1st Lecture Series in 1,200-Seat Venue Begins with Sold-Out Event
Tickets Are Still Available For the Rest of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series

Tickets are available for upcoming events in the Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series, which is presented by The Dallas Morning News.

The ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series begins Wednesday with a sold-out talk by Monuments Men author Robert Edsel.

Edsel's book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, describes the efforts of American volunteers during World War II in tracking and retrieving artworks stolen by the Nazi war machine. Actor and director George Clooney’s movie, The Monuments Men, is based on Edsel’s book and is slated to premiere in February.

Wednesday's event will be held in the new 1,200-seat lecture hall of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Parking Details

Those attending Wednesday’s lecture should plan to arrive early to allow time to park and to locate their seats.

Guests should park in Parking Structure I.  A map can be found here.


Note to Campus Community:

The top (fifth) level of Parking Structure I will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday to leave spaces available for lecture guests. Students, faculty or staff with green permits will not be able to use the garage on this night. Alternative parking is recommended in lots C or D.

Those with gold permits are asked to first seek parking on a surface lot that evening, but level 3 and 4 of the Parking Structure will be available.

Tickets are still available for the rest of the series, including appearances by tech executive and UT Dallas alumnus Christian Belady on Feb. 26; Vinton G. Cerf, a "father of the Internet," on March 26; and scientist and astronaut Mae Jemison on April 16. All of the events begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for seats on the lower level of the lecture hall and $10 for the upper level. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for students, faculty and staff who register.

UT Dallas Student Ambassadors will be located inside the Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building’s lecture hall to help patrons locate their seats on Wednesday evening.

Please print tickets ahead of time and bring them with you to gain entry to the event. Once the lecture starts at 7 p.m., doors will be closed until it is over.

The next lecture in the series will feature Belady, general manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services.

He helps build and manage the world of cloud computing at Microsoft. Before Microsoft and after earning engineering degrees from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Belady enrolled at UT Dallas and earned his master’s degree in 1990. He was named a 2010 Distinguished Alumnus.

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