Professor/author Susan Estrich is first speaker in Rice University lecture series

PHONE: (713) 348-6775



2001-2002 President’s Lecture Series to Begin September

Well-known professor and
author Susan Estrich will speak on “How Feminism Has Changed Everything and
Nothing” at Rice University on Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 8

Estrich’s talk is the
first in the 2001-2002 President’s Lecture Series, which will be held in the
Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center.

A University of Southern
California law professor, Estrich has paved the way for countless women to
attain positions of leadership. She was the first woman to serve as president of
the Harvard Law Review, and in 1988 she became the first woman to head a
national presidential campaign, for the Dukakis-Bentsen ticket. Estrich has
worked on many political campaigns, including the Kennedy presidential campaign
in 1980 and as senior policy adviser for the Mondale-Ferraro campaign in

Estrich is an
established author and contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times. Her
nationally syndicated column appears weekly in such publications as the
Washington Post, the Boston Herald and the Houston Chronicle. Her body of work
consists of “Getting Away with Murder: How Politics Is Destroying the Criminal
Justice System,” “Making the Case for Yourself: A Diet Book for Smart Women,”
“Real Rape” and the recently released “Sex & Power,” which earned a listing
on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list in March.

Supported by the J.
Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund, the President’s Lecture Series has long been a
distinguished element of Rice’s academic community. The series, open to the Rice
community and the people of Houston, embodies William Marsh Rice’s commitment to
contribute educational opportunity to the broader society. The Office of the
President sponsors this series of stimulating speakers who foster understanding
about a wide range of topics in the sciences, humanities, engineering, social
sciences, architecture, music and public policy.

This year’s lecturers
also include composer Libby Larsen (Nov. 12), actor and community activist
Edward James Olmos (Jan. 29) and science historian James Burke (April

To attend the free
lecture, enter gate 13 off Rice Boulevard or gate 8 off University Boulevard.
Parking is available in lot E (near gate 13) and in the stadium lot. A shuttle
bus will run between the Rice Memorial Center and the stadium lot from 7 to 9:30

Seating will begin at 7
p.m. For more information, call (713) 348-5585 or e-mail <>.

Rice University is consistently ranked one of America’s
best teaching and research universities. It is distinguished by its: size-2,700
undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students; selectivity-10 applicants for each
place in the freshman class; resources-an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
of 5-to-1, and the fourth largest endowment per student among private American
universities; residential college system, which builds communities that are both
close-knit and diverse; and collaborative culture, which crosses disciplines,
integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduate
work. Rice’s wooded campus is located in the nation’s fourth largest city and on
America’s South Coast.

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