On the newest episode of the “Pulteney Street Podcast: Inside HWS with Joyce Jacobsen,” author Eric Lax ’66, L.H.D. ’93 joins Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Joyce P. Jacobsen to discuss his wide-ranging books, his service in the Peace Corps and the impact of HWS on his career.
When Eric Lax published his memoir about losing his faith, he knew there were tough conversations ahead with friends and family who didn’t know his whole story, but their reactions surprised him...Daily Beast Mar. 18, 2011
“THE election, two months ago, of the Rev. Mary Glasspool, a priest who has been in a committed relationship with another woman for more than 20 years, as a suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, has brought added turmoil to the Episcopal Church in the United States and to the worldwide Anglican Communion. There has been sporadic schism since the regular ordination of women as priests in 1977 and especially since the election of the Rev. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. He is the first openly gay bishop in the history of those Christian bishops — Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Greek and Russian Orthodox among them — who trace their succession back to the apostles…”
“Have Faith in Love” was published in the New York Times Op-Ed section on Feb. 7th, 2010
Mr. Lax talked about his book, The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle, published by Henry Holt. The book describes the discovery and development of penicillin, the first antibiotic. Penicillin changed the world by curing pneumonia, scarlet fever, syphilis, and other diseases. The author details the story behind the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and explains why it took four more years to develop the first antibiotic. Mr. Lax further explains the controversy behind who took the credit for the medical breakthrough.