Thursday, March 01, 2007

Free Lecture on March 18

Join us for a lecture by Craig E. Colten, award-winning author of An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, on Sunday, March 18 at 3 pm in the Lecture Hall of Hill Memorial Library at LSU. The lecture is free and open to the public; a reception and book signing will follow. The exhibition "An Unnatural Metropolis" will be open for viewing from 3 - 5 pm.

About the speaker:

Craig E. Colten is the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at LSU. His book An Unnatural Metropolis has been heralded by the Journal of American History as “an evocative hybrid of environmental history, urban ecology, social struggle.” It has garnered national praise and was named the winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize by the Association of American Geographers, the same association that honored Colten with the Media Achievement Award in 2006 for his work with the media, particularly following hurricane Katrina. In addition, the Pioneer American Society recently named Colten as the recipient of the Fred B. Kniffen Book Award.

For more information on the exhibition "An Unnatural Metropolis," click here.

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