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E-M:/ FW: Award-winning environmental journalist to speak on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m.



Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

Michigan State University

106 Olds Hall

East Lansing, MI 48824

1-517-355-1751 (Phone/fax)




One planet, one family, one future


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Detjen [mailto:Detjen@msu.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2007 5:35 PM
To: Knightline
Subject: Award-winning environmental journalist to speak on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m.



Daniel Grossman, an award-winning environmental and science journalist whose work has appeared 

in The New York Times, Audubon Magazine, Scientific American and on the BBC and National Public Radio,

 will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in room 145 of the Communication Arts Building on


            "Leeches, Bandits, Melted Batteries and other Mishaps on the Trail of Our Assault on Nature."


            The public is invited to his talk, which is free, and to a welcome reception at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 8 in room 382 of the Communication Arts Building. His talk is sponsored by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.


            Grossman has been a print journalist and radio and web producer for more than 20 years. He holds both a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has reported from all seven continents on the impact of climate change in Greenland and Antarctica, the loss of plants and animals in Madagascar and many other science and environmental topics. He has  won numerous awards for his work, including a 2002 George Foster Peabody Award for a DNA Files public radio documentary series; the 2003 and 2005 science journalism award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the 2004 and 2006 media award of the American Institute of Biological Sciences; a first prize in the National Science Writer Association's Science in Society Awards competition; and several awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists. He is the co-author of "A Scientist's Guide to Talking with the Media: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists" (Rutgers University Press, 2006).


            Examples of his work can be seen at http://www.wbur.org/special/madagascar/ and http://www.wbur.org/special/dispatches/greenland/ and http://www.wbur.org/special/antarctica/ .


            For more information, contact Jim Detjen at Detjen@msu.edu or 517-353-9479 .







Jim Detjen

Knight Professor of Journalism

Director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism

Room 382 Communication Arts and Sciences Building

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

Tel: 517-353-9479

Fax: 517-355-7710

E-mail: Detjen@msu.edu

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