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NJIT's College of Computing Sciences (CCS) will offer a series of free seminars and workshops on a wide range of market-driven skills not usually covered by the academic curriculum. Faculty, students, external businesses and those interested in acquiring practical knowledge, career development and real-world problem-solving skills are invited to participate. Judith Sheft, assistant vice president, technology development, NJIT; Nicole S. Percel, Esq., coordinator, patents and licensing, NJIT; and Dave M. McConoughey, Esq. will speak on the topic of intellectual property and commercialization on Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 1100. Contact: Osama Eljibiri, oe2@njit.edu. >>
Daljit S. Ahluwalia, PhD, acting dean of the College of Computing Sciences at NJIT, provided welcoming remarks at the college's annual reception for incoming freshmen on Sept. 14. The event provided students with an opportunity to meet their professors and learn about career opportunities in the computing sciences. >>
Michael Bieber, PhD, professor of information systems at NJIT, has been named acting chair of the department of information systems in the College of Computing Sciences. An active researcher in systems integration, digital libraries and educational innovation, Bieber is better known among information scientists at NJIT and around the nation as the principal investigator on a project to create a super-sized library. >>
Daljit Singh Ahluwalia, PhD, has been named acting dean of the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). CCS, which opened in 2001, is the newest of NJIT's six colleges. “Dr. Ahluwalia's success in this position is very important to NJIT, and this appointment is made with strong belief in his capabilities,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson.  “He is one of NJIT's most respected administrators, researchers, and educators, and brings a notable track record to the task.” >>
“Although sophisticated electronics gadgets are making the world appear smaller, distance should not die,” said computer guru Darl Kolb earlier this week at NJIT. Kolb, a visiting professor from the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, championed redefining the notion of distance as the electronic world changes lives.  UPS Information Services, Mahwah, funded the lecture series sponsored by NJIT's College of Computing Sciences. “Improvements in communication technology cannot completely overcome human needs for personal space, privacy and disconnections from others,” Kolb said. >>
Catherine Campbell, PhD, associate dean in the College of Computing Sciences, received a doctorate in computer and information science during NJIT's May 26 graduation ceremony at the Continental Airlines Arena. Campbell did her dissertation on how to negotiate software requirements in an asynchronous collaborative environment. >>
The computer science department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts its second annual computer programming contest for high school students on March 18, 2005. >>
NJIT has received a $50,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of United Parcel Service. The grant will allow the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) to sponsor a UPS distinguished lecture series, establish career grants for junior faculty; create supplementary fellowships for doctoral students and offer an enrichment program for high school students interested in science and technology. >>