas G. Dallessio, director of the Center for Resilient Design and Keith A. Krumwiede, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) have an article published in Lanscapes/Paysages, the professional journal of landscape architecture in Canada. >>
Four years ago, NJ-HITEC, an NJIT health IT startup, took up a daunting challenge: to train 5,000 primary care providers in the state to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems that would allow them keep better track of their patients and improve the quality of their care. >>
Yuan-nan Young and Shahriar Afkhami, associate professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, are organizing a one-day workshop as part of a joint effort between Rutgers, City College, Stony Brook and NJIT. >>
NJIT's men's basketball team was named a “breakout performer” in Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. >>
Two MIE graduate students working under the guidance of Daniel Bunker, Ian Fischer and Pushpendra Singh, presented papers at the 67th Annual Meeting of American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics held in San Francisco, California from Nov. 23-25. >>
The Sixth Annual Rutgers Online and Hybrid Learning Conference offered in partnership with NJIT, Ocean County College, Pearson Online Learning Services and NJEDge will open with a half-day of presentations at NJIT Jan. 14, followed by a full day at The Hilton Conference Center in East Brunswick Jan. 15. >>
Graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program att NJIT attended the 2014 Materials Science and Technology Conference in Pittsburgh   >>
An extensive, wide ranging interview with Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman has been published in Rain Taxi, a prominent journal in contemporary American poetry. >>
NJIT's Division of Continuing Professional Education is offering a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam preparation boot camp for people whose education or work experience has focused on one or more areas of computer technology. The program is designed to prepare individuals with experience and training in military, legal and law enforcement and management personnel to successfully pass the exam. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge (CBK) and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) have launched an initiative that can significantly cut costs for energy and water wasted due to building inefficiencies. >>
A single-dose treatment for some forms of hemophilia may be on the horizon. >>
NJIT men's basketball plays a milestone game in program history when the Highlanders visit tradition-rich Michigan for a noon game on Saturday to be televised nationally by the Big 10 Network. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (ASME IMECE) held in Montreal. >>
Judith Sheft, NJIT's associate vice president of technology development, will be a panelist at the Association for Women in Science Central Jersey Chapter Meeting on Dec. 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. >>
NJIT's School of Management will host the First Annual Strategic Management Showcase on Dec. 5, 2014, 5-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Last year, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT launched the First Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop (FRS-OPW) in collaboration with the Murray Center for Women in Technology. >>
Michel Boufadel, director of NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee charged with assessing the environmental impact of spills of the heavy Canadian crude oil known as oil sand. >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, presented research posters at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, which was held in Montreal, Canada November 17-20. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor, and Dave Kmiec, university lecturer, both in the Department of Humanities, presented "At the intersection of the humanities and engineering: Building a strong communication foundation for student success" at the Engineering Leaders Conference in Engineering Education in Doha, Qatar. >>
Wen Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has published an article in Water Research, a peer-reviewed journal that covers water science and technologies as well as water quality management. >>
The Construction Roundtable of New Jersey (CRT of NJ) presented its 5th Annual Diversity in Construction Conference Nov. 13 at NJIT. With more than 40 years as the only professional organization that focuses on the needs of New Jersey construction project owners, CRT of NJ is a key contributor in helping New Jersey to achieve a diverse, safe and highly competitive construction environment. >>
This semester, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Program has partnered with industry giants such as Panasonic, UPS, IMS Health, OWASP, Pop Group and Johnson and Johnson among others to offer unique hands-on, project-based learning experiences to NJIT students. >>
Ali Akansu, professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, delivered the plenary talk "Eigen Subspaces: From Eigenfaces to Eigen Portfolios in Finance" at the 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. >>
Sixteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge 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. >>
GameFest, an annual November event in NJIT's School of Art + Design, provides an opportunity for students to exhibit and test a series of analog games created with technology-enabled design processes. Organized by Taro Narahara, assistant professor of digital design, students explore the relationship between traditional and digital games, and the use of digital fabrication in the development of physical games through the alteration of game structures. >>
Can you be an even better software engineer if you understand music? That was the question on hand at the latest information technology program seminar series. With music by iconic Italian composer Giacomo Puccini playing as students filed into the Campus Center Ballroom, Dr. Peter Farrett, chairperson of the Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, discussed why understanding music can be helpful in areas where abstract thought is essential. >>
Two NJIT researchers and an alumnus inventor were recently honored by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey at the 35th annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception. >>
Matthew Sherman, Ph.D., technical director and Engineering Fellow at BAE Systems, will discuss "Cognitive Radio Technology" on Nov. 24, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202. >>
Founder of Kill Screen and former cultural reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Jamin Warren, spoke to an interdisciplinary audience at the College of Architecture and Design as part of the college lecture series. >>
Reid Johnson, Autodesk's program manager for architectural, engineering and construction education in North America, came to the NJIT studios in the School of Art + Design to provide seminars and hands-on tutorials on the company's new fabrication software, “Fusion 360.” >>
The University Heights science and technology community celebrated its partnership this week with Biotrial S.A., the French clinical research company slated to open its North American headquarters on Norfolk Street next year. >>
Wenbo (Selina) Cai, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. >>
The third and final lecture in the fall semester series sponsored by the NJIT Student Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and organized by its president, fourth-year student Joseph Cardenas, featured two New York City-based product designers whose projects take advantage of unique properties of their chosen materials. >>
NJIT will host a free forum on Nov. 19 sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NJIT School of Management in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, the NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, and City National Bank. >>
A team of NJIT students took top honors for their mobile gateway app at the United Athletes Foundation-Microsoft Hackathon this month at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.  >>
“The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today” is the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Conference presented by NJIT's School of Management on Nov. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. >>
More than 50 undergraduate students offered a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of the future at HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon hosted by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences and the Association for Computing Machinery on Nov. 8-9, 2014. >>
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, will present “Ensuring Confidentiality and Integrity for Outsourced Collaborative Filtering” Nov. 19 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HBCBSNJ) sponsored a student art and design competition in collaboration with NJIT's School of Art + Design to select artwork that best supports HBCBSNJ's theme: “Journey to Health.” >>
Producing high-value products such as pharmaceuticals with substantially less energy, no need for environmentally harmful chemicals, and a greatly reduced amount of waste by-products. This is the goal of NJIT Associate Professor and Department Chair Edgardo Farinas. >>
A paper authored by Marguerite Schneider, Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, was named one of 10 Bright Ideas Award winners from the New Jersey Policy Research Organization. >>
Distinguished statewide energy and environmental power players convened at the College of Architecture and Design Nov. 12 for a spirited discussion about the functional realities of implementing resilient and sustainable energy solutions for New Jersey's key infrastructure in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. >>
