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Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of the New York Times’ best-selling Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, will give the 2022 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture.

The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in 22 Deike Building on the University Park campus. A reception following the talk will be held in the Steidle Atrium.

The event is free and open to the public. The talk is also available to watch via Zoom; register here. In-person attendance is encouraged, and masking is requested in the seminar room.

Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is also the author of “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses,” which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.”

Kimmerer is a State University of New York (SUNY) College Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, which strives to “create programs that draw on the wisdom of both Indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.”