College of HUMANITIES, ARTS & SCIENCES

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.

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

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Strayer-Wood Theatre
7:00 p.m.

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 the world 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?      
 

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert

Friday, September 21, 2018
Lang Hall Auditorium
10:00-11:00 a.m.

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.
 

For more information, and to submit a question for the Q&A, visit:
https://guides.lib.uni.edu/leopold-lectures/kolbert