NJIT's School of Management has been recognized for having one of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-2015 according to Affordable Colleges Online, a resource for online learning and college affordability information. >>
Water experts at NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University are joining forces to tackle the increasingly complex challenges affecting water resources in the region, from shrinking supplies, to industrial contamination, to climate change. >>
The musical talent of the NJIT community will be in the spotlight when the string and wind ensembles recently formed by students, faculty and staff give their debut performances on November 14. >>
NJIT's Zero to Sixty JavaScript professional development course promises to give those with little understanding of JavaScript a working knowledge of the computer programming language. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education, will discuss distance learning and the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
NJIT hosted the official launch of New Start New Jersey, a policy and advocacy organization dedicated to identifying and enacting effective public policy initiatives to grow the state's economy and improve the quality of life for its citizens. >>
On Oct. 31, Tom Dallessio, director of NJIT's Center for Resilient Design, gave an address at the United Nations to celebrate the inaugural World Cities Day 2014, a celebration of global urban transformations led by UN-Habitat. >>
NJIT, Drexel University and Rowan University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that facilitates research collaborations among faculty and students at the three institutions aimed at improving water quality. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology mourns the loss of the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, recipient at the commencement ceremony, Clement Alexander Price.  >>
Come join NJIT's new “big band” jazz group in celebrating the start of the fall season in the Campus Center Gallery Nov. 7 at 12 p.m. >>
Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact and Secretary of the Committee on Information/Department of Public Information, will give the keynote address at the NJIT School of Management's Fourth Annual Business Conference on Nov. 20, 2014. >>
NJIT has been named among the “104 Smartest Public Colleges in America” by Business Insider.  >>
On Oct. 30, the Industrial Design Lecture Series, sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design and student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), hosted Paul Choate and Harry Allen for the second in a series of lectures featuring innovative product designers presenting their work and speaking to students and faculty. >>
On Oct. 24, design students from all majors in the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) presented a midterm collaborative research project to representatives from global lighting and electronic giants Lutron and Panasonic, and U.S. networking and media companies Diversified Systems, Diversified Media Group and Skyweb Digital Media. >>
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency recently awarded NJIT's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) $100,000 in an ongoing effort to help small businesses acquire government contracts. >>
Sabre88, an IT startup at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, earned a top spot on Fortune magazine's 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the country's fastest growing inner city businesses. >>
NJIT's Online MBA in Management Information Systems was ranked second among the “20 Best Online MBA in Management Information Systems Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. >>
Three MIE graduate students from the Micro Flow Control Laboratory working under the guidance of Pushpendra Singh and Ian Fischer presented papers at the 86th Annual Meeting of Society of Rheology held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Oct. 5-9. >>
NJIT men's soccer, which had a down-and-up time of it last week, survived the rollercoaster in fortunes to maintain its grip on the 8th spot in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Region men's soccer poll released Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. >>
NJIT men's soccer standout Cristian Marcel had a record-setting performance last weekend. Now he is Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, Randy Lieberman announced for the Sun Belt Conference Tuesday afternoon. >>
WHAT: Launch of MarketShift, a nearly $6 million program funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) to boost the capacity of the aerospace and defense industry in New Jersey by helping companies better  understand and address risks associated with the defense supply chain, develop new products for existing markets, and identify new market opportunities for the products they already manufacture. >>
Two Brooklyn-based designers were selected as the first speakers in the Industrial Design Lecture Series sponsored by the NJIT School of Art + Design in conjunction with the student chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America. >>
Hosted annually during the fall semester, the New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center runs the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge, a business model competition for Newark regional entrepreneurs. >>
Music is an integral aspect of life in virtually every culture. For decades, the psychological processes linked to the perception, enjoyment and creation of music have been the subject of scientific exploration. >>
Local mayors and state and federal experts will gather at NJIT on Oct. 29 to discuss how the state has recovered from two of the worst natural disasters ever to hit New Jersey: Hurricanes Sandy and Irene. >>
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) presented the first recipient of the Pressley and Mauise Vinson McPhail/NACME Scholarship with a check for $5,000 during the NACME 40th Anniversary Awards Dinner and Celebration at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. >>
NJIT's biomedical engineering graduate program has been ranked 10th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com, an online college guide that bases its annual rankings on student ratings and reviews. >>
Daphne Soares, assistant professor of biological sciences, was the recent recipient of the Earth Award from WINGS WorldQuest, an organization that celebrates and supports extraordinary women explorers. >>
María Hurtado de Mendoza, associate professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (CoAD), recently received two awards—the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid's (COAM) first prize and World Architecture News' (WAN) House of the Year 2014—for her ambitious single family project, “#house#1.130.” >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in the Department of Humanities, has been elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. >>
Watch Levelle Burr-Alexander, interim executive director of NJIT's Center for Pre-college Programs, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where panelists will discuss “Newark At A Crossroads.” The program, which will look at the city's past, present and future, is scheduled to air tonight at 7 p.m. on NJTV. >>
Since its premiere in 1986 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe's renowned satirical play “The Colored Museum” has upended stereotypes and challenged notions of race, culture and what it means to be African-American. >>
The NJIT School of Management was named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review.  >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to give a seminar on the mechanics of energy storage materials at the Materials Science Engineering Department at Drexel University on Oct. 8. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently participated in the 51st annual technical meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) at Purdue University. >>
Students Rebecca Cortes, Lea Burlew, Eric Holzer and Vipin Kannekanti are proud to announce that their film "A Special Kind of Magic" is an official selection at this year's International Film Festival Manhattan in New York City. >>
Students from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design recently visited a Hurricane-Sandy damaged house in Long Branch as part of their studies in a graduate-level design studio focused on resilient design solutions and public architecture taught by Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster. >>
Peter Farrett, chairperson, Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, will present "Can I be a Great Software Engineer if I Understand Music?" as part of the Information Technology Program Seminar Series on Nov. 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
NJIT men's soccer climbed two spots to 7th in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire Southeast Region men's soccer poll released Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. >>
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The regular and honors sections of "The Age of Edison" senior seminar in history (HSS 404) recently visited the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange, where Edison had his laboratory. >>
Harry Xu, founder and managing partner, Allendale Capital Partners, will present “The Dragon Slayer – From Physics and Computer Science to Wall Street” Wednesday Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.            >>
Following the release of his celebrated eighth poetry collection, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman will give a reading at the internationally renowned Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival later this month. >>
Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president for technology development, Jinisha Patel '16, and Kathy Herbert '04 will participate on the "Big Dreams in STEM" panel at Montclair State University on Oct. 16, 2014. >>
Yun-Qing Shi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, presented the results of his research group's work on image tampering and detection, steganalysis, and reversible data hiding at the International Workshop on Digital Forensics and Watermarking in Taipei, Taiwan. >>
An exhibition by Keith Krumwiede, associate professor and director of NJIT's graduate architecture program, opens today at the Princeton University School of Architecture exhibition gallery. >>
The Major League Baseball post-season has had lots of excitement with all four teams that went into the Division Series round as underdogs (according to the mathematical model of NJIT Math Professor Bruce Bukiet) went on to win their series. >>
Timothy Franklin, associate vice president for business and economic development at NJIT, was inducted this week into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES), an organization whose mission is to improve the physical, social, civic and economic wellbeing of communities by advancing scholarship based on collaborative discovery by communities and their higher education partners. >>
Yi Chen, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management whose research provides cutting-edge technologies for data management with an emphasis on health care applications, business and the Web, has been appointed to the Henry J. Leir Chair in Healthcare.  >>
NJIT men's soccer player Cristian Marcel was honored as Sun Belt Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week for games played through October 5, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference staff announced Tuesday. It was the second time this season the NJIT senior has won the weekly honor. >>
Alison Lefkovitz, assistant professor of history, recently wrote a framing essay for the newly launched Child Custody Project website. The site explores child custody issues nationwide within a broad historical and legal context with the goal of providing an impartial, interdisciplinary resource for scholars, practitioners and the public at large.  >>
Stephan Kudyba, associate professor in the School of Management, is an associate editor for the 2014 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) for the Information Systems in Healthcare Track. >>
NJIT ranked fourth among all public research universities in the U.S. for mid-career earnings/salary of graduates with a bachelor's degree, according to PayScale's latest college salary report. >>
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Stryker Corp. is a trailblazing medical technology company whose innovative products and services, from implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries to surgical navigation systems, are advancing healthcare in over 100 countries across the globe. The company is also a leading employer of NJIT graduates, with more than 60 Highlander alumni working at Stryker facilities in the New Jersey region alone. >>
At NJIT's seventh annual celebration of research excellence, the Board of Overseers honored two eminent NJIT faculty members, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yeheskel Bar-Ness and Distinguished Professor Somenath Mitra, for foundational contributions to their respective fields of wireless communications and nanotechnology. >>
A research team led by SOM Associate Professor Zhipeng (Alan) Yan and Alibaba Group, the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world, released the 2013 report "Caring for the Elderly: Top 100 Chinese City Index" on October 1, China's National Day. >>
Gabrielle Esperdy, associate professor of architecture, has been selected as one of 12 newly named featured columnists for Places Journal, a leading journal of contemporary architecture, landscape, and urbanism. >>
The Leir Center for Financial Bubble Research hosted its annual conference on financial bubbles at the Leir Retreat in Ridgefield, CT Sept. 19-20. >>
Doru Calin, director of high performance wireless technologies and networks, Bell Labs at Alcatel‐Lucent, will present “Technologies for Future Broadband Wireless Evolution/Revolution” on Oct. 6 at 4:00 p.m. in ECEC 202. >>
"Structure and Beauty," an interior photograph of the chapel at Dublin Castle taken by Glenn Goldman, Director of NJIT's School of Art + Design, has received Honorable Mention in the 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA) program. >>
John Ratzenberger, the Emmy-nominated actor, director, author, and skilled carpenter, as he is proud to reveal, extolled the virtues of a childhood of unfettered tinkering in his keynote speech at the opening ceremonies for ManufactureNJ Week, held Monday on the NJIT campus. >>
Emmy-nominated actor and entrepreneur John Ratzenberger of Cheers and John Ratzenberger's Made in America television series fame will be the keynote speaker at the free opening ceremony for ManufactureNJ Week on Sept. 29, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. >>
NJIT's College of Architecture and Design held the 32nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Sept. 22. >>
Nirwan Ansari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, delivered the keynote "Making the Access Network Green" at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Network Infrastructure and Digital Content (IC-NIDC 2014) in Beijing, China on Sep. 19-21. >>
A group of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design recently presented their work at the 2014 Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland.  >>
Eon Soo Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and director of the newly established Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory, played major roles at the recent ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference. >>
NJIT men's soccer midfielder Joshua Mercer was named Sun Belt Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for games played through September 21, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference announced yesterday. >>
NJIT men's soccer goalkeeper Christian Foust earned Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance through September 21, Randy Lieberman of the Sun Belt Conference staff announced. >>
NJIT's Department of Computer Science has been ranked # 90 among computer grad school programs by U.S. News & World Report. >>
In an impressive showing for a single university, NJIT students recently presented eight separate research papers at the annual conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the largest biomedical engineering conference in the world. >>
David Haessig and Goran Djuknic of NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are organizing an IEEE talk at NJIT on Sept. 22, 4:30-6 p.m. in ECE 202.   >>
Pianist Donald Pirone will bring his acclaimed talent to campus on Sept. 26 for the first of the 2014-2015 presentations of the newly renamed NJIT Technology, Art and Science Forum. >>
College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's work is included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada, on view until October 25. >>
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, has partnered with Osler Health IPA, a primary care physician-centered, owned and managed health network, to provide New Jersey medical practices with a technology-enhanced management system that will help them improve the quality of care they provide, streamline their delivery of services, and substantially reduce costs. >>
Henri Angelino, Ph.D. of the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, will present “Outlines of National Institute of Informatics Tokyo, Its Main Research Activities and International Cooperation Policy” on Sept. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.  >>
Lou Kondic, professor of mathematical sciences at NJIT,  recently organized the Pan-American Study Institute on Frontiers in Particulate Media: From Fundamentals to Applications (PASI 2014) in La Plata, Argentina. >>
Bruce Slutsky, technical reference librarian at NJIT, will discuss “Accessing Resources Via the NJIT Library” on Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m. in Tiernan 409. >>
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Ali N. Akansu, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, has been selected to receive the IEEE Technological Innovation (Academic) Award. >>
"In the Arms of Baby Jesus," a play by Michèle Raper Rittenhouse, director of the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program, will be read as part of the id Theatre NYC Sit In! Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Jimmy's No. 43 in New York City. >>
A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users. >>
The S&P Capital IQ Challenge “Finance Meets Technology” launch event will take place on Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. in the Campus Center, Ballroom B. Enter the Mobile Application Development Challenge from September - December 2014. >>
The following upcoming seminars will be hosted by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Seminars will take place at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210. >>
The NJIT Department of Public Safety has made two important promotions: Joseph Marswillo was promoted to chief and Charles Tighe to deputy chief. Both are long-term NJIT employees who have advanced through the ranks of the department. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology freshman Shaun Keegan was selected Sun Belt Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance through September 8, Randy Lieberman, Assistant Director for Communications of the Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday afternoon. >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2015 Edition ranked NJIT 149th among national universities overall for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degree programs and commitment to groundbreaking research and 14th among national universities on the Campus Ethnic Diversity list. >>
