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April 2, 2015

  

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The George Sideris Honors & Scholars Symposium
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NYU Event Space

The George Sideris Honors and Scholars Symposium is an annual event which highlights the achievements of McGhee students who have received scholarships, awards, honors or who have demonstrated excellence in their fields.

This year the Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, at 6:00 PM, at the SPS building at 7 East 12th Street in the 5th floor lounge.

Speakers include:

Andrea Bott, Humanities
Presentation: "The Modern Poetic Sequence"

Crystal Butler, McGhee 2012 - Applied General Studies
Presentation: "I Just Can't Relate: Putting the "Human" in Human-Computer Interaction"

Alanah C. Roy, Social Sciences
Presentation: "Birth and Belonging: Relationships Between the State and the Body in Contemporary Honduras"

RSVP is required

Please click the yellow "register" button at the top of this page to RSVP.

The event has been named in honor of Dr. George Sideris, one of McGhee’s most outstanding and dedicated professors, who through his own personal initiative organized seminars for students to present their work during the 1990’s and the early 2000’s.

Dr. Sideris taught at McGhee from 1980 until his passing in 2007.
Conversation with the Dean
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

NYU Event Space

Join Dean Dennis Di Lorenzo and other SPS alumni for an informal conversation this spring. If you live in the tri-state area or will be traveling here, please join him to share your news, learn more about recent developments and his vision for the NYU School of Professional Studies. Sandwiches, snacks, coffee and soft drinks will be served.

Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
| NYU SPS Building, 7 East 12th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 321

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FUELING OUR FUTURE: Blackout: Security and the Electric Grid
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

FUELING OUR FUTURE: Blackout: Security and the Electric Grid

Thursday, April 2, 6.30–7.45 p.m.

With seven billion people in the world (nine billion projected by 2050), many of whom live in rapidly developing countries, the need for modern technologies with their attendant energy demands is increasing at an exponential rate. Will it be possible to provide sufficient energy for this generation and the next? How will the energy race change global economies and politics?

Join the Center for Global Affairs Associate Professor and Academic Chair Carolyn Kissane, and experts in the field to discuss the changing landscape of global energy: its potential, challenges, and impact on how we live today.

Whether by power surges, storm surges, or even criminal or terrorist sabotage, the electric grid faces many threats. It is a critical part of our infrastructure, and a large scale outage could be crippling with profound ramifications. Both government and the private sector are looking for ways to both avoid disruption and mitigate any damage should there be a widespread shutdown. Policy makers are proposing new industry standards, and innovations such as microgrids offer alternatives for critical services.

Join John Bradley, Associate VP, Sustainability, Energy and Technical Services, New York University for a conversation on the emerging solutions and threats facing the electricity distribution sector.

Seating is available on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity. Preregistration does not guarantee entry. 



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