NYTimes health reporter Donald McNeil here Feb. 27
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside welcomes New York Times science and health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr., to campus Wednesday, Feb. 27. His presentation takes place in the Student Center Ballroom, 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha, and begins at noon.
McNeil, who specializing in covering plagues and pestilences, presents a talk titled: "Albino Murders, Tightwad Superpowers, and the Battle for Global Health." He speaks on his experiences covering the diseases of the world's poor: AIDS, malaria, avian flu, SARS, and mad cow disease among others.
Joining The Times in 1976 as a copy boy, McNeil has served as a night rewrite man, an environmental reporter, a theater columnist and an editor. From 1995 to 2002 he was a foreign correspondent based in South Africa and France and has reported from 52 countries. He has covered topics ranging from the Love Canal toxic waste scandal to bungee jumping off Victoria Falls and the premiere of "Evita" in Zimbabwe.
During a hiatus from The Times in the 1980s, he taught journalism at Columbia University, worked at People magazine, WCBS-TV, Adweek and New York Newsday, and wrote plays."Albino Murders, Tightwad Superpowers, and the Battle for Global Health" with New York Times science and health reporter Donald McNeil is free and open to the public. His visit is sponsored by Parkside Student Government and the UW-Parkside Office of the Provost.