Steingraber is an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. Her book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment, presents cancer as a human rights issue and was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with newly released data from U.S. cancer registries.
Sandra Steingraber's new book, “Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood,” explores the intimate ecology of motherhood. Both a memoir of her own pregnancy and an investigation of fetal toxicology, the book reveals the alarming extent to which environmental hazards now threaten each crucial stage of infant development.
Formerly on faculty at Cornell University, Sandra Steingraber currently is a distinguished visiting scholar at Ithaca College. She received her doctorate in biology from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in English from Illinois State University. She has taught biology at Columbia College, held visiting fellowships at the University of Illinois, Radcliffe/Harvard and Northeastern University, and served on President Clinton’s National Action Plan on Breast Cancer.
The next Penn State Forum speaker is William R. McLucas, partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, on Thursday, Oct. 7, at The Nittany Lion Inn. The topic of his presentation is “Corporate America as Defendant: What Happened?”
The Penn State Forum is a lunchtime speaker series offered by the Faculty Staff Club and is sponsored in part by the Penn State Bookstore. It is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for non-members and include lunch. Reservations can be made by mail or by stopping by the Faculty Staff Club office at 103 HUB-Robeson Center University Park. Tickets will be on sale at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the speech and a question-and-answer session at noon. For more information or for tickets call (814) 865-7590.