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AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR IS FIRST LECTURER IN SERIES

Jill Ker Conway, author of the autobiographies "The Road from Coorain" and "True North: A Memoir," will discuss "When Memory Speaks" Tuesday, Sept. 9, for Old Dominion University's President's Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building Auditorium (parking is available near the building at 43rd Street and Bluestone Avenue). It is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, call 683-3114.

The first female president of Smith College in Massachusetts, Conway was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, in 1934. She lived in the Australian outback until the death of her father in 1945. At that time, Conway, her mother and two brothers moved to Sydney, an industrial seaport city.

Conway graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958. In 1960 she moved to the United States and received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1969. Conway taught at the University of Toronto from 1964 to 1975, serving as vice president from 1973-75.

She has received 16 honorary doctorates from numerous colleges and universities around the nation. Her success and personal definition are shaped by her childhood experiences and are detailed in her autobiographies.
If special accommodations are needed, please call 683-3116 at least 14 days prior to the lecture. Sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired is available upon request. TDD users may call 683-5356.

This article was posted on: August 11, 2003

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