The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

2014-15 Maverick Speakers

Bob Costas

Bob Costas

Sportscaster

September 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

College Park Center

James Carville and Mary Matalin

James Carville & Mary Matalin

Husband-and-Wife Political Commentators

October 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall

James Stavridis

James Stavridis

Admiral, USN, (Ret), PhD

November 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist

February 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall

Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

Businessman and Politician

March 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall


2013-14 Speakers

Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

September 24, 2013 · Texas Hall

Bill Rasmussen
Bill Rasmussen

ESPN Founder

Share the Dream: The ESPN Story

October 24, 2013 · Texas Hall

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper

Journalist, Anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°

An Evening with Anderson Cooper

February 10, 2014 · College Park Center

Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta

Neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Medicine and Media

March 18, 2014 · College Park Center

Nina Totenberg
Nina Totenberg

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent

The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You

April 8, 2014 · Texas Hall



2012-13 Speakers

Frank Deford
Frank Deford

Sportswriter and Commentator

Journalism: Sports and Beyond

September 25, 2012 · Texas Hall

Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts

Political Analyst

An Insider’s View of Washington, D.C.

October 04, 2012 · Texas Hall

Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers

Actor and Comedian

An Evening with Seth Meyers

November 19, 2012 · College Park Center

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly

Astronaut

Endeavoring to Build a Better America

February 19, 2013 · Texas Hall

Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin

Television Host and Conservationist

100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement

March 27, 2013 · College Park Center

Aaron Neville
Aaron Neville

with special guest Ellis Marsalis

A Night with New Orleans Music Legends

April 02, 2013 · College Park Center



2011-12 Speakers

Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith

Football Legend and Entrepreneur

A Championship Vision - SOLD OUT

October 20, 2011 · Texas Hall

Ben and Jerry
Ben and Jerry

Entrepreneurs, activists

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility & Radical Business Philosophy

November 17, 2011 · Texas Hall

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien

CNN anchor and special correspondent

Diversity in America

February 24, 2012 · Texas Hall

Robert Ballard
Robert Ballard

Deep sea explorer, oceanographer

Adventures in Deep Sea Exploration

March 6, 2012 · Texas Hall

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

Former Governor of Florida

Achieving Excellence in Education

March 23, 2012 · College Park Center



2010-11 Speakers

Ken Burns
Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

An Evening with Ken Burns - SOLD OUT

September 24, 2010 · Texas Hall

Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless

Celebrity Chef

An Evening with a Celebrity Chef - SOLD OUT

October 14, 2010 · Lone Star Auditorium

Lisa Ling
Lisa Ling

Journalist, TV Host, Activist

Open Heart, Open Mind

November 23, 2010 · Texas Hall

Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken, Jr.

Baseball Hall-of-Famer

The Keys to Perseverance - SOLD OUT

February 17, 2011 · Texas Hall

Bill Nye
Bill Nye

Scientist, Educator, TV Host

A Night with the Science Guy - SOLD OUT

March 23, 2011 · Texas Hall


2009-10 Speakers

Richard Florida
Richard Florida

Bestselling author and urban theorist

Creative Class Consumption

September 25, 2009 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall

David Gergen
David Gergen

CNN's senior political analyst

Eyewitness to Power - SOLD OUT

October 22, 2009 · 8:00 pm · Bluebonnet Ballroom (University Center)

Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham

Editor of Newsweek

War, Healthcare, and the Economy: Reflections on Obama's First Year

November 16, 2009 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr.

Basketball legend and business icon

32 Ways To Be a Champion in Business - SOLD OUT

February 11, 2010 · 6:00 pm · Texas Hall

Sally Ride
Sally Ride

Astronaut, first American woman in space

Leadership and America's Future in Space

February 15, 2010 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall

Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin

Author, legal analyst

Current Issues Facing the Courts - SOLD OUT

March 24, 2010 · 8:00 pm · Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center)


2008-09 Speakers

Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Revive America

September 11, 2008 · 7:30 pm · Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center)

Juan Williams
Juan Williams

Emmy Award-winning American writer and radio and TV correspondent

Breaking Down Barriers: The Historic Election of 2008

October 14, 2008 · 7:30 pm · Lone Star Auditorium (Maverick Activities Center)

Ronald Takaki
Ronald Takaki

Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, a preeminent scholar on our nation's diversity

A discussion on diversity held in conjunction with Asian Heritage Month

November 17, 2008 · 7:00 pm · Rosebud Theatre (University Center)

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian

A recap of the presidential election and discussion of her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

November 19, 2008 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, author, and television host

A conversation on "The Cosmic Perspective": How the astrophysicist views life, the universe, and everything

February 17, 2009 · 8:00 pm · Texas Hall

Lani Guinier
Lani Guinier

Harvard Legal Professor and civil rights expert

A discussion on diversity held in conjunction with UT Arlington's Second Annual Diversity Week and Women's History Month events

March 03, 2009 · 7:00 pm · Rosebud Theatre (University Center)

Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich

Sociologist and best-selling author

A discussion of her books Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch, in conjunction with the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) research symposium

March 25, 2009 · 7:30 pm · Rosebud Theatre (University Center)