Global-warming journalist-producer to speak at SUNY Oswego

Dan Grossman, an award-winning science journalist and multimedia producer who has reported from every continent, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall at SUNY Oswego.

Grossman’s work focuses on the science and impacts of global warming. He uses words, images and sounds to explore what is happening to the planet.

The program, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the SUNY Oswego Center for Energy Education and Economic Solutions; the Science Cafe Group; the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the dean of the School of Communications, Media and the Arts; WRVO-FM; the Office of Business and Community Relations; and the Civic Engagement Program.

For those unable to attend in person, the college will stream the presentation live at http://www.oswego.edu/academics/webcast.html. Grossman will take questions from the live stream link via a Facebook interface. Interested viewers should sign into their respective Facebook accounts to post questions.

High honors

Grossman has received many of the most prestigious awards in science journalism. His work has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Society of Environmental Journalists. He shared a Peabody Award, the highest honor in broadcast journalism.

He has produced stories and documentaries on science and the environment for National Public Radio; Public Radio International; the Australian, British and Canadian broadcasting corporations; CBS; MSNBC; and Radio Netherlands, among others.

Grossman has published features for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Scientific American and numerous other publications. He is a contributing editor of the News Watch site of National Geographic, and he co-authored the book “A Scientist’s Guide To Talking With The Media ” for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

As a video producer, Grossman’s short features include “Rising Waters: India’s Sunderbans,” about islands threatened by sea level rise, and “Voyage of Icebreaker Oden,” about scientific studies of how global warming is affecting Antarctica.

For more information, contact Thad Mantaro, SUNY Oswego’s civic engagement coordinator and assistant director of the Office of Business and Community Relations, at thaddeus.mantaro@oswego.edu.

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(Posted: Sep 14, 2011)

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