Grady College alumna to present “The Poisoner’s Guide to Life”

Grady College alumna, Deborah Blum (ABJ ’77), will be presenting a lecture on “The Poisoner’s Guide to Life,” on Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Odum College of Ecology Auditorium.

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize winning American science journalist, columnist and acclaimed author of five books.

Blum’s interest in chemistry, crime, and culture, has allowed her to flourish as a journalist, author, and professor. She currently serves as the director of the Knight Science Journalist program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was inducted into the Grady Fellowship in 2015.

Closely related to her most recent book, “The Poisoner’s Handbook,” Blum will talk about how poisons like arsenic have shaped history and our present day world.

The event will be hosted by Friends of the Georgia Natural Museum of History, as well as co-sponsored by Grady College, Odum School of Ecology and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

All are welcome to the lecture and reception that will follow outside the auditorium in the lobby at 7:30 p.m.