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Jon Curley, PhD, university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will be the featured poet on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m at Art House Productions in Jersey City. He will read from his book of poems New Shadows (Dos Madres Press, Inc., 2009).  >>
Michael Higley, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, will discuss "Evolution of an Elastic Capsule in Two-Dimensional Stokes Flow" on Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611. >>
Leslie Greengard, PhD, of the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A New Formalism for Electromagnetic Scattering in Complex Geometry" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
Min-ge Xie, PhD, professor of statistics and director of the Office of Statistical Consulting, Department of Statistics at Rutgers University, will discuss "A Latent Model to Detecting Multiple Temporal Clusters of Varying Sizes" on Dec. 2, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Dale Gary, PhD, distinguished professor in NJIT's Department of Physics, received the Excellence in Research Award on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
Javier Diez, PhD, of the UNCPBA in Tandil, Argentina, will discuss "A Liquid Rivulet Placed Across on an Iinclined Plane: Its Stability" on Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Nancy L. Jackson, PhD, professor in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental science, will discuss "Aeolian Sediment Transport on Managed Coastal Systems" on Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3710. Jackson will present results of a two-year field investigation to assess differences in sediment transport across backshore and foredune environments in New Jersey that are managed for shore protection with those that are allowed to evolve naturally. >>
Roumiana Petrova, PhD, lecturer in NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, received the Excellence in Instruction by a University Lecturer on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. >>
NJIT Physics Professor Gordon A. Thomas was one of eight poster winners announced for the Biotech 2010 Innovation Corridor, the tenth annual joint symposium of BioNJ and Pennsylvania Bio. As part of the process, the eight posters and presenters were selected to participate in a special one-on-one mentoring sessions with experts in scientific research, business development, legal issues, and investments. Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, served as a co-chair of the symposium. >>
The history of sickle cell disease in the 20th century and its link to race is the focus of a Nov. 16, 2010 talk at a national symposium by NJIT Associate Professor Stephen Pemberton, PhD, an expert on the history of diseases.  >>
Maurie J. Cohen, PhD, associate professor and director of the environmental policy studies program at NJIT, was invited to give the keynote address on "The New Political Economy of Economic Growth" at the Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies Conference on the Environment on Nov. 5.   >>
Chun Liu, PhD, professor of mathematics at Penn State University, will discuss "Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels" on Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Randall H. Rieger, PhD, professor of statistics at West Chester University, will discuss "Testing for Violations of the Homogeneity Needed for Conditional Logistic Regression" on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Victor Matveev, PhD, in the department of mathematical sciences, was part of a research team that published “N-type Ca2+ channels carry the largest current: Implications for nanodomains and transmitter release,” in Nature Neuroscience on Oct. 17, 2010. >>
Miriam Ascarelli, a lecturer in the NJIT Department of Humanities, has published Independent Vision: Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the Story of the Seeing Eye (Purdue Univ. Press), a short biography of Dorothy Harrison Eustis, founder of The Seeing Eye, Inc., the oldest existing dog guide-school in the world, located in Morristown. >>
Taehun Lee, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CCNY, will discuss "Unstructured Lattice Boltzmann Method for Single- and Two-phase Flows" on Nov 8, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Alla Borisyuk, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Utah, will discuss "Selectivity to Slowly Rising Stimuli in Frog Auditory Neurons" on Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will perform with Charles Lindsay in The Electrosense of Paddlefish, a multimedia piece on water in the American West on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th St. (between Washington Square Park E. and Greene St.). Rothenberg was awarded the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6. >>
There's a 65 percent chance that the Texas Rangers will beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series starting tomorrow, said NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences.  >>
Daniel Attinger, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, will discuss "Multiscale Engineering of Solid-Liquid Interface" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall, Room 611.  . >>
Yongchao Ge, PhD, assistant professor at the Mount Sinai Medical School, will discuss "Making Statistical Inference on the Proportion of Positive Cells for the Flow Cytometry Data" at the Statistics Seminar Series on Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 611. >>
Burt Kimmelman, PhD, a professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will read his poetry at the Kelley Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Arts Cafe. >>
Thomas Hagstrom, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at Southern Methodist University, will discuss "Towards the Ultimate Solver for Wave Equations in the Time Domain" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
"The Effect of Periodic and Non-Periodic Inputs on Firing Rate Resonance in a Stellate Cell Model" is the topic of a Mathematical Biology Seminar by Dongwook Kim, a doctoral student in NIJT's Department of Mathematical Sciences, on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
In a Policy Forum article in today's issue of Science, a group of leading biodiversity scientists, including NJIT's Daniel Bunker, have argued that targets to be met by 2020 under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) must consider the real value of biodiversity if they are to be attained.  >>
Young Ju Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the department of mathematics at Rutgers University, will discuss "Self-Sustaining Oscillations of the Falling Sphere Through the Johnson-Segalman Fluids" on Oct. 18. 4-5 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
