Magic, Science Combine to Inspire Wonder in Upcoming Performance
Prepare to be amazed by the illusions of Jason Latimer. The world champion magician and curator of impossible science will bring his tricks to campus next week.
Latimer will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Arkansas Union Theater. The performance is free and open to the campus community.
Latimer is the series champion of BBC One's The Magicians and is a winner of Siegfried and Roy's Masters of the Impossible Award. He also earned magic's highest honor "Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic." He is one of the few recipients of the Masters of Magic Golden Grolla award.
Latimer is also a scientist. He created "Impossible Science," an academic platform using magic and science to inspire wonder in education. Recently, Engineering.com and Latimer launched the Impossible Science Student Challenge. The program engages K-12 students to challenge the impossible through their how's, why's, what if's and why not's. The program encourages students to think outside the box using science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Office of Special Programs is sponsoring Latimer's performance.
Michael Rau, student support coordinator
The exercise will be held in the Garland Avenue Parking Garage from 9 a.m. to noon, with UAPD and NWA emergency responders taking part.
Graduate students will battle to win the U of A Three Minute Thesis competition starting at 2:30 p.m. today, Nov. 19, in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Building Room 107E.
After almost 54 years of service, professor Ing-Chang Jong of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is retiring at the end of the year. The department will host a reception Dec. 7.
The Panamanian Student Organization invites all students to celebrate 'Panama's Month' from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to commemorate the lives of transgender people whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence. Events include a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m.