COS Discover Science Lecture Series

World-exploring journalist, author Simon Winchester to give free public lecture: College of Science’s Discover Science lecture Oct. 1
Nevada Today, 9/3/2015, by Mike Wolterbeek

“Best-selling author Simon Winchester is the next speaker in the Discover Science Lecture Series at the University of Nevada, Reno set for Thursday, Oct. 1.

Simon Winchester is a geologist, journalist, explorer and New York Times best-selling author who writes about the natural forces that shape the earth – earthquakes, volcanoes, floods and tsunamis. He will give a lecture at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Discover Science Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, and will have a book-signing session following the lecture.

His lecture, titled “The Man Who Made the Map that Changed the World,” explores how human history was changed by the world’s first geological map.

Other speakers scheduled for the Discover Science Lecture Series are Karl Karlstrom, expert on the Grand Canyon, Nov. 19; David Quammen, science author, Feb. 4; Paul Alan Cox, ethnomedicine expert, March 10; and Bob Williams, Hubble Space Telescope project leader, April 21.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center on the University campus.

Parking is reserved for the event on the top level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex on North Virginia Street. Admission is free. For more information, call 775-784-4591 or visit the College of Science website at”

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