Release Date: March 4, 2009
Columnist and social critic Anna Quindlen will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 4, 2009) in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus as part of the 2008-09 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Quindlen's column in Newsweek, The Last Word, is read by millions who value her perspective on current events and issues of family, work, education and social justice. A journalist since 1974, Quindlen wrote an op-ed column, Public and Private, for The New York Times in the early 1990s and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1992. She also is a best-selling author whose work includes novels and non-fiction.
During the lecture, audio and/or visual photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of the program.
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in UB News Services at 645-5000 ext. 1416 no later than noon today (Wednesday, March 4, 2009). Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window prior to the lecture.