2018 Winter-Spring Lecture Series

Please join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month (except in May) at 2:00 p.m. for our Winter-Spring Lecture Series, 

HUNGARIANS IN THE WORLD MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Saturday, Mar. 10th :  The Discovery of Stress by János Selye – presentation by Dr. János Nádas, psychiatrist

One hundred years ago, we had no concept of stress and no word to describe it, in any language. In 1936, János Selye discovered stress, proved its existence through meticulous scientific research, and unearthed the physiological and endocrine changes that it produced. Today, stress is a household word. Research indicates that as much as 70–85% of all disease and illness is stress-related. The World Health Organization now calls stress “a global epidemic.” This is an interesting story about scientific research, its challenges and difficulties, and also about the memorable life of János Selye himself.

Saturday, April 14thLászló Moholy-Nagy, Innovator of the Avant Garde presentation by Ms. Beata Szpura, artist.

Ms. Szpura is an artist and illustrator, who teaches painting and color theory at Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan, and painting and drawing at Queensbourough Community College. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a major creative force among the 20th century artistic avant garde  ̶  first in Europe and later in the USA. He is famous for constant experimentation with new media-using photomontages, photograms, collages, oil painting, film and shadow-casting kinetic sculpture.

 

Saturday, May 19th : Paul Erdős, mathematicianpresentation by Mr. Zsolt Dömötörffy, mathematician.

Paul Erdős was one of the most prolific mathematicians of the 20th century. He was known both for his social practice of mathematics and for his eccentric lifestyle. He published around 1,500 papers during his lifetime, a figure that remains unsurpassed.

            This lecture will serve as an opening to our new exhibit on this same day:

“Hungarian-American Contributions to American Business, Science and Mathematics”

The exhibit will highlight the many contributions of businessmen, scientists, and mathematicians of Hungarian descent working or living in America.

Presentations are in English.

Lectures and programs are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, Lower level, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland,

with coffee and refreshments following the presentation.

On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 p.m.

$5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage.

Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

A viszontlátásra!!!! See you soon!!

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