Science professor chronicles H. Keffer Hartline

For Immediate Release: Oct. 21, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Michael Shepard, associate professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, will highlight the history of one of Bloomsburg’s most distinguished citizens, Dr. H. Keffer Hartline, as part of Bloomsburg University’s 175th anniversary faculty lecture series.

Michael Shepard

The presentation, “Scientific History,” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., at Hartline Science Center’s Kuster Auditorium, room 108.

Scientific discovery is dependent upon perception, and Hartline made important contributions to the science of visual perception. In his lecture, Shepard will talk about the scientific contributions of the 1967 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology and Medicine.

He will also go into the historic milestones of planetary science and astronomy that only happened because someone found a way to heighten powers of perception.

Shepard’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Upcoming presentations in the lecture series include:

  • Barbara Wilson, associate professor of exceptionalities, “Pre-K Reading is More Than Pictures,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at Kuster Auditorium
  • Victoria Geyfman, associate professor of finance, “Integrating Financial Lab into Business Curriculum and Beyond,” (invitation only) at The Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis in Sutliff Hall

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.