Simon Garnier, assistant professor in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences, will give the keynote speech “All Roads Lead to the Mound” at ANTS 2014, the ninth international conference on swarm intelligence. >>
The new challenges and opportunities around electricity transmission, storage and distribution were the focus of the U.S. Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Public Meeting hosted by NJIT on Sept. 8, 2014. >>

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September 08, 2014
Do you play a string or wind instrument, or want to spend some spare time playing “big band” jazz? Then NJIT is the place to be starting this fall. >>
The New Jersey Institute of Technology campus community will hold a memorial service for the late Joe Caiola, long-time assistant director of athletics, on Friday morning starting at 11:45 am in the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility. >>
Vikram Singh '01, a chemical engineering graduate and a member of ExxonMobil's College Recruitment Team for NJIT, presented Moshe Kam, dean of Newark College of Engineering, with ExxonMobil's annual grant award to the college. >>
An urban revitalization model designed by Saif Haobsh, a fifth-year architecture student, was named one of the top 20 entries at this year's AECOM Urban SOS student competition. >>
For the vast majority of NJIT's incoming Class of 2018, college life began not in a lecture hall or classroom, but on a ride through the city of Newark to an elementary school, senior center, food bank, urban farm or park. >>
Shawn Chester, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will be presenting “Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymeric Materials” Sept. 5 at Columbia University. >>
Ivana Seric, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, recently had her research accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics Rapids, a highly visible venue for short, high impact papers across the full range of fluid mechanics. >>
Georgeen Theodore, associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss making New Jersey a more resilient state and preventing future storm and climate change devastation through strategic redevelopment on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. >>
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.  >>
Humberto ‘Humby' Baquerizo, assistant director of the Campus Center at NJIT, was honored with the Delta Beta Xi Award, which honors those who have given outstanding service to the vision of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, a national social fraternity to which he belongs. >>
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. >>
How do you teach innovation? One approach, taken by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is to enlist innovators themselves to talk about the inspiration, work culture, and dogged determination that led to their groundbreaking inventions. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at the role STEM plays in supplying the workforce of tomorrow, and New Jersey's need for a campaign to raise STEM awareness for students and parents. >>
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Samples of student work produced in NJIT's School of Art + Design were exhibited for the third consecutive year at the curated Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. >>
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. >>
Kevin D. Belfield, Ph.D., has been named as NJIT's Dean of College of Science and Liberal Arts, effective Nov. 1, 2014. Scientist, educator and researcher, Belfield currently serves as Pegasus Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. >>
NJIT ranks as one of the United States' best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company features NJIT in the 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. The book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide, features only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges. >>
Watch NJIT's Tara Alvarez on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at convergence insufficiency—an eye movement disorder diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence—and its impact on the brain. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Alexander G. Kosovichev, director of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his pioneering work and sustained contributions to helioseismology and understanding the dynamics of the Sun. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will be included in the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges– a subjective and selective reference tool that systematically reviews over 300 colleges in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. >>
Kamalesh Sirkar, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, delivered a keynote lecture on "Novel Membrane Absorption-based Processes for CO2 Capture" at the International Congress of Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014) in Suzhou, China in July. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Cheng-Tzu Thomas Hsu, professor of environmental and civil engineering, on July 31. >>
NJSHINE, an electronic Health Information Organization (HIO) serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey announces the formation of an alliance with the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) to promote the sharing of electronic health information between healthcare providers and patients in South Jersey. >>
On Aug. 5, NJIT will be hosting the Dr. Harold Olmstead Real World Projects Showcase in the Campus Center Atrium from 1:00 – 5 p.m. The showcase will host four College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Groups and nine Real World Connections (RWC) tracks that will present real solutions to industrial problems and sponsored projects. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology's Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent tuition and fee increase for undergraduate, in-state students. Total annual tuition and fees for full-time, in-state students will be $15,648 for 2014-2015. Tuition and fees for out-of-state, undergraduate students will increase by 3.5 percent to $29,288. >>
Professor Sanchoy Das from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will give the keynote address on Aug. 6 at the Global Conference on Healthcare Systems Engineering (GCHSE) 2014. >>
The British Consul General and Director for UK Trade & Investment USA (UKTI), Danny Lopez, recently visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) for a tour and information session. The >>
William C. Tate and William A. Moses, both graduates from NJIT's School of Architecture, have collaborated on an art installation recently displayed at the Art Factory in Paterson. >>
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Tomas Gregorio EMBA‘09, a veteran health care executive experienced in building IT networks for regional hospitals, has been appointed Senior Executive Director of Healthcare Systems Innovation at the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation. >>
Michael Ehrlich, associate professor in NJIT's School of Management, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Watch NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on One-on-One with Steve Adubato for a closer look at the role STEM plays in supplying the workforce of tomorrow, and New Jersey's need for a campaign to raise STEM awareness for students and parents. The program is scheduled to air July 24 at 5:30 p.m. on WHYY and 7 p.m. on NJTV. >>
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Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan will give a plenary talk on “Point-Of Care Technologies and Big Data in Life Sciences” as part of the Future Directions Convergence Technologies panel on July 24 at the IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference in Vasteras, Sweden. >>
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.  >>
Associate Professor of Management Stephan Kudyba recently chaired a panel on big data and data mining at the Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America International Conference hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. >>
Mechanical Engineering Professor Anthony D. Rosato will present his research at the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference next month at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. >>
The Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society at NJIT has received the Circle of Distinction Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. >>
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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. >>
Transit-centered communities that are dense, service-rich, and walkable are one of the pillars of 21st century sustainable development policy. But the challenge, planners say, is figuring out how to actually create them. >>
Clayton M. Moses, academic advisor of Kalyan Bharti Trust, Heritage Institute of Technology in Kolkata, India, will discuss "Creating a 'WE Culture'" on July 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon in the ECE Center Room 202. >>
Hanaa A. Hamdi, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who received her Ph.D. in Urban Systems in 2013, has been named the Commissioner of Health for the City of Newark. >>
Siva Nadimpalli, assistant professor in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was invited to speak at the 2014 Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico.  >>
LiveLOOK, a software company that spent two years building its business at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, is being acquired by Oracle Corp., the global computer technology company. >>
