Media Advisory: Bill Nye the Science Guy to Speak at UB April 22

Release Date: April 22, 2009

Pop scientist Bill Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy for his educational television program dedicated to making science fun and accessible to all, will conclude the 2008-09 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo with a lecture at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 22, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

In addition to his nationally televised program, which won 28 Emmy awards, Nye's other television ventures include the Science Channel's 100 Greatest Discoveries and The Eyes of Nye. A passionate voice for the environment, Nye currently hosts Stuff Happens on Discovery's Planet Green channel.

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

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in UB News Services at 645-5000 ext. 1416 no later than noon today (Wednesday, April 22, 2009). Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window prior to the lecture.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu