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Former NOAA Administrator to Speak at U-Maine
09/25/2013 10:25 AM ET  

A former head of the federal agency that focuses on oceans and the atmosphere is speaking in Maine as part of the Sen. George J. Mitchell Lecture series.

ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Jane Lubchenco was administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013. A marine ecologist and environmental scientist, she's delivering a lecture Wednesday at the University of Maine in Orono titled, "Science Serving Society: Achieving Real-World Solutions."

Lubchenco has received a MacArthur "genius" award and 18 honorary doctorates. The scientific journal Nature named her "2010 Newsmaker of the Year."

George Mitchell was a U.S. senator for Maine from 1980 to 1995. Among other things, he later played a leading role in negotiating for peace in Northern Ireland and the Middle East.

Mitchell will also provide remarks at Wednesday's event.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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