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Chris Mooney to Present Annual Thayer Lecture

Bestselling author, journalist will present 'The War on Science is Over. Now What?'

2/23/2009 10:47:28 AM


Chris Mooney

LYNCHBURG –Chris Mooney, a best-selling author and journalist, will deliver Randolph College’s annual Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture, “The War on Science is Over. Now What?” on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The American Prospect magazine and author of two books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Republican War on Science.

His second book, Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming, was dubbed "riveting" by the Boston Globe and selected as a 2007 best book of the year in the science category by Publisher's Weekly. His shorter writings have been nominated for a National Magazine Award and included in the volumes Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006.

Mooney is an accomplished public speaker, having given numerous lectures at distinguished universities including the Harvard Medical School, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Rockefeller University, and Duke University Medical Center; at major venues such as the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and Town Hall Seattle; and at bookstores across the country, ranging from Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida to Powell's in Portland, Oregon.

A regular in the national media, Mooney has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CSPAN's BookTV, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR's Science Friday, and The Al Franken Show, among many other television and radio programs.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations