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2009 Newsmakers at NJIT

December 23, 2008
Searching for an up-and-coming newsmaker for 2009 to round-off your new year's spotlight? Why not take a closer look at three young, dynamic NJIT professors with a visit to “Spotlight” in the NJIT Newsroom.  There you'll find the following three winning professors with contact information so you can reach them today!  >>
Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) by NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg, has been named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association.    >>
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.   >>

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. >>
David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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, on July 20, 4-5 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.  >>
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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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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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 >>