CONTACT: CATHY CLEMONS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0008; fax (319) 384-0024
Monday lunchtime lectures scheduled
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for International and Comparative
Studies (CICS) has announced the March schedule for the "Mondays at CICS!"
brownbag seminar series.
The seminars will be from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International
Center, Rm. 230. The sessions are free and open to the public, and a light
snack will be provided. The February schedule is as follows:
* Monday, March 3 -- "Hungarian Writer Presents His Work"
Miklos Molnar, a CICS Writer-in-Residence this semester, is a fiction writer,
poet and translator from Hungary. He heads an international workshop for translators
and researchers of Hungarian literature.
* Monday, March 10 -- "Poverty Alleviation in Jamaica"
Scarlette Gillings, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund,
will talk about her experiences managing a million-dollar fund that aims to
alleviate poverty in developing countries. The fund focuses on countries harmed
by certain World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies.
* Monday, March 17 -- "Mexican and Haitian Art in Iowa"
Jane Milosh, a CICS scholar affiliate amd assistant curator at the Davenport
Museum of Art, will give a slide presentation on Haitian and Mexican Colonial
exhibits at the Davenport Museum of Art.
* Monday, March 24 -- UI Spring Break. No event scheduled.
* Monday, March 31 -- "Unweaving the Enchanted Braid: Global Threats
to Coral Reefs"
Osha Gray Davidson, an author and CICS scholar affiliate, will discuss a
work in progress that examines the natural history of coral reefs, the importance
of reefs to humans and current threats to the reef ecosytem.
For more information on the "Mondays at CICS!" series, call (319)335-0368.