Bill Nye, a scientist and comedian best known for his passion to interest children in science, will speak at UT on Thursday, October 29.
Nye will deliver the inaugural Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture at 2:00 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of UT’s Alumni Memorial Building. He will address UT students, faculty, and staff during the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
The new lecture series was established through an estate gift from the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who were UT alumni. The couple, who met at UT in 1968, worked in science professions after earning their degrees from UT. Ken Mossman earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in health physics and radiation biology through the Institute of Radiation Biology, a joint program of UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in 1970 and 1973, respectively. Blaire Mossman earned a bachelor’s degree in French from UT in 1971.
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