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"Nature" Editor Michael Waldrop to give Hill Lecture April 12

Michael WaldropNature Editor Michael Waldrop will give the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Science Lecture on April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.

Waldrop's lecture is entitled "Lessons My Stories Taught Me."

Waldrop has written and edited stories for "Science" and "Nature" for over a decade.

Waldrop currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Science Writers and served as president of the D.C. Science Writers Association in 2004-2005

Waldrop is also the author of "Man-Made Minds" (1987), about artificial intelligence, "Complexity" (1992), about science at the edge of order and chaos, and "The Dream Machine" (2001), a history of computing.

The Hill Lecture series brings distinguished science journalists to campus to share their thoughts on science, society and the mass media.

The lectures are made possible by an endowment created by Tom Hill and Mary Frances Hill Holton in honor of their parents, Alfred and Julia Hill, founders of The Oak Ridger.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.

The University Center is at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Phillip Fulmer Way, and paid parking is available in the garage on Phillip Fulmer Way next to the University Center.

For more information on the Hill Lecture series, please contact Dr. Mark Littman at or 865-974-8156.