Saint Vincent College established the Threshold Series in 1981 when the Kennametal Foundation of Latrobe made a substantial grant to the College for the creation of an ongoing series of lectures and cultural events.
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Dr. Roger Malina is a physicist, astronomer and Executive Editor of Leonardo publications at MIT Press. With dual appointments as Professor of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, his work focuses on connections among the natural sciences and arts, design and humanities.
Malina is the former Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in Marseille, France, and was a member of its observational cosmology group which collaborated on investigations regarding the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He has been a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), which contributes to trans-disciplinarity between the sciences and the arts and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences. With a specialty in space instrumentation, Malina was the principal investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley. He also founded the Leonardo organizations in San Francisco and Paris, the missions of which are to promote work that explores the intersection of the arts, sciences, and new technologies.
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Previous Threshold speakers have included: