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The Great Depression collided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Recovering from these calamities—and preventing their reoccurrence—was a major goal of the New Deal. In Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), NJIT author and professor Neil M. Maher recounts the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps. >>
The NJIT Department of Humanities Communication and Media Program will host a screening of representative works by students enrolled in the Video Narrative course this semester on Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m in Cullimore Hall Room 411. The event concludes the Department of Humanities Videography Den Fall 2008 series of student-faculty produced video screenings. For more information, e-mail Christopher Funkhouser.   >>
Ravindra Bhatt, PhD, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University, will discuss "Spins in Semiconductors: From Antiferromagnetism to Ferromagnetism" at the Physics Department Seminar on Dec. 1, 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall.  >>
Pierre Collinet of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium will discuss "Thin Liquid films, Droplets and Contact Lines with Evaporation and Condensation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Aleksandra Walczak, PhD of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Physics at Princeton University, will give the Physics Department Seminar on Nov. 24 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. Walczak will discuss learning design principles from noisy small gene regulatory networks.  >>
Peter D. Miller, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will discuss "On the Semiclassical Limit for the Sine-Gordon Equation" at an Applied Mathematics Colloquium on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
"Toward Optical Hydrodynamics" is the topic of a talk by Jason W. Fleischer, PhD, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The event is part of the Fall 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Horacio G. Rotstein, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Mechanism of Abrupt Transition from Normal to Epileptic Spiking Activity in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Layer II Stellate Cells" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Andrea Bertozzi, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles, will discuss "Swarming by Nature and Design" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, is now applying his methods to ascertain the players most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards. >>
Linda Cummings, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bistability in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Devices" on October 17 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2.  >>
Grétar Tryggvason, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will present a seminar on "Computational Studies of the Dynamics of Heterogeneous Continuum Systems" on Oct. 10 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
Doron Levy, PhD, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland-College Park, will discuss "Group Dynamics in Phototaxis" on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. The lecture is part of the Fall 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Ehud Yariv, PhD, a senior lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, will discuss "Electrokinetic Flows about Polarizable Particles" at the Fluid Dynamics and Waves Seminar Series on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
NJIT physics professor Andrew Gerrard hopes by the end of October to be able to peer through what will be the second largest optical telescope east of Texas. Under his direction, a 1.2-meter diameter, fully-steerable Itek optical telescope will soon be installed far from city lights atop Jenny Jump Mountain, Hope.  >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
Gregory Chirikjian, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss "Stochastic Models and Lie Groups" on Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Naomi Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT Humanities Professors Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar will perform on August 30, 4-6 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. Admission: $6.  >>
Yuan Young, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Novel Fluid Dynamics in Stokes Flows" on August 6, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, will perform while screening his latest multimedia text-movie, this is not a b (pdp remix), which was recently published at trickhouse.org, on July 20, 4-5 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.  >>
Karl Schweizer, PhD, a professor in the federated department of history at NJIT, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to historical studies. >>
Vladislav Goldberg, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, presented a lecture last month at the fifth annual Abel Symposium at the University of Tromsø in Norway. >>
NJIT Mathematics Professor Bruce Bukiet, PhD is featured in the Van Houten Library's main exhibit —a salute to baseball-this summer. Bukiet, an avid Mets fan who is also associate dean of NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts, uses a mathematical model to predict Major League Baseball outcomes. >>
Sundar Subramanian, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Survival Analysis: An Overview" on July 2 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Summer Program Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
NJIT Professor and Maplewood resident Burt Kimmelman will read from his poetry tonight at the Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY. The Center is located near the State University of New York at Oneonta. Kimmelman, a professor in NJIT's department of humanities, has published five poetry collections and is awaiting the publication by Talisman House in early 2009 of his sixth collection, As If Free. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor of humanities at NJIT, will discuss his new book Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound on WNYC 93.9 FM's "Soundcheck Live" program today at 2 p.m. 

