Poet, Biologist, and Visual Artist Headline Utah Symposium (April 12 - 14)

Poet Cole Swensen, biologist John Marzluff, and visual-environmental artist Mel Chin will speak at the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature’s The Provisional City: Observing, Imagining, and reMaking Home April 12-14 on the University of Utah campus.


• Wednesday, April 12 | poet Cole Swensen, 7–8 pm, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)

• Thursday, April 13 | biologist John Marzluff, 7–8 pm, Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU)                       

• Friday, April 14 | artist Mel Chin, 9:30–10:30 am, UMFA

  Closing roundtable discussion (all keynote speakers), 10:45–11:45 am, UMFA


Swensen, Marzluff, and Chin will join ecologists, psychologists, urban planners, engineers, novelists, and other thinkers to discuss ways to re-envision what nature is and to manage human impact on the earth. For a complete schedule of events please visit www.scienceandliterature.org. The event is free and open to the public, though registration is suggested for guaranteed seating. To register, contact Whitney Reid at [email protected] or 801.581.7237.


The symposium is co-directed by University professors Katharine Coles (English) and Frederick Adler (biology and mathematics), with support from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Humanities, and the David Eccles School of Business.



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