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 New York Times on campus with Amelia

Hillary Swank
Hilary Swank
Mira Nair, photo by Brigitte LaCombe
About Times Talks

Live Webcast Connects UMD
to Amelia Actress Hilary Swank and Director Mira Nair

UMD will host the live presentation of Times Talks with Hilary Swank and Mira Nair, sponsored by The New York Times.

The event will be held on Friday October 16, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Montague Hall 70 on the UMD campus.

UMD's audience will be invited to participate in this unique opportunity to interact with Swank and Nair during a question and answer period.

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank and critically acclaimed director Mira Nair talk with New York Times staff Patricia Cohen and Felice Nudelman, about their new film, Amelia, based on the adventures of the legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Get inside access to one of the most anticipated film events of the year, at this “live” webcast only one week before the release of the movie Amelia.


Felice Nudelman joined The New York Times as the college marketing manager in 2000. Ms. Nudelman oversees college relations and marketing and is responsible for developing national strategies, university partnerships and new business opportunities.

Felice Nudelman, executive director of educational initiatives of the New York Times, will be in Duluth to introduce the webcast presentation, and from New York, cultural reporter Patricia Cohen will serve as moderator.

Learn how Swank prepared for the role of celebrated aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic and the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Discussions will also deal with what conclusions Nair drew in reconstructing the much-publicized events of Earhart’s mysterisous disappearance while on a flight in the central Pacific on July 2, 1937.

The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

For information contact 218-726-7103.

About Times Talks

Written by Cheryl Reitan.


UMD home page editor, Cheryl Reitan,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830

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