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Roundtable to Continue Discussion of Technology and Society


Pennsylvania College of Technology will continue the dialogue engendered by its Centennial Colloquia Series – designed to explore the impact of technology on society – by hosting a roundtable discussion with the series’ faculty presenters.

Scheduled for Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, the discussion is titled “Riding the Wave of Technological Change: Revolution or Evolution?”

The Centennial Colloquia Series comprised public lectures – held on campus throughout the college’s 100th anniversary year in 2014 – by both faculty members and nationally acclaimed authors, each aiming to challenge the audience’s thinking about the impact of technology on the past, present and future. Their topics ranged from sustainable building to biometrics, and from finding rest from our devices to the economics of information-sharing.

During the roundtable session, the faculty will discuss the themes unveiled during the series’ six lectures, accepting questions from the audience. They will explore how society can benefit by using the wisdom collected over time to navigate the opportunities and challenges of 21st-century technology and how learning at a college of technology must prepare students to thoughtfully anticipate technology’s resulting impact on society.

The roundtable will feature Lisa R. Bock, assistant professor of computer information technology; D. Robert Cooley, assistant professor of anthropology/environmental science; Dorothy J. Gerring, associate professor of architectural technology; Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science; Mark D. Noe, professor of English-composition; and Robert A. Wozniak, associate professor of architectural technology.

James E. Cunningham, retired vice president for information technology and business process improvement, will moderate the discussion.

The roundtable discussion is free and open to the public. The conversation can also continue during a reception that will follow.

To learn more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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