Dr. Ronald A. Brown - Emeritus
Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Author talk: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
Karen Joy Fowler, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," will speak. Shortlisted for the international Man Booker Prize in 2014, the book examines life from the perspective of young adult Rosemary Cooke and her primate "sister," weaving a humorous, poignant and multilayered plot around the theme of scientific experimentation with animals as well as animal rights. Fowler is the author of six novels, two of them New York Times bestsellers. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-2232.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 30, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tournament - William Paterson vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, N.Y. - Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Sept 4, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. University Pittsburgh-Greensburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Sept 4, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
1964: Ph.D in Physics, Purdue University
1961: M.S. in Physics, Purdue University
1959: B.S. in Physics, Drexel University
Professional Activities and Interests:
- Physics and Art
- History of Physics
- Native American Science
- The Physics of Toys
- Humor in Science
- Famous Women and Minority Scientists
- Science Teaching at the Elementary and Middle School Levels
- Science in Nature
- Development of Physics Experiments and Demonstrations on Various Levels, Including K-9 and College-Level
- Physics Curriculum and Laboratory Development for Elementary Education majors
- Science in Ancient Cultures (with Alok Kumar), Including Multicultural Contributions to Science
- Fall 1971 - Present: Professor (since 1995), Department of Physics, Oswego State University
- 1967-1971: Assistant Professor of Physics, Kent State University
- 1964-1967: Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and Ford Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering, MIT
Awards: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1974
Membership in Learned Societies:
American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers
National Science Teachers Association
Membership in Honorary Societies:
Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honorary Society)
Sigma Xi (National Science Honorary Society
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honorary Society)
- Kumar, Alok and Brown, Ronald A., "Teaching Science from a World-Cultural Point of View," Science as Culture, Volume 8, No. 3, September 1999, pp. 357-370.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Trekker offers Santa clones theory," Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, December 24, 1994.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Maximizing the Range of a Projectile," The Physics Teacher 30, September 1992, pp. 344-347.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Humanizing Physics Through Its History," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), 91(8), December 1991, pp. 357-361.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Burgess, Gary W., "Spectral Art - Photographing the Spectra of Gases Excited by High Voltage in an Electric Discharge Tube," Leonardo (Journal of the Intl. Soc. of Arts, Sciences and Technology), 23(1), 1990, pp. 139-141.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Button, Lise, "Women in Science," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), April, 1980, pp. 206-210.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Newton and the Egg," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), 77, 1977, pp. 213-214.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Figurative 'Polarized Light Paintings:' Static and Kinetic Types," Leonardo (Journal of the Intl., Soc. of Arts, Sciences and Technology), 10, 1977, pp.213-214, and related photograph facing page 226, centerfold.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Use of term papers/experimental projects in introductory physics courses for non-science majors," American Journal of Physics (AJP), 39, 802 (1971).
- Brown, Ronald A., "Famous Women Physicists," Quest '99, SUNY Oswego, April 21, 1999.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Physics Laboratory for Elementary Education Majors," American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 3-8, 1998.
- Brown, Ronald A., "The Native Americans Knew Their Physics," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 16-19, 1998.
- Kumar, Alok and Brown, Ronald A., "Teaching Science from a World-Cultural Point of View," a talk given at the Third International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, University of Minnesota, October 29-November 2, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Ranous, Paula, "Using an Electric Circuit Board for Motivating Middle School Students in Science," Quest '95, SUNY Oswego, April 19, 1995.
- Brown, Ronald A., A New Physics Laboratory for Elementary Education Majors at SUNY Oswego," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, March 23-26, 1995, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Brown, Ronald A., invited talk entitled "The Physics of Toys," American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) - Northeast Section, October 14-16, 1994, Penn State Ogontz Campus, Abington, Pennsylvania.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Galileo - Hero of Science," a talk given at the Conference on Freedom of Speech, NYCLU, SUNY Oswego, September 28, 1993.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Off-the-Wall-Physics: Oddball Science Demonstrations," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, March 26-29, 1992, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Curve-Fitting of Data from Light Refraction Experiments at the Time of Ptolemy," Quest '93, SUNY Oswego, April 12, 1989.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Physics Can Be Phun: Unusual Science Demonstrations,"National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, Seattle, Washington 1989.