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Steve Wozniak to speak at UNT Aug. 18
By UNT News Service
Aug 12, 2014
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DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Steve Wozniak, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will speak Aug. 18 (Monday) as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.

Wozniak will speak at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in the UNT Coliseum, located at 600 Ave. D, at the southeast corner of North Texas Boulevard and Highland Street. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 (Friday), and can be purchased online.

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

Wozniak currently serves as chief scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his The New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity.”

The Distinguished Lecture Series program introduces the UNT community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Robert M. Gates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, Bill Nye, Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Suze Orman, Rainn Wilson and Vicente Fox.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. For more information, contact UNT Student Affairs Coordinator of Special Projects Michelle Bradley at 940-565-3355.

Tickets will be available Aug. 1 (Friday). Student tickets are free and students will swipe their student ID cards at the UNT Coliseum doors prior to the event. Student guest tickets are $10; UNT faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10 and tickets for the public are $15. All tickets may be purchased online or at the door.