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Sunseri Speaker Series Brings Science Journalist And Author Maryn Mckenna To Una

Mar. 22, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. -The University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Sunseri Speaker Series will host Maryn McKenna April 26, at 5:30 p.m., in Banquet Halls A and B of the Gulliot University Center. McKenna is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about public health and food policy. She is the author ofBig Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. Named one of 2017's best books,Big Chickenexplores the relationship between antibiotics and industrial farming. During a decade at theAtlanta Journal-Constitution, she was the only U.S. journalist assigned to full-time coverage of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has also reported on health crises from across the world. The Sunseri Speaker Series is made possible through a generous donation from UNA alumnus David Sunseri, who sponsored the series at UNA in order to honor his late sister, Jennifer Leigh Sunseri. The series focuses on the integration of arts and creativity with the sciences to drive innovation. -- 30 -- UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin. https://www.una.edu/