WRITING FOR THE SCIENCES
A Dean’s Speaker Series
The Writing Initiative and the Department of Biological Sciences
Science Writing Café
Featuring Binghamton Alumnus, Lee A. Dugatkin, PhD ’91
Distinguished scientist, textbook writer, and popular book writer
December 5, 2016
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Old O'Connor Building
Love writing? Love the sciences? Wonder how you can combine them—as a scientist or a science writer? Grad students and undergraduates from every discipline are invited to a special workshop to explore this unique career niche.
Lee Dugatkin received his PhD in Biology from BU in 1991, under the guidance of EvoS faculty, David Sloan Wilson. He is a professor and distinguished university scholar in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. His main research area is the evolution of social behavior. He has authored over 125 articles on evolution and behavior in such prestigious journals as Nature and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and has written seven books, including The Altruism Equation and Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America. His newest book, How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution, will be published in March 2017.
Hosted by the Alumni Office, EvoS and Writing for the Sciences-A Dean’s Speaker Series. All are welcome! RSVP by December 2 to ScienceCafe. Space is limited.
The first in the series will be held:
October 21, 2016
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Science 1 Room 149
Doing Math in Public
Steven Strogatz, Cornell University
Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. He works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of everyday life. He has blogged about math for the New York Times and has been a frequent guest on RadioLab and Science Friday. His honors include a Marshall Scholarship; a Presidential Young Investigator Award; the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science; and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His latest book, The Joy of x, has been translated into 15 languages.