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Noted science writer will discuss reporting on nuclear power, defense technology, physics, geology

Vanderbilt’s Writing Studio will host a public lecture by Sally Adee, a science writer who lives in Baltimore, Md., and specializes in reporting on geology, solid-state physics, nuclear energy and defense technology.

On Nov. 15 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 117 in Alumni Hall on the Vanderbilt campus, Adee will read from her work and talk about the craft of science writing. She will discuss how to make technical topics accessible to lay readers, the need for “balance” in reporting about controversial science topics and career opportunities in science writing.

Adee earned her B.A. and M.A. from Johns Hopkins, where she also taught expository writing. She freelances for publications like the American Geological Institute’s Geotimes magazine and is a member of the editorial staff of the electronics magazine IEEE Spectrum.

A reception will follow the lecture. For directions or additional information call 615-343-2225.

Media Contact: David F. Salisbury, (615) 322-NEWS