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Boston University professor to deliver 2014 Snyder Lecture

The African Studies Institute will present the 22nd annual Darl Snyder Lecture March 4 at 10 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

Bruce Larson of the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University will present this year’s lecture, “HIV/AIDS, Adult Health and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: How PEPFAR Changed the Story.” The lecture is open free to the public. 

An associate professor in the international health department at Boston University’s School of Public Health, Larson teaches courses dealing with economics, poverty, health and development. He also is an affiliated member of the university’s African Studies Center. His work on a variety of topics includes economic impacts of anti-retroviral therapy, the costs and outcomes of programs to support orphans and vulnerable children, malaria prevention and treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution as well as deforestation.

As part of the lecture activities, certificates in African studies will be presented to UGA undergraduate students who have completed the program requirements. In addition to the lecture, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will hold an exhibition of materials from the Snyder Collection in front of the lecture hall at the Georgia Center.

The lecture series was established in 1992 in recognition of Snyder’s dedication, research and service-learning programs in and about Africa. Snyder’s affiliation with UGA began in 1969 as a program specialist at the Rural Development Center in Tifton. He eventually became director of the Office of International Development in 1989.  Although he retired from UGA in 1992, Snyder and his family continue to support African studies and UGA endeavors in Africa.