Monday, March 19, 2012

3/8 - UTES Lecture: The Energy Industry's Media Triumphs and Disasters

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The Energy Industry's Media Triumphs and Disasters


Dr. Mark Fischetti

(Energy and Environment Editor, Scientific American)

March 22, 5:15-6:15pm


Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm

Please settle in by 5:10pm

Speaker Bio:

Mark Fischetti is the editor in charge of environmental and energy coverage for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. He was managing editor of the magazine’s Earth 3.0 special editions, and helped launch SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mind. His 2001 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN article, “Drowning New Orleans,” predicted the widespread disaster that a storm like Hurricane Katrina would impose. Fischetti has written freelance for The New York Times, Smithsonian, Fast Company and many others. He co-wrote Weaving the Web with Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, which reveals how the Web was really created. He also co-wrote The New Killer Diseases with microbiologist Elinor Levy. Fischetti is a former managing editor of IEEE Spectrum and Family Business magazines. He has a physics degree and has twice served as the Attaway Fellow in Civic Culture at Centenary College of Louisiana, which awarded him an honorary doctorate.

Fischetti is a frequent broadcaster and has appeared on CNN, NBC’s Meet the Press, the History Channel and NPR News.

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Speaker: Dr. Charles Macal, Senior Systems Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago

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