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The event is free and open to the public.
Poet, critic and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt will deliver the keynote address for the John P. McGovern Annual Award Lecture on Family, Health and Human Values. The topic will be “Women and Creativity: Old is the New Young” and will be delivered at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Rockwell Pavilion.
Other speakers and topics for the three-day conference include:
The conference is made possible by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Joan Wich, UH Office of the President, Humanities Texas, Carey Shuart, Tenneco Lecture Series, Cecily Horton, Janet and Richard Caldwell, Ann Harithas, University Commission on Women and Continental Airlines.
The UH Women's Studies program is an interdisciplinary academic field that analyzes and investigates gender's functions in society and women's roles, issues, history and contributions to humankind.
For more information, visit www.class.uh.edu/WS/
|WHAT:||Gender, Creativity and the New Longevity|
|WHEN:||Nov. 13- 15
Keynote address: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13
Symposium times: Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
|WHERE:||Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library
For directions and parking information, visit www.uh.edu/campus_map/buildings/L.php
|WHO:||The University of Houston Women’s Studies Program|