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2014
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? >>
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. >>
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.  >>
Our most powerful observatories can detect objects out to 13 billion light years.  But theory suggests we should see more.  Why don't we? >>
The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble will bring an exuberant performance to the NJIT campus for Black History Month on Feb. 19. >>
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. >>
2013
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
“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. >>
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. >>
2012
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.   >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.   >>
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. >>
“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.   >>
2011
NJIT's Science, Technology, and Society Program and Albert Dorman Honors College will host "Turning Science and Technology Green: Sustainable Development and Engineering Education" by Andrew Jamison, PhD, professor of technology, environment, and society at Aalborg University in Denmark, on Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kupfrian 106.  >>
“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. >>
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.  >>
"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.   >>
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. >>
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). >>
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.  >>
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. >>
2010
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.  >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
2009
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
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.  >>
"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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.   >>
2008
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. >>
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. >>
NJIT Associate Professor Robert S. Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. >>
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.  >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.  >>
“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.  >>
2007
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
2006
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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. >>
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.” >>
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. >>
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. >>
2005
Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental activist group, will discuss the challenges of sustainable urban development on Nov. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center ballroom. The lecture, which is the fifth in NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series, is open to the public and parking is available. >>
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. >>
Leon M. Lederman, Nobel Laureate, director emeritus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and founder and resident scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, will discuss the crisis in U.S. science education and science literacy at a Technology and Society forum on April 20, 2005, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be webcast live that day by logging on to http://speakerforum.njit.edu/.  Contact: Jay Kappraff, 973-596-3490 or email: kappraff@adm.njit.edu. >>