University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Mr. McNeil is sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Donald G. McNeil Jr. is a science and health reporter for The New York Times, where he began work as a copy boy in 1976. He is a former Africa correspondent and has reported from fifty-five countries. He specializes in plagues and pestilences, covering including Zika, AIDS, Ebola, malaria, swine and bird flu, and mad cow disease. His new book "Zika: The Emerging Epidemic" was published by W. W. Norton in June 2016.

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Scheduled events:
Zika: The Emerging Epidemic
Donald McNeil discusses his exploration into the origins of Zika, current research on a cure, and what he learned about protecting oneself from the virus.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
Moderator: Kathleen Walker
Epidemics Old and New
The authors discuss the changes in how the world addresses epidemics, from the early eradication of small pox to the current fight against the Zika Virus. NOTE: Mr. McNeil will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Donald G. McNeil, Jr., Joel Shurkin
Moderator: Matt Russell

Zika: The Emerging Epidemic
Science / Medicine / Technology
W. W. Norton
June 2016
ISBN 9780393353969
Paperback, 208 pages
$14.95, INSTOCK
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A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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