University of Rochester

EVENT: Author and historian David Rosner talks on the dangers of industrial pollution

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

March 6, 2006

David Rosner, a writer and expert on environmental and industrial illness, will discuss attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about dangers their products pose to workers, consumers, and the public. He is the co-author with Gerald Markowitz of Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution. The book has been praised for its depth of research and information from secret industry documents.

Rosner directs the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University where he is professor of history and public health. He specializes in occupational and environmental history, and in the history of public health. He received his bachelor's degree from the City University of New York and his doctoral degree from Harvard University. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and won the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in the History of Public Health from the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association.

Theodore Brown, professor of history at Rochester, will introduce the speaker. Rosner's talk is part of the continuing Neilly Series supported by the Andrew H. Neilly and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment, and the River Campus Libraries. Free parking will be available in the Library Lot at the rear of Rush Rhees Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-4461.