Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:08am

Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist Deborah Blum presents “The Poisoner's Guide to Life” on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology auditorium.

The talk, which is part of the Natural History Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Odum School of Ecology. It is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of Blum’s books will be available for purchase.

In her talk, Blum will tell the story of arsenic, one of the world’s most notorious poisons, and provide an insightful look at the ways poisons have shaped our history and the world as we know it today.

Blum, a graduate of Grady College, is the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has served as president of the National Association of Science Writers, as vice president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and on the board of the World Federation of Science Writers.

Welcome back to campus to Ms. Blum and we look forward to this important and timely lecture.