Political Science minor and Business Administration major Lianna Santiago has been selected to serve an internship during summer 2013 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Ms. Santiago successfully competed against thousands of applicants to garner this position through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities .
English major and graduating senior Jennie David has been selected for a US Student Fulbright award for 2012-2013. She will be spending the academic year in South Korea.
Mathematics majors Bernard Lipat and Rusty Laracuenti presented a paper, "Modeling the Effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Meltdown on theMarine Environment" at the meetings of the Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society held from January 4-7, 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
The College would like to congratulate the following students who competed in the NJ NATS Festival of Singing.
Naomi Ortiz- First placeAndrew Darling- Second placeSamille Ganges- First placeAngela Iannacone- Second placeZoila Pinto- Honorable mentionEma Mitrovic (Alum)- Second place
Volume 81, nos. 3/4 of BIOS: A Quarterly Journal of Biology, included an update highlighting the activities of NJCU's Nu Pi chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honors society for the recent academic year.
On April 2, Bernard Lipat, Rusty Laracuenti, Melvyn Drag, and Phil Carillo, all majors in our Math program, competed in the 8th Annual Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Competition. The competition, sponsored by the New Jersey section of the Mathematical Association of America was held at Essex County College and attracted 32 teams.
Rob Stephens, a Music, Dance and Theatre major, will be performing for with the Boys Choir of Harlem for a show which will be televised on ABC7 on Christmas Day.
On November 22, students from Prof. Fausty's EC1 and RWAD classes attended a taping of Democracy Now, a daily news radio program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and syndicated on 850 stations across the USA.
The New Jersey City University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Ed Joffe, Music, Dance and Theatre Department, performed at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Generations in Jazz" festival from 14-19 September.
Art major Laura Krapacher is currently working as an intern at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and following completion of the internship, will join the Museum staff as an art handler.
Biology major Rafael Garces has been accepted to the Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational Biology at Princeton University this summer. In this selective program, students complete an original research project as part of a world-class research group.
Biology major Agata Kaczkowski, is working on a summer internship with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey as part of a US Department of Agriculture grant. You can follow her work via her blog here
This spring semester the Art Department established a new chapter of Kappa Pi, the international art honors society, on campus and held its first induction ceremony in May
The Jazz Ensemble, a 17-piece group directed by Professor Ed Joffe, featured NJCU faculty member and saxophonist Bob Malach as guest soloist with the band. This was the ensemble's 2nd appearance on this Series in recent years.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-5 May, Media Arts majors Robert Astudillo, Irving Abreu, and Jessie Abreu presented a Godzilla Exhibit in the Fries Hall TV studio, that included a screening of the original (1954) Japanese edition of the movie, Gojira.
2010 Science Showcase
On Wednesday, 21 April, the College sponsored the 2010 Science Showcase, an opportunity for students in biology, chemistry, geoscience, and physics to share poster presentations of their work.
The Mathematics Department inducted its first honorees into Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national Mathematics Honors Society. The ceremony included a talk by Dr. Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical Association
Congratulations to all of our inductees:
Abiodun Banner, Salma Bouazzaoui, Asmaa Bouayad, Juliette Cabrera, Phil Carrillo, Cody Chin, Azza Eltawil (not pictured), Walter Fedzina, Tracy Goycochea, Teresa Kalinowski, Elizabeth Manfrede, Peter Morin, Maria Quiamboa (not pictured), Edwin Rivera, Christopher William
Kappa Mu' Epsilon's take on the ceremony is available here.
Good news from our English Department's creative writing program. Senior Krystal Sital, has been accepted in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Hunter College, currently considered one of the best in the country, with faculty like Louise DeSalvo, Kathryn Harrison, and Meena Alexander. Krystal also has created and maintains two online fora for collaborative writing whose members and contributors come from across the United States.
Lisa Halpern and Richard Buntzen (MFA 2009), a student and a recent alum in the Art Department 's MFA program, were among 37 of 100 artists whose work is included in an exhibition for the Arts Council of the Morris Area in Morristown, NJ. Prof. Midori Yoshimoto, Art Department, guest curated the exhibition. The opening is 19 February, from 5-7:30 and is part of the Morristown Gallery Walk.
Ammar Rizvi an undergraduate student in the Biology Department was selected to participate in a winter break internship with the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Ammar, is a full-time NJCU student and currently interns for three New Jersey Podiatric Physicians
Two MFA students, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern and Matthew Lahm, in the Art Department exhibited their work in the 2010 National Wet Paint Exhibition at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago. This was a juried competition and Lisa and Matthew were two of only three artists in New Jersey whose work was selected for the show.Here's a video clip of the show, and here's another of an interview with Matthew discussing his work.
Four NJCU students -- seniors Kelly Cuenca (Union), Elias Jimenez (Jersey City), juniors Chazz Jogie (Jersey City) and Stephanie Herrera (Union City) -- placed first in the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) Design Derby, an annual statewide competition that presents contestants with a real-life design challenge. The four winners are all art majors specializing in illustration, and were among 102 students from New Jersey colleges and universities competing.
On Tuesday 17 November, the English Department celebrated the launch of the latest issue of PATHs, the student journal of creative writing.