Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and journalist. Her latest book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in the General Nonfiction category, and was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year. Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared in The New Yorker in the spring of 2005 and won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine award. In 2006, she received the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award. She will on campus for a public talk and other events on September 20 and 21.
Dr. Karen Oberhauser is the Director of University of Wisconsin Arboretum, an advocate for biodiversity conservation through citizen science, and a pioneering leader in monarch conservation. She will be on campus on October 24 and 25 for talks and other engagement with faculty and students.
Terry Tempest Williams is the author of numerous books on topics ranging from the National Parks, women’s health, and democracy. Winner of The Community of Christ International Peace Award, the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award, to name two of her many honors, Williams's work demonstrates how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. She will be visiting us on Friday April 19, 2019, meeting with students before giving a talk that evening.
2018 Speaker Collage: Dr. Jennifer Lowry, Elizabeth Kolbert (photo by Nicholas Whitman), Dr. Karen Oberhauser (photo by Bryce Richter), Terry Tempest Williams (photo by Zoe Rodriguez)