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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. He also wrote the 2007/2008 Captain America comic book miniseries, The Chosen. Morrell has written 28 novels and his work has been translated into 26 languages. This event has been cancelled. 

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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 currently 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 a 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 

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

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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. The author of over 20 books, he is best known for his work, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. He has been 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 a mathematician at Princeton University whose primary field of research is mathematical analysis. Fefferman received a PhD in math at 20 from Princeton and 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, and 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.  He is a graduate of Harvard and Yale Universities and 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 was recently placed on the New York Times best seller list.

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An Evening With...

Amanda Filipacchi
May 21, 2015 | 7:00pm | Faculty Dining Room, West Building 8th Floor

Amanda Filipacchi is the author of  Nude Men, Vapor, Love Creeps, and The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. Her fiction has been translated into thirteen languages and has been anthologized in The Best American Humor, Voices of the X-iled, and The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic.

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