UND alumnus and former ABC News photojournalist to speak this week during UND Homecoming

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University of North Dakota alumnus Fabrice Moussus will speak about his 30-year career as a reporter and cameraman with ABC News at a presentation at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Room 7 of the Education Building. The talk is part of the AH! Talks, Arts & Humanities Speaker Series.

Moussus is perhaps best known for filming the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo.

Moussus came to UND from France 1971 to study journalism and graduated in 1973. He later earned a master's degree from Syracuse University. He worked in local television in upstate New York and Connecticut before joining ABC News in New York City in 1978. During his career, Moussus traveled the world and covered a variety of events, including major wars and the Olympics. He also worked closely with other prominent journalists, including Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.

"Although the technology for gathering news has evolved, telling stories and meeting people of all nationalities and walks of life remains the same," says Moussus. "Television news has been a fantastic education and my adventures are enough to fill several lives."

This Homecoming Week, Moussus will also be a recipient of a 2014 Austin Legacy Award, which is presented by the UND Center for Community Engagement and recognizes outstanding students and colleagues of late UND professor Alvin E. Austin.


AH!Talks (Arts and Humanities Talks) is the new name of the Interdisciplinary Studies Speaker Series. These presentations are designed to engage interdisciplinary thinking broadly and to be accessible to the larger community, bringing listeners to their own "AH!" moments as intellectual connections are made and our understanding of one another expands.

AH!Talks may address either enduring or emerging questions central to the arts and humanities, or questions arising from other disciplines to which the arts and humanities might speak. In addition to presenting a major public event, external lecturers usually interact in smaller settings with faculty, graduate students, and/or undergraduates.