2016 Lacy Lecture

Lukas H. Lundin; photo courtesy of Lukas LundinLukas H. Lundin, an internationally renowned business leader and philanthropist, will present the 11th annual W.C. Lacy Distinguished Lecture (PDF) on Friday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Center for Creative Photography auditorium, as part of the University of Arizona College of Engineering's 2016 Homecoming celebration.

His lecture is titled "What It Takes to Build a World-Class Mine: Three Case Studies." 

No RSVP is required, and guests are welcome. An informal reception will follow the lecture on the patio of the Harvill Building.

About the Speaker

Lukas H. Lundin was born in 1958 and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with a degree in engineering in 1981.

Lundin has seen extensive success in the natural resource industry, spearheading world-class discoveries and developments in mining and oil and gas. In 1982, he headed the rapidly growing operations of International Petroleum Corp., based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From 1990 to 1995, he served as president of International Musto Explorations Limited, where he was responsible for the acquisition of the Bajo de la Alumbrera deposit in Argentina, one of the largest gold and copper producers in the world. He was also instrumental in the $480 million takeover of Lundin Oil by Talisman Energy in 2001.

Lukas Lundin is the principal of the Lundin Group, which comprises twelve publicly traded companies in the national resource sector, including Lundin Mining Corp., Lundin Gold Inc., Lucara Diamond Corp., NGEx Resources Inc. and Denison Mines Corp. He also serves as chair of the Lundin Foundation.

About the Lacy Lecture Series

The W.C. Lacy Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture series established in 2006 as a tribute to esteemed educator and economic geologist Willard C. Lacy.

Already respected for his role in the discovery of some of the world's most productive copper mines, Lacy came to the UA as professor of geology in 1955. He was appointed the first head of the combined department of mining and geological engineering in 1964.

Over the course of his career, Lacy authored or co-authored of more than 60 papers, monographs and books. He also served as the sole technical adviser for "Out of the Fiery Furnace," a nine-part public television documentary on the history, value and impact of the minerals industry on humanity. Willard C. Lacy was elected a distinguished member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration in 1987 and received a Medal of Merit from the Mining Foundation of the Southwest in 1993.

The Lacy Lecture provides UA students and the Tucson community with an opportunity to meet prominent leaders of the mining industry, representing diverse points of view.

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