Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times writer highlight Foster Conference

September 24, 2007

University Park, Pa. -- Diana Henriques, a senior writer for The New York Times, and Jerry Kammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Copley News Service, will present free public lectures during the Fall 2007 Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers, scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Penn State.

A session with Henriques opens the conference at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium. A similar lecture and question-and-answer session with Kammer ends the conference at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Foster Auditorium of Pattee Library.

Larry Foster, a 1948 graduate of Penn State, and his wife, Ellen Miller Foster, a 1949 graduate, endowed the Foster Professorship in Communications in 1997. The program was designed to support the new strategies for improving students' writing skills and enables the University to host the Foster Conference of Distinguished Writers. Twenty Pulitzer Prize winners have participated in the conference since 1999.

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