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TEDxUTA 2014 speakers include medicine game changer and Nobel Prize winner

TEDxUTA reveals 2014 speakers including medicine game changer

Esther Sternberg
Esther Sternberg, seen here with Pope Benedict XVI, is a best-selling author named one of the 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine. Azjewishpost.com
Jarry Willis
Jarryd Willis, an experimental psychology doctoral student, won one of two student spots at TEDxUTA. Photo courtesy of UTA
Esther Sternberg
Jarry Willis

Not one to let SMU have all the TEDx fun, the University of Texas at Arlington has revealed its lineup for the second annual TEDxUTA. Featuring 12 innovative speakers, the day-long idea conference is set for March 22 at UTA's Rosebud Theater.

Highlights include Dr. Michael S. Brown, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine and the U.S. National Medal of Science; Bart Weiss, an award-winning film producer and co-founder of the Dallas Video Festival; and Dr. Esther Sternberg, a best-selling author named one of the 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine.

For the first time, two UTA students will take the speaker stage as well. Jarryd Willis, an experimental psychology doctoral student, and Kel Walters, a political science and psychology sophomore, were selected from a field of 25 applicants.

Willis will speak about how bullying can lead to self-harm, while Walters will tackle polyamory — the practice of having more than one romantic relationship at a time.

For the full list of speakers and information on buying tickets, go to TEDxUTA.com.

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TEDxUTA takes place Saturday, March 22, at 3 pm in the Rosebud Theatre of the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. Tickets cost $15 for UTA students, $25 for faculty/staff and $35 for the general public.