NJIT Newsroom tagged with "forum" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 T&S Forum: Exploring Our Place in the Universe http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-091.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-091.phpFri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years. But theory suggests we should see more. Why don't we? What will it take to peer into the darkness? What will we find?

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Technology and Society Forum Series to Present Concert by Baroque Orchestra of NJ http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-081.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-081.phpThu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) returns to NJIT as part of the Technology and Society Forum's exploration of creativity in all of its forms on March 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre.

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Technology and Society Forum Addresses Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-057.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-057.phpTue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Michael Emery, director of human resources at the UN Population Fund, will present “Global Leadership and Careers within the United Nations” on March 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. 

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, career development services, murray center for women in technology


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CANCELLED - T&S Forum: Exploring Our Place in the Universe http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-038.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-038.phpMon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we?

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RESCHEDULED - T&S Forum Series: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-030.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-030.phpThu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, educational opportunity program, sigma xi, black history month, diversity programs


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T&S Forum Series: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-026.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2014/2014-026.phpFri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0500 The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for the first week of Black History Month on Feb. 5.

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Technology and Society Forum Series To Host Concert by David Rimelis http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-369.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-369.phpTue, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Musician David Rimelis will explore the connections and differences among scientists, architects, engineers and musicians in a Technology & Society Forum Series presentation.on Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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NJIT Students and Faculty Present Work at H209 Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-292.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-292.phpWed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Students and Faculty from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design presented their studio work to an international audience dedicated to addressing water challenges for coastal cities from the Dutch Delta to New York Harbor.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, students, martina decker, tom dallessio, keith krumwiede


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NJIT Master Teacher To Speak at Thailand Innovation Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-259.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-259.phpFri, 02 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Methi Wecharatana, PhD, master teacher in the department of civil and environmental engineering, has been asked to speak at the Thailand Innovation Forum: R&D to Commercialization Seminar on Aug. 15 in Bangkok. 

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NJIT To Host Free Forum About Doing Business With the European Union http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-174.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-174.phpFri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 If you want to learn more about helping your business or company grow in Europe, don't miss a free one day business forum at NJIT on May 15, 2013, which will detail how to use technology and innovation to do business in the European Union. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, college of science and liberal arts, college of architecture and design, nce, college of computing sciences, albert dorman honors college, school of management, csla, coad, ccs, mathematical sciences, electrical and computer engineering, physics, som, civil and environmental engineering, judith sheft, biomedical engineering, information systems, humanities, school of art and design, adhc, mechanical and industrial engineering, biological sciences, engineering technology, history, federated


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MEDIA ADVISORY: Fracking on Trial at NJIT: Everything You Always Wanted to Know http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-135.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-135.phpTue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 WHAT:  Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, injects fluid underground at high pressure to fracture rock formations in order to extract previously inaccessible oil and gas.  Opponents point to groundwater contamination, risks to air quality, and migration of toxic chemicals to the surface.  Is this technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at an upcoming NJIT Technology and Society Forum.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, technology and society forum, civil and environmental engineering, michel boufadel, fracking, daniel soeder


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Fracking: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-118.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-118.phpMon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 A technology vital for tapping much-needed energy or one that's environmentally destructive?  That's the question a panel of experts will explore at the Technology and Society Forum session on fracking April 10, 2013 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.  The NJIT Technology and Society Forum is free and open to the public.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, civil and environmental engineering, sigma xi, jay kappraff, michel boufadel, fracking


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NJIT Researchers Will Be Featured Speakers at 2013 Redevelopment Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-080.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-080.phpThu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 How innovation districts can foster economic growth will be the focus of an upcoming panel, moderated by NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian at the 2013 Redevelopment Forum.  The event, sponsored by New Jersey Future, is set for March 1, 2013 in New Brunswick.  Other NJIT speakers will include College of Architecture and Design Dean Urs Gauchat, examining how new construction can “fit” into often delicate existing fabrics.  Colette Santasieri, director of strategic initiatives at NJIT, will sit on a third panel, addressing the tensions between port operations and redevelopments for nonindustrial/nonport related issues. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, donald sebastian, research and development, urs gauchat, colette santasieri, strategic initiatives


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TIAA CREF CIO To Forecast IT's Future at Free NJIT Talk: Public Invited http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-067.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-067.phpWed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Annabelle Bexiga, the senior managing director and chief information officer at TIAA-CREF, will trace the dramatic changes that have taken place in the field of information technology when she addresses this year's 2013 Gilbreth Colloquium at NJIT. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, albert dorman honors college, murray center for women in technology, sigma xi, office of technology development, lillian moller gilbreth, new jersey innovation acceleration center


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Famous Whistleblower, Founder No FEAR, To Speak at NJIT Lecture Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-050.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-050.phpTue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0500 “No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph” is the title of a lecture by the founder of the No FEAR Coalition Marsha Coleman-Adebayo set for Feb. 20, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the public.  Street parking is available.  Coleman-Adebayo is the Director of the National Whistleblowers Center.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, csla, department of physics, technology and society forum, educational opportunity program, murray center for women in technology, sigma xi, environmental protection agency, epa, graduate student association


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The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey to Perform Free Concert at NJIT on Feb. 6 http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-002.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-002.phpMon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A performance by members of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey (BONJ) will launch NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum series, a celebration of artistic creativity and exploration of key social issues.  BONJ will perform on Feb. 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre on the NJIT campus.  The public is invited to attend the free concert.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of mathematical sciences, csla, technology and society forum, department of chemistry and environmental science, jay kappraff


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Advantages, Challenges of Cloud Computing Discussed Oct. 10 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-333.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-333.phpMon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Cloud computing is a hot topic in cyber-circles and the popular media.  But what are the real advantages of computing in the clouds, and what are the challenges, including security?  A panel of experts will explore these topics at NJIT's next Technology and Society Forum session on Oct. 10, 2012 in the Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.  The public is invited to this free talk.  

Tagged: college of computing sciences, ccs, department of computer science, technology and society forum, cloud computing, reza curtmola, xiaoning ding


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Technology and Society Forum Presentation on Oct. 3 http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-323.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-323.phpThu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. The Emmy-nominated, award-winning Newark filmmakers Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno will screen and discuss their short 3D films on Newark and the Brooklyn waterfront on Oct. 3 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, department of humanities, technology and society forum, jon curley, jerome bongiorno, 3d film


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The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-295.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-295.phpThu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 The History of 3D Film: Starring Newark and New York will be the first 2012 featured lecture this fall of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentations. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, department of humanities, technology and society forum, lecture series, jonathan curley


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Creator of New Museum of Math To Speak at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-127.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-127.phpTue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Mathematics is a vital tool for understanding the world and in the fall of 2012 a new museum will invite the public to experience the power and wonders of mathematics, with an emphasis on activities that are creative, surprising and fun.  

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NJIT Tech Forum Series: Paving the Way to a Smarter World: Creativity in Engineering Education http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-104.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-104.phpTue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Imagination and creativity have long energized technological progress.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, albert dorman honors college, department of electrical and computer engineering, department of physics, technology and society forum, murray center for women in technology, sigma xi, lillian gilbreth colloquium, lillian moller gilbreth


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The Story Under Your Nose: Performance, Poetry, Dialogue Arts Project at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-085.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-085.phpThu, 01 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 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.

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NJIT To Host Second Annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-071.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-071.phpTue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with Career Development Services will host the second annual Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom B.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, career development services, biotech life sciences industry forum


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Survival of the Beautiful: Scientists and Artists Face Off on Aesthetics of Evolution http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-056.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-056.phpFri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Why did the peacock's tail vex Charles Darwin?

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, technology and society forum, humanities, david rothenberg, overseers excellence in research prize and medal


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Free Spring Cultural Event Series at NJIT Opens Feb. 22 with Klang Quartet http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-046.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-046.phpMon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0500 “Creative Diversity” will be the theme of this Spring's 2012 NJIT Technology and Society Forum, http://tsf.njit.edu a series of free events open to the public and scheduled from Feb. 22, 2012-April 13, 2012 on the NJIT campus.  

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Free Lecture about Worldwide Water Crisis at NJIT on 11/16 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-440.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-440.phpTue, 15 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0500 “The Worldwide Water Crisis” will be the focus of a talk by Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University on Nov. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.

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NJIT Physicist, of Princeton, Receives Innovators Award for Tonometer and More http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-424.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-424.phpFri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 More than a half dozen licensed inventions that will someday enable people to lead healthier and more productive lives has brought a unique honor to NJIT Professor Gordon A. Thomas, of Princeton Township. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, donald sebastian, department of physics, new jersey inventors hall of fame, gordon thomas, tonometer


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CANCELLED: Technology and Society Forum on Oct. 19 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-393.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-393.phpTue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Due to unforeseen circumstances, “Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Atomic Power,” the Technology and Society Forum presentation scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, has been cancelled. 

