Fall 2006 Colloquium Series

All Colloquia are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. More colloquia are sometimes added after the term begins, so please check back.

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September 18
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Iraq War in the Context of U.S. Military History
Jeremy Black, Professor of History, University of Exeter, UK

Prof. Black, military historian, is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War; Seventy Great Battles in History; Maps and History: Constructing Images of the Past; and many other books. We are pleased to welcome back Prof. Black, who last spoke at this series in Spring 2003 and was very well received.

September 25
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ethics and Leadership
The Honorable Jeannine LaRue, State of New Jersey

Ms. LaRue was senior vice president of the Office of Governmental Affairs at Saint Barnabas Health Care System. She was the founding executive director of 10,000 Mentors, Inc., a non-profit operation that matched mentors with Newark elementary students, and served on the Casino Control Commission from 1991 to 1996.

Bernard Meyerson

October 4
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Campus Center Atrium

Bernard S. Meyerson, PhD, Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Chief Technologist, IBM Systems and Technology Group
October 25
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Campus Center Atrium
Science and the Law: An Uneasy Alliance
The Honorable John C. Kennedy, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey
October 25
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Campus Center Atrium
Winning the Oil Endgame
Nathan Glasgow, Rocky Mountain Institute

Cosponsored with the NJIT University Technology & Society Forum Series

Nathan Glasgow is coauthor of Winning the Oil Endgame, an online book that offers a coherent strategy for ending oil dependence, starting with the United States but applicable worldwide.

Harvey Bernstein

November 1
2:30 - 4:00 PM
GITC Room 1400
A Glimpse of Your Future:  The Influence of the Built Environment on Engineers
Harvey Bernstein, Vice President, Industry Analytics & Alliances, McGraw-Hill Construction
Paul Conway

November 8
2:30 - 4:00 PM
GITC Room 1400
Pharmaceutical Development; Bridging the Present to the Future
Paul Conway, PhD
Vice President, Neurology and Metabolic Disorders
Global Strategic & Operational Project Planning Management, sanofi-aventis

Dr. Conway will discuss the current status of requirements and issues facing pharmaceutical development and a projection of what will be required in the future. Within the presentation he will also include the types of training that will be required and the careers available.

sanofi-aventis is an international pharmaceutical company with over 97,000 people working in more than 100 countries with worldwide sales of € 27 billion. Its major therapeutic areas are cardiovascular disease; thrombosis; metabolic disorders; oncology; disorders of the central nervous system; internal medicine, and vaccines. Current products include Ambien, and Apidra.

November 10
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Albert Dorman Honors College Board Roundtable

An opportunity for students to network with members of the Honors College Board of Visitors to discuss careers, trends, and employment opportunities.

Randall Pinkett

November 15
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Campus Center Ballroom
 Venture or Adventure? Business Lessons from the Apprentice

Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, and the Season 4 winner of NBC's "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump. In this talk, Randal will discuss his experiences along the road to establishing several socially responsible business ventures, including the Newark-based BCT Partners.  He will also share lessons learned as a businessman, entrepreneur, and protégé to Donald Trump, as he completes his one-year assignment with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ.

Dr. Randall Pinkett, Co-founder, President and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm in Newark, NJ, and an executive with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ.

Dr. Pinkett holds five academic degrees including the following: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, which he completed with a 3.9 GPA while serving as President of MEET, the Rutgers Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Captain of the Rutgers University Varsity Men's Track and Field team competing as a high jumper and long jumper; Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science from Oxford University, England as a Rhodes Scholar; Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from the MIT School of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a participant in the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) Program; and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the MIT Media Laboratory. Most notably, Dr. Pinkett made history as the first African-American ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University. From corporate executives and government officials to students and community leaders, Dr. Pinkett has addressed audiences on topics such as entrepreneurship, technology innovations, career management and academic excellence.

December 7
7:00 PM
Bradley Hall Theater
Rutgers/Newark campus
ML King & Warren
Honors Night at the Theater

(student directed and designed short plays)

Directors coordinated by Timothy Raphael
Designers coordinated by Dan Drew.

The play will be followed by a conversation with the student directors. Students must attend both the play and the talk to receive honors credit.

HONORS STUDENTS ONLY. You must sign up in advance by email honors@njit.edu by Friday, December 1.