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Rachel Carson Lecture with Dr. Bryn Nelson | February 21, 2024 | 7PM | CK Auditorium at PLU

Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Bryn Nelson, an award-winning science journalist, microbiologist, and author of Flush: The Remarkable Science of an Unlikely Treasure, as our 2024 Rachel Carson speaker. Dr. Nelson will deliver the lecture “From Revolting to Revolutionary: How Poop Has Transformed Science and Reshaped the World” on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7pm in CK Hall in the Anderson University Center on PLU’s campus.  There will be a Q&A session following the lecture, as well as a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Prior to the lecture, PLU will host a community dinner at 5:30pm. The cost will be $10.00 per person. Join members of the PLU community for soup, crusty bread, beverages and a dessert. All are welcome to attend, but we ask that you register in advance using the button below.

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