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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. >>

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November 01, 2006
NJIT Chemistry Professor Receives Pro Bono Award from NJACS
Sanjay Malhotra, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, has received the 2006 Pro Bono Award from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society (NJACS). The award recognizes a special commitment to motivating high-school students to pursue careers in the chemical sciences and contributing to NJACS activities.IS Professor Receives Grant for Improvisation in Emergency Response
David Mendonca, PhD, an associate professor in the department of information systems, is the principal investigator on a three-year, $710,000 grant, "Agents of Change: Improvisation in Emergency Response: Linking Cognition, Behavior and Social Interaction."   SOM Professor Participates in International Informatics Forum
Katia Passerini, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management, helped to organize and lead the scientific program of the 2006 International Informatics Forum on Knowledge Management sponsored by the University of Tunis-Carthage in Tunis. >>
Transportation planners from Houston, Texas recently commended NJIT researchers for enabling them to make better use of a technology product developed to assist in the transportation project funding process known as the Transportation, Economic and Land-Use System or TELUS. >>
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Upkar Varshney, PhD, an associate professor in the department of  computer information systems at Georgia State University, will present his research on pervasive healthcare at the Information Systems Seminar on Oct. 2, 1-2 p.m. in GITC 3730. His talk will introduce the concept of wireless and pervasive healthcare, present several pervasive healthcare applications, derive requirements and wireless solutions and discuss current and future research challenges. Contact: Katia Passerini. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering Roundtable Session on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon, EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Topic: The New Jersey Homeland Security Systems Technology Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 973-643-4063. >>
NJIT has named David L. Hawk, PhD, an advisor in the area of open source business systems, as dean of the School of Management (SOM). Hawk holds dual appointments as professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and in SOM. >>
The third meeting of the online international community studying information systems for crisis response and management, better known as ISCRAM to members, will be held May 14-17 at NJIT. “Our theme is the integration of phases of the emergency management and preparedness lifecycle,” said Murray Turoff, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of information systems at NJIT who is a founding member of ISCRAM and conference chair. >>
A closer look at how people react during emergencies, the role of computers and technology and what really happened during Hurricane Katrina number among the topics to be discussed at the third annual meeting of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the event May 14-17, 2006. >>
Three high schools took top awards during a website-design contest held March 14 at NJIT. Twenty-one schools and 150 students from the metropolitan region competed in the contest, sponsored by NJIT's Department of Information Systems. A team from Henry Hudson Regional High School (at left) took first place for designing a prototype for a teaching website. >>
New findings on successful models for regional economic development will be presented at the Local Innovation Systems and Regional Economic Development Symposium on March 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. For more information, call 973-596-8449. >>
Dan Robey (at left), John B. Zellars Professor of Information Systems at Georgia State University, will speak on the topic "Human Agency and the Use of Information Technology Applications" on March 20, 1-2 p.m., Guttenberg Information Technologies Center Room 3710. >>
Katia Passerini, PhD, has been named the Hurlburt Professor of Management of Information Systems in the School of Management at NJIT. “Since she joined the faculty at NJIT, Katia has demonstrated an unusual assortment of talent, skills and knowledge – she truly has helped us understand what the NJIT theme, 'The Edge in Knowledge,' can mean,” said NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson. >>
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. >>
Treena Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering who is one of the nation's leading stem cell researchers, has received two grants that will help her bring the promise of stem cell research a step closer to reality. >>