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MARK NEUZIL TO SPEAK ABOUT PIONEERING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER
ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE COMMUNICATION ARTS BUILDING AT
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

     Mark Neuzil, an environmental journalist and journalism professor, will
speak about Henry Bosse, a pioneering 19th Century photojournalist, on
Thursday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. in room 191 in the Communication Arts
Building.
     There is no charge for his talk. The public is invited to attend.
Refreshments will be provided.
     Neuzil is an associate professor at the University of St. Thomas in St.
Paul, Minnesota and a journalist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He will
lecture about Henry Bosse, who took dramatic photos in the 19th Century of
life along the Mississippi River before and after it underwent dramatic
change by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
     Neuzil's has written a new book called "Views of the Mississippi: The
Life and Photographs of  Henry Bosse,"  which will be published in the
summer of 2001. Neuzil is also the co-author of "Mass Media and
Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades," which documented examples
of environmental journalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
     Neuzil is a former state park ranger and reporter for the Associated
Press. He earned his doctorate at the University of Minnesota and was a
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in world environmental history
at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1998. He is a member of the
board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
     His visit is being sponsored by the Knight Center for Environmental
Journalism. For more information, contact Jim Detjen, Knight Center
Director, at 517-353-9479 or Detjen@msu.edu .




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