This year, Dan Buettner of Blue Zones will be presenting the 11th annual David A. Rothenberger Lecture on September 27 in Northrop Memorial AuditoriumDan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications.

This year's lecture will take place in Northrop Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Mary Kreitzer, Founder and Director of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing will lead a Q&A session following the presentation. A book signing will follow. Attendance is free, but tickets are required

This lecture series honors the work of Dr. David A. Rothenberger, a physician leader, surgeon, mentor, and researcher from the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School.