The BSR is proud to announce its annual Spring Seminar speaker and date. The seminar will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at 5:00pm. It will take place in Stanley Hall, room 421. As always, it is open and free to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
This year we will be joined by Edwin Dobb, former senior editor and acting editor in chief of The Sciences, a publication that has been the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards, and is viewed by many as the best general interest science magazine ever published in the U.S. An independent writer for more than 20 years, Dobb has written about the environment and many other topics for Discover, Audubon, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Magazine, and many others. For several years, he was also a contributing writer at Harper’s.
Dobb is the co-author of Dinosaur Lives, which The New York Times selected as a notable book of the year and The Los Angeles Times picked as a best book of the year. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing Series. Dobb is also the co-writer and co-producer of a documentary film about the social and environmental consequences of industrialized copper mining. Called “Butte, America,” the film was screened at festivals across the U.S. and overseas, and was broadcast nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens.
In addition, Dobb has written TV treatments for WNET, New York and George Lucas & Alvin Perlmutter Productions. Since 2000, he has been a part-time lecturer at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, teaching magazine writing and environmental journalism. Currently he is the Carnegie Lecturer in the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. Dobb is also a feature writer for National Geographic.