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Sculpture Dedicated Today at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-342.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-342.phpWed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 "Une Petite Bouteille," a bronze interpretation of a Klein bottle by nanotechnology research pioneer, entrepreneur and former NJIT research professor Robert B. Marcus, PhD, was officially dedicated today in Eberhardt Hall.  

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Scientist and Sculptor To Reflect on Creativity at NJIT Talk Set for 9/21 http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-332.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-332.phpThu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The creative confluence of science and art will be the focus of the first in the fall 2011 Technology and Society Forum presentations when James C. Phillips and Robert B. Marcus jointly share their views on September 21, 2011 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, james phillips, robert marcus


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NJIT Hosts First Latino Leadership Series Forum by U.S. Senator Menendez http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-256.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-256.phpTue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT hosted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez's first Latino Leadership Series Forum for 2011 yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The forum, “Access to Capital: Seizing Opportunities for Latino Businesses in a Global Economy,” provided the opportunity to engage in discussions on access to capital, lending and government contracting. 

Tagged: robert altenkirch, robert menendez


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Rise of Academic Entrepreneurship To Be Topic of Free NJIT Talk http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-107.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-107.phpTue, 29 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Universities are going into business — in a big way, according to Donald Siegel, dean of the School of Business and professor of management at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).

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Columbia Prof To Discuss Good, Bad Aspects of Choice at NJIT March 23 Talk http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-077.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-077.phpTue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 23 in the Campus Center Ballroom at 2:30 p.m., Columbia University Professor Sheena Iyengar will address the psychological and cultural challenges of choice, and suggest answers drawn from her discipline-spanning research. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, murray center for women in technology, lillian gilbreth colloquium, lillian moller gilbreth, sheena iyengar


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Klang String Quartet Offers Free Afternoon Concert at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-021.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-021.phpMon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 The Klang String Quartet with its unique blend of musical interests and influences (Klang in German means sound) is scheduled to perform on Feb. 16, 2011 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m.

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NJIT's Dept. of Biomedical Engineering To Host Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-014.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-014.phpMon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with the Division of Career Services will host the Spring Biotech/Life Sciences Industry Forum on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Fenster Hall Rm. 698. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, career development services, treena arinzeh, bryan pfister, tara alvarez, cheul cho, biotech life sciences industry forum


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Beyond an Environmental History of the Space Race: Free Lecture at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-346.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-346.phpTue, 12 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at “spaceship Earth” with a newfound environmental awareness. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, technology and society forum, federated department of history, neil maher


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The Art of Choosing: How Does Anyone Make Vital and Mundane Choices http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-323.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-323.phpThu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 A customer at an Apple store asks for the latest iPhone in black, but then suddenly changes his preference to white when he sees everyone else buying black . . .  Although the child knows she shouldn't press the big red button, she finds her hand inching toward it. . . . In some cultures, young men and women who decide to marry know that they will see each other in person for the first time on their wedding day.  How did these people make their choices? How do any of us make vital and mundane choices?

Tagged: department of humanities, technology and society forum, jay kappraff, sheena iyengar, presidential early career award


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Music Improvisation Software: An Interface for People with Severe Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-310.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-310.phpTue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, department of biomedical engineering, technology and society forum, jay kappraff, deep listening institute, music improvisation software, pauline oliveros


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Music Improvisation Software Expert To Kick Off Fall 2010 Technology and Society Forum Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-303.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-303.phpTue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, music improvisation software, pauline oliveros, deep listening institute


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Maude Barlow To Speak on Global Water Crisis, Coming Battle for Right to Water http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-051.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-051.phpTue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Water ― life on our planet would be impossible without it, and clean water is vital for human health and well-being. Yet close to three billion people have no running water within a kilometer of their homes, and every eight seconds a child dies of water-borne disease. In the NJIT Technology and Society Forum presentation on March 10, 2010, Maude Barlow will outline a three-part strategy for achieving a water-secure world. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, murray center for women in technology, lillian gilbreth colloquium, lillian moller gilbreth


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Activist To Speak at NJIT Feb. 24, 2010 About New Vision To Help Haiti http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-047.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-047.phpMon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series. 

