Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, is the next guest of the UNLV Barrick Lecture Series. His talk is titled “The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century: the Impact on Business, the Economy and Society.”
7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10.
This event is free and open to the public.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and internationally known speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.
Kurzweil is the author of five national bestsellers and is an inventor and futurist. He was selected among the "26 most fascinating entrepreneurs" by Inc. magazine in 2005. Among his many inventions include a flatbed scanner and a print-to-speech machine for the blind.
Tickets are limited to two per person for this event. UNLV employees and students may pick up their tickets starting 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 . The general public may get their tickets beginning 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Tickets can be picked up at the Performing Arts Center box office located off Cottage Grove Avenue at South Maryland Parkway. Please call (702) 895-2787 for more information.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.