Community Briefs for 03/29

Mar 282011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Tufts researcher to lecture on obesity epidemic

Miriam Nelson, a researcher at Tufts and a bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the Mary Scott Lecture Series at CSU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131.

Nelson is a professor of nutrition at Tufts and the director of the John Hancock Research Center for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, and has served as a motivational speaker at events all over the world.

Her lecture will kick off a series of sessions on healthy living sponsored by the departments and schools in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

CSU alum wins PGA tournament event

Martin Laird, a CSU alum, won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Sunday after sinking two putts from 90 feet of the 18th hole.

Laird, 28, came to CSU from Scotland, and has become the first European to win at Bay Hill, effectively bringing his PGA ranking up to 21st.

He will compete in the Masters Tournament at Augusta on April 7.

TILT teaches active learning techniques

“Tell me, and I forget, show me, and I remember; involve me, and I understand.”

According to TILT, this Chinese proverb captures why so many individuals have trouble recalling info from their personal lives, in classes and at work.

But during a workshop tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of the TILT building, students can learn strategies for learning actively and recalling information in a more efficient way.

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