Opportunity to meetFilmmaker and Author Randy Olson on Monday, September 19th at 10am

Independent filmmaker and author Randy Olson will be on campus for an informal "meet and greet" session on Monday, September 19th from 10 - 10:50AM in the Klingenstein Lounge in the Campus Center. Olson, author of "Don't Be Such a Scientist!", will meet with students from both a Non-Fiction Production class and an Environmental Studies course, but others from the campus community are welcome to attend. Olson will show clips from some of his films. Olson will also be interviewed by WICB at 11am.

Randy Olson was a first-year professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire when he suddenly realized that after fifteen years of telling stories OF science he had grown more interested in telling stories ABOUT science. Today he is an independent filmmaker fluent in the languages of both science and cinema. Through his writings he has both related his journey, and continues his exploration into the role of storytelling in the mass communication of science.

Randy Olson's work is cross-cutting -  his film titles include "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution of the Intelligent Design Circus", "Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy", and "Salt of the Earth: A Journey to the heart of a Maine Lobster fisherman", as well as number of short films. More information about Olson is available at:

Olson's appearance is made possible through the generosity of the Atkinson Forum for American Studies at Cornell University. Olson will be making additional appearance in Ithaca, most of which are  free and open to the public:

Sunday, Sept. 18
3 p.m."Don't Be SUCH a Scientist: Trying to Slay the Beast of Boredom." Lecture and book signing at the Museum of the Earth. .

Monday, Sept. 19
3 p.m. Screening of Muffy's War: A General's Daughter Tells the Tales of Bataan and Corregidor at the History Center.
7:30 p.m. "Dude, Where's My Climate Movement." Lecture as part of the Sustainable Earth, Energy and Environmental Systems Seminar Series at Cornell University, 155 Olin Hall.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
3:30 p.m. Lecture as part of the Department of Natural Resources Seminar at Cornell University, 135 Emerson Hall.
7 p.m. Screening and discussion of Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy at Cornell Cinema.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
5:30 p.m. Reception in the BorgWarner Room at the Tompkins County Public Library.
7 p.m. Screening and discussion of Flock of Dodos at Cinemapolis.       


Originally published in Intercom: Opportunity to meetFilmmaker and Author Randy Olson on Monday, September 19th at 10am.