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Alumnus to give Earth Day lecture

To commemorate the 41st Earth Day Celebration at UGA, alumnus Justin Gillis will present the university’s 2011 Sustainable Earth Day Lecture, “Writing in a Hothouse: The
Journalism of Climate Change,” on April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture is free
and open to the public.

He previously served as the New York Times’ business editor, an editor and reporter at the Washington Post and as a reporter and editor at the Miami Herald. A native Georgian, Gillis received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from UGA in 1982. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for an article on hidden land dealings by the top county government official in Miami, and he has won numerous other journalism awards.

UGA’s 2011 Earth Week observance includes themed activities for each day of the week. More information about Earth Week 2011 is available online at

The lecture is sponsored by UGA Students for Environmental Action, the Student Government Association, Office of Sustainability, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the New York Times, where Gillis covers environmental science and policy.