Discovery Series launches Sept. 11 with two National Geographic photojournalists


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – A new speaker series at Northern Kentucky University will bring the world to NKU through the eyes of journalists, explorers and humanitarians affiliated with the National Geographic Society.

“How do education and experience intersect – and what lessons can be drawn from the life paths of world explorers and humanitarians? It is these themes and others that the Discovery Series will explore, and we are honored to make this opportunity available to our students, faculty, staff, and community,” said Dr. Katherine Frank, dean of NKU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

The Discovery Series launches 2-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 with Kathy Moran, National Geographic’s first senior editor for natural history projects; and Nick Nichols, an award-winning National Geographic photographer whose work has frequently broken new ground in his field.

The series runs through April.

Future speakers include John Bul Dau, humanitarian and among the 20,000 ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ driven from their homes in the 1987 civil war; Wade Davis, ethnographer and the National Geographic Society’s “Explorer of the Millennium”; and Chris Johns, chief content officer of the National Geographic Society.

The series is free and open to the public. All events will be held in the George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium in Griffin Hall.

The Discovery Series is made possible by Darlene and Jeff Anderson.

For more information or to reserve a spot, visit /content/www/discoveryseries.html.