There’s something for everyone this spring at NJIT’s semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series. In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability. A special classical music concert is on tap for February, followed by another lecture about sustainability. The series concludes in April when NJIT Humanities Professor and best-selling author and musician David Rothenberg will discuss his popular books about whale music and why birds sing.
All offerings are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the NJIT Parking Garage, 154 Summit Street. For more information, please click here. Presentations have been made possible thanks to support from AT&T and Hewlett Packard.
Izzo opens the series with a closer look at sustainable energy policy for urban areas when he speaks on Jan. 28, 2009, from 3-4:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform works by C.P.E. Bach, Niccolo Paganini and Claude Debussy among others on Feb. 25, 2009 at 3-4:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Leith Sharp, founding director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative will discuss “Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study” on March 25, 2009, from 3–4:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Ballroom.
The series concludes on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium with Rothenberg’s discussion of whale music and why birds sing. Rothenberg’s latest book, Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) was named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association..
Creature lovers may recall that Rothenberg also authored the bestselling Why Birds Sing (Basic Books) in 2005.
Co-sponsors of the lecture series are the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Committee, Albert Dorman Honors College, Murray Center for Women in Technology and Sigma Xi. For more information about the series, contact Jay Kappraff, firstname.lastname@example.org at 973-596-3490. NJIT welcomes attendees from Essex County College, Rutgers-Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.