MADISON – Science journalist and author Christie Aschwanden will visit UW-Madison next week as its science writer in residence, the school announced Thursday.
Aschwanden is the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and previously was a health columnist for The Washington Post. She also is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. Earlier this year, Aschwanden published “Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery,” a book that explores how the body can best recover and adapt to sports and fitness training.
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As part of the science writer in residence program, Aschwanden will be on campus Oct. 14-18, spending her time visiting classes, meeting with students and faculty and participating in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Science Festival. The discussion, titled “The Use and Abuse of Scientific Evidence,” is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. It is free and open to the public.