StrongWomen Series Author Miriam Nelson to Deliver Mary Scott Keynote Lecture at Colorado State University

Miriam Nelson, a researcher at Tufts University and bestselling author of the Strong Women books, will be the keynote speaker at the Mary Scott Lecture Series at Colorado State University.

Nelson’s keynote, titled “Strong Women and Men Live Well: A New Perspective on the Obesity Epidemic,” is free and open to the public. The lecture is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Behavioral Sciences Building, 410 Pitkin St., in the first floor auditorium, Room 131.

Nelson is a professor of nutrition at Tufts University and director of the John Hancock Research Center for Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention. She is founder of the national StrongWomen program and has been featured on many television and radio shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fresh Air and the Discovery Channel. She also is a motivational speaker who lectures around the world.

The keynote will kick off sessions on healthy living sponsored by the departments and schools in the College of Applied Human Sciences. Sessions will take place on March 31 and April 1 throughout the day in the University Recreation Center, Room A/B. For more information, see

The Mary Scott Lecture Series at Colorado State is made possible by a charitable trust endowed by Mary E. Scott to the College of Applied Human Sciences upon her death in 1984. Throughout her career as a social worker and YMCA administrator, she was committed to advancing the lives of individuals and families.

The 2011 Mary Scott Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Applied Human Sciences and Associated Students of Colorado State University. The series is highlighting 25 years of the College of Applied Human Sciences at CSU. The college was founded in 1986 with the merger of the College of Human Resource Sciences and College of Professional Studies.