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National Geographic correspondent to speak on March 14

Office of Communications & Marketing | Northeastern State University
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Dr. Mireya Mayor, National Geographic field correspondent and primatologist, will speak on the Northeastern State University campus on March 14 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center.

Her address will also be broadcast via ITV to the auditorium of Administrative Services on the Broken Arrow campus.

As a two-time Emmy Award-nominated field correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Mayor has reported to audiences worldwide on pertinent wildlife and habitat issues.

During a 2000 field expedition to Madagascar she discovered the species Microcebus, or mouse lemur, which she continues to study. Her work convinced the Madagascan government to establish a national park to help protect the rare primate and other species.

Mayor recently earned her Ph.D. while conducting research on the effects of forest fragmentation and isolation on two types of lemurs found only in northern Madagascar.

When not in the jungle or on assignment, Mayor speaks publicly about the importance of conservation for a vigorous and healthy planet. She is especially popular with student audiences.

Mayor will visit NSU through the National Geographic Live program, offered through the National Geographic Society Speakers Bureau.

Her visit is sponsored by the Northeastern Student Government Association, the Northeastern Activities Board and the Division of Student Affairs. For more information call the Office of Student Activities at 918-444-2526.

Published: 2/22/2013 11:14:35 AM

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