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NYT Editor Discusses The Science Times with Bard College at Simon’s Rock

March 16, 2009 

Contact:  Briee Della Rocca
                Bard College at Simon’s Rock

NYT Editor Discusses The Science Times with Bard College at Simon’s Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—David Corcoran, assistant science editor at The New York Times, will visit Bard College at Simon’s Rock on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Corcoran will deliver a lecture, “Science Times: How We Put It Out, Why It's in Danger, and Why the World Needs It More Than Ever,” at 7:00 p.m. in the College’s  Clark Auditorium, located within the Fisher Science Center. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to his public lecture, Corcoran will join the science café discussion on Thursday, March 26—which is open to Simon’s Rock students, faculty and staff members. David Corcoran has been an assistant science editor at The New York Times since September 2001. He works the 30-member science staff, assigning and editing articles for the daily paper and the weekly Science Times. He is the originator and anchor of the popular Science Times podcast.

Corcoran joined The New York Times in September 1988. He has worked in a variety of positions, including education editor, deputy graphics director, deputy New Jersey editor, deputy Op-Ed editor, and national editor for weekend news. He edited The Times’ 150th anniversary issue, “From the Newspaper Age to the Information Age,” published on November 14, 2001.

Mr. Corcoran came to The New York Times from The Record of Hackensack, N.J., where he was chief news editor. From 1977 to 1987 he was editor of The Record’s editorial pages, which won top honors from the New Jersey Press Association in each of those years and won a number of other state and national awards. In 1976-77 he was a journalism fellow at Stanford University.

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Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the nation’s first and only college designed expressly to educate bright and motivated students after the tenth or eleventh grade. Founded in 1966, Simon’s Rock later joined the Bard College system in 1979. It maintains its own campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and unique identity as a supportive intellectual home for early college students. Bard College at Simon’s Rock enrolls approximately 450 full-time students, and grants both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 academic concentrations.