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Collaboration across the seas
Propensity for obesity, diabetes may occur in utero
Distinguished speakers series
Sparkle attracts
‘Hot site’ for a UB grad student
Two new faces

University News
Distinguished speakers series

A former U.S. Secretary of State, a world-renowned physicist and one of the nation’s top comedians are among the headliners for UB’s 2005–06 Distinguished Speakers Series. “This year’s series looks at our cities and our people, the world around us and the science of tomorrow,” says Dennis R. Black, UB vice president for student affairs. “It should make our community members think, wonder and dream.”

Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowitz

Journalist and author of There Are No Children Here, the 2005 UB Reads book selection for incoming freshmen

September 29, 2005
8 p.m., Alumni Arena



Colin Powell

Colin Powell

The nation’s 65th secretary of state and an admired figure among Democrats and Republicans alike

October 19, 2005
8 p.m., Alumni Arena



Brian Greene

President’s Lecture for Science and Technology
Brian Greene

Physicist and groundbreaking string theorist; string theory attempts to bridge the gap between quantum mechanics and general relativity

November 16, 2005
8 p.m., Alumni Arena



Tavis Smiley

Keynote address for the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event
Tavis Smiley

Public broadcasting talk show host (Tavis Smiley Late Night on PBS and The Tavis Smiley Show on Public Radio International)

February 3, 2006
8 p.m., Center for the Arts, Mainstage



Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett

Medical and science journalist and the only person to win all three of the most elite awards in American journalism—the Peabody, the Polk and the Pulitzer

April 6, 2006
8 p.m., Center for the Arts, Mainstage



Conan O’Brien

Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker
Conan O’Brien

Comedian, writer, performer, interviewer and host of Late Night with Conan O’Brien

April 22, 2006
8 p.m., Alumni Arena

For ticket and speaker information, go to www.specialevents.buffalo.edu.

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