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11-02-2011

"The Power of Paper and Printing" at Clarkson University Science Cafe November 9

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“The Power of Paper and Printing: Their Origins and Travels” will be discussed by Ina Brockriede at the next Science Café at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, November 9, at 7:15 p.m.

Ina BrockriedeToday, we shred it, burn it, toss it onto roadsides, or dump it in landfills or the ocean without a second thought. No respect where it’s due. Paper and printing changed world history and helped preserve it.

Join Brockriede, a retired teacher from the Boulder Valley Schools (Boulder, Colo.) and now an avid student of the history of science and civilization in China, as she discusses the fascinating story of paper and printing.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Find out more about Clarkson's Science Cafe at http://www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at ScienceCafe@clarkson.edu with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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