The Albert Dorman Colloquium Series

Honors Colloquium Series

Professor Martina Decker speaking at TEDxNJIT

Staying 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 amount. Please click on the colloquia titles below for more details. Organizations interested in co-sponsoring a colloquium must complete and submit a Co-Sponsorship Application Form.pdf.

You are welcome to review past colloquia topics and speakers here.
 

Spring 2017 Colloquia

The following events have been scheduled for the Spring 2017 semester. More events are being scheduled; please check back regularly to see the full list.
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom A

Contaminants in the Water Around Us

The first Technology and Society Forum presentation of 2017 features a panel of prominent experts who will speak about working at contaminated sites and using remediation technology.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Campus Center Atrium

Klang String Quartet

Gregor Kitzis (first violin), Whitney La Grange (second violin), Kate Dillingham (cello) and Kim Foster (viola) bring their distinctive blend of musical interests and influences to campus.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom A

Science, Technology & Human Rights

Theresa Harris, Senior Program Associate in the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program of the AAAS, will discuss challenges of defining and protecting the rights common to all of humanity in the 21st century.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jim Wise Theatre

Avenue Q

In this animated musical, characters lament being assured as children that they were extraordinary and, to their dismay, are forced to face the real world just like everyone else.

Pre-registration for Honors students required.

Monday, March 6, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Campus Center Ballrooms

President's Forum and Inauguration of the Institute of Brain and Neuroscience Research

Keynote Speaker: Col. Sidney Hinds, DoD Brain Health Research Program Coordinator

Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Honors College 

Women with STEAM

The Women with STEAM round table will feature esteemed ADHC alumnae who will share their experiences of working in STEAM disciplines and encourage young women to continue pursuing their passions.

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Campus Center 

Women Designing the Future, Thinking About Things that Think: Robots, Smart Devices, Pervasive Computing

Conference speakers include pioneering Five Elements Robotics CEO Wendy Roberts, plus panelists from a variety of disciplines who will showcase disruptive innovations in their domains.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Campus Center
 

President's Forum and Faculty Research Showcase

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Gallarda, Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom A

Hearst - Personal Brand: Making it Work for You

Alison Fink, Manager of Human Resources at Hearst, will speak about building a personal brand to start and advance your professional career.

Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom A

President's Forum and Innovation Day

Keynote Speaker: Bill Huffnagle, President, Reconstructive Division at Stryker Orthopaedics

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom B

Big Data Analytics: Current and Future Trends

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bradley Hall Theatre

American Dreams Arabian Nights