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Announced Friday morning, the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series has another great line-up with influential figures from all over.

One of the most rewarding programs that the University has to offer, Buffalo has seen the likes of Carol Burnett, Elie Wiesel, Sidney Poitier, Katie Couric, The Dalai Lama and Arnold Schwarzenegger among others grace the stage to speak to students and community members in the past.

This year, another great line-up of speakers will be in attendance, including a former First Lady, famous comedian, cognitive scientist and New York Times columnist. Take a look at the speakers below.


David Brooks—OpEd Columnist, New York Times; Political/Social Analyst, “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered”
8 p.m., September 20, 2012 (UB Center for the Arts)
Tickets: $42, $36 and $28

Laura Bush—First Lady of the United States, 2001-2009; Advocate for Education, Healthcare and Human Rights
8 p.m., October 10, 2012 (UB Alumni Arena)
Tickets: $42, $36, $32 and $16

Blake Mycoskie—TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, Author of the 2012 UB Reads Selection - “Start Something That Matters”
8 p.m., November 15, 2012 (UB Alumni Arena)
Tickets: $28, $24, $22 and $16

Walter Mosley—Novelist and Social Commentator, UB’s 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event
8 p.m., February 28, 2013 (UB Center for the Arts)
Tickets: $28, $24 and $22

Steven Pinker—World Renowned Cognitive Scientist, Graduate Student Choice Speaker
8 p.m., March 27, 2013 (UB Center for the Arts)
Tickets: $42, $36 and $28

Steve Martin—Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright, Producer and Musician, Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker
8 p.m., April 27, 2013 (UB Alumni Arena)
Tickets: $54, $50, $46, and $24

Series subscribtions or individual speaker tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. For more information on the Distinguished Speaker Series, head over to their website for updates and details on all the speakers.

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TAGGED: blake mycoskie, distinguished speaker series, dss, laura bush, steve martin, steven pinker, ub, university at buffalo, walter mosley

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