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George Takei to speak at USF

TAMPA, Fla. -- George Takei, whose popularity spans generations, will be speaking at the USF Sun Dome at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016. Takei is known for his role in “Star Trek,” and for his presence on Facebook and Twitter. The event is sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences.

Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese Internment Camp during World War II to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.

Tickets are on sale to general public, and USF faculty, staff and alumni at The first 3,000 USF students will be admitted for free. Students can claim their ticket by visiting

The Frontier Forum lecture series is presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost and the USF College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010, the Frontier Forum has hosted several notable speakers such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku and Rory Kennedy.

For more information about these events, please contact Christina Goldstein, conference and events planner, at

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.



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