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NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, has been awarded funds from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to assist faculty researchers with the most promising patentable inventions with funding grants of up to $50,000.  >>
Priscilla P. Nelson, PhD, has announced that she will resign her position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at New Jersey Institute of Technology, effective November 28, 2008, to pursue the university's special projects related to international program development. >>
A structural engineer and world-renowned expert on how structures respond to natural disasters, M. Ala Saadeghvaziri, PhD, a professor at NJIT, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Saadeghvaziri, of Basking Ridge, researches the effect upon buildings and other structures due to time, usage and loadings or the outcome of disasters such as earthquakes or explosions. >>

KUDOS-November 2008

November 17, 2008
Congratulations to Theologos Homer Bonitsis, Christopher Funkhouser, and Elizabeth Avery-Gomez '07 and students Nilufa Rahim and Brian Novello on their recent accomplishments. >>
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey will present on Nov. 6, 2008, a coveted Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, a prominent expert in the field of wireless communications and signal processing. >>
NJIT's Eddie Romero, Ryan Sutherland, and Luis Granizo have swept the Atlantic Soccer Conference weekly awards. This is the first honor for each of the Highlanders.  >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has won platinum awards in the categories of overall annual report and front cover design from the MarCom Creative Awards international competition. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the MarCom awards are the latest for the report, which has also received the Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category. >>
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NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration, on Nov. 14, 2008, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey, will serve as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City with hits like “You Belong to Me,” will provide entertainment. >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of scoring in baseball, has computed the probability of the Rays and Phillies winning the World Series now that the Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. >>
An NJIT professor who has discovered new communication channels in underwater environments and invented a technique to communicate data through these channels will be honored later this month by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. >>
Ali Abdi, PhD, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will receive the 2008 New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Innovators Award for his work on underwater acoustic communication. Dr. Abdi will be presented with the award in a ceremony on October 23 at Stevens Institute of Technology. >>
Nicholas P. Tworischuk, associate treasurer at NJIT, has received the Risk Innovator Award in the Higher Education category from Risk & Insurance magazine. The Risk Innovator Award recognizes winners in 13 different industries who have, in the past year, demonstrated innovation and excellence in risk management.  >>
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Yehoshua Perl, PhD, of New York City, a professor in the department of computer science, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Rajesh N. Davé, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Engineering, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, the NJIT Excellence in Research Award. >>
Sui-hoi Edwin Hou, PhD, of Greenbrook, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT received an excellent service designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation.   >>
Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, PhD, of Montclair, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT received a master teacher designation at NJIT's annual convocation Sept. 3, 2008.  >>
Robert A. Herrera, a recent NJIT graduate, received a Presidential Leadership Award during NJIT's recent convocation ceremony. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
Methi Wecharatana, PhD, of Parsippany, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT, received a master teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation. >>
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I. Joga Rao, PhD, of Clifton, professor in the mechanical engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
Nirwan Ansari, PhD, of Montville, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation ceremony.  >>
Taha F. Marhaba, PhD, of Bridgewater, a professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at NJIT, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation ceremony.  >>
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Mark J. Somers, PhD, of New York City, a professor in the School of Management at NJIT and the former dean of that school, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent annual convocation.  >>
Piero M. Armenante, PhD, of Millington, a professor of chemical, biological and pharmaceutical engineering in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, received an excellent teacher designation at NJIT's recent convocation.  >>
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Bruce Kirchhoff, PhD, of Maplewood, a distinguished professor in NJIT's School of Management, and a renowned expert in small business administration, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, the Excellence in Research Award. >>
Zeynep Celik, PhD, a distinguished professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture, received at NJIT's annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. Celik teaches about the history of architecture and architectural criticism. >>
Alice E. White, vice president, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs North America, will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's annual University Convocation on Sept. 3, 2008, 3 p.m. at NJIT. A reception follows. >>
