b"Beyond science, Hartsock has a strong interest in the social, economic and political ramifications of diseases and how they can be mitigatedyet another example of his liberal arts training coming so strongly into playthat idea of science with humanity.The liberal arts and sciences inform each other in what I have done, said Hartsock. There is no course I have ever taken which did not help me in one way or another and many ways altogether to deal with the real world, including scientific, social, political and other problems which are linked to each other in often semi-invisible ways.We must always be informed by both history and science, he added. Policies and practices without true historical context and guidance can and often do become the worst enemies of humanity.Today, Hartsocks work for NIDA/NIH continues. Hes busy managingPete with Surgeon General C. Everett Koopinternational research grants on drug abuse, especially the opioid crisis,HIV/AIDS and related issues, distributing millions in research funds.During the year of the 50th anniversary of his Berg graduation, But theres another side to this Renaissance man. Hartsock reflects on lessons which had their genesis at Heidelberg and Hartsock has been a lifelong physical fitness fanatic. A track and fieldwere revealed through his career.athlete at Heidelberg, he took a course in senior lifesaving at the BergThere is a quote from a 16th century German mystic, which was burned which proved to be life-changing. This set me up for a career as ainto Hartsocks brain the first time he read it in Carl Klopfensteins professional ocean lifeguard.I always wanted to get my doctoratecourse on the Renaissance and Restoration: Wherefore my heart and become a professional lifeguard, and thats just what I did, he said. is alien to none; be they Turks, papists, sectaries, or Jews. For, in Hartsock regularly patrolled ocean beaches near his East Coast homethe evening, we will all be called into the Garden and shall sit down for more than 30 years. He founded the Delaware United Open Watertogether at the Table of the Father.Life Saving Program and served on the board of the U.S. Lifesaving Association. It has been a guiding principle of his life, which he summarizes here: Diseases, social and political problemsnone of them pay attention His love of history has taken him in yet another direction. Hes on theto arbitrary human-drawn lines on maps. The older I get, the more board of the last fully operational World War II Liberty ship in theI realize that there really are no degrees of separation. Were all world, the SS John W. Brown. The ship is owned by the crew, Hartsockconnected far more closely than we could ever guess, and Im amazed explained, and theyve put hundreds of thousands of dollars and 2.5to learn this again and again. What fascinates me most about dealing million hours of volunteer labor into maintaining it in sailing condition. with other countries, cultures, even other species of life, is how much Additionally, he worked to help rescue the last three original main gunswe share.of the USS Missouri, a massive pilgrimage that nearly failed, and he participated in a documentary about George Washington.His time at Heidelberg was highlighted by a strong sense of community, which, coming from a self-described non-conformist, might not seem[Heidelberg] helped me realize that to add up. But it did for Hartsock. there is far more than just a 'bottom Heidelberg gave him the tools to achieve difficult goals, the ethical sense to determine what those goals should be and the wherewithal toline' to what one does and that an never cease working to achieve themin his vocation, his avocation, or simply in being human. individual can make a difference.I honestly wish I could go back to school myself! My years at Heidelberg were wonderful and stimulating in the fullest sense.Dr. Pete Hartsock, 69Summer 2019|5"