Dan Fagin, a science journalism professor at New York University and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes frequently about environmental science, will speak at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Thursday, October 28, at 1 p.m. The talk is titled “Denialism Is a Virus, Too: The Toms River Childhood Cancer Cluster as Seen From 2021.” This event is free and open to the public.
Fagin is the author of the bestselling book “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation,” which was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer for General Nonfiction as well as the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the National Academies Science Book Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, among other honors. A rave review in The New York Times described “Toms River” as “great journalism” and “a new classic of science reporting.” Fagin’s recent articles have appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Washington Post, Nature and Slate. His new book project is about monarch butterflies and the future of biodiversity in the Anthropocene.
The talk is presented by The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and the Hofstra Cultural Center in conjunction with AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program. It will take place indoors at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus.
Advance registration is required and all who attend must be fully vaccinated. Evidence of vaccination will be required at the time of entry with Hofstra Pride Pass or proof of vaccination and government ID.
The event will be also livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUB4IvEeNg8.