October 4, 2013 - California State University, Bakersfield and One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern and are proud to present a book discussion, "Is There Room for Humans In Science?" with special guest Russell Judd, the President of Mercy Hospitals. Judd will discuss the drive for the expansion of science and its impact on persons. He will also shed light on the issue of maintaining a balance between the need for scientific advancement and humanism. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 23 at 2pm in the CSUB Student Union Multipurpose Room.
Judd is a seasoned health care executive and CSUB Alumni with an extensive background in the medical field that started in 1991 when he went to work for Kern Medical Center. Moving up the career ladder, Judd held many roles as a Chief Executive Officer until 2004 when he was named to his current presidency. Judd received his MS in Health Care Administration from CSU Bakersfield and his BS in Human Development from Brigham Young University.
This program is one of the many events that One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern has planned for their Fall 2013 book programs and events. One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern seeks to launch a community conversation about medical research, public health and social justice issues in order to begin to create a healthier, more informed, cohesive Kern County in which all can flourish.
"The partnership between CSUB and the One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern programs helps to create an important connection between our students and the community," said Dr. Emerson Case, CSUB Professor of English and Coordinator for the First-Year Experience program. "By sharing the experience of reading a common book, our students learn more about the community, and members of the community learn more about our students and CSUB."
The event is free to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend. Parking is $5. For more information regarding the event, please call (661) 654-6281.
Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that has been committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. The faculty across the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) fully accredited University is world-class, with nearly 75% holding terminal degrees in their respective fields. An NCAA Division I school, CSUB has competed successfully in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) since 2012 and is but one important aspect of a growing and vibrant student-life experience. The University serves more than 9,000 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or CSUB - Antelope Valley and counts over 40,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and credential programs, and CSUB's Extended University serves the community by offering additional professional development, certificate, and degree programs. With over 70 percent of its alumni remaining and working within the Central Valley, CSU Bakersfield supports ongoing social, cultural and economic development in the region.
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