'Science Guy' Bill Nye speaking at UF on Nov. 21


Published: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.

Bill Nye, the quirky scientist, comedian and author with the trademark bow-tie and his 1990s PBS show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” is returning soon to the University of Florida.

Nye has been booked by the student-run ACCENT Speakers Bureau for a Nov. 21 appearance at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. ACCENT is paying Nye $40,000, ACCENT Chairman Daniel Landesberg said.

He last spoke at UF in 2007, Landesberg said.

Nye is a frequent guest on talk shows, and regularly talks about global warming. A video he put on Youtube attempting to debunk creationism and warning that it threatened American education last year went viral. Twitter rumors soon started circulating that he was dead.

The event will start at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the general public.

Student tickets will be available at the Phillips Center box office at noon the day before the show, and to the general public after 5 p.m. the day of the show, ACCENT said.

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