CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 28, 1999
International Mondays continues in November
IOWA CITY, Iowa International Mondays, a seminar
series specially designed for internationally-minded people, continues its
programming for the fall 1999 semester with four presentations in November.
Topics include literary representations of Poland, Chinese history and culture,
photo images of Chinas children, and wiring a Nigerian university.
The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International
Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international
experiences. All sessions are free and open to the public. The seminars are
from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center, Room 230, unless
otherwise noted and include a free lunch. For more information on International
Mondays, call 335-0637.
Following is the schedule of upcoming seminars:
Nov. 1 -- "Images of Poland in Nineteenth
Century Britain," by Tom McLean. He will be discussing representations
of Poland and figures from Polish history in the works of John Keats, Lord
Byron, George Eliot and other nineteenth century British writers.
Nov. 8 -- "On the Characters of History
and Culture in China," by Liwen Yang, a professor of History at Peking
University, China. His research interests include Chinese oral history, womens
studies in China, and American Studies.
Nov. 15 -- "One Hundred Flowers Blooming:
Photo-Images of Chinas Children," by Alan Brody, a UNICEF senior
program officer and International Programs Distinguished Visiting Professional
(DVP). He will present his perspective on China and the countrys future.
Nov. 22 -- "Creating Connectivity in Nigeria,"
by Cliff Missen, a systems analyst and instructor in the department of physiology
at the UI, who went to the University of Jos in Nigeria, as a Fulbright scholar
in 1998-99. There he worked to set up email and Internet access for the university.
International Mondays is organized by UI International
Programs, which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs,
academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate
provost and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and
The International Center is located at the end of
Ferson Avenue in Iowa City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from