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Brattleboro, VT—Marlboro College faculty will read selections from their recently published works on Sunday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in Brattleboro. Professors Laura Stevenson, Joe Mazur, Jaysinh Birjepatil, Travis Norsen, and Heather Clark will entertain questions following the reading at 5:00 p.m.

Laura Stevenson, professor of writing, will read selections from her most recent children’s work, A Castle in the Window. Stevenson, a trained historian and author of Praise and Paradox: Merchants and Craftsmen in Elizabethan Popular Literature, has also written children’s books entitled Happily After All, The Island and the Ring and All the King’s Horses.

Joseph Mazur, professor of mathematics, will be reading portions of Euclid in the Rainforest. He currently writes a mathematics puzzle column for the German monthly publication MANNA, recently edited a mathematics classic, Number: The Language of Science, and is working on Zeno’s Arrow: How the Idea of Motion Drove the Advance of Western Culture, which will be released in early 2006.

Producer and director of over 50 plays, Professor of Literature Jaysinh Birjepatil will read from his recent novel, Chinnery’s Hotel. Birjepatil offers courses ranging from “Shakespeare and his Contemporaries” to British and American fiction, poetry and drama. Reflective of his multi-cultural upbringing, Birjepatil has published poems and scholarly works in Indian, British and American journals.

Travis Norsen, professor of physics, will read selections from Einstein’s Boxes. Norsen is supportive of hands-on research and learning, and his own current research includes a study of the neutron star theory, Schiff screening and atomic dipoles and an analysis of quantum mechanics.

Professor of Literature Heather Clark will read selections from The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast, 1962-1972. Clark has also published reviews, poetry and fiction, and is a regular writer for London’s Times Literary Supplement.

This event is free and open to the public. The Marlboro College Graduate Center is located at 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro is a Colleges That Change Lives college.

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