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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. >>