News form 2008

The Remarkable Reisers: the inspiring life and work of an NYU-Poly professor

A front-page picture from a major Danish newspaper shows the Reiser family arriving safely at the dock — free at last. This article previously appeared in Professor Mark Green’s blog “...

Skyline Conference recognizes top NYU-Poly athletes

Victoria Kalvert, Rookie of the Year The metropolitan area’s Skyline Conference has honored three Polytechnic Institute of NYU volleyball players. Victoria Kalvert, a freshman outside hitter...

AAPT Scholarship

The American Association of Physics Teachers is offering three $2,000 scholarships for future high-school physics teachers. This scholarship, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, is...

Professor Tapiero launches Risk and Decision Analysis journal

Charles S. Tapiero, Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering and Management of Technology; Morton L. Topfer Endowed Chair During the unfolding U.S. and global financial crisis, “...

11th Annual Lynford Lecture: Grantham reveals financial meltdown causes, future investment focus

(left to right) Polytechnic Institute of NYU President Jerry Hultin, GMO Chairman Jeremy Grantham and Polytechnic Institute of NYU Trustee Jeffrey Lynford. Conventional wisdom would have...

WATCH: Charlie Rose talks economics with NYU-Poly's Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s new distinguished professor of risk engineering and author of The Black Swan, sat down with PBS’ Charlie Rose on December 3 to talk about the...

Wired hospitals in need of critical care

Symposium presenter Marc Bloom of NYU's Langone Medical Center: “We’re working in a World War II infrastructure." “I’ve seen a tethered wire pull down an I.V. stand into a sterile field,”...

The Art of i²e: student winners announced in poster contest

Four Polytechnic Institute of NYU students are sharing the spotlight in the recently announced “i2e. We’ve Defined It. You Design It.” poster contest (see images of winning posters below): 1st Place...

Giving Back: NYU-Poly students serve local community, raise AIDS awareness

NYU-Poly students prepared and delivered meals to homeless individuals and shelters as part of the Residence Life organized “Midnight Run.” According to the Coalition for the Homeless,...

National survey finds NYU-Poly strong in active and collaborative learning

According to findings from a national survey of first-year and senior students, one of Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s greatest strengths is its active and collaborative learning environment. The...

Professor Sofou receives $450,000 grant for breast cancer research

Assistant Professor Stavroula Sofou The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has given Polytechnic Institute of NYU Assistant Professor Stavroula Sofou a $450,000 grant for drug delivery...

Image and Imagination: joint forum looks to generate research collaborations

“Every time we move the scale of what we can see by 10, we find new things.” Those words from Polytechnic Institute of NYU President Jerry M. Hultin at the recent day-long forum “Image and...

$2 million state-funded tech and entertainment center will inspire innovation and spark economic activity

Gathered at the Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment (CITE) ribbon-cutting ceremony (from left to right): Warrington Hudlin, Founder & Chief of dvRepublic.org and the...

NYU-Poly receives $1.9 million grant to fund Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning Center

Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s commitment to provide its students an educational experience rooted in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e) will be bolstered by a $1.9 million...

Wired for Opportunity, Vulnerable to Deep Risk: students and professionals unite to secure cyber space

Polytechnic Institute of NYU swelled with activity on October 14 as students from across the country donning yellow shirts turned the Brooklyn campus into a golden arena for the fifth annual...

Ushering in a New Era: Governor Paterson receives first honorary NYU-Poly degree

Polytechnic celebrated the dawn of a new era on Wednesday, October 22 as it formally ushered in its first academic year as Polytechnic Institute of New York University during a politically star-...

Inventor of the Web cites faculty member's research in Scientific American

Oded Nov, Assistant Professor of Management In 2006, 17 years after  he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee and colleagues created “web science,” a discipline designed to...

Games for Learning: NYU-Poly joins Microsoft Research, NYU and consortium to create 1st scientific-based game research alliance

While middle- and high-school students are well-versed in using technology for social networking and Internet research, there’s a continuing decline among teens in proficiency and interest in...

More Top Marks: NYU-Poly ranks top 10 in innovation and racial diversity; top 20 in economic diversity

College and university rankings from publications like US News & World Report are a reminder every fall that making the grade is just as important to educational institutions as it is to the...

NYU-Poly receives $500K/3-year NSF grant to promote science and mechatronics research to high school teachers

Dr. Vikram Kapila, SMART Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Polytechnic Institute of NYU has received a $500K grant from the National Science Foundation...

Cyber Crime-fighting: students compete to secure cyber space

Polytechnic Institute of NYU's Fifth Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) is pitting the nation's brightest computer science students against the stealthy — and ever-growing — world of...

Professor Iacono's chocolate-wrapping research featured in Science

A recent article "Sweet Inspiration" by Barry Cipra in the journal Science describes Professor Iacono's recent results in computational confectionery theory with collaborators Erik Demaine (MIT),...

