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UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup

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The University at Buffalo released the list of guests that will be part of this season’s Distinguished Speakers Series.The event kicks off September 10 with Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild”, a number one New York Times Bestseller.   Other highlighted guests include comedian and political satirist John Oliver. Oliver is the host of HBO’S “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.  He was the Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker. Oliver appears at UB’s Alumni Arena at the North Campus in Amherst November 18th.

"For nearly 30 years, the Distinguished Speakers Series at UB has played a vital role in fostering dialogue  and discovery by sharing a broad range of ideas and perspectives from some of the most compelling and influential voices of our time.  By opening up a lively open discussion of important national and global issues, the Distinguished Speakers Series brings our campus and surrounding communities closer together, and inspires our students to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and actively engaged citizens," said Dennis Black, UB Vice President for University Life and Services.

Next year, look for co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak will speak. He was the Graduate Student Choice Speaker.  Wozniak will be in Amherst on April 29, 2015.

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Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Scientist of Fusion-io

"This year’s Distinguished Speaker Series promises to once again deliver on this great UB tradition.  From leading voices in social commentary and politics to pioneers of exploration and innovation in technology, the prominent public intellectuals and thinkers who are part of the exciting DSS lineup this year are sure to spark intellectual curiosity, further dialogue, and inspire new lines of inquiry across our campus and throughout the community," said Black.   

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