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, jay kappraff, sigma xi, haiti, sarah brownell


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Activist To Speak at NJIT Feb. 24, 2010 About New Vision To Help Haiti http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-017.phpFri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series. 

Tagged: seminar, technology and society forum, workshop, lecture, jay kappraff, haiti, earthquake, sarah brownell


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Black History Month at NJIT Opens with Free Concert Featuring Pianist Richard Alston: Program to Focus on Composers of African Descent http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-004.phpThu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, essex county college, jay kappraff, black history month


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How-To of Using Electric Power from Space Will Highlight Talk at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-384.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-384.phpMon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Imagine beaming electric power from space as a viable solar energy option. Engineer and researcher Martin Hoffert, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of applied science at New York University, will discuss this theory further in a free lecture, open to the public, on Nov. 4, 2009 at NJIT, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, technology and society forum, sigma xi, global warming, solar energy


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How Technology Is Changing the Practice of Architecture Will Be Forum Subject http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-373.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-373.phpFri, 23 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) will host a public forum on the changing status of technology in architectural practice and the emerging potential for the role of architecture in the design of the built environment. The NJ Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will sponsor the free event, open to the public, set for Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, seminar, coad, lecture, urs gauchat, matt burgermaster, richard garber, american institute of architects, forum, talk, gabrielle esperdy, peter papademetriou


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Vertical Farming Expert Opens Fall 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-334.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-334.phpThu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Dickson D. Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discussed vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, at the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series yesterday.  Vertical urban farms could help to repair many of the world's damaged ecosystems and moderate global climate change, says Despommier. Social benefits include fostering a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health, new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water. Despommier's lecture drew a large number of community organizers, including Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, City of Newark Sustainability Officer Chelsea Arbusher, and Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, in addition to representatives from the Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University and the Ironbound Community Corporation.

Tagged: technology and society forum, newark, donald payne, newark public schools, vertical farming, dickson despommier, vertical urban farms


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Vertical Farming Advocate Featured at Free Lecture Tomorrow at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-330.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-330.phpTue, 29 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier, who is a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, has long been interested in the environment and the ecology of infectious disease transmission. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, vertical farming, dickson despommier, aeroponic technologies, hydroponic technologies


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Vertical Farming Advocate Featured at Upcoming Free Lecture at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-307.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-307.phpFri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400 A farm on the 40th floor? That's a distinct possibility, according to Dickson D. Despommier, an advocate of  vertical farming. Despommier will discuss vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, on Sept. 30, 2009 at NJIT. 

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Executive Director of Sigma Xi To Speak at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-121.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-121.phpTue, 31 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 "The Value of Scientific Societies" is the topic of a presentation by Jerome F. Baker, PhD, executive director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, on April 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The lecture, which is part of the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series, will focus on how Sigma Xi is working to assist its members in adding value to their lives and to the lives of those impacted by engineering and science. 

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NJIT Humanities Professor To Explore the Worlds of Whale and Bird Song at Technology and Society Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-114.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-114.phpFri, 27 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public.

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Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-066.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-066.phpThu, 26 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom.

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Public Invited To Free Performance by Members of NJ Symphony Orchestra at NJIT Feb. 25, 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-048.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-048.phpFri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Music is an expression of creativity that spans all eras and cultures.  On Feb. 25, 2009 at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m., the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will celebrate this aspect of creativity when artists from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform the work of five noted composers.

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PSEG’s Ralph Izzo To Explore at NJIT the Impacts of Climate Change, More http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-015.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-015.phpWed, 21 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy.

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Sustainability, Whale Music, Plus More Highlight Upcoming Free NJIT Lectures http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-007.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-007.phpTue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 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.  

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, seminar, department of humanities, technology and society forum, david rothenberg, workshop, murray center for women in technology, lecture, sustainability, jay kappraff, whale music, ralph izzo, public service enterprise group, new jersey symphony orchestra


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NJIT Tech Forum Speaker Will Discuss Climate Change and U.S. Politics on Nov. 12 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-408.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-408.phpMon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Dealing effectively with climate change presents political challenges that can be even more complex than the science involved. David W. Orr, PhD, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and the James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont, will explore critical climate-change issues in the context of U.S. politics and policy decisions in "Some Like It Hot—Many More Don't," the final Fall Technology and Society Forum presentation on Nov. 12, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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NJIT Talk by South Bronx Leader To Focus on Sustainability of Newark http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-320.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-320.phpWed, 17 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Miquela Craytor, executive director of Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), will speak Oct. 1, 2008, at NJIT about how green technology can meet the growing climate crisis and also benefit the nation's distressed urban centers.

