Errol Morrison for NY Lecture
Monroe College, a leader in urban and international education, has announced that Jamaican scientist Dr Errol Morrison will speak at a breakfast reception on Friday, October 16, as part of a broader celebration of Caribbean culture during homecoming activities that weekend.
Dr Morrison will lecture on the impact of science and technology on economic development in the Caribbean, a theme on which he is well versed. Dr Morrison serves as director general of the National Commission on Science & Technology, a national advisory board established to drive collaborative initiatives between the public sector and commercial interests to advance the role of science, technology and innovation in Jamaica's development.
"We look forward to having such an accomplished individual and true technology visionary share his perspectives on the transformative impact of science and innovation on development in the Caribbean," said Marc Jerome, executive vice-president at Monroe College. "Monroe College is very proud of our role in helping these island nations cultivate and educate the skilled knowledge professionals they require to achieve their ambitious economic goals from both here and our campus in St Lucia ."
A renowned scientist, Dr Morrison has conducted pioneering work in several areas of health care, with a strong emphasis on diabetes management. In 1982, he helped establish the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean and, in 1991, launched the University of the West Indies ' Diabetes Outreach Project, a national initiative to raise awareness about the causes of the disease and provide education about managing it for those afflicted.
The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at Gaddy Hall, 380 Main Street, New Rochelle. It is open to the public and will be attended by students, alumni and invited guests from the Jamaican community. To RSVP, please call 1-800-556-6676.