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2010.08.31 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

BP Oil Spill is Focus of Sept. 8 Presentation

Omaha - Maverick Productions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will sponsor a speaker on the BP oil spill at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Mike Shiley, producer/director of Shidog Films, is a photographer, filmmaker and freelance journalist. He has was in Iraq for two months, developing exclusive stories for ABC World News Tonight, Nightline and Good Morning America, as well as ABC-TV affiliates KATU-Portland, OR; KMGH-Denver, CO; and WFTS-Tampa/St. Petersburg FL; international humanitarian aid groups and a variety of online news services.

He is the director of "Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories." Shiley has also worked as a freelance photographer for CNN covering the war in Sarajevo, trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and completed a 3,000-mile solo bicycle trip from British Columbia, Canada to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As an accomplished scuba diver and certified Divemaster, he has guided over 250 dives in the Red Sea in Egypt.

His latest project focuses on the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. Shiley will present a lecture and slide presentation on the spill from its beginning to up-to-date reports on the happenings.

The event is free and open to the public.

Contact Erin, Maverick Productions advisor, at (402) 554-2711 or ecron@unomaha.edu for more information.

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