Media Advisory: UB Distinguished Speakers Series to Feature Arnold Schwarzenegger Jan. 27

Release Date: January 27, 2011 This content is archived.


Former California governor and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger will present the next installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

In addition to his career as an athlete and actor, Schwarzenegger is a successful businessman and philanthropist, whose political and personal interests include humanitarian work, environmental issues and education.

In office, he spearheaded the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, established the California Hydrogen Highway to support a rapid transition to a clean, hydrogen transportation economy in the state and the Million Solar Roofs Plan to help make California the nation's leader is solar energy, and implemented a strategic growth plan to invest in the state's transportation, education, water, public safety and public service infrastructure.

Schwarzenegger is the series' Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker.

During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of Schwarzenegger's lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or no later than noon on Thursday, Jan. 27. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

Press arrangements: Christine Vidal, onsite, at 697-2935.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal has retired from University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, call 716-645-6969 or visit our list of current university media contacts. Sorry for the inconvenience.