March 14, 2016

Presidential Speaker Series at NJCU on March 29 Features Lecture, Demonstration by Famed Juggler Michael Moschen

The Presidential Speaker Series at New Jersey City University (NJCU) will feature “Tapping Your Creativity” with juggler Michael Moschen on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. on the NJCU Main Campus in Margaret Williams Theatre of Hepburn Hall at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.  Admission is free. To reserve a free ticket, visit www.njcu.edu/lectures.
 
Michael Moschen is considered to be one of the greatest jugglers of all time and among the most visionary of performing artists. He has transformed an ancient art into a mesmerizing experience, having garnered recognition by the MacArthur Foundation, which awarded him its prestigious Genius Award.
 
When David Bowie and Jim Henson were working on the cult hit film “Labyrinth,” they turned to Michael Moschen to perform the mind-boggling crystal ball tricks employed by Jareth, the Goblin King.
 
But such work is part of the mystique of this remarkable talent. He was commissioned by Cirque du Soleil to create and stage a work for their permanent theatrical circus in Las Vegas and is much in demand as a performer around the world. His television appearances range from the Great Performances Series on PBS to Sesame Street and include An Evening at the Pops, The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
 
Deeply involved in understanding and sharing the physics and mathematical principles that underlie his work, he currently is a sought-after speaker at conferences, universities and corporations.
 
The speaker series will conclude on Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. at the  IMAX Theatre at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City ($25) with planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco, who is the leader of the imaging science team on the Cassini mission presently in orbit around Saturn and an imaging scientist on the New Horizons mission which reached Pluto last July and is continuing deep into the Kuiper Belt.
 
Reservations are required for all lectures.
 
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ABOUT New Jersey City University (NJCU)
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.  Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state.  Located in Jersey City, NJ, and minutes from New York City, NJCU's fully accredited College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 43 undergraduate degree programs and 28 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
 
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships.  NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County. 
 
 
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