Former Vice President Joe Biden to speak at University of Utah Thursday

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah MUSE (My U Signature Experience) Project is hosting Biden as its keynote speaker. His appearance highlights the MUSE theme year of “Purpose,” for which Vice President Biden’s book, “Promise Me, Dad,” is the centerpiece text.

The event is noon Thursday, December 13 at Kingsbury Hall. Tickets will be free to U students with their UCard and will be available at the Kingsbury Hall ticket office beginning Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for community members will be limited to two tickets per person and will cost $10. They will be available online and at the ticket office beginning Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

A brief 15-minute Q&A session will follow the keynote address, and guests may submit questions prior to the event at Questions must be submitted by Dec. 7.

Biden’s 2017 memoir, “Promise Me, Dad,” is a New York Times No. 1 Bestseller that chronicles the last year of his son Beau’s struggle with a malignant brain tumor that took his life in 2015.

This isn’t Biden’s first time on the University of Utah campus. In February 2016, he visited the Huntsman Cancer Institute as part of the former White House administration’s launch of the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative, an effort to increase the rate of progress toward curing cancer.

While the event is free to students and open to the public, tickets are required, and space is limited. Seating will be provided on a first-come, first served basis, and a ticket does not guarantee admission. All ticket holders must be in their seats by 11:45 a.m. Doors open at 11 a.m., and guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Biden visited the University of Montana on Monday and commented on a possible 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump. 

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