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Mayim Bialik of ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Blossom’ to Speak at UC San Diego

The TV star and scholar will appear May 27 for an event sponsored by the campus’s Sixth College

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Mayim Bialik

The University of California, San Diego will host “An Evening with Mayim Bialik” on May 27 where the TV star best known for her roles in the current, popular CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom,” which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1995, will address campus students, faculty staff and alumni.

Bialik, who was born in San Diego, began her professional acting career by the age of 12. One of her first roles was playing a young Bette Midler in the 1988 film “Beaches.” She later went on to pursue neuroscience at UCLA where she earned a Ph.D. in the discipline in 2007.

On “The Big Bang Theory,” which is one of the highest rated comedies on television, Bialik plays neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, a role for which she has received one Screen Actors Guild nomination and two Emmy nominations.

At “An Evening with Mayim Bialik,” a campus event sponsored by UC San Diego’s Sixth College, Bialik will share her journey from child actress to accomplished scholar and author as well as her recent journey back to television as Fowler.

“We are thrilled Mayim Bialik is coming to UC San Diego to address our students and interact with the campus community,” said Sixth College Provost Dan Donoghue. “Bialik embodies our Sixth College theme of Culture, Art and Technology and many are huge fans of her performance on the ‘The Big Bang Theory.”’

Photo: Mayim Bialik Event Poster

Sixth College, which is a proponent of experiential and interdisciplinary learning, is one of UC San Diego’s six undergraduate colleges that are designed to provide students with many of the advantages of a small liberal arts college, plus the opportunities and resources of a large research university.

In 2012, Sixth College sponsored an event featuring Conan O’Brien, host of the late night talk show “Conan,” and was renamed “Conan O’Brien College” for the day of O’Brien’s appearance on April 20, 2012. Sixth College is continuing the tradition and will be renamed “Mayim Bialik College” on May 27, 2015.

An Evening with Mayim Bialik” will take place at RIMAC Arena from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 27. Tickets are free and only available to UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni and can be picked up at the UC San Diego Box Office Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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