Nature lecture

Storrs - posted Mar, 01 2013

STORRS- Dr. Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University Professor in the Departments of Social and Decision Sciences and Engineering and Public Policy, will give a talk entitled “Give Science a Chance: Communicating about Environmental Risks” for the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, March 14, 4 p.m. at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Baruch Fischhoff is the Howard Heinz University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and is a past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making and of the Society for Risk Analysis. He chaired the Food and Drug Administration Risk Communication Advisory Committee and the National Research Council Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security; he currently co-chairs the NRC Committee on Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurity. He has been a member of the Eugene, Oregon Commission on the Rights of Women, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, and the Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Board, where he chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860-486-4500 or visit

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