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The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Science Writer David Dobbs to Speak at UVM April 7

Award-winning science and medical writer David Dobbs will speak on campus Monday, April 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. The free, public event, “An Evening with David Dobbs,” is hosted by the Department of English and English 1.

Dobbs’ work has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Slate, Wired,, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Also the author of four books, Dobbs is particularly adept at making issues in science and medicine accessible and engaging to a broader audience. In this talk, Dobbs will draw on his recent National Geographic cover story, “Beautiful Brains,” to discuss with students how he handles challenges in research and writing.

Information: (802) 656-3056