Media Advisory: Best-selling ‘Still Alice’ author Lisa Genova to speak at UB as part of Distinguished Speakers Series

Release Date: December 5, 2018 This content is archived.

Lisa Genova.

Lisa Genova

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Neuroscientist and best-selling author Lisa Genova will speak at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

She is the author of the New York Times’ best-seller “Still Alice,” her novel about a Harvard professor who develops early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore, who won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland.

Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit. Her most recent novel, “Every Note Played,” was released this year. Genova’s TED talk, “What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s,” has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Her lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.

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

Working media may reserve tickets by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at or 716-697-2935 no later than noon on Thursday, Dec. 6. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in the Center for the Arts prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

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