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April 10, 2006

CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT

May 1, 2006

UCSD Science Studies Lecture in Science and Public Policy
Science and politics writer Chris Mooney, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book “The Republican War on Science,” will give a talk of the same title, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in the Natural Sciences Building Auditorium, Rm. 1205, on the UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Book signing to follow. Information: (858) 534-4786.

Mooney is Washington correspondent for Seed magazine and senior correspondent for the American Prospect. His book, recently announced as a finalist for a 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, has been described as “a landmark in contemporary political reporting” by Salon.com and a “well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists” by Scientific American.

Mooney has contributed to a variety of other publications, including Wired, New Scientist, Slate, Mother Jones, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly and The Washington Post, among them. Mooney’s blog, “The Intersection,” was a recipient of Scientific American's 2005 Science and Technology web award. He recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Al Franken Show. More at: http://www.chriscmooney.com

The event is co-sponsored by the UCSD Science Studies Program – an interdisciplinary graduate program in history, philosophy, sociology and communication of science – and the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences.

Media contact: Inga Kiderra (858) 822-0661.

 

 
 
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