Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture Mark Allan Luchinsky 1974-1996

The Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture was endowed by family and friends to honor the memory of Mark Luchinsky, a University Scholar and biochemistry major who died on January 18, 1995, at age 20.

Luchinsky graduated first in his class in 1992 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh. In addition to being a Scholar, he was a member of the Penn State Golden Key Society and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. Although he was a science student, Mark loved the study of all subjects. He loved the classics, sports, poetry, history and geography. Even at his young age, he was known for intellectual honesty and personal integrity.

Through this lecture series, the community gathers to honor his memory through support of a speaker who exemplifies intellectual honesty, personal integrity, and joy in learning.

2019 Luchinsky Lecture

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Peter Hudson One Health, One Planet: Building Global Health Security Against Infectious Diseases

Lecture Details

Past Lecturers

Year Speaker Area of Expertise
2018 John Kaag Author and Professor of Philosophy, UMass Lowell
2017 Susan Russell Associate Professor of Theatre and 2014-15 Penn State Laureate
2016 Marke Dickinson Marketing Professional
2015 Christian M. M. Brady Dean, Schreyer Honors College
2013 Casimer DeCusatis CTO, IBM System Networking and Strategic Alliances
2012 Sean Misko Special Adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
2012 Farnoosh Torabi Money Coach, Author, Financial News Correspondent
2011 Jill Jayne Rock Star Nutritionist
2010 Marybeth Long Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense
2009 David Han Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology,
Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship,
Penn State College of Medicine & the Penn State Hershey Medical Center
2008 Meena Bose Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, Hofstra University
2007 Peter Klein Professor and Former CBS News Producer
2006 Richard Jewell and L. Lin Wood Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
2005 Jeffrey Ratner Chief of Staff, Mount Nittany Medical Center
2004 David Riley II Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
2003 Douglas Evans CEO, Kensey Nash, Inc.
2002 Wendy Kopp Founder and President, Teach for America
2001 Alan Block Professor of Administration of Justice and Jewish Studies
2000 Joe Paterno Legendary Head Football Coach, Penn State University
1999 James Pawelczyk Assistant Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology,
Payload Specialist, NASA's 1998 Neurolab Mission
1998 John Lowe Professor of Chemistry
1997 Kurt Angle 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Wrestling
1996 Harris Wofford CEO, Corporation for National Service
Former U.S. Senator

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