Hope Jahren at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Friday, April 7, 2017 at Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater
Tickets included a presentation by award-winning geobiologist and best-selling author of LAB GIRL Hope Jahren. Reception followed with live music from Halemanu, champagne and dessert, book fair provided by Barnes & Noble, and book signing with Dr. Jahren.
ʻLab Girlʻ Author made Made Maui Appearance Friday, April 7, 2017.
“Engrossing. . . . Thrilling. . . . Does for botany what Oliver Sacks’s essays did for neurology, what Stephen Jay Gould’s writings did for paleontology.” —The New York Times
On Friday, April 7th, The Merwin Conservancy presented an evening with award-winning research scientist, plant geobiologist and best-selling author Hope Jahren, whose autobiographical novel Lab Girl debuted in 2016 on the New York Times best-seller list and has won widespread critical acclaim. Dr. Jahren was the guest of honor at this installment of The Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series on Maui that is hosted by the Conservancy.
Dr. Jahrenʻs groundbreaking research focuses on discovering the secrets hidden in fossilized plant life. She is considered a leader in her field; she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. Jahren was profiled by Popular Science magazine in 2006 as one of its “Brilliant 10” scientists, was a 2013 Leopold Fellow at Stanford University’s Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. In 2016, Time Magazine named her one of the world’s “100 Most Influential People.”
She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. She now holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway. In 2016, she released her best-selling and acclaimed memoir, Lab Girl, which is a hybrid of science writing and autobiography.
This evening was generously presented by FIM Group.
Photos by Bryan Berkowitz