2011 Archives

TEDxSMU Tuesdays

Guest hosts to share their favorite “TedTalks”

March 17, 2011

TEDxSMU DALLAS (SMU) – Guest moderators from across campus will lead discussions on their favorite TEDTalks as the weekly brown bag lunch, video and discussion series continues.

Geoffrey Orsak, dean of the Lyle School of Engineering, will moderate on Tuesday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Caruth Hall’s Innovation Gym.  He’ll introduce Nathan Myhrvold’s TEDTalk, “Could this laser zap malaria?” and lead a conversation about the inventor and professional jack-of-all-trades.

“Nathan Myhrvold and his team's latest inventions are as brilliant as they are bold, reminding us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria,” Orsak said. “And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.”

TEDxSMU and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab teams host the weekly brown bag lunch series centered on watching and discussing a TEDTalk from the TED.com archives. Each week features a different TEDTalk, and all members of the SMU and Dallas communities are welcome. The programs are free.

On Screen “Could this laser zap malaria?” Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Innovation Gym in Caruth Hall
SMU campus in Dallas
3145 Dyer St., Dallas
Price: Free

Visitor parking is available in Binkley Parking Garage.
See http://smu.edu/maps/flash/

Future TEDTalk Tuesdays (topics to be announced later) :

  • March 29 — Lori White, SMU vice president for student affairs
  • April 12 — Corporate Communications Professor Rita Kirk
  • April 26 — Physics Professor Fred Olness

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