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Release: Immediate



WHO: President Mary Sue Coleman and others

WHAT: Report on trip to Taiwan and Korea

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum

University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman and others will take questions from reporters and will speak about their recent trip to Taiwan and Korea, where they met with UI alumni and with education, government and business leaders in each country. The primary purpose of the trip was to promote student and faculty exchanges, to look for opportunities to collaborate with academic, business and government leaders, to promote and strengthen teaching and research on East Asia at the UI, and to explore possibilities for fund-raising.

Other officials who will be available to take questions are Michael McNulty, associate provost and dean of international programs; Jae-On Kim, director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies; Stephen Arum, assistant dean of international programs; and Michael New, vice president for development at the UI Foundation.

A mult box will be provided for broadcasters and others who wish to tape the briefing.

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS TO OLD CAPITOL SENATE CHAMBER: Because the floors of the Old Capitol have recently been refinished, we ask that you enter from either the north or south entrances, not the main entrance on the east of the Old Capitol. From the ground floor you will be directed to the elevator, which goes directly to the Senate Chamber.