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10th Season of Great Minds, Great Ideas Lecture Series Kicks off in September

Lectures in Cazenovia and Manlius to explore lives and work of important thinkers

— Who was Jonas Salk? What is his legacy to the world? Whose shoulders did he rest upon? Why is an entomologist/behavioral ecologist talking about this subject? And just what does Edgar Allen Poe have to do with all of this? Hager discusses the answers to these questions and more in a brief survey of the history of vaccine development and application.

Hager is broadly educated in biology and brings to Cazenovia College many years of experience in field research and instruction. Courses she teaches include general biology, genetics, zoology and animal behavior. Her favorite fields of study are behavioral ecology and entomology, with a special interest in dragonflies and solitary wasps and bees.

“Viktor E. Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis,” presented by Stewart Weisman, associate professor, criminal justice and homeland security studies, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Manlius Library and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Cazenovia Public Library.

Dr. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy — a form of psychotherapy. His best-selling book, “Man's Search for Meaning,” is a first person account of his experiences in a concentration camp during WWII. It was during this time that he perfected and applied his theories of psychotherapy. Indeed, his psychotherapy, based on applied existentialism, is credited with saving fellow inmates from suicide.

Stewart L. Weisman is chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and associate professor of criminal justice and homeland security studies at Cazenovia College. As an academician, Stu is interested in crime causation, and lectures frequently at continuing legal education seminars.

“Noam Chomsky and the Dissident Intellectual,” presented by Andrew O’Baoill, assistant professor of communication studies, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Cazenovia Public Library and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Manlius Library.

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