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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

The Story Under Your Nose: Performance, Poetry, Dialogue Arts Project at NJIT

Poetry and other forms of creative expression have the power to motivate thinking that addresses critical social issues such as race and identity in new and positive ways. In his upcoming Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT on March 21, 2012, Adam Falkner invites joint exploration of this transformative potential for better understanding and appreciation of our increasingly diverse culture.  The event, which is open to the public, takes place from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Falkner is a poet, performer, English teacher and the founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to incorporating creative writing, the performing arts, and intergroup dialogue into teaching and training processes. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including decomP magazinE, The Other Journal and Literary Bohemian, and has been featured in curricula at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington and other schools. He regularly teaches and performs at colleges and universities across the country and has appeared on HBO, BET, and Michigan and New York Public Radio.

Falkner is also a national associate for the Prison Creative Arts Project, Ginsberg scholar and recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award in Higher Education. He currently teaches 10th grade creative writing at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information about the event visit the NJIT Technology and Society Forum on the Web at http://tsf.njit.edu.

Previous Forum presentations are available at http://itunes.njit.edu; search for “Technology and Society Forum.”

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.