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Mossman Distinguished Lecture featuring Mayim Bialik

Mossman Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Mayim Bialik

I invite you to attend the fifth annual Mossman Distinguished Lecture on Monday, March 4. This year’s speaker is Mayim Bialik, star of the critically acclaimed television comedy The Big Bang Theory. The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

With an acting career spanning three decades, Bialik is best known for her role of Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory. Her performance in this role has earned her two Critics’ Choice Awards, four Emmy nominations, and a SAG Award nomination.

She is also a renowned author. Two of her books, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, and Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant have reached number one in the New York Timesbest-seller list. She is co-author of the parenting book Beyond the Sling and of Mayim’s Vegan Table, a cookbook that features plant-based recipes. Currently Bialik writes about parenting, cultural issues, and neuroscience for Grok Nation, a website she founded in 2015.

In addition to her other accomplishments, Bialik holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her doctoral dissertation examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.

The Mossman Distinguished Lecture Series is possible thanks to a generous endowment provided by the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who met in Knoxville in 1968 while pursuing their degrees at the University of Tennessee.

I look forward to seeing you on March 4.