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Release: Aug. 23, 1999

College of Liberal Arts 'Saturday Scholars' program begins Sept. 18

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Friends, alumni, students, parents, faculty, and fans of the University of Iowa are invited for a second season of presentations during "Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind," featuring College of Liberals Arts faculty.

"We want to give the community a chance to see some of our outstanding faculty in action," says Linda Maxson, professor of biology and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. "We hope it will be a fun learning experience that will showcase some of the exciting new things going on in the college."

The program includes:

Sept. 18 -- "Do You Hear What I Hear: Music Perception Through a Bionic Ear," Kate Gfeller, professor of music (Iowa vs. Northern Illinois University, Iowa City)

Sept. 25 -- "Snow Pack in Colorado — The Big Meltdown? The Future of Water Resources and Climate Change," David McGinnis, assistant professor of geography and climatology (no game)

Oct. 2 -- "From YMCA to NBA: The Western stamp on Chinese sports," Judy Polumbaum, associate professor of journalism and mass communication (Iowa vs. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.)

Oct. 9 -- "Eve Drewelowe: An Iowa Collection," Joni Kinsey, associate professor of art and art history (Iowa vs. Penn State University, Iowa City)

Oct. 16 -- "The Return of Little Big Man," Brooks Landon, professor of English (Iowa vs. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.)

Oct. 23 -- "Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Lighting Design," Bryon Winn, assistant professor of theatre arts (presented at E.C. Mabie Theatre), (Iowa vs. Indiana University, Iowa City)

All presentations are held at 10 a.m., 40 Schaeffer Hall, unless otherwise noted, and are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Liberal Arts in advance at 335-2611.