University of Vermont

'My 30 Years in the White House': Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer to Speak Sept. 23

When President George W. Bush was alerted to the attack on the World Trade Center 12 years ago in a Florida classroom, Doug Mills was there, camera in hand. His iconic photograph captured the president's reaction as the children continued their reading. And when Air Force One left Florida that morning, Mills was one of the few members of the press on board.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer has had a front-row seat to many historic moments in presidential history dating back to Reagan, including last year's top-secret trip with President Obama to Afghanistan. He's also gotten to know the presidents personally.

On Monday, Sept. 23, Mills will share moments from his years covering the presidency for the New York Times, the Associated Press and United Press International in a talk titled, "Through the Lens of a Camera: My 30 Years in the White House." Free and open to the public, his keynote address begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom and will be followed by a dialogue with UVM faculty Rae Nishi, professor of neurological sciences; Jane Petrillo, associate professor of community development and applied economics; John Burke, professor of political science; Madeleine Kunin, former governor of Vermont and a UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large; and College of Medicine photographer Raj Chawla.

The lecture, part of the Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series, is sponsored by the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Initiative, the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, and the Department of Political Science.

To request accommodations such as seating or interpreting for the event, contact Conference and Event Services, conferences@uvm.ed, (802) 656-5665.

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