William Broad, Times reporter, to discuss new book at Stevens

Talk will focus on the Oracle, one of the mysteries of ancient Greece

The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology presents a talk by William J. Broad, an award-winning New York Times reporter and author. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Stevens' Burchard Auditorium (room 118). It is free and open to the public.

Broad will discuss his new book, The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi, a scientific investigation of one of the most mysterious and potent symbols of ancient Greece. Co-winner of two Pulitzer prizes, Broad tells a modern-day detective story that blends history and science to describe how a team of scientists, working from subtle clues scattered throughout the ancient literature, as well as from the latest findings in geology, uncovered scientific evidence to explain the Oracle's powers.

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For more information on the event or directions to Stevens, please contact Stephanie Mannino (201-216-5602; smannino@stevens.edu), John Horgan (201-216-5057; jhorgan@stevens.edu), or visit the Center for Science Writings' website at www.stevens.edu/csw.

About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.Stevens.edu.

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