never fails to make science both accessible and entertaining.” — Stephen
Hawking, author of A Brief History of
CONWAY, Ark. (March 10, 2021) — Caltech physicist Leonard
Mlodinow will visit Hendrix College as a Murphy Visiting Writer on March
16, 2021. He will discuss his science writing career at 7:30 p.m. in Staples
Auditorium and in the Hendrix-Murphy Events channel of the Hendrix Community
Events Team. This event is free and open
to the public. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join.
theoretical physicist and author, Mlodinow is recognized for his groundbreaking
discoveries in physics as well as his ability to write about science for the
general public. He is the author of five best-selling books, including Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and
Physics; The Grand Design, co-authored with Stephen Hawking; Subliminal: How your Unconscious Mind Rules
Your Behavior; and The Drunkard’s
Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives. The
Grand Design reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list and Subliminal won the 2013 PEN/E.O. Wilson
award for literary science writing.
has written for several TV shows, such as Hunter,
MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the comedy series Night Court. Between 1997 and 2003 he
was Vice President for Software Development and then Vice President and
Publisher for Math Education at Scholastic Inc. While there, he wrote Euclid’s Window: The story of geometry from
parallel lines to hyperspace, which has now appeared in 16 languages.
on the Hendrix campus, Mlodinow will meet with multiple academic departments
and their students, offering a rare opportunity for STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math) majors to speak with a professional who focuses on the
craft of writing about their interests.
This event is sponsored by the
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language, which are
designed to enhance and enrich the study and teaching of literature and
language at Hendrix College. For more information about this and future events,
please contact Henryetta Vanaman, 501-450-4597 or email@example.com.
About the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation
Hendrix-Murphy Programs enrich the study of
literature and language for Hendrix College as a whole as well as for students
with intensive interest in those areas. The late Mr. Charles H. Murphy, Jr.,
former Chair of the Board of Murphy Oil Corporation and former member of the
Hendrix Board of Trustees, established the Foundation in 1978 in memory of his
mother, Mrs. Bertie Wilson Murphy. A 1905 graduate of Galloway Women’s
College—which later became part of Hendrix College—Mrs. Murphy possessed a
lifelong love of literature and language, to which these programs are
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.