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Chasing Space: An Evening with Leland Melvin, '86

Thursday, Oct. 26 • 6 p.m. • Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Center for the Arts

Chasing Space by Leland MelvinAs part of its 25th anniversary year, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies welcomes back 2008–09 Leader-in-Residence Leland Melvin, ’86, for a discussion of his new memoir, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.

Chasing Space traces the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver’s “personal journey from the gridiron to the stars.” Reflecting on community, perseverance, and grace, Melvin shares how he overcame adversity to “live out an uncommon destiny.”

A reception and book signing will follow the event in Booth Lobby. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to the event.

Registration & Ticketing

UR alumni should register through the Homecoming platform on UR Online.

General admission tickets can be reserved beginning Oct. 5 by calling the Modlin Center Box Office at (804) 289-8980 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Reserved tickets will be available for pick-up the night of the event only starting at 5 p.m. Tickets will not be available for mailing or advance pick-up.