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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

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Purchase College partners with the New York Academy of Sciences and Science & the City to bring public science events to Westchester County in 2009!

On March 11, 2009, at 7:00 pm, the second event in this semester-long series features the best-selling author David Ewing Duncan on his forthcoming book, "Experimental Man: What one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world."

Duncan takes "guinea pig journalism" to the cutting edge of science. His mission, as perhaps the most tested healthy person in history, is to discover what cutting-edge medical technology can tell him, and us, about our future health; the effects of living in a toxin-soaked world; and how genes, proteins, personal behavior, and an often-hostile environment interact within our bodies.

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning author of seven books and numerous essays, articles, and short stories; and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. He is a contributing editor and columnist for Conde Nast Portfolio, a Chief Correspondent for NPR Talk's Biotech Nation, and a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition. At UC Berkeley he is the Director of the Center for Life Science Policy and a Visiting Researcher at the Graduate School of Journalism. His most recent book is Masterminds: Genius, DNA and the Quest to Rewrite Life.

Duncan also has been a contributing editor to Wired and Discover, and a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20. He has been a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow!, and a producer for Discovery Television. He is a contributor to National Geographic, Fortune and MIT Technology Review; and he was a longtime correspondent for Life.

He is a past winner of the prestigious Magazine Story of the Year Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.

A booksigning will follow the lecture.