Cynthia Barnett

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Scientist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett’s article “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places” was published in the Feb. 2017 edition of National Geographic. The article, which was the issue’s cover story, speaks to growing evidence that preserving precious areas not…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

UF College of Journalism and Communications Hearst Visiting Professional Cynthia Barnett has been named to the prestigious 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Longlist for her novel Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.  The PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award celebrates writing that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject…

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Posted: December 11, 2015

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Visiting Professional Cynthia Barnett’s latest book — Rain: A Natural and Cultural History – has been included on the 2015 National Book Awards longlist for Nonfiction. The National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the non-profit National Book Foundation. The…

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Posted: September 16, 2015

The New York Times on July 13, 2015 published, “‘The Weather Experiment,’ by Peter Moore,’” a book review by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003.

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Posted: July 24, 2015

The Guardian reviewed “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History” by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003, in this June 11, 2015 article, “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History; The Weather Experiment review – how weather forecasting began.”

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Posted: June 15, 2015

Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003, takes a look at the history of weather reporting in the article, “A Stormy History of Weather Reporting,” published June 5, 2015 on Mental Floss.

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Posted: June 15, 2015

“Rain: A Natural and Cultural History” by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003, is listed on this year’s J.P. Morgan Summer Reading List.

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Posted: June 1, 2015

The Los Angeles Times on May 21, 2015 published, “It’s not just a ‘California drought,’” an op-ed piece by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003.

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Posted: May 22, 2015

View the photo gallery on Facebook → Congratulations to our winners from the 2015 awards banquet, held April 20, 2015. Chad Furst, who will graduate this spring with a public relations degree, received the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award. This award, named for the founding director and first dean…

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Posted: April 21, 2015

Four outstanding alumni from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications have been named to the College’s 2014-15 Alumni of Distinction class, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today. Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003; Fabiola Santiago, JM 1983; Ann M. Smith, PR 1982, MAJC 1985; and Joe Zubizarreta, ADV…

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Posted: February 5, 2015

Award-winning environmental journalist and author Cynthia Barnett will join the University of Florida for 2015 as a Hearst Visiting Professional, part of the College of Journalism and Communications’ commitment to help students gain and share critical understanding of the environmental challenges of our time, including water and climate change. Barnett…

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Posted: October 30, 2014