About Author Eric Schlosser
Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals: "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge"
Dr. J.D. Trout, professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, will speak on "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge." Trout, who earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Cornell University, specializes in the nature of scientific explanation, scientific realism and intellectual progress, and the psychology of human judgment. Mark Zelcer of Oswego's philosophy department will make opening remarks. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2249.
Location: Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Thursday, Oct 19, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Theater production: "Clybourne Park"
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 315-312-2141 or http://tickets.oswego.edu
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 20, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Hall Pool, 2761 Co Rte 7, Oswego, NY 13126, USA
Saturday, Oct 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 11:03 p.m. - 11:03 p.m.
Eric Schlosser, journalist and first-time published author, catapulted into the limelight with his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Houghton Mifflin, 2001; Perennial, 2002). This book was a finalist in the 2002 Book Sense Non-fiction Book of the Year.
Investigative reporter, Eric Schlosser, began his inquiry of the fast food industry as a two-part article for the Rolling Stone magazine in 1998. He wrote this book over a three year period during which he researched the fast food market and business practices associated with many well-known chains. Upon further investigation, Schlosser unraveled the amazing success of the fast food industry and ramifications on the economy, our environment, various cultures and our nation's health and well-being. According to Schlosser, every facet of our society has been infiltrated by the fast food industry!
During an interview with The Atlantic Unbound, Schlosser said, "A lot of my writing has tried to give a voice to people outside of the mainstream. I don't expect my sort of journalism to change the world, but if it can add some shred of empathy or understanding or compassion, if it can convey a fraction of what I've seen and learned, it's well worth doing."
Eric Schlosser graduated from Princeton University in 1981 where he studied American History. A few of his summer jobs during his Princeton years included working in the mailroom of New York magazine and as a fact checker for Esquire. After graduation, Schlosser attended Oxford University where he studied late nineteenth century British imperial history.
Eric Schlosser is currently a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly for which he has been a correspondent since 1996. He contributes regularly to other magazines such as Rolling Stone and U.S. News and World Report. In September 1994, Schlosser won the National Magazine Award for his article "Reefer Madness" (about the criminalization of marijuana) and "Marijuana and the Law" (Part 2 of the aforementioned article). He was also the recipient of the prestigious Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for reporting.
In May 2003, Eric Schlosser released his second book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (Houghton Mifflin). This book focuses on exposing the underbelly of the black market associated with marijuana, pornography and illegal immigrants.
Eric and his wife live in New York City with their two children. He is also employed by Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Productions.