Marine explorer Ballard to discuss his discovery of the Titanic in public lecture at URI, April 19

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WHO: Marine explorer and University of Rhode Island Professor Robert Ballard, who discovered the sunken remains of the Titanic in 1985.

WHAT: The famed explorer will present a free public lecture about his discovery of the Titanic and his thoughts about its preservation. The program coincides with events worldwide honoring the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

WHEN: Thursday, April 19 at 7PM.

WHERE: The Ryan Center on the URI Kingston campus.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-7892 or