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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.”

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.