Lecture Previews

Gian Fulgoni

Monday at 12:15 p.m.

Hamburg Hall 1000

Gian Fulgoni, the co-founder and executive chairman of comScore, will deliver a lecture titled “Lessons Learned about Digital Advertising.” ComScore is an internet-analytics company that provides research to companies on how to maximize their advertising investments.

Prior to founding comScore, Fulgoni was the president and CEO of Information Resources, Inc. Fulgoni was named Illinois’ Entrepreneur of the Year twice, in 1991 and 2004. He has been inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He has a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Lancaster in England.

Walter Howard Smith Jr.

Tuesday at noon

University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Conference Center (Cathedral of Learning 2017)

Walter Howard Smith Jr., the former executive director of Family Resources, will deliver a lecture titled “Child Abuse in Family Emotional Process.”

Smith has a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and maintains a private practice in psychology. His lecture is part of Pitt’s School of Social Work Speaker Series.

Gabriel Lopez-Berestein

Tuesday at noon

Salk Hall 456

University of Pittsburgh

Research pharmacist Gabriel Lopez-Berestein will discuss the use of nanoparticles in cancer treatment in a talk at the University of Pittsburgh.

Lopez-Berestein is a member of the University of Texas at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he focuses on the use of nanoparticulate carriers, cell differentiation, and apoptosis signaling in the treatment of cancer.

Patricia M. DeMarco

Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Gates Hillman Complex 6115

Patricia DeMarco, the director of Chatham University’s Rachel Carson Institute, will give a talk titled “_Silent Spring_ at 50: An Environmental Ethic for the 21st Century.” DeMarco will discuss the lessons that Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring teaches today’s environmental world.

DeMarco received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh.She served as the executive director of the Power Facilities Evaluation Council for the state of Connecticut, and advised the governor of Connecticut on various environmental issues while acting as a liaison for the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board.

In 1998, she moved to Alaska and served as president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation.

While in Alaska, she also served as a commissioner for the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. From 2002 to 2005, she was the associate dean for the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage.