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Maria Gallucci named 2017-18 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

UT has named Mashable Science Reporter Maria Galluci as its Energy Journalism Fellow for 2017-18. 

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AUSTIN – Maria Gallucci, a science reporter with Mashable, has been awarded the UT Energy Journalism Fellowship for 2017-18.

Gallucci will spend her year on The University of Texas at Austin campus researching and writing a book on the global shipping industry’s transformation to a low-carbon future.

“Maria has a strong record as a reporter covering important energy and environmental issues,” said Energy Institute Director Dr. Tom Edgar. “We look forward to having her on campus and providing her the opportunity to interact with UT’s energy experts and write her book.”

Formerly an energy and environment reporter with International Business Times and features editor with Makeshift magazine, Gallucci succeeds National Public Radio reporter Lorne Matalon, who has reported on the challenges and opportunities Mexico faces following its recent energy reforms.

The Fellowship, which provides journalists a sabbatical from the grind of daily deadlines to pursue a long-form writing project such as a book or screenplay, is sponsored by the university’s Energy Institute and Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business. Gallucci’s fellowship will run from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.

Media contacts: Gary Rasp, Energy Institute, 512-471-5669 / 512-585-2084; University Communications, Office of the President, 512-471-3151.