The University Forum Committee (UFC) is responsible for bringing external speakers to the campus of Appalachian State University.   

The University Forum Lecture series is one of the longest running such series at Appalachian State University and it provides opportunities for the students, faculty and staff at the university and for people in the surrounding region to hear some of the most stimulating speakers in the country. 


David PogueUpcoming Speaker

David Pogue

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 


America and Science: The Path to Success in the Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture

  • Talk and Q & A - 7:00pm
  • Booksigning - 8:00pm

For 13 years, David Pogue was the weekly personal technology columnist for The New York Times. He joined Yahoo in 2013, where he founded a new Web site for non-techies called Yahoo Tech. He's won three Emmy awards for his TV work, which includes hosting "NOVA" on PBS and serving as a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002.

With over three million books in print, David is one of the world's best-selling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote 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.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won two Emmys, a Loeb Award for journalism and an honorary doctorate in music. He has been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.

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