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NY Times tech columnist to discuss the future of technology with U of M students prior to 'sold-out' lecture

Who: David Pogue, New York Times tech columnist and “NOVA ScienceNow” host
What: Pogue to discuss future of technology with University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students; will answer questions from media after class
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, Class: 1:25-2:15 p.m.; Media interviews: 2:15-3 p.m.
Where: Amundson Hall, Room 240, 421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Contacts: Matt Hodson, University News Service,, 612-625-0552
Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering,, 612-626-7959

October 15, 2012

New York Times tech columnist, best-selling author and host of PBS’s “NOVA ScienceNow” will discuss the future of technology with a small class of about 20 first-year University of Minnesota science and engineering students from 1:25 to 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the university’s Amundson Hall, Room 240, 421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis. A media availability by Pogue will follow from 2:15-3 p.m.

The class discussion precedes Pogue’s evening lecture to a packed house of more than 1,000 people. The evening lecture is sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the College of Science and Engineering.

The students are part of CSE 1001, a required one-credit class for first-year University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students to help them learn about scientific inquiry and creation of new knowledge. This specific class is an honors version of CSE 1001 for students who are part of the University Honors Program. Pogue will lead an informal discussion with the students.

Pogue’s evening lecture entitled “Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming, and How It Will Change Everything” is currently at capacity and no further registrations are being accepted. A live webcast of Pogue’s lecture can be viewed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 by visiting A recording of the lecture will also be available a few days after the lecture at the same website.

About David Pogue:
Pogue writes the tech column for The New York Times every week, and in Scientific American every month. He's the host of "NOVA ScienceNow" and other science shows on PBS, and he's been a correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning" since 2002.

With more than 3 million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the "Missing Manual" series, which now includes 120 titles.

After graduating summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985 with distinction in music, Pogue spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York City. He has won an Emmy, a Loeb award for journalism, an honorary doctorate in music, and has been profiled on "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes."

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