One of ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ to Lecture at Adelphi on September 21

Adelphi University is pleased to present, “At the Crossroads of Art, Science, Technology and Environmentalism: An Evening with Neri Oxman.” Ms. Oxman was named as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2009).
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Sept. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Adelphi University is pleased to present, “At the Crossroads of Art, Science, Technology and Environmentalism: An Evening with Neri Oxman,” on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, second floor, in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Neri Oxman, an award-winning architect and designer, was on the cover of Fast Company magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” issue (2009). The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by The William E. Simon Lecture in American Civilization and Values.  

Ms. Oxman is described as “an artist, architect, ecologist, computer scientist, and designer who is not just making new things but also coming up with new ways to make things,” in Fast Company. She is the Sony Corporation career development professor and assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores how digital design, engineering, material science, artistic forms, and ecology can combine to radically transform the design and construction of everyday objects, buildings, and systems. Ms. Oxman’s goal is to enhance the relationship between the built and the natural environment by employing design principles inspired by nature and implementing them in the invention of digital design technologies. With breathtaking examples from her work—a chair that moves with your body weight, energy efficient buildings that can grow and change—Ms. Oxman provides a glimpse into the future of performance-driven design and how it’s literally reshaping our physical world.

She is a graduate of the AA School of Architecture, and previously a medical scholar at the Hebrew University and the Technion Institute of Technology.  

For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.
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