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Governor Jon Corzine signed groundbreaking legislation to fund construction of a major stem cell research facility at NJIT as well as complementary facilities in New Brunswick, Camden, Allendale, and Belleville. The legislation, which had been previously approved by the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly last week, allocates $50 million for construction of the NJIT facility in Newark. The bill will advance NJIT leadership in creating the Newark Institute for Regenerative Medicine, dedicated to creating technologies to translate basic research in stem cell science into practical and deliverable therapies for patients. >>
Tagged: research
Six students enrolled in NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College won the Best Meal Award for their project titled “A Bea-CAN of Hope” in the Canstruction® competition. Created by the Society for Design Administration, the competition invited participants to design giant sculptures made entirely from unopened cans of food. At the close of the exhibitions the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "On the Paradox of Thermocapillary Flow about a Stationary Bubble" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
NJIT's Office of University Admissions will host an Instant Decision Day program for the Fall 2007 semester on Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fenster Hall, Room 100. Space is limited. For more information and to RSVP, contact Anthony Jackson. >>
Francisco J. Artigas, PhD, director and senior scientist of the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, will present a seminar titled “High Resolution Remote Sensing of Wetland Environments” on Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in GITC 3710. >>

Music To Their Ears

December 05, 2006
Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar. >>
"Advantages and Limitations of Microchemical Processes" is the topic of a lecture by Ronald S. Besser, PhD, a professor in the department of chemical, biomedical and materials engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Center, Room 224. >>
Turner Construction Company was named the outstanding corporate partner of the year by NJIT. The company was honored during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, called Celebration held on Nov. 10. at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, director of the Murray Center for Women in Technology and associate professor in the humanities department, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation The Constance A. Murray Diversity Award. >>
Transfer students may still have a chance to enroll this fall at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Prospective students need only attend instant decision day, Aug. 24, 2006, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the admissions office.  Undergraduate students who have attended another college or university and earned at least 15 credits, are invited. >>
Tagged: students
NJIT was recently named as one of six new higher education institutions to join the National Advisory Committee for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Assessment, which is used voluntarily by higher education institutions and high schools that want to assess the ICT skills of its students. >>
Prospective students can meet with an admissions representative and receive an instant decision on admission to NJIT for the fall 2006 semester on Transfer Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Admissions Office, Fenster Hall, Room 100. >>
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Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Victor Roytburd, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Dynamics of Non-Equilibrium Interfaces” at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on April 28 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Eldar Giladi, PhD, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Asymptotically Basis Functions for the Helmholtz Equation" on March 31 at 11:30 a.m., Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Linda Schadler, PhD, a professor in the department of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "The Challenges of Designing Nanoparticle/Polymer Composites: The Infamous Interface" on March 6 at 2:45 p.m., GITC Rm. 3710. Contact: Dr. Robert Barat, 973-596-5605. >>
Energy security demands innovation and innovation requires an investment in intellectual security,” Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told some 200 faculty, staff, students and others on Feb. 9. Jackson said that energy security and the “quiet crisis”—stemming from the gap between the nation's growing need for scientists, engineers, and other technically skilled workers and its production of them—are “inextricably linked” and, if permitted to continue unmitigated, could reverse the global leadership Americans currently enjoy. “We can no longer drill our way to energy security,” Jackson said. “We must innovate our way to energy security.” >>
Tagged: engineering
The entire campus of NJIT will soon be a laboratory for investigating innovative ways in which students can better connect with each other by using cell phones and other compact wireless communications devices. "This has been a dream of social and computer scientists for decades, and it's incredibly exciting because we now have the technological ability to do it,” said Quentin Jones, PhD, an assistant professor of information systems at NJIT. >>
Undergraduate transfer students interested in enrolling for the spring or fall 2006 semester can attend NJIT's Instant Decision Program on Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fenster Hall Room 100. Contact the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300 or e-mail tonyj@adm.njit.edu. >>