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Horneman Delivers First Lecture in President’s Lecture Series

Dr. Amy J. Horneman and President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Dr. Amy J. Horneman (a.k.a. “Aeromonas Amy”) and President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Amy J. Horneman, Ph.D., SM(ASCP), associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Microbiology Lab director at the VA Maryland Health Care System, discussed the safety of various types of recreational water sources in the region during the inaugural lecture in the President’s Lecture Series, designed to involve the campus and community in discussions of topics of interest. Horneman talked about the hazards people might face swimming in the ocean, as well as in freshwater rivers, lakes, ponds, and man-made water parks.

Two more lectures are scheduled for the fall semester:

Thursday, September 22—Finding Your Money Mind

Rob Hoxton, managing director of United Capital, will talk about the relationship people have with money and will take audience members through an interactive exercise based on the bestselling book “The Money Code” that will tell them whether they make monetary decisions based on fear, happiness, or commitment. The audience is encouraged to bring a smart phone, tablet, or laptop to play the “Your Money Mind” game.

Monday October 17—2016 Nobel Prizes

This year’s Nobel Prizes will be announced October 3-10. During this President’s Lecture, members of Shepherd’s faculty will discuss the importance of the Nobel winners’ works, the nature of the prize in each discipline, the past recipients, and the impact it has on the world. Since 1901, Nobel has awarded prizes in the areas of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economic sciences. The prizes were made possible in 1895 when Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and inventor, left $31 million in his will to fund the program.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium.