Maroon Edition author visits campus Thursday


Richard Muller, author of this year's Maroon Edition selection at Mississippi State University, "Physics for Future Presidents," will be on campus Thursday [Nov. 14], and will be making two presentations that are open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

First published in 2008 by W.W. Norton & Co., the 384-page book is the work of the physics professor and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory senior scientist honored in 1982 with a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly known as the "genius grant."

Please make every effort to attend one or both of these events:

-- "Global Warming: Is It Real? What Causes It? What If Anything Can We Do," 3:30-4:45 p.m., Foster Ballroom, Colvard Student Union. Hear Professor Muller discuss global warming issues. Contact Bill Cooke at or Mark Novotny at for additional information.

-- "How Scientists Should Talk to Current or Future Presidents" 6:30 p.m., Foster Ballroom, Colvard Student Union Ballroom. Hear Professor Richard A. Muller, author of Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines. Contact Linda Morse at

For faculty who would like to monitor class attendance at the 6:30 general presentation, arrangements have been made for scanners, which will provide instructors with attendance rosters.

If you are interested in utilizing this feature, please contact Angie Mchann-Ruth in the Center for Teaching and Learning at She will need the instructor's name, CRN, Course, and Section Number.

For more information or if you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 662-325-2083.

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