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Feb. 21 Speaker Series Focuses on Notorious Murder Case

February 5, 2010

Writer and professor Dr. Lisa Rosner will present her newest book, "The Anatomy Murders: A History of the Notorious Burke and Hare Murder Case," at the William Spangler Library Speaker Series, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at Atlantic Cape Community College.

In her lecture, Rosner will speak about "The Anatomy Murders," which details one of the most horrific murder cases in Scottish history. In this true story, William Burke and William Hare were accused of killing more than 15 people to provide cadavers for a prominent anatomy professor.

Rosner is a professor of history at the School of Arts and Humanities at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Rosner earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Princeton University.

Rosner has served as the editor of "The Technological Fix," and has authored "Ants in the Academy: Formic Acid and the Dissemination of Natural Knowledge in Enlightenment Universities." She was awarded the Herdegen Fellowship in 2009 and is the Ullyot Scholar at the Chemical Heritage Foundation for 2009-2010.

Atlantic Cape was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to present a series of lectures by noted local scholars and nationally recognized individuals. The series celebrates the renovation and transformation of the library into a state-of-the-art "Information Commons," which will seamlessly integrate traditional print and online resources, as well as tutoring and other academic support services into a single student-friendly facility at the Mays Landing Campus.

The next and final speaker in the series is Jack Devine, who will present "The Art of Spying: Intelligence in the 21st Century," 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18. Devine is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency and is a founding partner and president of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research and business problem-solving.

This speaker series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Spangler Library, D-building, at Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to or (609) 343-4918.