- Phone: (801) 863-5467
- Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- Price: Free and Open to the public
Human tragedy often leads to human triumph. Such is the case with Dr. Hugh Herr, the featured speaker at the 2018 Spring Presidential Lecture Series on March 7 in the Classroom Building 101 A-B from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
As a young, aspiring, rock-climbing prodigy, Dr. Herr lost both legs in a winter-related accident on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Devastated by the amputations and the death of one of his rescuers, Dr. Herr dedicated his life to developing bionic limbs for amputees and augmenting human capability through bionics.
He once told an NPR reporter: “I’m titanium, carbon, silicon and a bunch of nuts and bolts. My limbs that I wear have 12 computers, five sensors and muscle-like actuator systems that enable me to move throughout my day.” Time Magazine has called him the “Leader of the Bionic Age.”
The Presidential Lecture is open to the public and all in the UVU community are encouraged to attend. Faculty whose courses may align with Dr. Herr’s topic are particularly encouraged to invite their students. For those unable to attend, the lecture will also be a Facebook Live event on UVU's Facebook page (facebook.com/uvuwolverines) and can also be found on UVU's YouTube page (youtube.com/user/UtahValleyUniversity). The Presidential Lecture series is an important element of UVU’s commitment to a serious, engaged, inclusive education, and we look forward to having you with us, as we welcome Dr. Hugh Herr to our campus.