Environmental Writer Elizabeth Kolbert To Visit Campus as Poynter Fellow

Environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert, award-winning author of “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” will visit the campus on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Kolbert will be the guest at a master’s tea at 4 p.m. in the Branford College master’s house, 80 High St. At 6 p.m., she will discuss “Conveying Catastrophe: Science, Journalism and Climate Change” in Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. Kolbert’s visit is co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and Environment 360.

Kolbert has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1999. Her series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” appeared in The New Yorker in 2005. It won a National Magazine Award, the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine-writing award, and the National Academies’ communication award in the newspaper/magazine category.

Her book on global warming, “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” published in 2006, received the Louis J. Battan Award from the American Meteorological Society and was named one of the “100 Notable Books of the Year” by The New York Times.

Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue and Mother Jones, and have been anthologized in “The Best American Science and Nature Writing” and “The Best American Political Writing.” A collection of her work on New York politics, titled “The Prophet of Love and Other Tales of Power and Deceit,” was published in 2004.

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