MetroFocus Preview: Cornell NYC Tech, Broadband, Lady at the O.K. Corral, Math Museum

August 16, 2013 11:30 AMvideo

The next edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months beginning with an in-depth report on the coming Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.  The two billion dollar project will break ground next winter with students and faculty expected to arrive in 2017.  In addition to graduate applied sciences and computer engineering courses, a dual-degree master’s program in Information Systems will be offered due to a collaboration between Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University.  Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews Dan Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell NYC Tech, and Professor Craig Gotsman, Founding Director of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, about building a culture for tech innovation, the challenges facing a new graduate school and how Cornell Tech will contribute to New York’s growing tech economy.

A story from Mountain Lake PBS in upstate New York takes us to the town of Thurman as it becomes one of the first communities in the nation to try a new way to bring high speed broadband internet service to rural communities.

Think you know all there is to know about the gunfight at the O.K. Corral?  Ann Kirschner, University Dean of the Macaulay College Honors College at the City University of New York, joins Pi Roman to discuss her new book, “Lady at the O.K. Corral,” the story of Wyatt Earp’s wife Josephine Marcus.

And Pi Roman takes a trip to Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics to see what’s making math fun.

MetroFocus airs:
WLIW: Wednesday, 8/21 at 7:30 pm
THIRTEEN: Thursday, 8/22 at 8:30 pm
NJTV: Thursday, 8/22 at 10:30 pm

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