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Philip Rinaldi '68, founder and former chief executive officer of Coffeyville Resources and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, hosted a dinner cruise around Manhattan for 38 guests on June 5 aboard his one-of-a-kind yacht, the Vivere. The cruise was a silent auction offering at NJIT's Celebration 2007. In addition to the Rinaldis' generosity, the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT Board of Trustees members who signed on for the cruise donated more than $10,800 to NJIT. As per Phil's request, this amount will be equally divided in support of scholarships at the New Jersey School of Architecture, Newark College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Liberal Arts.    >>
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.  >>
Michael R. Booty, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Bubble and Drop Deformation and Breakup: The Influence of Surfactant and Surfactant Solubility" on June 4, 10-11 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the 2008 Summer Program Seminar Series. >>
Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and an expert in digital poetry, read from his forthcoming work, Technopoetry Rising, on WNYC Radio's "Ceptuetics" program earlier this month. >>
Peter Gordon, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will describe some major mathematical ideas used in analysis of reaction diffusion equations and systems on May 28 at 10 a.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. "Reaction Diffusion Equations 101" is the title of his lecture, which kicks off the Summer Program Seminar Series>>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host May 19-21, 2008, more than 200 leading experts for the fifth annual Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics Conference, an unusual three-day event featuring leading researchers who will discuss the latest news and research findings in their fields. >>
Daljit Ahluwalia, the visionary, vibrant and longtime chair of NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will be honored at 6:30 p.m. on May 19, 2008 for his pivotal role in dramatically raising the department's status on campus and in the nation. The honor will be awarded on the occasion of Ahluwahlia's 75th birthday before more than 200 leading academics from around the world.  >>
When Stephanie Milczarski, 25, of Montclair, a future physicist, walks at NJIT's May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, more than kudos may be on her mind. Milczarski didn't arrive at NJIT until leaving a competitive physics program elsewhere, working full time several years and then slowly returning to academe as an NJIT undergraduate.     >>
Talented high school students from throughout North Jersey will test their knowledge in performing timed laboratory experiments, writing computer programs, designing chemical apparatus, and more at the New Jersey Chemistry Olympics on May 21 in Tiernan Hall. The one-day competition is co-sponsored by NJIT and The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society-Teacher Affiliates. >>
"Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics," the fifth in a series of annual conferences organized by NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics, will be held on May 19-21 at NJIT. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology (including mathematical neuroscience, developmental biology, and ecology), mathematical fluid dynamics, applied statistics and biostatistics, electromagnetics/waves, and acoustics. >>
Gregory Kriegsmann, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Propagation in Periodic Dielectric Media" on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
M.C. Bhattacharjee, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Shock Models, a Family of Discrete Laws and Corresponding Strongly Decreasing Failure Rate Laws in Continuous Time" at the Statistics Seminar Series on May 1 at  4 p.m. in 425 Fenster Hall. >>
Saverio Spagnolie, a PhD student in applied mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, will discuss “Direction Reversal in Flapping Flight and Shape Changing Locomotion” on April 28 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 535. The talk is part of the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg, PhD, will share his insights into the music of the natural world at a recital on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, NY. There is no admission charge, but registration is required. For reservations, contact Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 x 101.  >>
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";?>NJIT and the Liberty Science Center recently unveiled the Bat Mobile, a new, interactive baseball exhibit that allows guests to test various types of bats, estimate the velocity of a ball after it has been hit, and determine where it would land in the field. Designed by NJIT Physics Professor Ravindra Nuggehalli and a team of NJIT students, the Bat Mobile will be available to Liberty Science Center guests throughout this year's baseball season. video icon Watch a video of Ravi below or on NJIT on iTunes Uvideo icon >>
Filippo Posta, a doctoral student in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss “Signal Transmission in Epithelial Layers” at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 22 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Mikko Haataja, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) at Princeton University, will discuss "Heterogeneous Lipid Bilayers: Evolving Microstructures in Biology” at the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on April 16 at 1 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. >>
Mariana Cassimiro, Fatima Elgammal, Brian Emmanuel, Michael Lam, Nan Maung, Matthew Peragine, and Alex Virodov, all NJIT mathematical sciences majors, were recognized for their poster presentations at the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on April 12. The students, divided in three groups, were awarded three out of the first four places (including first) among all presenting four-year colleges. NJIT professors Roy Goodman, David Horntrop, and Michael Siegel were the students' research mentors. >>
Igor Aronson, principal investigator in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "Onset of Collective Behavior in Colonies of Swimming Microorganisms" on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
Gregory Baker, PhD, professor in the department of mathematics at The Ohio State University, will discuss "Some Topics in Water Waves" at the Applied Mathematics Colloqium Series on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Horacio Rotstein, PhD, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Evolution of Fronts in Reaction Diffusion Systems with Global Inhibitory Feedback" on April 2 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Waves Seminar Series at NJIT.       >>
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.  >>
Louis Rossi, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Delaware, will discuss "High Order Vortex Methods and Field Interpolation Problems" on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611. The lecture is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. >>
Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, discussed his current research on "Organic Solar Cells" and "Smart Coatings" on Engineering TV.  >>
The NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch presented yesterday to Philip R. Goode, PhD the first NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. Goode, who has led a five-year project to build the world's most capable 1.6-meter solar telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in Big Bear Lake, CA, is distinguished professor of physics and director of the Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, which manages the observatory.  >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD. The inaugural presentation of the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, an expert in digital poetry, will give a lecture on "IBM Poetry: Exploring Restriction in Computer Poems" on March 26 at the University of Pennsylvania.  >>
Thomas Powers, PhD, James R. Rice Associate Professor of Solid Mechanics and Associate Professor of Engineering at Brown University, will discuss "Life at Low Reynolds Number Revisited" on March 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series. >>
"Investigating How Feedback to a Descending Projection Neuron Influences Rhythmic Pattern Generation in the Target Network: A Modeling" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Nickolas Kintos of the Department of Mathematics at Fordham University. The seminar will be held on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 611.  >>
During the next decade, solar physicists will learn more than they have dreamed possible about the Sun, thanks to current technologies that have advanced the capacity of land-based instruments. Such advancements will be the focus of a talk on March 26, 2008 by noted NJIT solar astronomer Philip R. Goode, PhD.  >>
Martha Greenblatt, PhD, a professor in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University-Piscataway, will discuss "Novel Electronic Materials Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationships" on March 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Tiernan Hall, Room 373.  >>
Whale sounds from thump to song have long struck a chord with NJIT humanities professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg. The rhythms so captivated the intrepid clarinetist that he spent much of last year playing interspecies duets with these melodic mammals.  >>
Ashwani Kapila, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Detonation Failure in the Ignition-and-Growth Model" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Demetrius T. Papageorgiou, PhD, professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Some Problems in Interfacial Electrohydrodynamics" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Spring 2008 Colloquium Series. The lecture will be held on March 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
Lisa Nocks, PhD, a lecturer in the Federated Department of History at NJIT/Rutgers-Newark, will discuss her research on "The Android Initiative in Fiction and Science" at the Spring 2008 Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series. The presentation, which is open to the public, will be held on March 10, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT.  >>
Banavara N. Shashikanth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University, will discuss "Hamiltonian Models for the Coupled Dynamics of Vortices and Neutrally Buoyant Rigid Bodies" on March 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. Shashikanth's lecture is the third in the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series at NJIT. >>
Louis J. Gross, PhD, professor in the departments of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will discuss "Mathematics as a Mechanism for Cohesion in Biology" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Nancy W. Coppola, associate professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, has been named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. A senior member of IEEE, Dr. Coppola's editorial domain is technology transfer and innovation. >>
Naomi Ehrich Leonard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Mobile Sensor Networks: Cooperative Sensing and Control" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquium Series on Feb. 22 at 11:35 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.  >>
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. >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, will discuss “Stability of Viscoelastic Shear Flow in the Limit of High Reynolds and Weissenberg Numbers” at the Spring 2008 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Peng Zhang, a graduate student in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, will discuss "Theory of Head-on Droplet Collision: Bouncing, Coalescence and Interface Evolution" at the Spring 2008 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series. The talk is set for Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Einat Fuchs, a graduate student in the department of zoology at Tel Aviv University, will discuss “Developmental Patterns and Modulations of Neuronal Circuits" on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. The lecture is part of the Spring 2008 Mathematical Biology Seminar Series.   >>
Ricardo Cortez, PhD, a professor in the mathematics department and director of the Center for Computational Science at Tulane University, will discuss "Regularization Methods for Fluid Flow Simulations" on Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
“Nanotechnology-based Solutions for Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells, and Solar Power” is the topic of a lecture by Zafar Iqbal, PhD, professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, on Feb. 4 at 2:45 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117. The lecture is part of the Chemical Engineering Department Graduate Seminar Series. >>
Karl Schweizer, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of History, will be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a research body founded in 1754. >>
A memorial service for the late Gary Thomas, PhD, former NJIT provost,  will be held Jan. 30, 2008, 2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m., in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium. >>
“On the Virtues of Simple Models: From Resolving a Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Anomaly to Enhancing Imaging Techniques for Brain Tumors to Highlighting the Inadequacies of Current Therapies” is the topic of a talk by James Murray, PhD, professor emeritus in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Washington, on Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. The event kicks off the Spring 2008 Colloquium Series at NJIT. >>
Odelia Schwartz, PhD, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss "Natural Image Statistics and Contextual Visual Processing" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Rm. 611.  >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will perform two one-man shows presenting his upcoming CD Whale Music and forthcoming book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books) at the Garage Theatre's SoloFest on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Puffin Foundation and on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Garage Theatre on the Fairleigh-Dickinson Teaneck campus. Call 201-569-7710 for reservations or log on to www.garagetheatre.org. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Dr. Gary Thomas who died on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at age 70. From among his many years in practice as an engineer, professor and administrator, Dr. Thomas devoted 18 years to NJIT from 1980 through 1998. Thomas served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 1990 to 1998, vice president for research and graduate studies from 1992 through 1998, and vice president for academic affairs from 1980 to 1990. Thomas also helped form NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (where he served as the first dean), the School of Management, and the Dorman Honors College. During his service at NJIT, he led the development of the university's academic and research programs resulting in significant growth in research expenditures to over $40 million. >>