NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University continues its Todd Lecture Series with “True Grit: The Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success,” a live, virtual presentation by author and researcher Angela Duckworth with a moderated question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.

This event is free and open to the public. Please check for streaming information.

Angela Duckworth is founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the science and practice of character development. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good initiative and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics.

Duckworth, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, has advised the White House, the World Bank, National Basketball Association and National Football League teams and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Angela Duckworth, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, has advised the White House, the World Bank, National Basketball Association and National Football League teams and Fortune 500 CEOs.

Before her research career, Duckworth founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its 20th anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia public schools.

Duckworth completed her undergraduate degree in advanced-studies neurobiology at Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude. Supported by a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with distinction in neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her doctorate in psychology as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Duckworth has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Duckworth’s TED talk is among the most-viewed ever. Her first book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

The Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. and Norwich President Emeritus W. Russell Todd ’50 and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to Norwich University and the Northfield community. The series is funded by a generous donation from Ellen and John Drew, the Todds’ daughter and son-in-law, and the Drew Foundation. The series aspires to serve not only the Norwich University campus community but also residents of central Vermont and beyond.

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