Dr. Meir Magal, associate professor of exercise science, has been honored as this year’s Jefferson-Pilot Professor. As such, he has prepared the annual Jefferson-Pilot Lecture, which he will present on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Carlton Board Room at Wesleyan’s Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.
His presentation is entitled “Exercise Physiology: From the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory to NC Wesleyan Human Performance Laboratory.” The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception at the Dunn Center.
The Jefferson-Pilot Professorship, established in 1981 by the Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company, is an endowed award considered the highest honor that Wesleyan bestows upon a faculty member. Honorees are nominated by a committee of faculty members appointed by the president of the college.
The Jefferson-Pilot Professor receives a lightened academic load in order to conduct research and present the findings at a public presentation during the spring semester.