So far, so good for NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, who's been calling the cards right when it comes to winning baseball teams. In the first round of the Major League Baseball Division Series last week, Bukiet, an associate professor of mathematics at NJIT, said the Phillies, Rangers, Yanks and Giants would be ahead. And, they are thanks to his mathematical model. >>
Zhanlu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of land use planning and management in the Department of Land Management, School of Public Administration, Renmin University in Beijing, China, will present a seminar on "Land Use Policy and Farmland Consolidation in China" on Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in 373 Tiernan Hall. The seminar is hosted by NJIT's Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science. >>
Qiang Du, PhD, Verne M. Willaman Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss "Diffuse Interface Modeling of Some Interface Problems" on Oct.15 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The NJIT Astronomy Club will host a public talk on research with the Hubble Space Telescope on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in Kupfrian 117. The talk is by Slawomir Piatek, senior university lecturer in NJIT's Department of Physics, whose research group has been measuring motions for nearby dwarf satellite galaxies using data taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. Telescopes will be set up after the talk, weather permitting, to view Jupiter and the Moon. Contact: Dale E. Gary at 973-596-5376.  >>
Andrew Hill, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "The Effect of Prenatal and Postnatal Nicotine Exposure on the Postnatal Development of an In Vitro Respiratory Rhythm" on Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness.  >>
The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert. >>
A $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to upgrade and expand a set of radio frequency antennas at Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) has been awarded to NJIT.  >>
Gareth Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Mathematical Ecology 'Open Problems Forum": Modeling Animal Movement with Arbitrarily Complicated Constraints" on Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
With the Major League Baseball Division Series set to begin, associate math professor Bruce Bukiet at NJIT is performing his analysis of the probability of each team advancing to the League Championship Series.  "Going into these series, the Philadelphia Phillies have a 64 percent chance of defeating the Cincinnati Reds in their best of five game series,” he said. “The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants have slight advantages to win series over their opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves respectively in the first round Division Series contests. >>
Bruce Bukiet, PhD, of West Orange, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences who applies mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, has won the 2010 Major League Baseball Predictions contest sponsored by Baseball PhD. >>
Jon Curley, of Jersey City, and Burt Kimmelman (at left), of Maplewood, associate professor and professor, respectively, in NJIT's Department of Humanities, will participate in a poetry reading presented by the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Williams Center for the Arts in Rutherford.    >>
Charles Peskin, PhD, professor at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "A Look-Ahead Model for the Transcriptional Dynamics of RNA Polymerase" on Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books.  >>
Andrea Barreiro, PhD, acting assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington, will discuss "Modeling Cooperative Activity in Neural Systems" on Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Wah-Keat Lee, PhD, of the X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss "X-ray Imaging of Complex Dynamics at the Advanced Photon Source: Ferrofluids, Bugs and Sprays" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 2. >>
NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light” using a deformable mirror in what is called adaptive optics at BBSO. An image of a sunspot was published Aug. 23, 2010 on the website of Ciel et l'Espace, as the photo of the day. >>
Yuan-Nan Young, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, has been invited to speak on "Dynamics of a Polar Filament in Stokes Flows" at the Workshop of Fluid Motion at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada from August 9-13.  He will speak on the same topic at the SIAM Conference on Wave and Nonlinear Dynamics in Philadelphia from August 16-18. >>
Jeongwoo Lee, PhD, a research professor in the department of physics, will deliver an invited talk, "Sunspots at Centimeter Wavelengths" on August 22-26 at the International Astronomical Union Symposium on Physics of Sun and Star Spots in Ventura, California. >>
Allison Perlman, PhD, an assistant professor in the Federated History Department, has been awarded a one-year research fellowship in the Verklin Program in Media Ethics and Policy at the University of Virginia. Dr. Perlman is the first research fellow in the Verklin Program, which intends to produce high-quality academic research on the ethics of media policy, the reciprocal relationship between the media and the law, and the political and social impact of media regulation. While at the University of Virginia, she will deliver two university-wide talks on her research and will present her research at the inaugural conference of the Verklin Program, which will be attended by the deans of the respective Annenberg Schools, the chair of the communications studies department of the University of Michigan, and other prominent media policy scholars. The fellowship also will support Dr. Perlman's completion of her book manuscript, Reforming Television: Media Activism, Media Policy, Media History. She will spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Charlottesville. >>
Philip R. Goode, PhD, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT and director of Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California, has received a three-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to improve the optics at BBSO.  >>
Roy H. Goodman, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "What to Do with Your Numerical Simulations" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on August 5, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010.  >>
