Distinguished Lecture Series


Honors Lecture Series


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The University of Toledo
Jesup Scott Honors College

Mail Stop 939
2810 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606



The Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series charts bold direction in intellectual discourse and academic inquiry at The University of Toledo, opening windows on fresh-air approaches to today’s biggest challenges, sharing the innovative ideas of movers and shakers who are anything but traditional. Reflecting the forward-thinking philosophy of the Jesup Scott Honors College, these speakers will engage you, challenge you, provoke you – and quite possibly make you see the world in a different way.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BELOW AND DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO the Jesup Scott Honors College at honors@utoledo.edu, 419.530.6030.


Dr. Rita Colwell





Dr. Rita Colwell

General Lecture
"Climate, Oceans, and Human Health" - Read Description
Monday, March 25, 2019
6-7:30 P.M. | University Hall Doermann Theatre
The University of Toledo Main Campus | Campus Map

Technical Talk
"Translating Microbiome Research to Applications" - Read Description
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
12-1 P.M. | Radisson Hotel Toledo Salon C
The University of Toledo Health Science Campus| HSC Campus Map

click here to Register for Dr. Rita Colwell lecture And/or TALK

Dr. Rita Colwell is a leader in bioinformatics, most notably in understanding microbiomes and the application of this knowledge to human health and the diagnosis as well as treatment of disease. Her career bridges the disciplines of microbiology, ecology, infectious disease, public health, and computer as well as satellite technology. Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior advisor and chairman emeritus at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., as well as president and CEO of CosmosID, Inc.




Last Updated: 2/22/19