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Rasmussen President's Lecture

Great academic institutions put forth insightful, thought-provoking lectures that engage their communities. Hartwick College's Dr. Arthur E. Rasmussen H '95 President's Lecture aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice through a discussion that explores both the theories and the practical implications of the idea under examination.

The Dr. Arthur E. Rasmussen H '95 President's Lecture was established in 2010 by Joann S. Rasmussen, Trustee Emeritus of Hartwick College, in memory of her late husband, Arthur E. Rasmussen H'95, who was also a Trustee Emeritus of the College. Art was an intellectually vibrant man who embraced ideas and would take the time to develop them while challenging others to do the same. Knowing that Art enjoyed lively and engaging debate on any topic, Joann established the Rasmussen Lecture as a way to honor him.

Each year, the President of Hartwick College selects a speaker noted for his/her knowledge and understanding of a selected topic to present to the Hartwick community. A panel of respondents complements the lecture through the presentation of a diversity of perspectives, accompanied by robust and civil debate to encourage audience members to think deeply about the chosen subject.

2015 Rasmussen President's Lecture
Nancy Glass, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her lecture titled: "Protection of Women's Human Rights: Innovative Global Programs will be presented on Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Glass is recognized internationally for research and scholarship focused on community-partnered interventions to reduce poor health outcomes and disparities for women and children survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). Dr. Glass is Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. She is currently the Principal Investigator of six RO1s funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety at CDC. In addition to NIH/CDC funding, her team's research is supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Medical Research Council of South Africa.

Past Rasmussen President's Lecture Speakers
2013: Jade Roth - "Is Print Dead? The Role of the Bookstore in the Digital Age"
2012: Michael H. Shuman - "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street"
2011: Kate Watters - "Thinking Globally and Living Locally: Communities and Corporate Social Responsibility"

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