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Lyceum Society October 2016 Meeting


for Members

Lyceum Society October 2016 Meeting

Monday, September 26, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Lyceum Society


The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45–1:00 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM

Brief-Brief Presentation:
Speaker: Ralph S. Kaslick
Photographs of NYC Subway Construction: The Early Years

Main Presentation:
Topic Introduction: Bill Rosser
Discussion Chair: Charlie Byrnes
Automation and the Impact on Our Workforce: An Open Discussion

Speaker Bios

Ralph S. Kaslick, DDS

Ralph graduated from Columbia University in 1956, receiving his DDS from Columbia's Medical College. He was active for 23 years at Fairleigh Dickinson University, serving as Professor of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, and Campus Provost. During the following 15 years, he was Chief of Dentistry and Medical Consultative Services, and President of the Medical Staff at Goldwater Memorial Hospital. At the same time he held the position of Professor of Periodontics and Hospital Dentistry at NYU's College of Dentistry. For the past 10 years, he has been Chair of the Visiting Professor Program dedicated to Contemporary Issues in Dentistry at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine.

Bill Rosser

Bill retired six years ago from Gartner, Inc., Stamford, CT. Gartner is a worldwide top-ranked advisory firm, providing guidance to corporations regarding their use of information technology. As a Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, he spent 29 years writing, speaking, and advising clients about effective use of IT. Bill studied Basic Engineering at Princeton University, and worked in telecommunications in San Francisco. Then he returned to Harvard Business School and graduated with Distinction in 1962. In 1969 he formed his own start-up in electronic cash registers, and after a merger, worked in strategic planning for Perkin-Elmer and Exxon Enterprises, prior to his tenure at Gartner.

Registration Pricing

Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$0
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$10

Travel & Lodging

Our Location

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157

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