Independent journalist and author Maryn McKenna will give a free public lecture entitled “Maybe Losing the Miracle: Agriculture, the FDA, and the Controversy Over Farm Antibiotics,” on on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. at Union South.
McKenna is on campus this week as the Spring 2013 UW-Madison Science Writer in Residence. In addition to presenting the lecture, she will spend time speaking in classes and working with students and faculty interested in science and health journalism.
McKenna blogs for Wired and is a contributing editor and columnist for Scientific American. She is a frequent contributor to SELF, Nature, the Guardian and TheAtlantic.com. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Her most recent book is “Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA.”