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Award-Winning Writer Presentation to kick-off UMFK annual Scholars' Symposium

April 9, 2012


To kick-off the University of Maine Fort Kent's third annual Scholars' Symposium, the university welcomes Dr. Dan Ferber, co-author of “Changing Planet, Changing Health.” Dr. Ferber will speak on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Nadeau Hall teleconference room.

He will address how the climate crisis threatens our health and what we can do about it. His work on Changing Planet, Changing Health helped him tie such threads together and grasp the fundamental interconnections human health, healthy ecosystems, and a livable climate.

Dr. Ferber earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from Duke; a master's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois; and a Ph.D. in biology from Johns Hopkins University. He is an award-winning writer, specializing in putting a human face on groundbreaking stories on science, technology, health and the environment. He is a contributing correspondent for Science and his stories have appeared in national magazines, such as Reader's Digest, Popular Science, and Audubon.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information on the presentation, contact Dr. Soraya Cardenas at 834-8635.