Dr. Britton C. and Lucile McCabe Lecture Series
17th Annual Britton C. and Lucile McCabe Lecture
Guest Speaker: Jimmie Oxley, Ph.D - Chemistry professor at the University of Rhode Island; co-director of the URI Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response; and co-director of the Forensic Science Partnership of URI. Oxley’s lab specializes in the study of energetic materials explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics.
"The Explosive Threat"This talk will examine improvised homemade explosives, their precursors, and how university research contributes to thwarting them.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union.
A reception will follow the lecture.
Dr. Britton C. McCabe was an esteemed Professor of Biology at Springfield College and served as chair of the Biology Department. This lecture series is funded by the Britton C. McCabe Endowment Fund.
Dr. Britton C. McCabe graduated from Springfield College in 1927 with a degree in biology. He also received a Sc.M. in zoology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Cornell University. He was the 1959 Tarbell recipient. Dr. McCabe died in 1968.
Chair of the biology department, Dr. Joel Cohen, proposed an endowed lecture to honor the memory of the late Dr. McCabe. Along with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Harold Amos, Class of 1949 and one of Dr. McCabe’s former students, launched the endowed lecture series, “The Annual Britton C. McCabe Lecture Series.” The first McCabe lecture took place in 1997.
The lecture series brings noted professionals in the health, biological, and physical sciences to Springfield College to discuss timely topics and discoveries. Several of the presenters are graduates of the College. Dr. McCabe was an esteemed Springfield College professor of biology and former chair of the biology department. Dr. McCabe’s dedication to student-learning and the biological and physical sciences is reflected in his research, in the success of his former students, and the reputation and legacy he left behind. The widow of Dr. McCabe, Lucille McCabe, continued to espouse the Humanics philosophy by her generosity and demonstrated love of the College. Among her many contributions, she has endowed a scholarship to be given to a deserving student in the health sciences. To honor Mrs. Lucille McCabe, the lecture series is now named “The Britton C. and Lucille McCabe Lecture Series.”