Mar 20, 2012

xkcd Founder Randall Munroe to Speak at Ferguson Center

(Newport News, Va.) - Christopher Newport University alumnus, webcomic and xkcd founder Randall Munroe will speak at CNU’s Ferguson Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. A Q&A session will follow. This free, ticketed event is open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at A maximum of six tickets are permitted per reservation.

In 2006, Munroe earned a degree in physics from CNU. Prior to launching his webcomic, xkcd, he was a NASA roboticist and programmer. A stick-figure comic, xkcd explores the themes of computer science, technology, mathematics, science, language, pop culture and romance. In addition to building a strong cult following, Munroe has earned mention in both The Guardian and The New York Times. In 2011, he was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. For more information, visit

Munroe has previously spoken at MIT, Princeton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Yale and at Google's Mountain View, Ca. offices. Don’t miss his return to CNU!

xkcd founder returns to CNU

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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