NYU-Poly community mourns student's death

The community of Polytechnic Institute of NYU mourns the tragic loss of Andrei Koloskov, a financial engineering graduate student who was involved in a fatal car accident Sunday night. He is...

'Hottest thinker in the world' joins faculty

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering According to The London Times, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s new distinguished professor of...

To the Class of 2012: 'Are you ready to change the world'?

They haven’t even begun their first courses, but the Class of 2012 has already made history. At a convocation ceremony on Tuesday, August 26, the future inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs were...

Top Marks: NYU-Poly ranks seventh in Northeastern colleges for best pay, fourth in nation among engineering schools

Best Northeastern Colleges in the US By Salary Potential > Seniors set to graduate this spring and the entering class of 2012 can begin this academic year certain that they’ve made the...

Future entrepreneurs get hands-on experience at BEST startups

Interns from NYC's Summer Youth Program will return to school this fall with invaluable experience from six-weeks learning the ropes at tech and media startups. (Clockwise from left: Taylor...

Leading researcher joins faculty as industry professor of bioengineering

Dr. Gene DiResta Polytechnic Institute of NYU has appointed Dr.Gene DiResta as the new director of its biomedical engineering masters program. He will also serve as director and advisor to...

Did you hear? Physics and virology collide in a Rogers Hall laboratory

Stephen Arnold, director of Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s Microparticle Photophysics Laboratory for BioPhotonics (MP3L) has been quietly making strides in “whispering gallery modes (WGM)”...

Shaping IT Professionals for the 21st Century: NYU-Poly takes lead at UN conference, announces CIO Academy

Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s expertise in information technology management and cyber security went global at the 20th Annual Information and Communications Technology for Sustainable Economic,...

Bioengineering-computer science research team receives machine-learning grant

A Polytechnic Institute of NYU multidisciplinary research team was recently awarded a $15,000 continuation grant by the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in...

Nobel Laureate and alumnus gives lecture on developing creativity and innovation

Dr. Martin L. Perl, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Polytechnic alumnus, shares his insights on developing creativity and innovation in science and engineering at Presidential Lecture.  ...

Three award-winning teachers share Commencement Week spotlight

  Dr. Janice E. Aber Dr. Vikram Kapila Dr. Joel Wein As Polytechnic sent its graduating inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs into the world during its 153rd Commencement Week, it...

PolySHRM earns multiple honors for another outstanding year

Members of the PolySHRM leadership team with the Superior Merit Award. Left to right: Designated President Tarik Tashkandi; Yosie Geraldino; Current President Suman Sabastin; Designated Vice...

2008 Commencement calls PolyThinkers to action

From left: Valedictorian Mohammad  I. Makhdoom, Honorary Degree recipients Arthur C. Martinez, chairman and CEO (retired), Sears Roebuck and Co., Stef Wertheimer, industrialist and...

Mayor Bloomberg announces NYC Seed, a partnership with Poly to offer capital to tech start-ups

On Monday evening at the kickoff for New York City’s first-ever Internet Week, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the launch of NYC Seed, a new operating entity housed in Polytechnic’s business...

Othmer Residence Hall shows campus how to go green

Residence assistants cutback on paper waste by creating this recycle-inspired, paperless bulletin board. Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for...

Promise Scholarship Fund celebrates 20th anniversary; gala reception thanks donors for record-setting year

The Promise Fund has raised a record-setting $1.7 million and counting during its 20th anniversary year (left to right): Poly Board Chairman Craig G. Matthews, Promise Scholars Jose Reynoso,...

Student InnoVention winners focus on alternative energies and growing economies

The stars of Poly’s 1st Annual Time Warner Cable InnoVention student idea competition (left to right): Co-director Bruce Niswander, winners Christopher LoBello, Aung Thant, Ozgu Alay, Altaf...

Engineering the 'Impossible': students win concrete canoe competition

Members of the winning team and supporters stand with Osiris, a concrete “green” canoe. Sixty percent of the glass used in the concrete mix was recycled from deposits made on Poly’s campus...

Power Players and Educators Set the Course for NYC: Poly's 2nd Annual Leadership Breakfast and Innovation Think Tank

A who’s who of New York business and government leaders gathered on Friday, April 18 to share ideas about the power of Polytechnic University to enliven New York City’s creativity, inventiveness and...

Professor Jackson gives inaugural lecture on controversial gene patent

Myles W. Jackson, Ph.D., Dibner Family Professor of the History of Technology and Science Polytechnic is known for making technology and science history. Now, with the recent addition of...

Arnold and Choudhury honored at Service Award Ceremony

At the Polytechnic University Service Award Ceremony on April 22, honors were given to both Prof. Stephen Arnold and Prof. Deo Choudhury from the Physics Department. Prof. Arnold was honored for...

Poly honors faculty and staff at 2008 Service Award Ceremony

President Jerry M. Hultin (left) and President Emeritus George Bugliarello (right) honor Professor Alan Molof for his 45 years of service to Poly. Proud smiles, shining plaques and Tiffany...

