About Author Eric Schlosser
Performance: Houston Ballet II
Houston Ballet II is the second company of Houston Ballet, America’s fifth-largest ballet company. The stellar array of young dancers from around the world under the direction of Stanton Welch AM, artistic director, performs a diverse range of dance works ranging from excerpts from the classics to contemporary original dance works. $25 ($5 for students). Parking is included in the cost of the ticket. tickets.oswego.edu or 315-312-2141.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Faculty Concert: The Bacchus Saxophone Quartet
Saxophonists Dan Blumenthal, Marilee Blumenthal, Steve Defren and Trevor Jorgensen create an afternoon of music specifically composed for the saxophone quartet. Ranging from the upper range of the soprano saxophone to the low and sonorous bari, the ensemble provides a unique combination of tonal variation and melodic juxtaposition. Part of SUNY Oswego's Focus on Faculty Series. $8 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students) includes parking in employee lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. 315-312-2130.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Keuka
No admission fee
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Utica
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, March 24, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 8:41 a.m. - 8:41 a.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.