Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas offered a heartfelt account of his life as an undocumented immigrant in the first lecture of the 2013-14 Maverick Speakers Series on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Texas Hall. A native of the Philippines whose mother sent him to the U.S. at age 12 to live with his grandparents, Vargas said he has spent [...]
By refusing to take "no" for an answer, Bill Rasmussen built ESPN into the worldwide leader of TV sports programming. He detailed his challenges and triumphs as part of the Maverick Speakers Series.
Astronaut, aviator, and author Mark Kelly spoke about America's future at Tuesday night's Maverick Speakers Series lecture in Texas Hall. Commander Kelly is the husband of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Emmy winner Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades, but he is best known as the host of the Animal Planet show The Jeff Corwin Experience.
R&B singer Aaron Neville and jazz great Ellis Marsalis showed why they are music legends Tuesday night at College Park Center. The duo performed and spoke about their musical lives for the last Maverick Speakers Series event of the academic year.