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Jens Frederiksen, Executive Vice President, Fisk University

Speaker Friday, September 15, 2022 Despite the impor­tant role they con­tin­ue to play, many HBCUs strug­gle with lack of invest­ment, dwin­dling enroll­ment and — most recent­ly — fall­out from the COVID-19 pandemic. Report Details Barriers Faced by Students at HBCUs – The Annie E. Casey Foundation (aecf.org) –Feb. 6, 2022 In the four years Dr. Jens Frederiksen …

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Jessica Dodds and Honeybee TN

Speaker Friday, September 9, 2022 More than 4,000 bee species buzz around the United States. Honey bees alone pollinate 80 percent of all flowering plants, including more than 130 types of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, bee populations have dropped alarmingly across North America, as have the populations of many other pollinator species. https://www.farmers.gov/blog/value-birds-and-bees As another …

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Ron Richterman: What Are mRNA Vaccines and How Do They Work

Speaker Friday, July 15, 2022 The COVID-19 vaccines undoubtedly changed the direction of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Scientists developed the vaccines in record time as the original estimates suggested it would be 2023 or 2025 before they would be useful. At first, they had over 90% effectiveness at preventing infection–rapidly slowing down the infection and hospitalization …

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