Schwarzenegger to speak at UB

September 9, 2010 Updated Sep 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

September 9, 2010 Updated Sep 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM EDT

University at Buffalo students have spoken and now they will hear Arnold Schwarzenegger speak.

The governor of California - and noted actor - will join UB's Distinguished Speakers Series lineup at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Alumni Arena. Schwarzenegger will appear as the Undergraduate Student Choice speaker.

"Over the past several years, the Student Association has had the privilege to bring to UB giants such as The Dalai Lama, Vice President Al Gore, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and many, many other great minds of our times," said Nischal Vasant, president of the UB Undergraduate Student Association. "Gov. Schwarzenegger embodies a multitude of characteristics and qualities from outside and inside the United States, which compelled us to choose him as our Student Choice speaker. We feel that he embodies everything that we want in a distinguished speaker."

The UB Distinguished Speakers Series will begin Sept. 16 featuring Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin. The pair will be followed by oceanographer Sylvia Earle (Oct. 13), authors Greg Mortenson (Nov. 10) and Jhumpa Lahiri (March 2), Newark Mayor Cory Booker (March 30) and genomics researcher Craig Venter (April 27).

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