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Speakers Forum Series: Stories of Resilient Lives

The Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum, along with the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, and the School or Engineering present this engaging series celebrating resilient lives to the Rensselaer community. Join us for these great upcoming events and engaging speakers.  Questions? Contact



Dr. Richard Kogan
Concert Pianist/Psychiatrist

Dec. 1, 2015 @ 7:30 PM, EMPAC Concert Hall
Dr. Kogan tells vivid stories about famous composers. He will give a lecture & concert exploring the psychological basis of Beethoven’s creative life. Dr. Kogan will illuminate the discussion with performances of some of Beethoven’s extraordinary music.



Albert Manero
Engineer & Founder of Limbitless Solutions

Feb. 23, 2016 @ 7:30 PM, EMPAC Concert Hall
Limbitless Solutions artfully injects stunning design into the process of creating customizable prosthetics- like the replica of Iron Man’s bionic arm that was one little boy’s incredible wish come true.  



Jeff Bauman
Boston Marathon Survivor and National Hero

March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 PM, EMPAC Concert Hall
Jeff was gravely injured during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Since that tragic day, Jeff remains a beacon of hope, strength and resilience. The sharing of his story will be sure to uplift and inspire.


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