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Journalist Maria Hinojosa to speak Nov. 17

Maria HinojosaAward-winning investigative journalist Maria Hinojosa, right, will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Auditorium Building as part of the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Tickets can be purchased online.

Hinojosa has a 25-year history of reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and political landscape in the United States and abroad. Hinojosa’s work has earned four Emmys, the 2012 John Chancellor Award for excellence in journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on the disadvantaged and the Edward R. Murrow Award for best documentary for “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.”

In 2011, Hinojosa became the first Latina to anchor a “Frontline” report on PBS, “Lost in Detention,” which explored abuse at immigrant detention facilities. Hinojosa currently is the anchor and executive producer of NPR’s long-running weekly program, “Latino USA.”

The Distinguished Lecture Series program introduces the UNT community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, Bill Nye, George Takei, Steve Wozniak, Rainn Wilson and Vicente Fox.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. For more information, contact UNT Student Affairs Coordinator of Special Projects Michelle Bradley at 940-565-3355.

Student tickets are free and student guest tickets are $5; UNT faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $8 and tickets for the public are $10.

Other speakers in the 2014-15 series include:

  • General Wesley Clark, former NATO supreme allied commander, 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Auditorium Building. (Tickets on sale Jan. 11.)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, author and educator, 8 p.m. March 12 in the Auditorium Building. (Tickets on sale Feb. 19.)
  • Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., 7 p.m. April 9 in the Murchison Performing Arts Center. (Tickets on sale March 23.)

—Leslie Minton, News Promotions

Posted on: Thu 06 November 2014

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