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The Hefner Museum is pleased to welcome Rita R. Colwell as the 47th Hefner Lecture speaker on November 11, 2021.  At 6:30pm, she will present an all-ages lecture "Oceans, climate, and human health: What cholera teaches us about COVID-19."

Among many other accomplishments, Dr. Colwell is the first female director of the NSF and author of the recent book  "A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science."  She has authored 18 other books, 800 scientific publications, and her contributions to science and public health have been recognized with 62 honorary degrees.

The all-ages lecture will be presented via Zoom. Zoom link available on the museum website ( We hope you can join us on November 11!

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