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Spring 2015 Special Events

The Writing Center's special events are FREE and open to the public. A question and answer session plus book-signing and reception will follow most lectures.

Special Events are not offered during the summer term.

 

Spring 2015 Events

  • Best Selling Author Series
  1. Dave Morrell
  2. Boris Fishman
  3. Kate White
  4. Joseph Finder
  • Great Thinkers of Our Time Series
  1. Howard Gardner
  2. Charles Fefferman
  3. Ray Jayawardhana

 

Best Selling Author Series

David Morrell
January 27, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

David Morrell is a Canadian-American novelist best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood which would later became the successful film franchise Rambo starring Sylvester Stallone. Morrell has written twenty-eight novels and his work has been translated into 26 languages. He also wrote the 2007/2008 Captain America comic book miniseries, The Chosen.

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Boris Fishman 
March 3, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Boris Fishman wrote A Replacement Life which was a featured review on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. He has received extraordinary comments by Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Kern, Tom Bissell and Jim Harrison. He is working on a sequel to A Replacement Life.

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Kate White
April 20 , 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Kate White is an American writer, magazine editor and speaker. From 1998-2012 she served as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is the author of eight novels, including two stand-alone thrillers, the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and four nonfiction books.

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 Joseph Finder 
May 27, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Joseph Finder is an American thriller writer whose books include Paranoia, Company Man, Killer Instinct and Power Play. His novel High Crimes was made into a film starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Paranoia was adapted into a 2013 film starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford. 

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Great Thinkers of Our Time Series

Howard Gardner 
February 3, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He is the senior director of Harvard Project Zero and since 1995, has been the co-director of the Good Project. The author of over 20 books, he is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences as outlined in his book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In 2005 and 2008, he was named one of the top hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazine. 

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Charles Fefferman 
March 11, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Charles Fefferman is an American mathematician at Princeton University whose primary field of research is mathematical analysis. As a child prodigy, Fefferman entered college at the age of 11, published his first scientific paper in German at 15. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics at the age of 17 from the University of Maryland and a PhD in math at 20 from Princeton, Fefferman achieved full professorship at the University of Chicago at the age of 22. He won the Allan T. Waterman award in 1976 and the Fields medal in 1978. He was appointed the Herbert Jones professor at Princeton University in 1984.

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Ray Jayawardhana 
April 16, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Ray Jayawardhana is an astronomer at the University of Toronto where he holds a Canada research chair in observational astrophysics. A graduate of Harvard and Yale Universities and the Royal College of Colombo, Jay is an expert in the formation and early evolution of stars, brown dwarfs and planets. He is the author of the award-winning book Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe which the New York Times recently placed on their best seller list.

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