Connecting the Dots in Toms River and Beyond (2015)


Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Dan Fagin, Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, Carter Institute of Journalism, New York University

What information can be drawn from the study of cancer clusters? Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, will discuss why the story of this small New Jersey town, ravaged by industrial pollution, is not merely a cautionary tale of dumping, deceit, and denial, but is also a saga of deep science and compelling history, with roots extending around the world and across the centuries, from ancient Greece to modern-day China. 

“[A] new classic of science reporting…this is, after all, no fairy tale, but a sober story of probability and compromise, laid out with the care and precision that characterizes both good science and great journalism in a territory where both are often reduced to their worst.”  -- Abigail Zuger, M.D., New York Times.

Lecture and Book Signing.
This program is located at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free and open to the public.

See also: Public Lectures