The free, public talk will begin at 6 p.m. in Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center, with a reception afterward in the nearby Hite Art Galleries, Schneider Hall. Sanjayan is expected to explain how the environmental movement is falling behind and needs an overhaul that will involve new, unlikely conservation allies: business, young people and the rural poor.

Since becoming science and environmental contributor to CBS News last year, Sanjayan has covered stories such as global climate change, marine debris, ivory poaching in Africa and fire management in the western United States.

Also a University of Montana research faculty member, Sanjayan has published in the scholarly journals Science, Nature, Conservation Biology and Marine Policy.

His speech is the 2013 UofL Phi Beta Kappa lecture; sponsors are the College of Arts and Sciences, Kentucky Nature Conservancy and the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana, an honor society that fosters academic excellence and promotes education in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.