Dr. Ronald A. Brown
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.
Women's Tennis vs Geneseo
Location: Oswego, NY, Romney Tennis Courts
Friday, Sept 4, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer Tournament Consolation
Location: Oswego, NY, Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, Sept 5, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
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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.
The participants in Oswego's Explorations in Mathematics and Physics Young Scholars Program used polarized light to create their artwork.
The students, half from rural central New York areas and half from Syracuse, were part of a workshop on "Physics and Art-Figurative Polarized Light Art," taught by Dr. Ronald Brown, professor of physics at SUNY-Oswego.
The project was made possible by an in-kind grant of high-quality polarizing materials from the Polaroid Corp. of Massachusetts.
The students sandwiched materials such as invisible tape and plastic between the polarizing sheets to produce changeable patterns of the spectral colors of light.
The youngsters used stained glass window patterns of birds, butterflies and animals as well as Art Deco, traditional and Celtic designs. They filled in the patterns with the tape, which brings out color when viewed between two Polaroids over a light box. After "coloring" the pictures to their satisfaction, the students sealed the polarized light paintings with tape to take home. They can mat and frame them or hang them in a window.
"It gave the children a sense of pride in accomplishment and also let loose their creative talents in an unaccustomed direction," said Brown. The physics and art project was a continuation of a "Light and Color" theme for the four-week Young Scholars Program. The students went on to explore light and optics, using lasers. The program ends Aug.2.
The Young Scholars Program is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Along with Brown, directors of the grant include Dr. Jack Narayan and Dr. Philip Downum of the mathematics department, and Dr. Alok Kumar of the physics department. In addition to NSF, local sponsors such as the Syracuse School Districts, SUNY-Oswego, the Oswego College Foundation and the college's Auxiliary Services have aided past institutes.
Brown has had considerable experience in the areas of polarized light art, having written an article on the subject for the journal Leonardo, the publication of the International Society for Arts, Science and Technology. He has also worked with college students on a variety of physics and art projects and taught a course on the "Physics of Art." Brown and his students have given talks on this topic at science meetings, produced a physics art show at SUNY-Oswego's Tyler Hall and created a video from figurative polarized light slides, synchronizing the changing color patterns to the music of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons."