University Celebration keynote Steve Curwood
Monday, January 19
Fowler Hall, Stewart Center
The Purdue University and Lafayette–West Lafayette communities are invited to attend University Celebration on January 19, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in Fowler Hall in the Stewart Center.
University Celebration will feature Steve Curwood, the executive producer and host of National Public Radio’s award-winning weekly environmental news program Living On Earth. The program will also include a performance by the Purdue Black Voices of Inspiration and presentation of the Purdue University Dreamer Award.
Curwood’s relationship with NPR goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of Weekend All Things Considered. Curwood has also worked as a print and television journalist and is the recipient of a shared Pulitzer Prize for his work while at the Boston Globe.
Living On Earth is broadcast on over 260 stations nationwide and is heard in Pacific nations over the Armed Forces Radio Network. It has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, a New York Festivals Award, and a Society of Environmental Journalists Award, among others.
Curwood is currently at work on a new book, The Good News About Global Warming, which details the economic, social, ecological, and national security benefits of facing the carbon emergency that threatens our entire civilization.
Curwood is the recipient of the 2003 Global Greens Award and the 2003 David Brower Award given by the Sierra Club for his creation of Living on Earth. He also received a 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award for his work on promoting environmental awareness. The president of the World Media Foundation Inc., he is also a lecturer in environmental science and public policy at Harvard University.