The Carole W. Samuelson Lecture
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
About the Samuelson Lectureship
The Carole W. Samuelson Lecture focuses on public health practice. Past lectures have been on the politics of lead poisoning, the decline of the public health infrastructure and impacts of public health studies on the general population, to name a few.
About Carol W. Samuelson
To recognize her courage, tenacity, and leadership in promoting quality health and educational services to the public, in 2002 her friends and colleagues established the Carole W. Samuelson Endowed Lectureship in Public Health Practice at the UAB School of Public Health.
This endowed lectureship honors Dr. Samuelson for her outstanding service through years of devoted commitment to the Jefferson County Department of Health as well as many other community and statewide organizations interested in providing quality health care. In all her professional and community activities, Dr. Samuelson led with diligence and innovation while always placing the public first. This lectureship was created to honor her passion for excellence as well as to continue her tradition of intellectual innovation and community involvement.
2012 Carole W. Samuelson Endowed Lecture
October 23, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Alumni House
Guest Speaker: Steven Johnson, Author
Steven Johnson is the best-selling author of eight books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His writings have influenced everything from the way political campaigns use the Internet, to cutting-edge ideas in urban planning, to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. His current book, Where Good Ideas Come From: the Natural History of Innovation, answers the question: What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His best-sellers include The Invention of Air, the story of Joseph Priestly; and The Ghost Map, the emergence of modern public health during the London cholera epidemic of 1854. His next book, due in September, is titled Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age. Steven’s books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Steven won the Newhouse School fourth annual Mirror Awards for his TIME magazine cover article “How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live”. He has also co-created three influential web sites: the pioneering online magazine FEED, the Webby-Award-winning community site, Plastic.com, and the hyperlocal media site outside.in, which was recently acquired by AOL. He is named the 2009 Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at The Journalism School Columbia University. Steven has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and many other periodicals.
Steven Johnson will be at UAB on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 for this year's Carole W. Samuelson's Endowed Lecture at 12 Noon. This promises to be a very timely presentation.
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