Distinguished Speaker Series

The College of Science is honored to engage in its Distinguished Speaker Series, supported by the John Wiley Jones Science Endowment Fund. The goal of the series is to attract intriguing speakers with relevant topics to speak at RIT. Listed here are past speakers, with links to both their profiles and streaming videos of their talks.

 2014


12/4 Carl Haber Seeing Voices: Imaging Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation
     
11/10 Arthur Benjamin  The Magic of Math
     
10/9 Andrew Benowitz

Discovering medicines for inherited genetic diseases

     
2/20 Danielle  Bassett

Human Brain Network Dynamics

3/20  Arden Dougan

Research and Development Challenges for International Safeguards

     


  2013

 
12/5 David Searls Molecules, Languages, and Automata
     
11/14 Steve Squyres Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet
     
10/10 Maryann Mycek  Biomedical Optics - Shining Light on Clinical Medicine
     
  John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture
3/22 Tyrone Hayes From Silent Spring To Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men  
     
1/18 Stefano Curtarolo Topological Insulators within the Materials Genome initiative: robustness/fragility, new  materials, and topological quantum devices  
     

2012

     
11/30 Pamela Cook Complex, yet everyday, fluids 
     
10/5

James Gentile

 Solving Complex Questions in Science through Innovation and Interdisciplinary Collaboration 
     
4/24

Les Johnson

Solar Sailing: Using Solar Photon Pressure for Exploring the Solar System and Beyond  (pdf only)

     
4/17 Varadaraja V. Raman Science and Religion in Today's World 

   

02/17

John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture
  David Weintraub   Exoplanets, Extraterrestrial Life, and Terrestrial Religion 
     

2011

 
10/28 Nancy B. Jackson Sunshine to Petro  
     
3/24 Gregory Beroza Off-Main-Sequence Earthquakes 
     

2010

     
10/28 Wouter van Hoven Some challenges to wildlife in Africa today 
     

9/30

Rebecca Skloot The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
     

5/3

Irwin Shapiro Defending Planet Earth from Impacts by Asteroids 

 

   

4/23

John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture

 

Stephen Dewhurst Novel Approaches to the Prevention of HIV-1 Transmission 
     

4/8

Robert Rose Development of an effective, licensed vaccine for cervical cancer ¦ the rest of the story 
     
 3/18 Mario Livio Is God a Mathematician?  
     

2009

     
4/24 John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecture

Donald W. Pfaff The Brains Control of Behavior  
     
2/12

Matthew Schneps

The Power and Pitfalls of Visual Thinking 
     
1/8 Dickson Despommier The City as Ecosystem 
     

Distinguished Speaker Series Archives