Symposium will address emerging educational challenges and opportunities in tech management and entrepreneurship

Leaders in technology management from business and academia will join forces at a special symposium held by Polytechnic’s Department of Management on Thursday, May 8. “Modern Technology...

Poly's Society of Women Engineers hosts forum, celebrates 45th anniversary

Poly SWE Leadership Team (left to right): Frances Vicioso, Sabine Blair, Irina Igel, Lawrenberg Hanson, Lamia Iftekhar and Jose Garcia Poly’s Society of Women Engineers (Poly SWE) celebrated...

Setting the stage for The Good Doctor

Poly students will enjoy a well-deserved break from their rigorous studies on Wednesday, April 16 with the opening of the Performing Arts Club’s annual spring play. This year, PAC has set the...

Congressman Ed Towns sees PolyThinking in action

Congressman Ed Towns (left) gets a feel for a cutting-edge material that’s strong enough to deflect blast debris and light enough to be used in space shuttle construction. From securing...

Wake-up Call: study finds cell phones increase students' risk-taking

Study co-author: Richard E. Wener, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Psychology and Department Head of Humanities and Social Sciences For today’s college students who came of age...

Merging of the Minds: first group of Poly students takes classes at NYU

A group of intrepid Poly students has taken a glimpse at the future of Poly as a school of NYU and reports that there’s much to look forward to. Late last year as merger planning was at full...

Navy League recognizes Poly Trustee for strength through science

2008 Roosevelts Gold Medal for Science presented to Mr. Smith by Dinner Chairman Donniel Schulman (left), General Manager, Global Finance and Administration, IBM Global Services, and New York...

Assistant Professor Montclare receives important chemical science grant

Jin Kim Montclare, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Jin Kim Montclare has received a 2008 Special Grant in Chemical Sciences from The Camille and...

An Opportunity to Soar: Poly Trustees approve NYU merger

Chairman Craig Matthews opens a university Town Hall with news of the Board’s vote. On Thursday, March 6, Poly’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the Definitive Agreement to merge with...

Poly receives $3 million/5-year NSF GK-12 Fellows grant to promote mechatronics at K-12 schools

(left to right) Professor Noel N. Kriftcher, Professor Dariusz Czarkowski, Professor Vikram Kapila, Professor Magued G. Iskander, Professor Maurizio Porfiri and Professor Rastislav Levicky...

Poly teams up with FDNY to fight fire with engineering

While soaring flames and dark clouds of smoke rushed out the windows of a seven-story building on Governors Island on Monday, Februrary 25, video cameras recorded the scene and onlookers...

Professor Ross to give plenary address at the spring IETF Meeting

Dr. Keith W. Ross, Leonard J. Shustek Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Dr. Keith W. Ross, Internet and computer networking expert and Leonard J. Shustek Professor of Computer...

Illuminating Innovation: Professor Jackson wins Hans Sauer Award

Pictured from left to right: Prof. Dr. H.J. Rheinberger, Dir. of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin; Dr. Myles Jackson, Dibner Family Prof. of History of Science and...

Serious Fun with Robots: CBRI brings robotics technology to local schools

Members of the Brooklyn-winning PS 21 team at the city championship tournament with Dr. Noel Kriftcher, CBRI Fellow Andrey Ivannikov, Prof. Vikram Kapila and principal Harold Anderson. Five...

Poly Ph.D. candidate receives American Chemical Society environmental chemistry award

Jennifer Haghpanah Ph.D. candidate, materials chemistry Jennifer Haghpanah, a materials chemistry Ph.D. candidate, has received a 2008 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry...

Professor Jiang honored as IEEE Fellow

Zhong-Ping Jiang, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Zhong-Ping Jiang of Poly’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was recently elected an IEEE Fellow...

Professor Levon secures grant from New York State for stem cell research

Kalle Levon, Professor of Chemical and Biological Science Professor Kalle Levon of Poly’s Chemical and Biological Sciences Department has secured a $100,000 one-year development grant from...

Assistant Professor Porfiri receives prestigious CAREER award from NSF

Maurizio Porfiri, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Maurizio Porfiri of Poly’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department has received the prestigious...

On the Grid: Poly joins statewide cyber-infrastructure consortium

Poly has joined NYSGrid, a consortium of New York institutions that develops cyber-infrastructure capabilities to advance research and education throughout New York State. NYSGrid’s web site...

NSF awards $570k to a Poly-Stevens Partnership for Innovation Program

Kurt H. Becker, Co-Principal Investigator Bruce Niswander, Co-Principal Investigator Polytechnic University and Stevens Institute of Technology received a joint 2-year, $570k grant from...

Poly fills key gap with new MBA program

Globalization, high-tech, biotech, services innovation...these aren’t just buzz words, they’re realities. But to succeed in the emerging era, more than pure technology is required. Today's and...

Poly celebrates partnership with math and science school for girls

  December 2007 marked the year-and-a-half anniversary of Poly’s partnership with the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women. To celebrate the milestone,...