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. >>
NJIT researchers have developed a paint for use in coatings and packaging that changes color when exposed to high temperatures, delivering a visual warning to people handling material or equipment with the potential to malfunction, explode, or cause burns when overheated. >>
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.  >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, presented a paper at the IACEE 14th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education at Stanford University. >>
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced and exhibited the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition on June 26 at the annual convention in Chicago. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, is organizing four mini-symposia at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting on July 7-11, 2014 in Chicago. >>
Shawn Chester and Siva Nadimpalli, both assistant professors in NJIT's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently attended the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) at Michigan State University. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom provided opening remarks this morning at a Congressional field hearing entitled “Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large-Scale Events” in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium. >>
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When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Clarisa Gonzalez Lenahan, of Elizabeth, Associate Director of Graduate Studies at NJIT, was named to the State Department's Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development Advisory Committee.   >>
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>>
College of Architecture and Design Professors Glenn Goldman and Andrzej Zarzycki wrote the first chapter in a new book, “Building Information Modeling: BIM in Current and Future Practice,” edited by Karen Kensek and Doug Noble and published by Wiley. >>
Uncontrolled landfills are a growing problem in the developing world, polluting groundwater and emitting foul odors, while also boosting greenhouse gas emissions. >>
Megan Guidry is by her own estimation “an adventurous person.” She decided on NJIT following a single snowy visit her senior year of high school, unfazed by the more than 1,000 miles between home in Baton Rouge, La. and college in Newark. >>
Five students from the Interior Design program in the School of Art + Design exhibited work as part of the Student Project Display at NeoCON 2014, “North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.” >>
A team of engineering students participated in the international Baja car off-road competition held last week in Peoria, Illinois. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
Professor Mustafa Hussain of the Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Science, and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, will discuss "Transformational Electronics for Smart Living and Sustainable Future" on July 25, 2014, 5-6 p.m. in ECE Room 202. >>
Yuan-nan Young, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to participate in a workshop at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Maurie Cohen will co-chair the Second Biennial Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption on June 8-11, 2014 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. >>
Stephanie Santos and Thomas Olenik, assistant professor and associate professor, respectively, in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT, gave a presentation this spring at the Tri-State Best Practices Conference at Bergen Community College. >>
Laurent Simon, an associate professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, will receive an Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference on June 16, 2014.  >>
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
The New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT was well represented at the 67th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Nuggehalli Ravindra was the guest speaker at Montville Township High School's second annual Science Symposium on June 2, 2014. >>
Students in NJIT's Master of Infrastructure Planning program presented their design projects from the past three semesters at the HUD Rebuild by Design student event at the World Financial Center. >>
What are the emerging trends in business and industry? What are the best ways to connect population centers and centers of employment? NJIT and the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network are co-sponsoring a regional workforce symposium to explore these and other questions. >>
Zhonghui Huang, a doctoral candidate in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering at NJIT, received a New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Award on May 15, 2014. >>
NJIT students, faculty and researchers are invited to join Mathworks engineers for a free technical demonstration of "Parallel Computing with MATLAB and Scaling to Stheno" on June 11, 9 a.m.-12 noon in Eberhardt Hall Rm. 112. To register, click here. >>
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. >>
Each year for more than a decade, NJIT has hosted Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics — FACM — an international gathering that brings together representatives of academia and preeminent research organizations to share work in mathematics that has significant real-world importance across many scientific and technological disciplines. >>
NJIT's Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in coordination with 87th Contracting Squadron, supporting the 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Small Business Administration, will host “Future Procurement Opportunities for Small Businesses” on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Scottish Rite in Bordentown. >>
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Deane Evans, Executive Director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, delivered a presentation on architecture and building science research in the U.S. on May 23, 2014 to architectural faculty and students at Dali University in Dali, China.  >>
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hans Chaudhry will host NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on June 5, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jay Kappraff, jay.m.kappraff. >>
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Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Yuan-Nan Young has published a paper in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and an invited review article in the NIH Review Volume "Multiscale Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology."    >>
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. >>
Lukasz Romaniecki, of Linden, a student in the department of engineering technology at NJIT, received the Sol Seid Student Award for Excellence at the 40th Annual New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction Bonhag Awards Dinner Dance. >>
Nancy L. Jackson, Ph.D., a professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. >>
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. >>
Edgardo Farinas, associate professor and chair of the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, received the 2014 North Jersey American Chemical Society PRO BONO Award for his commitment and dedication to the students of NJACS Project SEED  >>
NJIT Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering Hans Chaudhry will host NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 29, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. All are welcome. >>
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Did you ever wonder if you could pinpoint the original locations where your favorite paintings were created—or if they still exist? A new app developed by NJIT Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Gareth Russell can help users “see” through the eyes of noted artists and the scenery that inspired their work. >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will discuss his traumatic brain injury research on Caucus: Up Close. Program dates are scheduled for 5/24 (NJTV, 12 p.m.); 5/24 (Thirteen, 12:30 p.m.); 5/25 (NJTV, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.); 5/27 (NJTV, 5:30 a.m. and WHYY, 5:30 p.m.). >>
NJIT men's track and field standout John Porteous earned a spot in next week's NCAA East Regional in the men's 400-meter hurdles to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, the NCAA announced Thursday afternoon. >>
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The School of Art + Design was represented at the 26th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Javits Center in New York City May 17-20, 2014 with a curated selection of student work produced in the undergraduate Industrial Design program. >>
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. >>
C. T. Thomas Hsu, a professor in the John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and his two former Ph.D. students Dr. Sun Punurai and Dr. Pedro R. Munoz, recently received a patent for “System and Method of Use for Composite Floor.” >>
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science Somenath Mitra will be the featured guest speaker at NJIT's Spirituality Seminar Series on May 22, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster 698. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Six NJIT alumni, including an engineer who led an emergency response team in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010 and a pioneer in the green building movement, received achievement awards from the university's Alumni Association this past weekend for their professional accomplishments, community engagement, and service to their alma mater. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
