February 2016

February 24, 2016


Montclair State, Sony strike a high-tech partnership

The Record

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In a move that will bring Hollywood’s newest technology to New Jersey, Montclair State has entered into a strategic alliance with Sony Electronics to outfit the new School of Communication and Media building with state-of-the-art 4K television and movie studio and production equipment.

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Four of NJ's public colleges now have doctoral research designation


Montclair State has been designated a research doctoral university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The designation reflects the growing amount of doctoral-level education and research activity.

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Montclair State astrophysicist member of group to detect ripple in gravity

The Record

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Assistant professor, Marc Favata, and two students became a part of scientific history when LIGO announced the detection of gravitational waves, which confirms a major prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

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New 3D printing lab offers students lessons in innovation

The Record

Creating buzz and excitement on campus and beyond, Montclair State has officially opened its innovative MIX Lab. Housed in the Feliciano School of Business, the MIX Lab, complete with 35 3D printers, is the first of its kind in New Jersey and the New York City area and only the ninth such center in the world.

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From our Experts

Montclair's Elizabeth Emery receives NEH fellowship award (Montclair Times) - Professor Elizabeth Emery, received a coveted fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities to fund archival research and the completion of a book about 19th-century women and their struggles in the world of art and philanthropy.

What's in our water? (Montclair Times) - With trace levels of PFOAs found in Montclair’s drinking water, professor Yang Deng weighs in with filtering options for residents.

Collaborating on New Jersey's Dirty Little Secrets (Knight Digital Media) - Dirty Little Secrets is an ongoing investigative environmental journalism project organized in part by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State featuring content created by nearly a dozen NJ news outlets, including local independent news.

Montclair State professors lead STEM program for Little Falls elementary school students (Passaic Valley Today) - Associate professor Sumi Hagiwara developed a program for children in grades kindergarten through sixth, in order to develop children's knowledge and understanding of STEM.

Montclair State professor on mass shootings and mental health (Baristanet) - With grim statistics on the number of mass shootings occurring in America, assistant professor Sarah Lowe discusses how these events affect individuals and communities.

Exercising more doesn't lead to weight loss (Huffington Post) - Diana Thomas, professor and director of the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research, says body weight is one measure of health, but so is fitness. Thomas suggests that individuals who exercise very hard but lose little weight should see a dietitian.


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