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Annual Slattery Lecture Looks at the Role of Pollinators, Sept. 15

September 12, 2016 8:30 AM

Stevenson University’s Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences will host the its annual Slattery Lecture, Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Rockland Banquet Room on Stevenson’s Owings Mills Campus. This year’s lecture, “Pollinators: Here Today, Save for Tomorrow,” will be given by Josephine “Jody” Johnson, founder and owner of a Lutherville-based company, Cullaborate LLC, that conducts pollinator studies around the country. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Johnson holds a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Maryland Medical School and has been keeping bees since 1997. She has been investigating the complex causes of bee deaths for many years.

The Slattery Lecture honors the legacy of Susan Palmer Slatteryformer Chair of Stevenson’s Mathematics Department, who passed away in 2010. Slattery was a vital force in the University’s Fine School of the Sciences and worked tirelessly to engage students and colleagues in the pursuit of science, academic excellence, and collegiality across disciplines.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.