Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott will be the lecturer for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s 10th annual Ray, Mary & Nita Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. This event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus.
Elliott’s three-part series, “An Imam in America,” received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Her cover stories for the “New York Times Magazine” include profiles of a young jihadist from Alabama, a controversial preacher trained at Yale, a special report on Moroccan suicide bombers that won an Overseas Press Club Award and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and “Invisible Child,” which chronicled the life of an 11-year-old homeless girl and won Elliott a George Polk Award in 2013.
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About University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the state’s only public liberal arts college with approximately 850 students. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. Combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.