Dr. Jennifer Lowry, MD is a renowned pediatrician and toxicologist who leads the Regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit in Kansas City. Dr. Lowry will address the use of pesticides in homes, schools and the surrounding environment. She will speak on protections for children by creating healthy environments where children live, work and play. She will give a public talk on the evening of September 5, and meeting with faculty and students and school officials on September 6.
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.
David Archambault II (Lakota: Tokala Ohitika) is former tribal Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. In 2016, Chairman Archambault emerged as a global leader for Indigenous Peoples’ rights as he led the opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He will be on campus November 28-29 and will give a public talk on the evening of November 28.
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), David Archambault II (photo courtesy of Chartwell), Terry Tempest Williams (photo by Zoe Rodriguez)