NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College hosted noted chemist Joseph Nagyvary, Ph.D. on March 9 at Murphy Auditorium as a part of the 2016-2017 Thomas G. Bullen, Ph.D., CFC, Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology.
Dr. Nagyvary's presentation titled "Stradivari’s Secrets: Myths, Facts, and Some Alternative Facts" covered the interdisciplinary methodology of violin research. It emphasized the role of the chemist who oversaw wood preservation; and paid homage to the Cremona craftsmen. The lecture was streamed live on Iona College's Facebook page.
The Bullen Lecture Series began as Scientific and Technological Lecture Series and founded in 1989 by Victor Stanionis, Ph.D., professor of physics at Iona College. Its purpose was to instill a measure of scientific awareness in Iona’s science, liberal arts, business students and the public so they may confront scientific issues as informed citizens. A secondary purpose of the series was to bring them into contact with scientists who have achieved at the highest levels in their fields. The series was renamed to honor Br. Thomas G. Bullen, Ph.D., who was a legend in the Science departments at Iona College, and it became known as the Thomas G. Bullen, CFC, Ph.D., Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology. Presently the series is sponsored by the Josephine Lawrence Hopkins Foundation.
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