Please join us for the closing reception of Vincent DiMattio/50 a retrospective of work by Vincent DiMattio celebrating his 50 years as a professor in Monmouth University’s Department of Art & Design at 6:30 PM in the Pollak, DiMattio & Ice House Galleries. After the reception, there will be the premiere of a documentary film The Other Vincent at 7:30 PM in Pollak Theatre about Vincent DiMattio’s 50 year journey at Monmouth University as an artist and educator.
You are invited to join us at Monmouth University for TechLaunch Bullpen #11. Three tech startup companies, along with one lucky student tech startup from Monmouth University, will pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and be judged to see who can win TechLaunch Bullpen #11. Come and participate as a member of the audience and see how tech startups defend their concept and earn the interest of angel investors. Audience members will vote to decide the ‘Audience Favorite’ Award!
|5:15 p.m.||BullPen Program (4 Investor Pitches)|
|7 p.m.||Winners Announced|
|7:15 p.m.||Networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors|
State of Coastal and Ocean Acidification in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic
Coastal and ocean acidification have significant scientific and societal ramifications including the alteration of ocean biogeochemistry, ecological consequences associated with altered ecosystems, and economic losses due to the decreased survival of commercially important organisms. Guest speaker Dr. Grace Saba, Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University will cover what we know and do not yet know about acidification in the Mid-Atlantic. We will examine recommendations from the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) to enhance regional acidification monitoring and improve understanding of potential ecological impacts.
About the Speaker
Dr. Saba is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University. She also serves as co-coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN). She received her B.S in Aquatic Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary.
Menhaden Defenders: Why Defend?
The population of Atlantic menhaden (bunker) is at an all-time low. The loss of menhaden spells disaster for striped bass, tuna, bluefish, weakfish, osprey, whales, birds, and marine mammals. Captain Paul Eidman, founder of Menhaden Defenders, discusses the importance of rebuilding this stock. If we want to protect our game fish and marine mammals, we must protect their food! Come learn what you can do to ensure these fish remain abundant in our coastal waters.
Monmouth University Professor and Eco-Adventure Series author John Morano will host a book signing and Conservation Panel with Clean Ocean Action and the Urban Coast Institute (UCI) on Oct. 27 at the Eatontown Barnes & Noble, located in Monmouth Mall.
The event will kick off with a signing at 3 p.m., followed by the panel from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a second signing session at the discussion’s conclusion. A portion of sales revenues on the day will be donated to the UCI to support student-faculty research activities at Monmouth University.
Morano will moderate an expert discussion with Clean Ocean Action Executive Director Cindy Zipf and UCI Director Tony MacDonald on topics such as threats facing Jersey Shore area marine environments and wildlife. An audience question and answer segment will follow.
Morano’s Eco-Adventure Series work raises awareness of endangered species both in this region and throughout the world. The books present imperiled habitats as settings, underpinning the relationship between wildlife and their environment. The stories stress that thinking globally and acting locally are imperative, both to the sustainability of our environment and the betterment of our everyday eco-intertwined lives.
A professor of journalism at Monmouth, Morano has authored four novels in his Eco-Adventure Series. A writer very concerned with endangered species and habitat depletion, Morano employs the journalistic ethic of giving a voice to the voiceless as he pens stories of imperiled creatures and habitats that can’t speak for themselves.
Join us for a discussion and Q&A with FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone and the Monmouth University Poll’s Patrick Murray as they break down the 2018 midterm results and look ahead to what it all means for 2020.
Clare Malone is a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight and a panelist on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s and The American Prospect.
Patrick Murray was named the Monmouth University Polling Institute’s founding director in 2005. He frequently appears as a commentator on polling and politics for regional and national outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. During federal election years, Murray also serves as an exit poll analyst for the NBC News Decision Desk.
Event Parking: Lot 23
Sponsored by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Political Science Club, Department of Communication, and Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Following the 1972 Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up by President Richard M. Nixon, the powers of the Presidency have been the subject of much discussion. As a result, both Congress and the Supreme Court have attempted to place limits on the influence of the White House. Over 40 years later, President Donald Trump is testing the limits of presidential power more than any president since Nixon.
John W. Dean, Nixon’s White House lawyer whose actions ultimately led to the former president’s impeachment and resignation, and now a noted author and CNN contributor, along with renowned presidential historian, attorney, and author, James D. Robenalt, will deliver a program on presidential powers discussing and comparing Presidents Nixon and Trump.
This free event is open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please contact Theresa Lowy at email@example.com.