Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alum Returns for Lecture 4/14

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Bettina Boxall to Visit UMaine

Contact: Stephani Nola, 581-3285

ORONO — Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times reporter and University of Maine alumnae Bettina Boxall will be on campus April 12-18 to visit with students and present this year’s Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture Wednesday, April 14.

Boxall, a 1974 UMaine graduate, shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting with Los Angeles Times colleague Julie Cart, with whom she wrote an award-winning series on wildfires in the western United States.

Boxall will meet with students from forestry, journalism and the Honors College during her weeklong visit. Her talk, “Please don’t tweet me: journalism today,” is at 4 p.m. in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House, following a 3:30 p.m. reception in the Andrews Leadership Hall.

The Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture, coordinated by the Honors College at the University of Maine, is open to the public.

The annual event was established in 2002 to highlight the accomplishments of UMaine Honors graduates. The lectures serve as an opportunity for the university community to recognize an individual’s accomplishments, vision and connection with the university. The series is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series.