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Lattman Lecture to focus on ways improve our social and political discourse



UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Alex McKiernan will give the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ 2019 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture. His talk, titled “Truth, Trust, Relationships, Progress: The Work of Unfracturing,” will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 22 Deike Building.

Following the talk, a reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the EMS Museum & Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

McKiernan will discuss how science can lead to better decision-making.

“We can all seek to understand basic facts and then apply our social, ethical and religious values to plot a course forward together,” McKieran said. “Of course, this isn't where we appear to be headed now, so how can we improve the way we talk to each other? In order to uphold the ideals of an inclusive democracy while still moving forward productively, we need to address what needs to change in our communities and our country.”  more

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