Distinguished Lecture Series
Spring 2013 Semester
This lecture series is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - room CM109
Why Do We Need Statistics?
Mark Nicolich, a consulting statistician, will provide some background to answer this provocative question. The presentation is based on Mark's thoughts and experience with statistical analysis in several areas of research, and on discussions with his research colleagues about the use of, and need for, statistical analysis. The presentation is non-technical and ends with a few contemporary examples of an abused analysis method widely seen in the popular press and academic research papers.
Recommended by: Professor Laura Blinderman, Department of Biology
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - room CM107
Patient and Family Centered Care
Stephanie Pratico, a member of the Family Advisory Council and Family Faculty of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will define the principles of patient and family centered care. She will discuss how to increase communication between providers, patients and families to facilitate a partnership within this healthcare team, and how this model of care will improve the quality and safety of healthcare outcomes.
Recommended by: Assistant Professor Sue Minkel, Department of Nursing
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - room CM109
Ensuring Access to the Courts for Non-English Speakers
Robert Joe Lee managed the New Jersey Judiciary's Language Access Program from its inception in the early 1980s until his retirement in 2008. He will describe the efforts undertaken to make justice accessible to non-English speakers in New Jersey's courts and elsewhere. He will also discuss career opportunities for bilingual professionals in the court system.
Recommended by: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bondurant, Department of Criminal Justice
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - room CM109
Fugitive Safe Surrender
James T. Plousis, Chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board, and Philip S. Aronow, Supervising Deputy Attorney General assigned as Chief of the Training Bureau, will discuss Fugitive Safe Surrender. Providing non-violent offenders with the opportunity to clear their records of outstanding warrants, this unique program has been employed at various sites throughout New Jersey and the country, assisting re-entry and protecting public safety.
Recommended by: Professor Cavit Cooley, Department of Criminal Justice
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - room CM107
The Baby Boom Tsunami:
Implications for Services and Workforce for the Next Generation
Lowell Arye, Deputy Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Human Services, a trained gerontologist and nationally recognized expert in the fields of aging and disability, will discuss the implications of the baby boom generation on the United States over the next 30 years. He will provide an overview of the aging U.S. population with a focus on New Jersey and Mercer County. He will discuss the implications of baby boomers on our entitlements and long- term services and support structure as well as the expanded career opportunities due to the wave of individuals who are growing older.
Recommended by: Dr. Linda Martin, Dean of Math, Science & Health Professions
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Kelsey Theatre (TH)
A Lifetime Devoted to Painting
In the last lecture before his retirement, Mercer's own esteemed Professor of Art, Mel Leipzig, will present an overview of his artwork that spans 60 years. In a slide lecture he will share approximately 80 paintings beginning with those from his high school years -- most centering on his family, the college, and a recent series of paintings of artists and architects in their environment.