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Regarding the Bill Nye Distinguished Lecture Series Event:

Due to a scheduling conflict, Bill Nye has postponed his lecture at the University of Iowa.

A new date will be announced soon. UI students who already have tickets should keep them as they will be honored for the new date. Distribution of remaining tickets to the general public will be delayed until the lecture has been officially rescheduled.

September 27, 2021

Postponed: Bill Nye

2021-2022 Distinguished Lecturer

  • Date: September 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hancher Auditorium

Due to a scheduling conflict, Bill Nye has postponed his lecture at the University of Iowa.


In partnership with: Hancher
Support provided by:

Cassandra S. Foens M.D., F.A.C.R. and F. Wendell Miller Funds

This lecture made possible by Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R..

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For more than 30 years, The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the University hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.

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Notable Donor: Cassandra Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R

More Than 10 Years of Bringing the World's Greatest Thinkers to the University of Iowa

On August 27, 2008, at the Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City, author Chuck Klosterman was ushered to the stage marking the inaugural event of the Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., Lecture Series. Before a standing room only audience, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee students proudly introduced the new series and the remarkable individual who made it possible.

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