The Albert Dorman Colloquium Series

Honors Colloquia Series

Professor Martina Decker speaking at TEDxNJITStaying informed about all aspects of the world around you beyond your professional interests is an essential component of leadership.

The Albert Dorman Colloquium Series focuses on the interface between Science, Technology and Society. Colloquia normally meet during university common hours 8-12 times each semester. They feature talks by - and conversations with - industry, academic, and government leaders on a wide range of topics. Field trips to corporate, scientific, cultural, and community organizations are also included. In addition, some important campus political and cultural events are co-sponsored by the Honors College and regarded as part of the Colloquium series.

Honors students must attend at least 2 colloquia each semester and are strongly encouraged to attend more than the required number of colloquia.  You are welcome to review past colloquia topics and speakers here.


Fall 2016 Colloquia

The following events have been scheduled for the Fall 2016 semester. More events are being schedule; please check back often to see the full list of colloquia for the fall of 2016.

Friday, September 23, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jim Wise Theatre

Piano Recital
Sophia Agranovic

Ms. Agranovic will perform a piano recital and will be joined by her 15-year-old student Mohamed Boubendir.  This concert is presented through the Rauch Family Foundation.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campus Center Atrium

Percussion and Violin Concert

A concert of percussion instruments accompanied by violin.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time and Location TBA

Law, Technology and Society Program Film Screening
70 Acres In Chicago: Cabrini Green

​Co-sponsored by the Albert Dorman Honors College and the Law, Technology and Society program at NJIT, this file documents the demolition of Chicago's infamous Cabrini Green public housing development.  With its prime centrla location, Cabrini was hailed as a public housing triumph and demonized as an urban disaster.  Beginning in 1995, it was demolished and then repackaged as a mixed income development, where, unsurprisingly, the former, largely black residents have been marginalized or driven away.  70 Acres documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995 to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Rutgers Bradley Theater

She Kills Monsters
Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program

​This play by Qui Nguyen, directed by Louis Wells, is a comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games.  It tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.  When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.  In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location TBA

Klang String Quartet

​The Klang String Quartet returns to NJIT for another exciting performance.  "Klang," which means "sound" in German, brings their distinctive blend of musical interests and influences to campus featuring Matthew Goeke (cello), Gregor Kitzis (violin), Rieko Kawabata (violin), and Yi-Ping Yang (viola).  This concert is presented through the Rauch Family Foundation.

Friday, November 11, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location TBA

Board of Visitors Roundtable

​Meet the academics and industry professionals who shape and guide the vision for the Albert Dorman Honors College.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with members of the Board of Visitors.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Jim Wise Theatre

Director's Project

This program features student-directed short plays from comedy to drama to the absurd.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campus Center Atrium

NJIT String and Wind Ensembles

The musical talent of the NJIT community will once again be featured when the String and Wind Ensembles take the stage.  The string ensemble is conducted by Karen Pinoci, and the wind ensemble is conducted by Nicholas Santoro.  These ensembles are made up of NJIT students, staff, faculty, and guest artists.  ANYONE who plays an instrument is welcome to join.