UT’s Hill Lecture presents acclaimed science writer

When: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Eastern
What: 29th Annual Alfred G. and Julia G. Hill Lecture
Where: University of Tennessee, Strong Hall Auditorium (Room 101)
1621 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996
How: Free and open to public

Michael Specter, science writer for The New Yorker and winner of eight international awards, will discuss “Believing Science in an Age of Denial” at the 29th annual Alfred & Julia Hill Lecture.

Since joining The New Yorker in 1998, Specter has written often on public health and science, including the global AIDS epidemic, as well as pandemics ranging from avian influenza to covid. Specter, whose profile subjects include Anthony Fauci, also is the author of “Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives” and the audiobook, “Fauci.”

Free parking is available in the parking terrace across the street from Strong Hall on the north side of White Avenue, and additional parking is available on the streets near Strong Hall. Refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.

The Hill Lecture series brings distinguished science journalists to campus to share their thoughts on science, society and mass media. The lecture series is made possible by an endowment created by Tom Hill and Mary Frances Hill Holton in honor of their parents, Alfred and Julia Hill, founders of The Oak Ridger. The Hill family’s endowment of the lecture series was a gift to the UT School of Journalism & Electronic Media in the College of Communication & Information.

Read more about Specter and the Hill Lecture via the School of Journalism & Electronic Media.