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ULM's Lyceum Series Speaker: LeVar Burton

The 2016 speaker was LeVar Burton. Mr. Burton starred as Kunta Kinte is the American epic "Roots," as well as Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He was also the host on the beloved children's television series, "Reading Rainbow," which has returned because of the incredible success of a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $5.5 million. Mr. Burton discussed the importance of literacy and his career.

LeVar Burton: February 25, 2016George Takei: March 31, 2015Ben & Jerry: October 24, 2013Nicholas Sparks: February 2, 2012Dan Rather: April 9, 2011Thomas Friedman: December 8, 2009Lisa Ling: April 7, 2009Mary Matalin and James Carville: April 3, 2008Steve Forbes: March 20, 2007Ben Stein: December 6, 2006Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: March 9, 2006Doris Kearns Goodwin: March 14, 2005Bill Cosby: November 9, 2004

LeVar Burton: February 25, 2016

George Takei: March 31, 2015

Ben & Jerry: October 24, 2013

Nicholas Sparks: February 2, 2012

Dan Rather: April 9, 2011

Thomas Friedman: December 8, 2009

Lisa Ling: April 7, 2009

Mary Matalin and James Carville: April 3, 2008

Steve Forbes: March 20, 2007

Ben Stein: December 6, 2006

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: March 9, 2006

Doris Kearns Goodwin: March 14, 2005

Bill Cosby: November 9, 2004


Begun in 2003, ULM's Lyceum Series promoted intellectual exchange among ULM students, faculty, staff and the community. Since that time, authors, political pundits, journalists, captains of industry, movie and TV celebrities, as well as other notable personalities have participated in ULM's Lyceum Series.

Previous speakers at the Lyceum Series include:



George Takei slide show photo courtesy Victoria Will