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Dr. John Nash to Speak at Seton Hall on Thursday, November 15th

Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. John Nash will speak at Seton Hall University Thursday, November 15th at 7:30pm in Jubilee Hall. Nash's contributions to economics, mathematics and psychology were so profound, the movie "A Beautiful Mind" was written about his life, subsequently winning numerous Academy Awards.

Dr. John Nash
Dr. John Nash

Switching gears for a moment, I'd like to inject a healthy dose of academia into The Juice. Close family friend, Dr. John Nash, will be on Seton Hall's campus for an Interview and Q&A Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Dr. Nash was a professor of my father's at MIT and they have remained close friends since. Imagine growing up in Princeton with a father who received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at 25 who also hung around with a gang consisting largely of Nobel Prize winners / candidates? Concurrent feelings of motivation and modesty abounded in my formative years, let me tell ya.

You'll likely remember the blockbuster movie, "A Beautiful Mind" which won multiple Academy Awards, starring Russell Crowe as the brilliant yet eccentric Dr. John Nash. While the premise of the movie is mostly accurate, there were significant liberties taken with facts by Universal Pictures & Dreamworks. Regardless, it's undeniable that Dr. Nash has produced monumental works for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994, and he'll be on our campus speaking to faculty, alumni and current students.

For those of you who graduated with a degree in business, received your MBA, or even took a rudimentary economics class, Dr. Nash needs no introduction. Nash's most significant contribution to economics and mathematics are seen in the concepts of "Ideal Money" or, more notably, "Game Theory" which is essentially the study of strategic decision making (there must be a use for Coach Willard's game-plan book in here somewhere, right?).

It will indeed be a tremendous honor having Dr. Nash visit my beloved Alma Mater, as I take immense pride in being a graduate of Seton Hall University. Under the new leadership and academic initiatives of President Esteban, I see a clear road-map of academic growth for Seton Hall as well as increased opportunity for her graduates.

I certainly look forward to seeing many of you back on campus for this unique experience.

As always, Hazard Zet Forward!

Information:

Speaker: Dr. John Nash

Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Jubilee Hall (Business Building)

Admission: Free