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The Jack Rudin & John G. Driscoll Distinguished Visiting Professorship

The Jack Rudin & John G. Driscoll Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Iona College was established with a grant from Jack and Susan Rudin. Invitations are extended each year to one or more outstanding scholars to serve as visiting professors at Iona College. The honorees present lectures to the College community, participate in faculty seminars, and share their knowledge and wisdom with Iona faculty and students in a variety of ways.

FALL 2016
Dr. Helen Fisher
Senior Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, and Chief Scientific Advisor to
Hosted by the School of Arts & Science
The Drive to Love, Who We Choose and the
Future of Love in the Digital Age”
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Noon
The Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Iona College Prayer Service for Healing

Dr. Fisher discusses the biological underpinnings of romantic rejection, love addiction, human adultery and divorce. She then explores the neuroscience of personality structure to propose why we fall in love with one person rather than another.

She concludes with discussion of the biology of long-term partnership happiness and the future of relationships in the digital age—what she calls “slow love.”