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New York Times Reporter to Speak at UW

August 21, 2008

Felicity Barringer, a national correspondent for The New York Times, will give a free talk Thursday, Sept. 25, at the University of Wyoming. She will discuss "What Would a Green Economy Look Like?" from 12:20-1:15 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Barringer has worked in various capacities for The Times since 1986, including stints as a media reporter and United Nations bureau chief. She also was the founding editor of the newspaper's Monday Business Day section, which launched in 1995.

Before joining The Times, Barringer worked as a reporter and editor on The Washington Post's metro and national staffs from 1976-85.

Her talk is the keynote address at UW's eighth annual Consumer Issues Conference. The conference, set for Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept. 26, will spotlight energy and telecommunications through various presentations, exhibits and poster sessions.

Early-bird registration for the conference is $50 for the public, $40 for seniors and free for UW students. The early registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 11. There is no admission for Barringer's talk, which is open to everyone including those not registered for the conference.

For more information or to register, call (307) 766-5249 or go to the Web site at

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