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Noted Reporter To Speak at NJIT on the Threat to Personal Privacy http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-301.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-301.phpWed, 27 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The growing threat to the privacy of American citizens resulting from the government's efforts to combat terrorism will be the focus of a talk at NJIT set for Sept. 17, 2008 from 3-4:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center. 

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Former MIT President To Outline Future of Engineering Education at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-176.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-176.phpMon, 28 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom.

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Former MIT President To Outline Future of Engineering Education at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-123.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-123.phpThu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak about educating engineers for a multi-faceted role in the global economy at NJIT on April 30. The distinguished engineer and educator will deliver his lecture from 3-4:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom.

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Don’t Miss: NJIT Offers Two Free Classical Music Concerts on April 2, 7 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-115.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-115.phpMon, 31 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Technology and Society Forum has scheduled two free musical events on April 2 and April 7 for its Spring 2008 Series. The public is invited to both of them. On April 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., NJIT Math Professor Jay Kappraff will join Rieko Kawabata on violin in a performance of the Vivaldi double concerto.

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Expert on Biological Evolution Headlines Upcoming Lecture http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-108.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-108.phpThu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis. The public is invited to the free talk set for March 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT.

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Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra To Perform at Technology and Society Forum Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-105.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-105.phpTue, 25 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Schubert's octet scored for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet and French horn on April 2, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The performance is part of NJIT's Spring 2008 Technology and Society Forum Series.

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Expert on Biological Evolution Headlines Upcoming NJIT Lecture http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-080.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-080.phpWed, 05 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 The “Evolution of Life: Sex and Other Mergers” will be the subject of an upcoming talk at NJIT by noted University of Massachusetts (UM) scientist and author Lynn Margulis, an expert on the “Gaia” hypothesis. 

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NJIT Forum Series Speaker Will Discuss Sustainable Environment http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-059.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-059.phpMon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 “Sustainability”—it's a term that has risen to critical prominence in assessing our planet's resources and the future well-being of society. In NJIT's upcoming Technology and Society Forum presentation, Jon Plaut will explore the antecedents of concerns with sustainability, including the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and increasing population. The public is invited to the free talk set for Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. 

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NJIT To Host New Jersey Stem Cell Public Information Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-378.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-378.phpWed, 17 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Those seeking first-hand information and responses to questions about stem cell research are invited to attend a regional Stem Cell Public Information Forum at NJIT on Oct. 23, 6:30-9 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), 3rd Floor.

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Professor Analyzes China’s Rise To Power for Upcoming NJIT Talk http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-359.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-359.phpWed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Cheng Li, the William R. Kenan Professor of Government at Hamilton College, will analyze China in the 21st century at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum presentation. The free public event is set for Oct. 10, 3-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.

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NJIT To Participate in Stem Cell Public Information Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-202.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-202.phpWed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400 Those seeking first-hand information and responses to questions about stem cell research are invited to attend the first regional Stem Cell Public Information Forum on May 22, 7-9 p.m. at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Donald Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development and Treena Arinzeh, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will participate in a panel discussion. Registration is free; seating is limited. Reserve seats by registering at www.stemcellhealing.org or e-mail info@stemcellhealing.org.

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Hopkins Research Professor Talks at NJIT About Hospital Noise and Black Heritage in Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-140.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-140.phpMon, 02 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400 James E. West, PhD, a research professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will make two presentations on April 9. The first talk, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will feature an overview of the Black heritage in technology. From 4-5:30 p.m. in Tiernan Lecture Hall I, West will discuss the increasing awareness of noise as being detrimental to health in hospitals.

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Downtown Chamber Trio Highlights Four Women Composers in NJIT Concert http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-123.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-123.phpWed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT will come alive with the sounds of female composers on March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The Downtown Chamber Trio will perform the music of Nadia Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann. The concert is free and open to the public.

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William A. Wulf Lecture Postponed http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-082.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-082.phpMon, 26 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Due to the inclement weather, the lecture by William A. Wulf, PhD, president of the National Academy of Engineering, that was originally scheduled today at 11:30 a.m. has been postponed.

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Climos Chief Science Officer to Speak at NJIT About Greenhouse Gases http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-060.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-060.phpThu, 08 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) next week the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases over just two centuries as part of NJIT's NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series.

