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Michael Brownstein, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, presented a talk entitled “Experimental Philosophy and Non-Conscious Moral Judgment” on Nov. 13 at The Philosophical Psychology Lab at Harvard University. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, an expert in digital poetry, will perform at The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art Practice Conference on Nov. 8 in Bergen, Norway. Funkhouser, who is also director of the Communication and Media Program at NJIT, will perform "Psychographic Poetry." >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley and Architecture Associate Professor Tony Schuman will join Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno for a panel discussion about making the film New Work: Newark in 3D on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany the film, which is being shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and will become a permanent part of the museum's permanent collection. >>
NJIT Humanities Lecturer Jon Curley has collaborated with Newark-based filmmakers Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno on a film about contemporary Newark that will be exhibited at the Newark Museum for its Centennial Celebration, Sept. 22, 2009-Jan. 10, 2010. Curley wrote and recorded the poems that accompany New Work: Newark in 3D, which will be shown in tandem with the 1920 avant-garde film Manhatta and become a permanent part of the museum's collection. In addition, he will join the Bongiornos for a panel discussion about making the film on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the museum.  >>
NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman, who has published five poetry collections, will read from his collected works on Sept. 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. in The Carriage House Poetry Series. >>
A sign on the corner of 1st Avenue and East 4th Street in Manhattan was renamed at a ceremony this summer in honor of  Frieda Zames, the late NJIT Associate Professor Emerita of mathematics and disability rights advocate who played a pivotal role in making the NJIT campus accessible to persons with disabilities. Zames, who taught math at NJIT for 27 years, died in 2005 at the age of 72.  Her three decades of advocacy also included pushing for access to the 88th floor observatory of New York's Empire State Building, which is now accessible.  >>
Carol Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, associate professor in the department of humanities, was promoted to associate professor with tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the humanities department, received the Award for Undergraduate Instruction, Upper Division at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
Robert Friedman, PhD, of Closter, associate professor in the humanities department, received tenure at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration held on Sept. 2, 2009.  >>
NJIT marks the start of the new school year on September 2, 2009 with University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The event, which recognizes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff, will be held at 3 p.m., in the Jim Wise Theatre in Kupfrian Hall on the NJIT campus. A reception follows. >>
NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg will appear in the upcoming PBS documentary “The Music Instinct” airing June 24, 2009 on Channel 13 and affiliate stations throughout the state and the NYC region. He is also a participant through this week in the second annual World Science Festival in New York City. Various scientific luminaries in this week's events include Lisa Randall, E.O. Wilson, Brian Greene, and celebrity science fans like Harrison Ford and Alan Alda. >>
The Society for Technical Communication has named NJIT Professor Nancy W. Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, an associate fellow. This is one of the highest ranks that the society confers upon a member. Candidates for this honor are nominated by members and must have at least 15 years of experience in technical communication and have been a member for at least 10 years. Recipients have attained eminence in the field of technical communication through achievements and contributions to the profession and society. >>
NJIT professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, will be a featured reader in the Phoenix Poetry Reading Series on June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bangal Curry, 65 West Broadway in New York City. Kimmelman chairs the department of humanities at NJIT. >>
Michele Rittenhouse, managing director of the NJIT Theatre Arts Program, has had her play “Red Rover” accepted for development at the Seven Devils Playwright Conference in Idaho this June.  Rittenhouse will work there for two weeks with a director and dramaturg to develop the play for a staged reading. She will also mentor high-school writers from the town. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public. >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a distinguished professor of history at NJIT, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Sher, of Maplewood, is one of only 44 new Fellows and one of five new Corresponding Fellows. >>
NJIT English professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, of Maplewood, has been invited to read from his work at Seton Hall University's Poetry-in-the-Round on March 4, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the library on campus. Poet Adele Kenny will also be featured.  The public is invited to attend; there will be no charge.  >>
Nancy W. Coppola, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will be named one of 25 Associate Fellows for the Society for Technical Communication.  >>
Richard B. Sher, PhD, a professor of history at NJIT and a former Guggenheim Fellow, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to edit a volume of the correspondence of James Boswell, the eighteenth-century Scottish writer. Boswell was best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson. Sher's research focuses on the thought and culture of 18th century Scotland. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg and Rutgers Music Professor and pianist Lewis Porter will perform jazz and electronics selections on Feb. 11, 2:30-4 p.m. at the John Cotton Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark campus. The concert is free and open to the public. >>
A new book by Carol S. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, shows how archives available in local and state libraries across the U.S. can provide rich sources of technical communication history and examples of technical and business writing. In The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810 to 1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009), Johnson explains that our predecessors eventually turned logs and notes into standardized texts and industry bibles, creating many of the types of information design that we use today. A podcast series related to the book is available at http://web.njit.edu/~cjohnson/lukens.htm >>

KUDOS-January 2009

January 27, 2009
Congratulations to NJIT Professors Richard Sher and Raquel Perez-Castillejos on their recent accomplishments. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and digital poet Christopher Funkhouser was among the 10 American poets commissioned for the Presidential Inauguration by the Associated Press and featured by the New York Times. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>