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Craig Wright to Present 'The Hidden Habits of Genius' Lecture

graphic of Craig Wright lecture
The event will take place 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Scholars Lounge in the UK Lewis Honors College. The event is free and open to the public. A Zoom option will be available.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2021) — Craig Wright, the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music Emeritus at Yale University, will deliver a lecture about the metrics for measuring success and achievement and define what it means to be a genius on Thursday, Oct. 7.

The lecture, “The Hidden Habits of Genius — Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. EDT in the Scholars Lounge at the Lewis Honors College.

Wright was an assistant professor of music at the University of Kentucky from 1972-1973. He has been a professor at Yale since 1973 and continues to offer annually “The Genius Course” in the summer program. During his tenure at Yale, Wright served as chair of the Department of Music (1986-1992) and academic director of online education (2014-2017).

Wright has published seven books on music and cultural history, the most recent being “The Hidden Habits of Genius” (Harper Collins), an Amazon Top-20 Book Selection for 2020. Yale has recognized Wright’s contribution to undergraduate teaching in the form of its two most prestigious prizes, the Sewall Prize and the DeVane Medal. He was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago in 2004 and in 2010 was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

The event is free and open to the public. A Zoom option will be available. To register for the event, visit

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