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Margaret Leinen To Discuss Global Change at Spring 2007 Technology Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-041.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-041.phpWed, 31 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Margaret Leinen, PhD, chief science officer and vice president of Climos, will discuss "Global Change: The Challenges for Research in a World Aware of Change" on Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. The public is invited to the talk, which is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series.

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Super Powers for Humans May Be Just Around the Technological Corner http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-420.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-420.phpFri, 20 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Humans may soon have the super powers of superheroes now found only in comic books and movies, says bestselling author and social commentator Joel Garreau, who will speak on Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at NJIT's Campus Center. The talk is part of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum series.

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Winning the Oil Endgame in America To Be Discussed at NJIT Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-389.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-389.phpWed, 04 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400 America's energy future is choice, not fate, and U.S. dependence on oil can be eliminated with proven technologies that create wealth and strengthen security. That's the message Nathan Glasgow of the Rocky Mountain Institute will bring to NJIT in his presentation on Oct. 25 at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum.

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NJIT Sponsors Fall Lecture Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-355.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-355.phpFri, 22 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Once again, the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will present speakers whose ideas excite and challenge. The first lecture, “Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, An Essential Skill for the New Millennium,” is set for Sept. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom. Gerard J. Puccio, PhD, the department chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, SUNY, will explore the nature of creativity and how people may enhance their potential for thinking.

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Nanotechnology Expert To Lecture on Molecular Engineering at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-152.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-152.phpMon, 03 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400 Chris Phoenix, director of research at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, will lecture at NJIT on a promising yet potentially dangerous nanotechnology called molecular manufacturing. Phoenix's lecture, free and open to the public, is scheduled for April 5, 3-4:30 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom.

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Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal Speaks at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-140.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-140.phpWed, 22 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said.

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Shirley Ann Jackson Discusses Energy Security and the Quiet Crisis at NJIT Tech Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-027.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-027.phpThu, 09 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Energy security demands innovation and innovation requires an investment in intellectual security,” Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told some 200 faculty, staff, students and others on Feb. 9. Jackson said that energy security and the “quiet crisis”—stemming from the gap between the nation's growing need for scientists, engineers, and other technically skilled workers and its production of them—are “inextricably linked” and, if permitted to continue unmitigated, could reverse the global leadership Americans currently enjoy. “We can no longer drill our way to energy security,” Jackson said. “We must innovate our way to energy security.”

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Arts High Chorus Performs at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-054.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-054.phpThu, 02 Feb 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The NJIT Technology and Society Forum's spring program kicked off on Feb. 1 with a performance by the Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and vocalist Yvette Glover. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Educational Opportunity Program, the concert is part of the university's recognition of Black History Month and celebration of our nation's rich diversity.

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Newark Arts High Chorus To Sing at NJIT: Vocalist Yvette Glover Will Join Them http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-017.phpThu, 12 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark's Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at NJIT on Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. as part of the university's celebration of Black History Month.The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT.

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Prominent Geologist To Discuss the Impending Global Oil Shortage at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-298.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-298.phpWed, 31 Aug 2005 00:00:00 -0400 Kenneth Deffeyes, PhD, an esteemed geologist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled “The Impending Oil Shortage: A Crisis in Public Policy" on Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center atrium. The lecture is free, open to the public and parking is available. Deffeyes's talk is the first in this year's Technology and Society Forum series.

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Albert Dorman Honors College Alumni Pass on the Torch of Knowledge http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-227.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-227.phpWed, 17 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 A group of alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) visited the university to speak to students about the skills needed to succeed professionally.  The 16 alumni, all of whom graduated from the Albert Dorman Honors College, met with students in round table discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. The graduates also spoke about internships and research opportunities available at their companies. 

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Freeman Dyson Speaks at NJIT's Technology and Society Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-218.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-218.phpThu, 11 Nov 2004 00:00:00 -0500 As Freeman Dyson tells it, "If we are wise, science gives us opportunities to leave things better than the way we left it." To a packed ballroom of more than 500 faculty, staff, students and alumni, Dyson expanded on how the the proliferation of genetic engineering and biotechnology soon will circumvent the Darwinian principles that have governed evolution for three billion years. His lecture, "Life After Darwin: The Open Software of Gene Transfer," spoke to the social and economic consequences of this biotechnological upheaval and the resulting explosion of biodiversity. "Biotechnology will become domesticated--no longer seen as weird and alienated," he predicts. "With new tools come new questions and new responsibilities."

