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https://www.umflint.edu/cif/elizabeth-kolbert Harding Mott University Center Happenings Room Free and open to the public Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the book The Sixth Extinction. It begins with a history of the “big five” extinctions of the past, and goes on to explain how human behavior is creating a sixth one—including our use of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change. “We are effectively undoing the beauty and the variety and the richness of the world which has taken tens of millions of years to reach,” Kolbert states. “... We’re sort of unraveling that. We’re doing a massive experiment on the planet, and we really don’t know what the end point is going to be.” Climate change was the subject of Kolbert’s previous book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, winner of the Sierra Club’s David R. Brower Award in 2011, which recognizes outstanding environmental reporting. Her research for this book took her around the world, to oceans, rain forests, and mountains—as well as a place nearly in her backyard—where scientists are studying disappearing plants and animals. Book signing immediately following. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Ms. Kolbert's book for sale before and after the event.
https://www.umflint.edu/cif/tracie-mcmillan Harding Mott University Center Happenings Room Free and open to the public Author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table" Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques, and “moving first-person narrative” (Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired the New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an “overeducated,” an “authorette,” and a threat to freedom. In 2012, Whole Living magazine named her a “Food Visionary,” building on her numerous appearances on radio and television programs, which range from the liberal “The Rachel Maddow Show” to the “Peter Schiff Show,” a tea party favorite. She has reported on food and class for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, National Public Radio, Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, Saveur, and Slate. In 2016, she became a staff blogger at “The Plate,” National Geographic's blog covering food issues. Book signing immediately following. The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Ms. McMillan's book for sale before and after the event.
Robert Barnett, Ph.D, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, presented his State of the School Address Monday to SEHS faculty and staff members during a luncheon at the University of Michigan-Flint. SEHS encompasses the Education Department, the Social Work Department, the Early Childhood Development Center, and the Center for Ed...Source:
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