Dominican welcomes Roach to Leadership Lecture Series

Science writer Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," spoke at Dominican University of California on April 18, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.

The One Book One Marin Award 2013 winner appeared at the free event in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny.

Roach, who has authored Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, has written for Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine. She also reviews books for The New York Times.

One Book One Marin is a program of the County of Marin Library in cooperation with the city libraries and Book Passage.  Each year the selected author is read in book clubs across the county.

The Leadership Lecture Series is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage. Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. All lectures are open to the public.

The ILS 2013 Spring Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company. The Roach lecture was free, but autographed copies of her book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void are available from Book Passage by calling (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 or visiting


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