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Media Advisory: An Evening with Nobel Laureate George Smith

An exciting announcement regarding the Nobel Prize money will be made during the event

March 12th, 2019

Story Contact: Cailin Riley, 573-882-4870,

WHAT: MU professor emeritus and 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry recipient George Smith, along with others from the Mizzou community, will reflect on their experiences during Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Additionally, Smith and MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright will make an exciting announcement regarding Smith’s prize money.

WHO: Panelists include:

      • Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright
      • George Smith, 2018 Nobel prize in Chemistry recipient
      • Patricia Okker, dean of the College of Arts and Science
      • Marjorie Sable, professor emerita of social work and George Smith’s spouse
      • Meg Cunningham, senior convergence journalism major
      • Savannah Rudicel, senior broadcast journalism major


& WHERE:  7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12

Jesse Auditorium in Jesse Hall

801 Conley Ave.

NOTE: Select speakers will be available for interviews following the announcement. Reporters interested in speaking with panelists are encouraged to contact Cailin Riley at or 573-882-4870.

Parking will be available in both Turner Avenue and Conley Avenue parking structures.