|Michael Shermer Lecture |
March 1, 2010
Acclaimed skeptic and prolific author Michael Shermer will be speaking Monday, March 1, on the UW-Madison campus. He's in town as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, and will be speaking in the UW Memorial Union Theater at 7:30 pm.
Why People Believe Weird Things will be the topic of his talk. During the evening, he will explore "pseudoscience, superstitions, and other confusions of our time."
Tickets are free and available to both the university community and the public. They may be obtained at the UW Memorial Union box office, at 800 Landgon Street.
Dr. Shermer’s biographical information:
Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. Since his creation of the Skeptics Society, Skeptic magazine, and the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, he has appeared on such shows as 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, Tom Snyder, Donahue, Oprah, Lezza, Unsolved Mysteries, and other shows as a skeptic of weird and extraordinary claims, as well as interviews in countless documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery, The History Channel, The Science Channel, and The Learning Channel.
Visit Dr. Shermer's website: www.michaelshermer.com
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.
Tickets for Michael Shermer will be available to the general public starting Wednesday, February 24, at the Union Box Office, located at 800 Langdon Street, Madison.
Box office hours:
For more information, call the box office at 265-2787.