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Lecture by Dr. Helen Fisher to address “Why We Love”

Bethlehem, Pa., March 2, 2007— Dr. Helen Fisher, will present a program that speaks to the chemistry, biology, psychology and anthropology of Why We Love, at Moravian College, on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. in Foy Hall, located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in Historic Bethlehem. The program is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Student Life, and is open to the public and free of charge.

Fisher is an anthropology professor and human behavior researcher at the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. She is one of the major researchers in the field of interpersonal chemistry. Prior to becoming a research professor at Rutgers University, she was a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Fisher may be considered the world’s leading expert on the topic of love, and presently is the most referenced scholar in the love research community. In 2005, she was hired by match.com to help structure the chemistry.com pair-matching website using both hormonal-based and personality-based matching techniques.

She has authored four books: Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love; The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They are Changing the World; Anatomy of Love: The Natural History of Monogamy, Adultery and Divorce; and The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human Behavior.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.