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'My Favorite Lecture' Series Sept. 29

September 23, 2009

CSU University Distinguished Professor Bernard E. Rollin, a professor of Philosophy, Animals Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and University Bioethicist, is the speaker for The Institute of Teaching and Learning's 'Favorite Lecture Series' on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

University Distinguished Prof. Bernard E. Rollin.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
TILT Auditorium, TILT Building
Oval Drive 

One of Colorado State's internationally recognized scholars is also a competition-level weight lifter, a Harley rider, and a man with a soft-spot for animals. 

You will have an opportunity to hear Bernard E. Rollin, a CSU University Distinguished Professor, give his "favorite lecture" on "Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon" on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in the TILT Building.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

Rollin is a Professor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, University Bioethicist. The lecture is an outgrowth of Rollin's scholarly research into animal rights and his work in elevating the moral status of animals. 

Over 1,000 lectures all over world

Rollin is one of world's leading scholars in animal rights and animal consciousness and has lectured over 1,000 times all over the world.

Rollin taught the first course in the world in veterinary medical ethics, which has been a required part of the veterinary curriculum at CSU since 1978, and was a pioneer in reforming animal use in surgery teaching and laboratory exercises in veterinary colleges.

Rollin won an Outstanding Book of the Year Award for Animal Rights and Human Morality.

He has addressed over 20,000 ranchers and farmers on animal rights and animal agriculture and enjoys excellent relations with this population.

A principal architect of 1985 federal legislation dealing with the welfare of experimental animals, Rollin has testified before Congress on animal experimentation. He has consulted for various agencies of the governments of the U.S., Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and South Africa on many aspects of animal research. 

Scholarly interests and publications

Rollin's scholarly interests include both traditional philosophy and applied philosophy. He is the author of over 400 papers and fourteen books, of which the best known is Animal Rights and Human Morality, which won an Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the American Association of University Libraries and is entering its third edition.

Rollin’s most recent books include Veterinary Ethics: Theory and Cases (second edition, Blackwell, 2006), Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered (2003, with David Ramey), and The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions (2004, with John Benson), the last two from Blackwell. His latest books are Science and Ethics (2006), published by Cambridge University Press and Harley Davidson and Philosophy (Open Court, 2006).

What is the "My Favorite Lecture" series?

The Institute for Learning and Teaching's "My Favorite Lecture" series gives CSU students the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of CSU's internationally recognized scholars.

Contact: Heather Landers
Phone: (970) 491-1324