THE 2014 CANCER CULTURE AND COMMUNITY COLLOQUIUM
Confronting Our Environmental Health Risks: A TEDxPurdueU Satellite Event
Monday, November 3, 2014, 7 p.m., Fowler Hall, Stewart Center
Featuring TED-styled presentations by members of Discovery Park’s Center for the Environment and a representative from Wabash River Enhancement Group along with videos from students. Speakers and their topics are:
- Jennifer Freeman, Associate Professor of Toxicology: “A new paradigm in environmental health”
- Jason Cannon, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Toxicology: “Dietary factors in the development of Parkinson’s Disease”
- Sara Peel, Director, Watershed Projects, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation: “Are you a good river neighbor?”
- Daniel Aldrich, Associate Professor of Political Science, University Scholar and Director of Asian Studies: “What can renewables learn from nuclear power”
- Leigh Raymond, Professor of Political Science, Center for the Environment Director, University Scholar: “The regulator’s dilemma”
Presentation by Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Hall, Stewart Center
The true story of a New Jersey town ravaged by industrial pollution, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation merges solid reporting with a gripping narrative about childhood cancer clusters in a sleepy seaside village. Now, Dan Fagin’s book and its broader messages about environmental quality and a community’s response to cancer will be the focus of the 2014 Cancer Culture and Community colloquium.
A science journalism professor at New York University, Dan Fagin is a journalist who writes frequently about environmental science. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2005, he was the environmental writer at Newsday for 15 years, during which time he was twice a principal member of reporting teams that were Pulitzer finalists. The winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism 2014, Fagin has also won both of the best-known science journalism prizes in the United States: the Science Journalism Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers. His recent publications include The New York Times, Scientific American, Nature and Slate, and he is a former president of the 1,400-member Society of Environmental Journalists.
Special 2014 partner: Discovery Park’s Center for the Environment
Other sponsors and partners: Oncological Sciences Center; College of Liberal Arts; Department of English; Office of Public Affairs; Purdue Center for Cancer Research; Office of the Provost; Discovery Lecture Series; Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts; TEDxPurdueU; Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library; Hicks Undergraduate Library; and West Lafayette Public Library