Baruch College Hosts Climate Change Seminar with Author and Award-Winning Journalist Cynthia Barnett

Free Event will Look at the Effects of Changing Rainfall Patterns

cynthia barnett

Cynthia Barnett

NEW YORK, NY October 27, 2016 –  The Provost’s Faculty Research Seminar at Baruch College invites you to its second seminar of the Fall 2016 Climate Change Series with environmental author and award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett on Thursday, November 17. Barnett will speak about the natural and cultural history of rain, from the torrents that filled the oceans four billion years ago to the modern story of climate change.

Barnett has reported on water and climate worldwide, from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of three books on water, including Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, long listed for the National Book Award, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing, and named among the best nonfiction books of 2015 by NPR’s “Science Friday,” the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews and others.

Free and open to the public, the seminar will look at the effects of changing rainfall patterns.

RSVP to or call (646) 312-3231



WHAT:              Rain: A History of Stormy Times

WHEN:              Thursday, November 17, 2016

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:              Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue, 14thth Floor, Room 14-245

New York, NY 10010


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to



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