Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

Seminar speaker: Gary Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford (MS, 1978). After receiving a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1981, Taubes joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter in 1982. Since then he has written numerous articles for Discover, Science and other magazines. Originally focusing on physics issues, his interests have more recently turned to medicine and nutrition. Gary has authored 4 books; the first in 1993, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion, followed in 2007 by Good Calories, Bad Calories, The Diet Delusion in 2008, and Why We Get Fat in 2010. He is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org) and a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award three times. He is the only print journalist to do so.

Date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
LaSells Engineering Auditorium
United States