Featured Speakers: Spring 2014

Community Veterinary Medicine: What Does It Look Like?McCobb

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:30 p.m

Borger Academic Center, Daniels Hall • Leicester, Mass.

Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary

Medicine Dr. Emily McCobb will describe a concept for community medicine, extrapolated from human medicine and applied to the veterinary field. Discussion will focus on different models of low-cost clinics that reach underserved animal populations, the ethical obligation of veterinary professionals to care for underserved animals, and the role of veterinarians and their staff as One Health professionals. She is director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, director of the Luke and Lily Lerner Spay Neuter Clinic, assistant director of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, and a clinical assistant professor of anesthesia.

susanThe Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War

Thursday, April 10, 2014
5:30 p.m.

Weller Academic Center, Lecture Hall 210  • Worcester Campus

Colonel Susan P. Luz (Retired)

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the nursing program at Becker College, Colonel Susan Luz—nurse, author, Peace Corps volunteer, recipient of the Bronze Star for meritorious service, and one of the highest-ranking female soldiers in the 399th Combat Support Hospital, Massachusetts Army Reserve—will share her extraordinary life of service, sacrifice, and adventure as recounted in her book, The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War (Kaplan Publishing, May 4, 2010). Colonel Luz is currently a clinical nurse specialist, Gateway Healthcare, and community healthcare instructor, University of Rhode Island.

Dreaming Up a Nation Forever on the Move: The Strange Quest for the “Great American Novel”Lawrence

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.

American Antiquarian Society  • 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester Mass

Lawrence Buell, Ph.D., Harvard University

In this lecture, based upon his recently published book The Dream of the Great American Novel (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Feb. 2014), Professor Lawrence Buell charts the history of the quest to write the Great American Novel and then uses this history as a platform for exploring some of the characteristic ways that Great American Novel candidates have acted as explorations and reference points for imagining a national identity

IchiroUnited We Win: Lessons Learned from Collaboration and Co-working around the World

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Weller Academic Center, Lecture Hall 210  • Worcester Campus

Ichiro Lambe, Dejobaan Games

What secrets do the Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, London, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Toronto, Utrecht, Vancouver, and other game development communities have to learn from each other? In this talk, Ichiro Lambe, founder and president of Dejobaan Games, surveys successful indie groups and collaborative spaces around the world, outlining the top five things that make them successful, the top five things they warn against, and what resources they can provide.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 508.373.9460 or email lectures@becker.edu.