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Distinguished Lecture Series

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

Spring 2023
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 12 noon, CM108

A Vocal Village: Building Pathways for Academic Partnerships in Title IX Reporting

The life force of every institution is the students and the employees who support it. As many join the institution’s collective body, unfortunate opportunities for bias and discrimination present themselves as barriers to success and safety. Building strategic partnerships, as well as reporting systems, are keys to ensuring safety and equity. As we become more vocal collectively we can reap the benefits in kind. Please join Chelsea Jacoby, Ed.D., Director of Title IX Compliance and Sexual Misconduct from The College of New Jersey, for this discussion.

Recommended by: Marvin Carter, Ed.S, MCCC Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 12 noon, CM108

From Rhetoric to Reality: The Green Amendment Movement for Environmental Protection and Justice

Please join author Maya van Rossum, Delaware River keeper and founder of the national Green Amendment movement, for her talk about her new book, The Green Amendment, The People’s Fight for a Clean, Safe and Healthy Environment. The talk will focus on the National Green Amendment movement and what is happening right here in New Jersey to secure a constitutional right in the state constitution for clean water and air, a stable climate, and healthy environments.

Recommended by: Professor Laura Blinderman, Department of Biology

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 12 noon, CM108

Energy and Climate Change

In 2020, fossil fuels contributed 80% of the world’s energy and renewables 20%. By 2050, fossil fuels are projected by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to fall to 70%, but the absolute amount, as well as carbon dioxide emissions, will increase by 25% due to growth in overall energy demand. In this talk, Dr. Andrew Jackson, member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will discuss zero carbon energy sources and their potential for growth and for the displacement of fossil fuels.

Recommended by: Associate Professor Ellen Genovesi, Department of Biology