News Release
DEC. 3, 2010

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Honors Students' Experience at CDC Subject of 12/6 HCC Presentation

7 p.m. in Beacon Hall Events Center
Open to Public at No Charge

BRIDGEPORT -- Housatonic Community College students recent visit to the nation's premier health promotion agency will be the subject of a presentation at the college Monday, Dec. 6.

The students, members of an honors seminar, will discuss their recent visit to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Global Odyssey Museum in Atlanta. The museum's exhibits tell the story of the CDC and how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases.

The museum's Global Symphony exhibit relates the urgent investigation that led to the discovery of Legionnaires' disease; the battle to stem the rise of obesity in the United States; the ongoing effort to eradicate polio; and the study of how humans, animals, and the environment interact in the spread of Ebola. It presents these stories and more in a multimedia installation that puts you right into the action with compelling narratives and media collages designed to educate visitors about CDC's impact on public health.

Monday's presentation will show these exhibits through the eyes of the students who experienced them. The discussion, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Events Center in Beacon Hall, is open to the public at no charge.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an "Achieving the Dream" institution.  To learn more, visit the college's website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu> .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.