Xiaoni Fang, an instructor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of 2D Dry Granular Materials" on August 3, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Jacek Wrobel, a doctoral student in applied mathematics at NJIT, will discuss "Adaptive Methods For Computing Invariant Manifolds of Maps" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 27, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Michael Booty, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Classical Aerofoil Theory and Variations on a Theme" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on July 15 in Cullimore Lecture Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Farzan Nadim, PhD, professor in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at NJIT, will serve as a member of the Sensorimotor Integration Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Rudrani Banerjee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NJIT will discuss "A Usage Rate Sensitive Warranty Servicing Strategy With Imperfect Repairs" at the Summer Program Seminar Series on June 29, 2-3 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Room 611 (Math Conference Room). >>
Nancy Coppola, of Mountain Lakes, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT and the director of the Master of Science program in Professional and Technical Communication, received the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist, will perform with pianist Marilyn Crispell for Jazz at Lincoln Center's next Listening Party on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. Featured will be their album, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House, released this month by ECM Records. >>
Christopher Funkhouser and Andrew Klobucar, professor and assistant professor, respectively, in the Department of Humanities, participated in The 4th International Conference & Festival of the Electronic Literature Organization on June 4 at Brown University. Klobucar gave a paper titled "The Broken Mirror" and Funkhouser gave a paper called "From Capacity to Truncation" and a multimedia performance titled "Multi-MIDI-a Poetry."  >>
NJIT will launch this fall a new 12-credit graduate certificate in sustainability policy and environmental management. The program will require students to complete four courses. Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science, will be the program coordinator. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, an associate professor in the department of chemistry and environmental science at NJIT, was part of a team that presented their research this spring at the 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cardiff, UK. Gorun's team members included Hans Moons and Sabine van Doorslear, both of the Department of Physics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and Lukasz Lapok of NJIT. Moons presented the work of the team entitled "CW and Pulsed EPR Characterization of Soluble Metal Phthalocyanines Lacking C-H bonds," which won the JEOL Prize>>
The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music. >>
Eric Katz, PhD, of Bay Shore, NY, a professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, presented a paper entitled "The Nazi Engineers: Reflections on Technological Ethics in Hell" at the 2010 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology on May 10, 2010 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.  >>
Students at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools can now look forward to saving about one year of tuition and time if they choose to attend NJIT upon graduation from either the Union County Magnet High School or the Academy for Information Technology, thanks to an agreement signed today between NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Superintendent Thomas J. Bistocchi. The program allows students entering their freshman year of high school to elect to take certain courses that NJIT faculty have pre-approved for credit. High school students who successfully complete all conditions of the program while in high school will be admitted to NJIT and can participate in a number of majors and colleges including offerings of the Newark College of Engineering, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the College of Computing Sciences and the Albert Dorman Honors College. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at the Academy and Magnet high schools and we are pleased to extend these offerings,” said Joel Bloom, vice president for Academic and Student Services at NJIT. Dr. Bistocchi offered, "It is an opportunity for excellent students to stay in state and get an quality education at a highly ranked national university, NJIT." Similar joint advanced standing admissions programs are already in place between NJIT and Bergen County Academies and Morris County Academies. >>
A special issue of The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE) co-edited by Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, was cited today in a blog by Rob Walker, who writes the "Consumed" column for the Sunday New York Times Magazine. The special issue was published as Volume 14 Issue 1 (January/February 2010). The papers of the online issue are freely downloadable.  >>
Hao Lin, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University, will discuss "Electrokinetic Transport in Electroporation-Mediated Molecular Delivery" at the Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on May 3 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematical sciences at the Courant Institute, New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" on April 30 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Chris Wiggins, PhD, a professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University, will discuss "Form, Function, and Information Processing in Stochastic Regulatory Networks" at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
As Earth Day approaches, you may want to hear more from Maurie Cohen, an associate professor at NJIT, who is one of a quartet of editors responsible for producing a special issue about sustainable consumption and production prepared for The Journal of Industrial Ecology (JIE). The papers of this online issue are freely downloadable at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123296535/issue. >>
Camelia Prodan, PhD, an associate professor in the department of physics at NJIT, will discuss "Topological Phonon Modes and Their Role in Dynamic Instability of Microtubules" on April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
