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A seminar series on spirituality organized by NJIT Research Professor Hans Chaudhry will be held on May 14, May 22, May 29 and June 5, 1-2 p.m. in Fenster Hall 698. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.   >>
“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. >>
Jay Kappraff, of East Orange, an associate professor in the department of mathematical sciences at NJIT's  College of Science and Liberal Arts,  has been selected to receive the award, “Excellence in Innovative Teaching” at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.  >>
NJIT will mark the start of the new academic year on Sept. 14, 2011 with the annual celebration and awards ceremony at its University Convocation.  >>
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? >>
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. >>
Michael Ehrlich, PhD and William V. Rapp, PhD, professors in NJIT's School of Management, will discuss "Is Recognizing Asset Bubbles Really That Difficult?" at the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Café on April 1, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. The presentation will focus on the School of Management's current research project on recognizing the development and evolution of asset price bubbles including their usual origins and shifts in their characteristics. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or at >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston.  >>
NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow will discuss "Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanodevices" at the third installation of the NJIT-Sigma Xi Research Cafe on Nov.19, 4:30-6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area, 3rd Floor, NJIT Campus Center. For information, contact Jay Kappraff at 973-596-3490 or >>
Dr. Donald Louria, Chair Emeritus, Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Community Health,  New Jersey School of Medicine, will discuss "The Societal Consequences of Creating Extraordinary Longevity and the Looming Medicare Catastrophe: A Systems Approach" at the second session of The Research Café on Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Faculty Dining Room (3rd floor). Dr. Louria will give a talk based on his new book, Rethink: A Twenty-first Century Approach to Preventing Societal Catastrophes. The talk is sponsored by the NJIT chapter of Sigma Xi, the national research honor society. Refreshments will be served and also can be purchased in the Pub or other Campus Center locations. Contact: Jay Kappraff at x3490. >>
Stem cell researcher Treena Livingston Arinzeh will discuss current stem cell applications at NJIT, including the regeneration of bone and cartilage for bone fracture and osteoarthritis treatments, spinal cord repair, and liver regeneration at NJIT's first Research Café.   >>
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. >>
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.   >>
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. >>
NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor Jay Kappraff, PhD, of South Orange, received an excellent service designation at NJIT's annual convocation on Sept. 5, 2007. >>
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The new academic year at NJIT brings another slate of thought-provoking sessions in the university's Technology and Society Forum. For 2007-2008, the Forum series will explore topics that include China's paradoxical future, honing mental tools for creativity, our nation's healthcare crisis, the evolution of the Internet, and educating engineers for 2020 and beyond. Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of physiology at Michigan State University, will present “Mental Tools for Thinking Creatively” at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Contact Jay Kappraff, 973-596-3490. >>
“Can technology be used to steal the 2004 presidential election?” asked Jay M. Kappraff, PhD., associate professor of mathematics, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  Kappraff, who leads a faculty group authorized to create the university's new lecture series, has invited two well-known speakers to address this important issue. >>