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UI seeks nominations for Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Human Rights Committee is seeking nominations for the annual Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award. The award, which consists of a plaque and a $1,500 scholarship, is presented each spring to the UI student who has made the most outstanding contribution in the area of human rights. This year's winner will be announced at the annual Finkbine Leadership Dinner Tuesday, April 20.

Established in 1981, the award honors Philip G. Hubbard, who was UI vice president for student services and dean of academic affairs from 1966 until 1989. In 1963 Hubbard was selected as the faculty representative to serve on the first UI Human Rights Committee. He dedicated himself to human rights and equal opportunity throughout his distinguished career.

To be eligible for the award, a nominated student must be enrolled during the current academic year and be working on a course of study intended to lead toward a degree. Examples of contributions to human rights may include positive action to extend educational and employment opportunities to members of minority groups; scholarly activity that contributes to the cause of human rights; extraordinary success in resolving campus conflicts associated with infringement of the UI's human rights policy; and the promotion of a better understanding in the community of the differences that have been the basis for unfair discrimination.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Student Services, 114 Jessup Hall, or by calling (319) 335-3557. Deadline for submitting nominations is noon Monday, March 8. For more information, call Carlos Serrato, chair of the UI Human Rights Committee, at (319) 335-3059.