For Immediate Release
June 19, 2002

New Jersey
Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability

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Media Advisory

Lecture and Reception Honoring Outgoing NJIT President

WHAT:The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) is honoring New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Saul Fenster, Ph.D., with a lecture/reception. It will pay tribute to the legacy of Fenster, who is retiring in the fall.

WHO: Through his core message, his support of research at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), his development of the NJIT campus and through his support of New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, Fenster has contributed greatly to sustainability in New Jersey.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The John Howard room, second floor of the Hazell Center.

BACKGROUND: The lecture will be given by three distinguished speakers, each of whom has enhanced NJIT's reputation and commitment to sustainability through architecture and planning: David Gibson, president, DF Gibson Architects; Jason Kliwinski, senior project manager, Prisco and Edwards Architects; and Eduardo Del Valle, associate vice president, facilities and campus planning, Kean University. This event is also a celebration of the election of Daniel Watts, Ph.D., Panasonic Professor of Sustainability at NJIT, as president of NJHEPS. The group will have an office at NJIT beginning July 1, 2002.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.