HPU Features Pulitzer Prize Winner Tom Friedman As Part Of Cultural Enrichment Series

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 19, 2009 ? High Point University featured New York Times columnist, author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman on March 18.
Friedman’s visit was part of the university’s Cultural Enrichment Series, a series that has previously brought a number of visitors to campus, including Mitch Albom, Steve Forbes, Chris Gardner and Rudy Ruettiger.
Friedman, best known for his best-selling book “The World is Flat,” presented a lecture based on his new book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why America Needs a Green Revolution – and How it Can Renew America.” Following the lecture, he answered questions and signed copies of his book.
Friedman – who is also author to “Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism,” “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” and National Book Award-winning “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” which serves as a basic text on the Middle East in colleges and universities nationwide ? also appears in his own segment, “Tom’s Journal,” on “The News Hour” with Jim Lehrer, and is a frequent guest on programs such as “Face the Nation” and “Charlie Rose.” His television documentaries, “Searching for the Roots of 9/11,” “The Other Side of Outsourcing” and “Addicted to Oil,” have aired on the Discovery Channel.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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