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Long before Facebook introduced its hot new Social Graph app, researchers in the ADVANCE project at NJIT were pioneering the use of social network mapping to help women scientists and engineers supercharge their careers. >>
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).  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.    >>
Carol S. Johnson, PhD, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has won the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009). The award will be announced at the 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) meeting in Atlanta in March.  She is a resident of Oak Ridge. >>
A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices? >>
Carol S. Johnson, PhD, of Oak Ridge, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Humanities, has won the 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award in Technical and Scientific Communication in the category of Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication for The Language of Work: Technical Communication at Lukens Steel, 1810-1925 (Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2009). The award will be announced at the 2011 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) meeting in Atlanta in March. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and poet Burt Kimmelman, PhD, of Maplewood, discussed his recent collection As If Free and more with the critic, scholar and poet Thomas Fink in an interview that has been published in Jacket Magazine. Published in Australia, Jacket is probably the best known/widest readership publication of avant-garde English-language poetry and poetics, and recently affiliated itself with the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania where Kimmelman will give a reading this October.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim, will be presented by the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department on March 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7 p.m. and on March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. Michael V. Kerley of NJIT's Humanities Department directs.  Reservations: theatre@njit.edu; 973-596-3457. >>
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. >>