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Author Of “A Beautiful Mind” To Speak At U.Va.

December 4, 2002-- Sylvia Nasar, a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, will speak at U.Va. Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. The talk is free and open to the public.

She will discuss her first book, A Beautiful Mind, a biography of mathematician John Nash, who battled schizophrenia before coming back to win the Nobel Prize in 1994.

The book won Nasar the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award and inspired the 2001 Academy Award-winning movie directed by Ron Howard.

Nasar’s visit is sponsored by the department of economics in honor of John K. Whitaker, the Georgia Bankard Professor of Economics, who is retiring from the department after 35 years. Nasar, who holds a doctorate in economics, has consulted with Whitaker on her current project, a history of 20th-century economic thought

Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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