Monday, March 17, 2014

Rensselaer’s Energy, Environment, and Economics Discussion Series: “Sustainable Roman Architecture -- the First 2500 Years”

Rensselaer’s Hartford Campus continues its Energy, Environment, and Economics Discussion Series on April 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Special guest, Francesco Bedeschi, will give a presentation entitled, “Sustainable Roman Architecture -- the First 2500 Years.” Bedeschi is a faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, Italy, where he has been teaching Architectural Design and Historic Preservation over the past ten years. He has a thorough knowledge in the field of green design and is a member of the executive board of the Green Building Council Italia. He is currently working at Rensselaer’s Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) located in New York City.

Rensselaer at Hartford hosts this series in order to provide a forum for experts, corporate leaders, community participants, faculty, and students to engage in intellectual dialogues pertaining to today’s global energy and environmental challenges. This event will be the fifth session of the Discussion Series and the second session of the Spring 2014 term.

The Discussion Series is free and open to all. Bring a colleague and friend! Food and beverages are provided at each session, starting with a reception at 5 p.m. and a light meal at 6:30 p.m. Sudhangshu Bose, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Department of Engineering and Science, Rensselaer at Hartford, will give insights and perspectives during the introduction at the event. Summaries of previous sessions of the Discussion Series and related materials are available on the web at:

Register for this interactive forum on energy solutions at: For more information, please contact Clarence Byers, Senior Program Manager, at 860-548-2479; 800-306-7778, ext. 2479; or

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