Elizabeth Kolbert - October 27, 2011

Elizabeth Kolbert

Journalist and Author of Field Notes on a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

"On Field Notes from a Catastrophe: An Evening with Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert"

8:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2011
University Theatre

The award-winning Field Notes from a Catastrophe has solidified Elizabeth Kolbert’s reputation as one of the country’s leading science and nature writers. In her lecture, she will explore the book’s disturbing message about the impending impact of climate change.

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"Welcome to the Anthropocene: Living in a Man-Made World"

3:40 PM Thursday, October 27, 2011
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Elizabeth Kolbert. Before joining the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1999, she was a political reporter for The New York Times. She has written dozens of pieces for the magazine, including profiles of Hilary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and Rudolph Giuliani. Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared inThe New Yorker in the spring of 2005 and the following year won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine award. Also in 2006, she received the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award in the newspaper/magazine category and was awarded a Lannan Writing fellowship. Her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, grew out of this ground-breaking three-part New Yorker series. Field Notes was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year in 2006 by The New York Times Book Review. In 2010, she received the Heinz Award, which recognizes individuals who are addressing global change caused by the impact of human activities and natural processes on the environment. She also won a 2010 National Magazine Award in the Reviews and Criticism category for her work in The New Yorker and the Sierra Club’s 2011 David R. Brower Award. She currently is at work on a book about mass extinctions. Her new book also began as a New Yorker article. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones. Her work has been published in two anthologies: The Best American Science and Nature Writingand The Best American Political Writing. She edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. A collection of her work appeared in The Prophets of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit (2004).