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Honors Colloquium to Explore Space Travel on Nov. 1 http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-206.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-206.phpFri, 29 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 "Space--The Final Frontier: What Is It Like to Live and Work in Space?", a lecture by Al Sacco, Jr., PhD, will be presented by the Albert Dorman Honors College as part of its colloquium series on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. A former astronaut, Sacco is director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing and professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University.

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Internationally Known Physicist and Futurist to Speak at Nov. 10 Technology Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-205.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-205.phpFri, 29 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Will the emerging revolution in genetic engineering and biotechnology change the course of Darwinian evolution—drastically altering the nature of life on earth? Internationally-known physicist and futurist Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ will explore this possibility during the Nov. 10 technology forum at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. “Life After Darwin: The Open Software of Gene Transfer” is the third in NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series, which is free and open to the public.

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Special Honors Colloquium Scheduled for October 25 http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-194.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-194.phpFri, 22 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 "Planning for Disaster," a special Honors College Colloquium, will be held on October 25, 2004, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Weston Hall, Lecture 1 (located on the lower level of the School of Architecture Building). Joseph Picciano, P.E., Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security for New York, New Jersey, Puerto RIco and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Kathryn Humphrey, Response & Recovery Division Director for FEMA and Homeland Security, will be the guest speakers at the event, which is open to the university community. For more information, contact Lois Chipepo at Chipepo@njit.edu.

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NJIT Forum Explores Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research New Promise in Treating Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-189.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-189.phpTue, 19 Oct 2004 00:00:00 -0400 --“Stem cell biology is one of the greatest revolutions in bio-medicine,” Ira Black, MD,  told 350 listeners at yesterday's forum at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on stem cell research.  Black, chair of the department of neuroscience and cell research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discussed recent breakthroughs in stem cell research.  He talked about the it might bring for treatments of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, birth defects, and other degenerative diseases. Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, NJIT assistant professor of biomedical engineering, also spoke. In introducing Arinzeh, Black called tissue engineering “the next level” in bio-medical research. Arinzeh described how her studies point the way to “off the shelf” therapies for broken bones and spinal cord injuries. Arinzeh recently received the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her research on adult stem cells.

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Controversial NJIT Forum Raises Concerns about Electronic Voting Machines http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-149.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-149.phpMon, 27 Sep 2004 00:00:00 -0400 We are contracting out primary responsibility for running elections to private companies who are not publicly accountable,” warned New York City Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Kellner.  Kellner's comments along with Harvard University e-voting expert Rebecca Mercuri were delivered at a Sept. 23 forum about electronic voting technology at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Both speakers explained the vulnerability of electronic voting systems to insider and outsider attacks which they believe creates new opportunities for large scale vote fraud in the 2004 election and beyond.

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Dudley Herschbach, Noted Harvard Professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate To Speak at NJIT, May 9, 2003 http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-049.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-049.phpTue, 06 May 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Noted Nobel Laureate, Harvard University Professor of Science Dudley Herschbach, will discuss improving science education at all levels in the U.S when he speaks May 9, 2003, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His lecture topic is “The Impossible Takes a Little Longer-Reflections on the Nature of Science and Science Education.” The talk will convey aspects of the scientific enterprise including the practical value of curiosity-driven research and the kinship of science and the humanities as liberal arts.

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Noted Journalist and Science Writer John Horgan Speaks April 16 at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-040.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-040.phpTue, 15 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Noted journalist and science writer John Horgan will discuss his three recent books on April 16, at 1 p.m. at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1 of Cullimore Hall, located at the intersection of Summit and Bleeker streets, Newark.

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Sloan Foundation President To Speak April 22 at New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-034.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-034.phpTue, 08 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Ralph E. Gomory, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will speak about global trade and conflicting national interests on April 22, 2003 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk, sponsored by the School of Management at NJIT, will begin at 6:30 p.m. following registration and a reception that starts at 5:45 p.m. The event, which will take place in the Hazel Ballroom on the NJIT campus, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Barbara Tedesco (tedesco@adm.njit.edu).

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Catalyst President Sheila Wellington Tells NJIT Students How To Succeed in Business By Trying http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-033.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-033.phpTue, 08 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0400 Sheila Wellington, President of Catalyst Foundation Inc., New York City, exhorted women students, faculty and staff members at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) last week to exceed performance expectations.

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