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Author-Editor Mark Fischetti to Speak at Centenary Commencement May 7

Mark Fischetti

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Mark Fischetti, veteran science writer and editor for numerous national publications, will speak at Centenary College of Louisiana's 2005 commencement ceremonies.

Centenary's annual commencement and baccalaureate will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Centenary Gold Dome. Some 220 students are candidates for degrees this year.

Fischetti, who visited Centenary in 2003 as an Attaway Fellow in Civic Culture, writes and edits primarily for science, technology and business publications. He is contributing editor for Scientific American and has written for Smithsonian, The New York Times, Science, Omni, MIT’s Technology Review, Forbes and Sports Illustrated.

He is the editor or coauthor of the books Weaving the Web (with Tim Berners-Lee for HarperColllins, 1999), A User’s Guide to the Brain (by John Ratey, Random House, 2001), The Chemistry of Conscious States (by Allan Hobson, Little Brown, 1994) and The New Killer Diseases (with Elinor Levy, Random House, 2003).

The periodicals for which he has served as editor include Family Business, IEEE Spectrum, Harvard Business Review and Issues in Science and Technology.

His article “Drowning New Orleans,” from the October 2001 issue of Scientific American, is included in the anthology Centenary publishes for its first-year students, Negotiating Uncertainty.

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