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Pye to Speak on 'Arrival of Glass Age'

Dr. L. David Pye, Dean Emeritus of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, will present this week’s graduate seminar, “A Special Moment in Time: Arrival of the Glass Age,” at 10:20 a.m. in Binns-Merrill Hall, Room 106.

Pye will review the historic impact glass has had on arts/aesthetics, architecture, astronomy, communications, energy generation and conservation, medicine, transportation, and various branches of science. Following the historical review, the talk will focus on the present day impact of glass including its role in ushering in the communications revolution. Pye will  additionally address probable future uses for glass in areas such as healthcare and communications, then conclude the talk with observations on the possible heralding of the Glass Age.