PLAN NOW to attend the March 19 & 20, 2014, Honors Institute on Visions of the Future. Free and open to the public, this year's institute features a Wednesday, March 19 keynote address by Dr. Michio Kaku, expert on Unified Field Theory and Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at City University of New York (CUNY), and a Thursday, March 20 symposium and luncheon address by Mr. Sam Sifton, National Editor for the New York Times.  

Registration is now closed for the Thursday, March 20 symposium on Visions of the Future. Please call Event Services at (937) 775-5512 to verify space availability. You may also call the University Honors Program at (937) 775-2660 for general information about the 2014 Honors Institute events. 

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The University Honors Program Institute integrates classroom learning, the scholarly conference setting, and service learning with the aim of producing civic-minded, creatively engaged students who feel invested in the Dayton community.

Keynote Speaker

"Physics of the Future"
March 19, 2014
7 p.m.
Nutter Center
Wright State University
No registration required

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein's unified field theory and in predictions of future trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest scientific research. One of the most widely recognized science figures in the world, he currently holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY) and has been a professor at CUNY for nearly 30 years. He is the co-founder of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. He is the author of two international bestsellers, and his New York Times bestseller Physics of the Impossible  was the top-rated science book in the U.S.

Luncheon Speaker

"The Future of Journalism"
March 20, 2014
12:30 p.m.
Student Union Apollo Room
Wright State University
Call Event Services at (937) 775-5512 to verify space availability

Sam Sifton
Sam Sifton

Sam Sifton became the National Editor of The New York Times in 2011, after serving as the newspaper's restaurant critic for two years. He joined The Times in 2002 as deputy dining editor and became dining editor later that year. In 2004 he was named deputy culture editor. Prior to joing The Times, Sifton was a senior writer and editor at Talk magazine; critic, reporter, and managing editor of the New York Press; and a social studies teacher in New York City's public schools. He is the author of Field Guide to the Yettie: Stalking the Dot-Com Geek.

Sam Sifton's participation in the 2014 Honors Institute Symposium is courtesy of  The New York Times inEDUCATION program sponsored at Wright State University by First Year Programs, University College.