A poem from NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman's new collection As If Free (Talisman House, 2009) will be the featured literary work on The Writer's Almanac program on April 20.  Garrison Keillor will read Kimmelman's poem “Taking Dinner to My Mother” on his National Public Radio show. Kimmelman, of Maplewood, is chair of the department of humanities at NJIT. In the New York City area, the show will air at noon on WQXR-FM 105.9, and will air at various times during the day depending on where in the country you are tuning in. If you can't catch the reading “live” then you can pick it up on the NPR or Writer's Almanac websites in the show's archive; the poem will be posted there along with a podcast. >>
Eric Keaveny, PhD, of  the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences atNew York University, will discuss "Rotation-Translation Coupling Strategies for Artificial Low Reynolds Number Propulsion" on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Greg Wilson, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, will discuss "High Performance Computing Considered Harmful" at the Spring 2010 Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on April 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will bring his unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music at a free lecture on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union in New York City.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Nancy W. Coppola has been named the 2010 recipient of the Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Coppola will receive the award at the STC Conference in May. >>
Jonathan Rubin, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the guest speaker at the Mathematical Biology Seminar Series on April 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients by Karen A. Franck, a professor in both the NJIT College of Architecture and Design and the NJIT College of Science and Liberal Arts, was published last month by Wiley & Sons. The book explores the relationship between client and architect through the lens of four overlapping activities that occur during any project: relating, talking, exploring and transforming. Teresa von Sommaruga Howard is the co-author.  >>
Mani Lakshminarayanan, Investigative Research, Late Development Statistics, Merck & Co. Inc., will discuss "Meaningful and Reproducible Conclusions in Clinical Trials: A Statistician's Perspective" at the Statistics Seminar Series on April 8 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. >>
Hassan Aref, PhD, Reynolds Metals Professor and Niels Bohr Visiting Professor  at Virginia Tech, will discuss "Point Vortices: A Classical Mathematics Playground" on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Hall II. >>
James Meiss, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss "Transitory Dynamical Systems and Transport" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Xiaohui Luo, a senior biometrician at Merck and Company Inc., will discuss "Estimation of Treatment Difference in Proportions in Clinical Trials with Blinded Sample Size Re-estimation" at the Statistics Seminar Series on March 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall, Room 110. >>
Amir H. Hirsa, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will discuss "Protein Assemblies at Flow Interfaces: 2D Crystallization and Amyloid Formation" at a Fluid Dynamics Seminar on March 24, 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall 611. >>
With pitchers and catchers having recently reported to spring training, once again Bruce Bukiet, an associate professor at NJIT, has applied mathematical analysis to compute the number of games that Major League Baseball teams should win in 2010. >>
Nabil Al-Joulani, PhD, PEng, associate professor of civil engineering at Palestine Polytechnic University, will discuss "Ground Pollution Due To Stone Cutting Industry Case Study-Hebron District" on March 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 416 Colton Hall. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Burt Kimmelman of Maplewood, who has published six poetry collections, will read from his collected works at the PoetsWednesday Series on March 10 at 8 p.m.at the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge. >>
Sergiu M. Gorun, PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was awarded a patent today for a novel composition of matter. “Functional Coating Compositions of Perfluoroalkyl Perfluoro-Phthalocyanine Compounds” (US Patent Number 7,670,684) discloses a new self-contained subclass of molecules. These new materials are comprised of organic scaffolds with metal centers, which can be applied as either an opaque or transparent hydrophobic coating. >>
Robert V. Kohn, PhD, a professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute at New York University, will discuss "The Evolution of a Crystal Surface: Steps, PDE's, and Self-Similarity" at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium Series on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II. >>
Robert M. Miura, PhD, distinguished professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Stretching of Heated Viscous Threads" on Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Center Rm. 224. >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation. The free talk, entitled “Whales, Birds and Why Nature Is Beautiful,” will be held Feb. 11, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining area on the third floor of the NJIT Campus Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor Christopher Funkhouser, an expert in digital poetry, will be an invited speaker and performer at "In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice At The Edge: A Gathering" at the Banff Art Center on Feb.18-21 in Alberta, Canada. Funkhouser will join 36 forward-thinking literary artists who will create a context for the demonstration and discussion of cutting-edge literary practice.    >>
NJIT Professor David Rothenberg, a prominent author and musician, will present in words, images and music his ideas about how evolution produces beauty, not only adaptation.  His evidence is the hard-to-explain qualities of bird song, whale song, and other unusual habits of various creatures. >>
Denis L. Blackmore, PhD, a professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT, will discuss "Approximations to Granular Relaxation Flows: Lattices, Limits, Infinite-dimensional Dynamical Systems and Solitons" on Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall II.   >>
Michael Renardy, PhD, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, will kick off the Spring 2010 Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series with a sequence of lectures beginning on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611. "Turning Polymeric Liquids into Theorems: Part One" is the topic of his lecture.   >>
Xiaodong Lin, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at Rutgers University, will discuss "Regularization for Stationary Time Series" on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. in Cullimore Hall Rm. 611 (Math Conference Room). >>