Christine Cervelli and Patrick Young of Career Development Services have been selected to present at the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) Annual Conference.  >>
Dozens of manufacturers from the region attended a small business forum at NJIT on May 16 to discuss strategies to strengthen and expand their companies by locating public and private sources of capital and by developing new markets at home and abroad. >>
Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 2,600 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the 98th Commencement exercises on May 20, 2014. >>
"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. >>
Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life. This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus. >>
The New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC), one of the top-performing Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in the country, assisted Dr. Seema Rao attest to Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The internist from South Plainfield attested to Stage 2 in the earliest possible 90-day period for the federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.  >>
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a forum for small manufacturers on the NJIT campus on Friday, May 16 that will address common challenges to expansion and stability such as access to capital and growth through exporting and new market development, while also apprising business owners of available federal resources. >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom was honored on May 12 by the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP) as a leader in promoting the university's commitment to research and improvement in transportation. >>
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When it comes to animals, Martina Jackson '14, a biology major from South Brunswick heading to veterinary school next fall at the University of Pennsylvania, is a scientist, philosopher and devotee, all rolled into one. >>
“We are your supply chain of talent,” Executive Director of Career Development Services Greg Mass told a group of more than 60 employers assembled at the NJIT Recruiting Partner Recognition and Awards Ceremony.  >>
Maurie Cohen, Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at NJIT, has been appointed to serve as a mentor with the Central Asia and Afghanistan Research Fellowship (CAARF) Program.   >>
NJIT's Elisha Yegal Bar-Ness Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research showcased recently the research of eight doctoral students. >>
More than two years ago, NJIT Professor Michael Chumer was testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that were deployed in California yet able to send video into his emergency management network at NJIT. >>
A robot programmed to interpret spoken English and translate it into American Sign Language (ASL) using its arms, hands, and fingers was the top finisher in this year's Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Senior Design Workshop. >>
On the first day of May, the cadets of Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 based at NJIT welcomed Colonel Kent Dalton, AFROTC Northeast Regional Commander, during a special session of the unit's leadership lab. >>
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Andrew P. Christ, P.E., BS '94, MS '01, a professional engineer with deep experience in facilities and construction management on university campuses, has been appointed Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations at NJIT. >>
A seminar series on spirituality organized by NJIT Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will be held on May 14, May 22, May 29 and June 5, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster Hall 698. >>
A memorial technical session for the late Dr. Marino Xanthos, Professor of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, was held at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference on April 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. >>
NJIT received a Bronze Award in the radio advertising category of the 29th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition for "Leaders Endorse NJIT." >>
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Darius Sollohub AIA, director of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, will participate in "Closing the Gap in Childhood Obesity: A Forum Without Walls" on May 8, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum. To view a live stream of the event, click here>>
The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? >>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
Sarang Muley, a PhD Candidate in NJIT's Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science & Engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Professor Nuggehalli M. Ravindra in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification (Springer). >>
The NJIT campus will be buzzing with undergraduate research teams this summer as students take advantage of the break from lectures and homework to focus on in-depth projects in fields ranging from the life sciences, to biomedical engineering, to mathematical computation.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the Women's International Hackathon, part of an international crowdsourcing event sponsored by Microsoft Research Connections to encourage young women to become producers of future innovations in technology. >>
Every spring semester, second-year architecture students at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design are assigned a studio project to design a masonry building with a specific program. This year, the project was designing a fire station in Boonton, NJ. >>
Karen Roach, Academic Coordinator of Biological Sciences, and Ryoko Mathes, Academic Advisor and Curriculum Coordinator for Electrical and Computer Engineering, were selected to present a workshop at the annual regional conference of the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) on May 5-8, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan presented the conference keynote speech at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone-1 Conference in Bridgeport, Conn.  >>
Nearly 150 students from high schools throughout northern and central New Jersey received graduation certificates on April 26 for successfully completing the semester-long Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
The Society of Women Engineers at NJIT hosted the second annual “Wow! That's Engineering!” outreach event on April 2, 2014. The event, titled “Inventing the Future,” was funded by ExxonMobil and the national SWE.  >>
Rayon Williams, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, received second-place honors for his oral presentation at the  National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual Convention Technical Research Exhibition competition in Nashville, Tenn. >>
NJIT Women's Tennis wins their first America East championship contest defeating the Hartford Hawks, 4-0. >>
Holly Stern, Esq., of West Orange, General Counsel at NJIT, has been named a finalist in the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year award program in the category of nonprofit or governmental organizations.  >>
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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. >>
The interior design program at NJIT's School of Art + Design has been officially awarded full accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). >>
Raj Sodhi, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, recently co-authored the book Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches, published by Taylor & Francis Group. >>
NJIT's AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Chem-E-Car received second place during the Regional AIChE Conference at the University of Virginia on March 29. >>
The “NJIT Design Studio” exhibit can be seen at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's (NJMC) Flyway Gallery through April 25. >>
Government and industry leaders visited the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today to join NJIT President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that provides a new model for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, government, and higher education assets and investment.  >>
A substantial new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will enable NJIT researchers to delve more deeply into powerful, potentially destructive solar events. >>
NJIT is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. >>
On April 23, the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Capstone Showcase will take place in the Campus Center Atrium from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The biannual Capstone program gives CCS seniors a chance to put their cumulative learning to the test by creating real solutions to real world problems. >>
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. >>
Six student researchers received awards in the undergraduate and graduate categories of the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase on April 16, 2014.  >>
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will join New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom and New Jersey Innovation Institute President Don Sebastian in announcing a major, new economic development venture to an audience of invited guests from the business, government, and higher education sectors. >>
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT on Wednesday, April 16, to thank the hundreds of NJIT students and other volunteers who participated in Alternative Spring Break (March 15-22, 2014). >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Get a first-hand glimpse into the innovations of tomorrow at the annual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase at NJIT on April 16, 2014.   >>
