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Iowa State hosts lecture by public health expert as part of Borlaug series

AMES, Iowa -- The former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will speak at Iowa State University at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union.

William Foege, an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s, will present "Science and Its Application" as part of the Norman Borlaug lecture series.

Foege has also served as executive director of the Task Force for Child Survival, executive director of The Carter Center, and as Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.

Prior to the Lecture, there will be a public reception and student poster display from 7 to 8 p.m. in the South Ballroom.

The lecture series is named for Cresco, Iowa, native Dr. Norman Borlaug, the agronomist whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for his international work in wheat research and production, which has saved millions of lives. He is the founder of the World Food Prize, which annually recognizes the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Iowa State University created this lecture series to be held annually in conjunction with World Food Prize events.

The lecture series is coordinated by Iowa State's Nutritional Sciences Council and is funded by the University Committee on Lectures (funded by Government of the Student Body) and the Carl and Ruth Hamilton Fund for Excellence.

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William Foege, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, will give a talk on campus Oct. 17