Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Richard Preston, author of the best-selling book The Hot Zone, will speak at Northern Michigan University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Lakes Rooms.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  PrestonÂ’s lecture will cover topics such as biological terrorism and the risks scientists are taking to protect civilians against it.  In addition to writing The Hot Zone and two other novels dealing with biological terror, Preston has also written books about astronomy and the human genome.  His work and scientific contributions have earned him numerous awards and an asteroid named in his honor.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee, this event is free to NMU students and $1 for the general public.  A brief reception and book signing will be held afterward.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  For more information, contact Platform Personalities at 227-2447.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz