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Author Mary Higgins Clark to Speak as Part of Fordham Week

Contact: Janet Sassi

Mary Higgins Clark (FCLC '79)
Author Mary Higgins Clark (FCLC ’79) returns to Fordham on Tuesday, March 4 to present the Campus Activities Board’s American Age Lecture. The event is part of Fordham Week, a celebration of the University’s unique identity.

Higgins Clark will speak on “Life After Fordham,” recapping her personal and professional successes, as well as her service on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1990 to 1996. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Keating Hall on the Rose Hill campus. A reception will follow in the Keating Rotunda.

Known as the “Queen of Suspense,” Higgins Clark is the author of 24 mystery and suspense novels that have sold more than 80 million copies in the U.S. Two of her novels, Where Are the Children? (Simon & Schuster, 1975) and A Stranger Is Watching (Simon & Schuster, 1977), were made into feature films and several others have been adapted for television.

Fordham Week is presented annually by the United Student Government. This year’s theme is “Hottest Catholic School,” in recognition of Fordham’s distinction as one of the “25 Hottest Schools in America” by the editors of Kaplan/Newsweek’s 2008 How to Get Into College Guide.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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