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Columnist Jane Brody to Deliver Holland Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Syndicated personal health columnist Jane Brody will deliver the annual Holland Lecture at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in T-101 in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building at Washington State University.

Brody, whose column appears Wednesdays in the New York Times and in more than 100 other papers around the country, will speak on “fitting health and fitness into your busy life.”

She practices what she preaches. Moderation and variety, not deprivation and denial, are her watchwords as far as her personal diet is concerned. She also manages to fit regular physical exercise into her regimen to keep her body from “rusting out.”

Brody received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1962 and a master’s degree in science writing from the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism in 1963.

She worked two years as a general assignment reporter at the Minneapolis Tribune before joining the New York Times as a full-time specialist in medicine and biology. In 1976 she was appointed The Times’ Personal Health columnist.

Her articles on other aspects of science and medicine appear frequently on The Times’ Wednesday Health Page and Tuesday’s Science Times. Brody has written eight books and scores of magazine articles. She also lectures frequently on health and nutrition. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Princeton University in 1987 and an honorary doctorate from Hamline University in St. Paul in 1993.

The lecture will be broadcast on the Washington Higher Education Telecommunications System to the WSU Spokane and WSU Tri-Cities campuses. Contact Alice Opryszek at (509) 358-7562 for further information about the Spokane site. In the Tri-Cities, call Annette Pederson at (509) 627-0177. In Pullman, contact Val Hillers at (509) 335-2970.

The Phillip C. Holland Lectureship was established in the will of President Earnest O. Holland, the fifth president of WSU. It was named for his father.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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