Provost's Lecture Series
|October 19: L. Scott Lissner|
Disability Mentoring Day: Access and Innovation
Abstract: "Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'... Disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live." As the quote from Neil Marcus suggests, the presence of disability in research labs and the workplace has been a catalyst for innovation. These creative expressions of disability are as commonplace as the telephone, voice menus, telecommuting and document scanning and as cutting edge as the latest in smart environments and biomedical engineering. Setting the context with a brief discussion of the ADA’s intent, L. Scott Lissner, the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator at The Ohio State University will look at accommodation as a problem solving process that often leads to creative solutions with broad applications.
Wednesday, October 19, 3-5 pm, Center for Global Studies and Human Development, Rm.
|October 25: Leonard Cassuto|
Changing Graduate Education for the 21st Century
Abstract: Higher education researcher and columnist Leonard Cassuto offers a lucid and penetrating analysis of the national state of graduate education. By illuminating the history of how our educational institutions developed and examining the assumptions that perpetuate current problems, Cassuto clearly points toward concrete solutions to redefine the preparation of graduate students and to reinvigorate the public role of graduate education in the United States.
Tuesday, October 25, 4 pm, Humanities Building, Room 1006
|November 3: Stanley Bergman and Eddie Bergman (moderated by Joseph Campolo)|
Models of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship
Eddie Bergman is President of Innovative Development Services (IDS) a full service consulting firm focusing on international and domestic tourism marketing and development as well as real estate management services in New York. Eddie is also Co-CEO of E&E Hospitality Group, which owns and manages restaurants in New York City. Eddie co‐founded (when he was only 19 years old) and serves as President of the Board of MCW (Miracle Corners of the World), an NGO devoted to empowering youth to make positive change in their communities, with a special focus on Africa. Eddie was recently appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the economic development program of the African Union, and he has received several humanitarian awards for his work, including the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Generous support is provided by our founding sponsors: Protegrity Advisors LLC and the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, as well as Suffolk Federal Credit Union, Cerini & Associates, LLP, and Klein Wealth Management.
Abstract: The Entrepreneurs Edge will feature a lively conversation between Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, and Eddie Bergman, President of MCW Board of Directors and Co-CEO of E7E Hospitality Group, about global business, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship. The conversation will be moderated by Joseph Campolo, Chairman of Protegrity Advisors. This event will be the second in the Entrepreneurs Edge series, which showcases successful innovators from Long Island describing their sometimes roundabout and always individual career journeys. Connect with local business leaders at a reception immediately prior to the presentation.
Thursday, November 3, 7 pm, Student Activities Center (SAC) Auditorium
|November 10: Jack Dongarra|
An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future
Abstract: In this talk, Professor Dongarra will examine how high performance computing has changed over the last ten years and look toward the future in terms of trends. These changes have had and will continue to have a major impact on our software. A new generation of software libraries and algorithms are needed for the effective and reliable use of (wide area) dynamic, distributed and parallel environments. Some of the software and algorithm challenges have already been encountered, such as management of communication and memory hierarchies through a combination of compile-time and run-time techniques, but the increased scale of computation, depth of memory hierarchies, range of latencies, and increased run-time environment variability will make these problems much harder. His talk will focus on the redesign of software to fit multicore architectures.
Thursday, November 10, 4 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
|October 13: The Guerrilla Girls|
Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice
Abstract: In a lively multimedia presentation, two of the Guerrilla Girls discuss the ongoing work of this feminist-activist collective. Beginning with their provocative poster campaigns of the 1980s and continuing with large-scale international projects, their performative presentation shows some of their most influential large-scale campaigns on billboards, museums exteriors and the streets. The Guerrilla Girls will show how they use “facts, humor and fake fur” to expose the discriminatory collecting and exhibiting practices of some of the most powerful art dealers, curators, and collectors. Expanding their work to include non-visual arts media in the 1990s, they’ve taken on everything from the discrimination of women film directors to the environmental crisis. With an introduction by the curator of Not Ready to Make Nice, the presentation is followed by a Q&A with the Guerrilla Girls.
Thursday, October 13, 4 pm, Wang Center Theatre