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  • Mary Roach

    Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

    Meet Science Writer Mary Roach
    Wednesday, April 30
    4-5:30 p.m.
    California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center

    The University Library proudly welcomes author Mary Roach to campus. The Washington Post calls Mary Roach, "America's funniest science writer." The author of Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex will be on campus to talk about her most recent book,  Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, in a conversation with Professor Tracy Ruscetti, Biology Department, and Fred Gertler, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

    Other books by Mary Roach include Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.  Mary Roach has also written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, the New York Times Book Review, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, and she was the guest editor of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011.

    Try a Daily Show taste of Mary Roach.

    This event is sponsored by the University Library, the Biology Department, and the Public Health Science Program.