Free Event

Reception | 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Remarks & Program | 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Dinner Reception | 7:15 – 8 p.m.

Join Shane Campbell-Staton ’08, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, for an engaging discussion on how the human footprint is transforming the planet and how science, politics, and culture are intricately connected in unexpected ways. Campbell-Staton will share his groundbreaking research of these real-world connections and the unique way he utilizes audio and visual media to bring science to the public including the development of his upcoming PBS documentary, The Human Footprint.

University of Rochester Trustee Curtis J. Johnson ’88 will facilitate a conversation on Campbell-Staton’s personal story of the challenges he overcame at Rochester and elsewhere, the opportunities he’s cultivated, and the life lessons he’s learned along the way.

Featuring opening remarks by Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, president and G. Robert Witmer, Jr. University Professor.

This event is complimentary. We kindly ask that you register in advance by Thursday, June 15.

If you are unable to join us for the in-person lecture, we hope you will join us virtually. Please use this link to learn more and register for the virtual event.

Presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement, in partnership with the Black Alumni Network, Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Council.

This event is part of the University of Rochester monthly lecture and discussion series, REALRochester's Equity & Access Leadership–Conversations. These programs focus on authentic discussions featuring brave and candid dialogues around equity, measurable action, and meaningful change. To view recordings of past events, explore the archive here.

Event Details

  • Renee Bullard
  • Judith McKay

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