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Aldo Leopold Distinguished Lectures @ UNI

Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert (photo by Nicholas Whitman)


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 be visiting the University of Northern Iowa on September 20 and 21, 2018.


Speaker Series Events

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Events - Elizabeth Kolbert

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert: On The Sixth Extinction

A mass extinction event 65 million years ago killed off the dinosaurs, along with three quarters of the species on earth. Today, the world is changing so rapidly that scientists fear another extinction event-- the sixth extinction -- is underway. What does this mean for people and for the millions of other species who share our planet?

Thursday, September 20, 2018 ~ Strayer-Wood Theatre, 7:00 p.m. ~ Click here to save to your calendar

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert

Alexa Sedlacek, Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences at UNI, will be moderating a Q&A session with Elizabeth Kolbert and UNI students. Topics will be wide-ranging, and can include history, the environment, long-form journalism, philosophy, and public policy issues.

Friday, September 21, 2018 ~ Lang Hall Auditorium, 10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Click here to save to your calendar
Lectures and accompanying materials are archived in UNI ScholarWorks:

Selected Readings

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