The Summer Internship Program Award Ceremony will close a free NJIT summer program for 17 middle and high school students.  The program offered a real-world education using parents, industry partners, college students, alumni and community leaders as mentors, advisors, staff and sponsors. Classes this summer included   >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by the Office of University Communications, won a Grand Award in the 20th Annual Apex Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. The judges commented, "A striking design...with appealing, first-rate illustrations and an attractive matte paper selection...provides the background for well-written features....".  >>
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Annaleena Parhankangas, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's School of Management and the holder of the Henry J. Leir Chair of Bio-Business, has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2008 from the Journal of Business Venturing. >>
Bryan J. Pfister, PhD, a specialist in neural tissue engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   Pfister, who is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, received the award to support and expand his research into rapid axon stretch growth, a technique for regenerating damaged or diseased nerve cells. >>
Richard Garber AIA, an assistant professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, received two additional awards for his firm's design of a state-of-the-art pedestrian walkway in lower Manhattan: the AIANY 2008 Merit Award and a 2008 NY Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch, PhD received the 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony held May 10, 2008 on Ellis Island. The medals are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.  >>
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Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, PhD, an associate professor in the department of humanities and the director of NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology, received the University Change Agent Award on June 9 from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). The award recognizes and honors an individual who has driven positive change at his/her institution with regard to the climate for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, with an emphasis on engineering.  >>
Six NJIT student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in the May 29, 2008 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. They are: Angelica Sepulveda, civil engineering major, soccer (second team); Isha Toor, business major, tennis (first team); Robert Herrera, architecture major, soccer (first team); Kevin Blanco, business major, soccer (second team); Rodrigo Correa, business major, volleyball; and Leonardo Paludo, business major, volleyball. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. >>
The Emerald Literati Network has awarded a 2008 honor to NJIT School of Management Professor Hindy Lauer Schachter for excellence based on her contributions as a reviewer in 2007 to the Journal of Management History.   >>
When Daniel Boston, of Pittsgrove Township, a budding computer scientist and top academic award winner, walks at NJIT's upcoming May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, he may ponder more than his near-perfect grade point averages or a $62,000 scholarship for ongoing doctoral studies at NJIT. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla P. Nelson, of West Orange, received the Kenneth R. Row Award from the American Association of Engineering Sciences on May 5 for promoting unity among engineering societies. She accomplished this goal through her current work at NJIT coupled with earlier leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF). >>
The 2006-2007 President's Annual Report, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, recently won two awards for excellence in communications: the Gold Award from the Art Director's Club of New Jersey and the 2007 New Jersey (IABC) IRIS Award in the Publications category.   >>
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During Chris Sakowski's first year at Marlboro High School, Marlboro, he signed up for an elective class in business management. But since he was the only student to register, the school cancelled the class and asked him to choose another. Electronics was his lucky pick. “I immediately fell in love with the class, the teacher, and the subject matter,” recalled Sakowski, now a senior. “And I've not lost an ounce of passion since then.” >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored tonight in Washington, DC, by the American Association of Engineering Societies for promoting unity among the engineering societies.  The organization said she accomplished this goal through her leadership positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NJIT.  She will receive the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award in recognition of this work at a banquet. >>
NJIT Provost Priscilla Nelson, of West Orange, will be honored at the Executive Women of New Jersey's 2008 "Salute to the Policy Makers" awards dinner on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick. The event recognizes New Jersey women directors and officers of major corporations as well as women leaders of comparable achievement in the public sector.  >>
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Edgardo Farinas, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his project "New Tools for High-Throughput Screening of Protein Libraries: Engineering Metalloproteins Displayed on Bacillus Subtilis Spores." The prestigious career award recognizes teacher-scholars most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
NJIT's indefatigable math professor Bruce Bukiet is once again opining on outcomes for this season's Major League Baseball teams. His picks are based on a mathematical model he developed in 2000.  >>
NJIT History Professor Richard Sher has received one of the American Historical Association's highest honors for his 800-page text about the history of books in the 18th century. >>