Distinguished Lecture Series
supported by an MCCC Foundation designated fund
All lectures -- free and open to the public -- are at 12 noon in the CM Building on the West Windsor campus.
For additional information, call (609) 570-3324 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fall 2017 Semester
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - room CM109
"Meat, Monkeys, and Mosquitoes: A One Health Perspective on Emerging Diseases"
One Health is the concept that human, animal, and environmental health is linked. This concept can serve as a framework to analyze the interrelationships between food security, the environment, and emerging diseases. Dr. Laura Kahn, professor in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, will discuss how approximately 75 percent of newly emerging diseases come from animals, called “zoonoses.” Mosquito-borne zoonoses, such as West Nile virus and Zika virus, exemplify the importance of implementing a One Health approach to interdisciplinary threats.
Recommended by: Professor Diane Hilker, Department of Biology
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - room CM109
"New Jersey Reentry"
Jim McGreevey, former New Jersey governor, currently serves as executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program, an agency that administers Jersey City's employment program. He also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), which provides for addiction treatment, sober housing, employment and training, identification services, and linkage to healthcare for formerly incarcerated persons. The NJRC has five sites: Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Toms River, and Kearny. Clients of the NJRC have a 19.7 percent recidivism rate with an annualized rate of employment of 62 percent.
Recommended by: Professor Cavit Cooley, Department of Criminal Justice
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - room CM109
"Engaging Low-Income Senior/Disabled Residents to Understand
the Relationship of Housing Quality Inequities and Health"
Dr. Jennifer R. Warren, past Vice Chair of the Trenton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and founder of the Housing Health & Wellness Task Force (est. 2014), will discuss her community engagement work advocating for enhanced housing quality and quality of life issues for senior/disabled public housing residents. Central to her discussion is the impact of housing quality on health.
Recommended by: Associate Professor Lisa Dunn, Department of Nursing