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Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ to give free lecture at USF

Scientist, comedian and TV personality Bill Nye will be the next guest at the University of South Florida’s University Lecture Series.

Nye, known for the ‘90s kids series “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” will deliver a talk on campus in the Marshall Student Center ballroom on April 7 at 7:30 p.m., according to an announcement on the ULS Facebook page.

University Lecture Series events are free and open to the public, though students get priority seating. Non-students can enter the ballroom 15 minutes before the lecture begins.

Nye, a former engineer and stand-up comic, hosted “Bill Nye the Science Guy” from 1993-1998. Since then he’s been a frequent guest on talk shows and other media and appeared as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2013.

He made headlines in 2014 when a YouTube video in which he expressed frustration over Americans who refuse to accept the theory of evolution led to a public debate with creationist Ken Ham. Tickets to that debate sold out almost immediately and it was reportedly streamed online by several million people.

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