Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. to Speak at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 03 2006

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. to Speak at Concord

Athens, W. Va. – Concord University’s Artist Lecture Series will present Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., April 26 in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Auditorium at 1 p.m.

Steingraber will be speaking on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. She is the author of the acclaimed book “Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment.”

Recognized internationally for her expertise, Steingraber presents cancer as a human rights issue. She has keynoted conferences on human health and the environment and has lectured at many universities. As an ecologist, author and cancer survivor, she also serves as a two-way translator between scientists and activists.

“The hope is, of course, in revealing those connections that we’ll move toward something better,” Steingraber said of her work in cancer research.

For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the university on campus.

Brenna Wickline, a student in Concord University’s communication arts department, wrote this press release. Her hometown is Nettie, W.Va.