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NJIT's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day proved a brilliant showcase of the deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by students across disciplines, from engineering, to the life sciences, to business and finance. >>
Two NJIT engineers, a senior and an alumnus from the Class of 2013, have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, generous three-year grants that allow them to focus intensively on research as they pursue doctoral degrees in graduate school. >>
The second history capstone showcase, "Robots and AI: Histories and Futures," will be on display on April 16 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. All are invited to explore student presentations and ask presenters about their work. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present “From Fundamental Research to Commercialization: NSF-Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS)” on April 14 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, Room 210.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
Crowds of children, parents, teachers, artisans and others visited the Newark Museum on Saturday, April 5 for the first Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, billed as a “celebration of creativity and ingenuity in the New Jersey community” at the state's largest museum. >>
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Atam Dhawan was formally inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences. >>
Janne Lindqvist, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, will present “Towards Science of Gesture-Based Authentication: Security and Memorability” on April 14 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.          >>
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 deep range of innovative talent and entrepreneurial skills possessed by NJIT students across programs and disciplines will be on display at the university's second annual TechQuest and Innovation Day to take place on Friday, April 11 in the Campus Center Atrium. >>
Mark Stefurak, director of architecture and design, and Deborah Tjan, regional sales manager for strategic accounts at Steelcase, presented at an installment of the School of Art + Design's Design Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 31. >>
NJIT educators, academic researchers and students are invited to a free MATLAB seminar, "Introduction to Simulink for Project-Based Learning using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT" on April 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moshe Kam to Dean, Newark College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2014." >>
On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills. >>
The NJIT community mourns the recent loss of Dr. Joseph J. Padalino '44, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the age of 91.  >>
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. >>
David Rothschild, an economist with Microsoft Research New York City, will speak about coming transformations in market intelligence in the presentation, “Eliciting and Aggregating Information from Laypeople: Polling, Prediction Games, and Social Media Data,” on April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom B. >>
Ann Kirschner, university dean of Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, will present “Women in Technology: Misfit or Match Made in Heaven?” on April 2 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a new report from PayScale.  >>
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Preventing bone deterioration is a critical aspect of combating osteoporosis, improving bone implants, and even making long-term space flight possible, such as voyages to Mars and beyond. On April 9, noted biomedical researcher Stephen C. Cowin will describe a promising model for studying nutrient transport from the vascular system to bone tissue, transport that has a direct bearing on the prevention of bone loss. >>
As Opening Day rapidly approaches for most Major League Baseball teams, NJIT Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences Bruce Bukiet has prepared his annual MLB projections for the upcoming season. And, to the chagrin of loyal Mets fan Bukiet, New York's National League club looks to be in store for a disappointing year. >>
NJIT has received a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from SNJ Business People (SNJBP) in the category of technology. >>
Jesse LeCavalier, assistant professor at the College of Architecture and Design, will be presenting at the “Histories of Data Landscapes” panel at Pratt Institute on Thursday evening, March 27, and the “Resource Histories” symposium at the Syracuse Fisher Center on Friday, March 28. >>
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on April 3, 2014 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, has a theme of “Transformations” and features leaders in fields from sustainable design, to energy, to computing, addressing a range of topics on how ideas can transform individuals, societies, and nations. >>
Gal Haspel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored the article “Sensory Arsenal on the Stinger of the Parasitoid Jewel Wasp and Its Possible Role in Identifying Cockroach Brains,” featured in PLOS ONE, the international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find? >>
Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, will present “Computer modeling methodology in the simulation of due to blasts and impact brain injuries” on March 25 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in GITC 1403. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software. >>
More than 300 high school students gathered at NJIT on March 19 for the ninth annual Web Design Competition>>
Television host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on March 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
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During NJIT's Alternative Spring Break, more than 300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will do volunteer work from Newark to the Jersey shore, cleaning up devastated areas and helping towns rebuild resiliently. >>
Erin Jimenez Pollex, commercial design specialist of Shaw Contract Group, gave interior design students and faculty a presentation about the construction, manufacture and specification of carpet as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series on March 10. >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) returns to NJIT as part of the Technology and Society Forum's exploration of creativity in all of its forms on March 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre. >>
Listen to Namas Chandra, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials, and Medicine, discuss traumatic brain injuries on Caucus Up Close.  >>
Eric Katz, professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities, presented two papers at the recent American Philosophical Association Central Division meetings in Chicago.  >>
NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review's recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study video game design for 2014. >>
Francisco Guzman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) working with NJIT's Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection (NRDP), has won a fellowship from the American Petroleum Institute that includes attending the 2014 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) in Savannah, Georgia in May of this year. >>
David Hall, the New Jersey-based architectural representative for the Sherwin-Williams Company of Cleveland, Ohio, recently gave an informational presentation about paint and coatings to a group of more than 40 interior design students and faculty as part of the School of Art + Design's Industry Speak Seminar Series. >>
On March 12, Kit Windows-Yule will give a lecture entitled "When Size Doesn't Matter - Density and Inelasticity-Induced Segregation in Vibrated Granular Systems" as part of the Spring 2014 Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium series under the sponsorship of the Granular Science Laboratory through Elsevier. >>
Medical practices in New Jersey are making substantial progress in eliminating deadly mistakes such as dangerous medication interactions and gaps in disease screenings by replacing their paper charts with electronic health record (EHR) systems. One of the key drivers of the state's success is an NJIT-led, federally funded organization, New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC). >>
NJIT's Greek Community made history during the recent Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) Awards Banquet. NJIT received a total of five awards and five honorable mentions and was mentioned more times during the awards ceremony than any other delegation at the conference. >>
Dr. Don Sebastian provides a historical perspective of New Jersey as the birthplace to almost every major industry from electric light and power to petroleum to food products.  The space to build factories, the workforce to fill the jobs, the transportation network to move the goods, and the access to New York's financial markets made the Garden State a great place for great inventors to come to build successful businesses. >>
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Laurent Simon, an associate professor of chemical engineering at NJIT, received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. >>
The Swarm Lab at NJIT will be hosting Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University, as the biology colloquium speaker on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. >>
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. >>
Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor of architecture who holds appointments in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture and Federated Department of History, was recently honored by Turkey's Bosphorus University and the Vehbi Koç Foundation for her work in architectural and cultural history. >>
Bernadette Longo, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K. Schlesinger Award for Outstanding Service to the Professional Communication Society.  >>
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. >>
Nuggehalli Ravindra, professor of physics at NJIT, co-organized the 2014 TMS RF Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications at the recent 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
New NJIT faculty members will present their research interests through poster presentations at a symposium to be held on March 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  >>
Michel Boufadel, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT has collaborated with Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School for the first ever Newark Graduate Student Meet Up, an event designed to bring together grad students and young professionals to learn more about each other and to learn more about the city of Newark as a center of culture and professional life.  >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
NJIT Distinguished Research Professor of Physics Louis J. Lanzerotti recently received an award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) for “Sustained Leadership and Contributions to the Space Weather Enterprise and Creative Stewardship of the Space Weather Journal.”  >>
Learn more about engineering past Winter Olympics vs. Summer Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will have an open house showcase on Feb. 25 from 3-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The EDC Showcase is an interactive opportunity for NJIT students, alumni, faculty, and administration to learn about the EDC and opportunities regarding full and/or part-time jobs, internships and co-ops, research collaborations and more. >>
Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, associate director of graduate studies, will present “How to apply to graduate school” at Kean University East Campus, Hillside, on Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  >>
NJIT will be part of an international team of engineers from universities in the U.S., Canada, and Qatar developing a novel system to detect the onset of structural damage on bridges, stadiums and other large public infrastructure. >>
NJIT Assistant Professor Michael Brownstein will receive the "best paper in the category of untenured faculty" prize for a paper that he will be presenting this month at the North Carolina Philosophical Society>>
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. >>
Learn more about the role civil engineers played in the Sochi Olympics with this infographic created by NJIT. >>
Two NJIT sports, women's tennis and men's soccer, have been invited to join and accepted membership in conferences whose championship team receives an automatic spot in the postseason NCAA Division I championship field. >>
NJIT received the silver award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the category “Special Events:  Event Series” for the Inauguration of President Joel S. Bloom.  >>
Rong-Yaw Chen has been named professor emeritus after having served as a distinguished member of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NJIT for nearly five decades.  >>
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.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded an engineer. >>
NJIT undergraduates are encouraged to participate in this year's TechQuest Competition, sponsored by Jim Stevenson Foundation.  NJIT undergraduates may enter this innovation competition individually or as a team and be eligible for awards and stipends up to $14,000.  >>
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.  >>
A research project by NJIT Humanities Professor Chris Funkhouser has been nominated for a 2013 Digital Humanities Award in the category of "Best Use of DH for Fun."  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
NJIT is sponsoring a contest that will give students a chance to win cash, iPads as well as paid internships. >>
Chase Qishi Wu, University of Memphis, will present “Enabling Big-data Scientific Workflows in High-performance Networks” on Feb. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415. >>
NJIT's Horacio G. Rotstein, associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, along with Tasso Kaper and Mark Kramer of Boston University, recently served as guest editors of a special journal issue focused on rhythms in neurological disease.  >>
For the third year in a row, School of Art + Design Director Glenn Goldman has been among the winners of the annual architectural photography contest sponsored by the West Jersey Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA West Jersey).  >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5. >>

Up to the Challenge

January 30, 2014
Student teams representing New Jersey high schools are putting their engineering and technical skills to the test this week in the preliminary competition of the Panasonic Creative Design Challenge in NJIT's Campus Center. >>
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. >>
Atam P. Dhawan, of Randolph, a distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NJIT, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBA) for contributions in medical imaging. >>
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. >>
Television Host and Commentator Steve Adubato will moderate a free seminar on health reform on Feb. 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
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The NJIT faculty is invited to participate in a research seminar discussing intellectual property and conflict of interest policies and processes from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Eberhardt 112.  >>
An opportunity for funding of up to $1 million for U.S. - Israel technology collaborations will be presented during a round table discussion held at NJIT on Jan. 30.  >>
Kevin Greene, Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division, will hold the student town hall meeting “Software Assurance Improvements through Research” on Jan. 29 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in GITC 3710.  >>
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, CSIRO, Computational Informatics Division, will present “Cyber-Social Computing: Distilling High Value Information the Internet of Things and Social Media” on Jan. 24 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in GITC 4415.   >>
Michael Ehrlich and Judith Sheft, co-directors of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Acceleration Center (NJIAC), will discuss “Start Up Secrets” on Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Public Library as part of the NJ Business & Innovation Series.  >>
Barrymore, a film produced by Steve Kalafer about the brilliant and tempestuous actor John Barrymore in the twilight of his career, will air on the PBS television series Great Performances on Friday, January 31. >>
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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. >>
Urs Gauchat, Dean of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, discusses resilient design on Caucus:  New Jersey. >>
The 21st annual meeting for BioNJ, the trade association for New Jersey's life sciences industry, will be held on January 30th this year. >>
Three faculty members from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design have been awarded the title of emeritus. >>
A massive solar storm erupting from a giant, tumultuous sunspot is providing what physicist Andrew Gerrard calls a “beautiful opportunity” to observe and analyze a rare and powerful burst of solar radiation and particles traveling at unusually high speed toward Earth. >>
NJIT Senior University Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at Newark Liberty International Airport.  >>
Roumiana Petrova, senior university lecturer in the department of chemistry and environmental science, served as chair of the MS&T 2013 Program Coordinating Committee for the annual conference and exhibition held in Montreal, Canada.  >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and associate professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, have published a co-authored article in Electronic Book Review, a peer-reviewed journal of critical writing produced and published by the emergent digital literary network. >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
Thea Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, participated last month in the Annual Meeting of the Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors in Orlando.  >>
NJIT President Joel S. Bloom recently participated in the New Jersey Business magazine Higher Education Roundtable.  >>
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Boycotts of universities are antithetical to the fundamental values and principles of scholarship and academic freedom that form the basis of American higher education. >>
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Urs Gauchat, Dean of the College of Architecture and Design, will discuss the ways NJIT has lead the way locally, nationally, and internationally in fostering discussion about ways to build after Hurricane Sandy that will avoid future disasters.  >>
Sherlene Ayala, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity, will present “Latinas Innovate Through Virtual Support: Forming an Online Network to Support Latinas Pursing Doctorates” at the 2014 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) conference in Baltimore, MD in March.  >>
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