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Release: Oct. 19, 2000

Lutgendorf to speak on popular Indian cinema Oct. 23

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays lecture series will present University of Iowa Associate Professor Philip Lutgendorf speaking on "Bollywood Beyond Cliches: Looking Seriously At Popular Indian Cinema" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in Room 315 of Phillips Hall on the UI campus. The series is free and open to the public and includes a free lunch.

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.

Lutgendorf will examine the marginalization of the world's largest motion picture industry and will point to some hopeful developments (and resources) for redressing it. Two clips from films 40 years apart will be analyzed as instances of popular Hindi cinema's musical meta-language of nationalism and negotiated modernity.

For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.

UI professors, staff member to receive human rights awards

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 17th annual Iowa City Human Rights Awards Breakfast will recognize three University of Iowa faculty and staff members for their outstanding work in the area of human rights. The breakfast will be Oct. 26 at 7:30 a.m. in the Richey Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Jael Silliman, professor of women's studies, will receive the International Human Rights Award for her work around the world. Jude West, professor of management and organizations, will be awarded the Isabel Turner award for his outstanding individual commitment to human rights. Also, Susan Buckley, assistant director of human resources, will receive the Rick Graf Award for advocating women's rights.

Women's Center hosts open-microphone coffeehouse

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center will host the second coffeehouse of the year on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 130 N. Madison.

The WRAC Coffeehouse, now in its third year, celebrates the voices and the creations of women on campus and in the community. Area musicians such as Jennifer Danielson, Kelly Carrell and Laurie Haag, and performance artists from Graffiti Theatre have all highlighted coffeehouses in the past year.

This year the coffeehouse moves to an all open-microphone format. The Center invites women in the campus and city community who create stories, poems, prose, music, or other artistic endeavors to share their work. For more information, call (319) 335-1486.

Site of MTV Campus Invasion tour is changed to Recreation Building

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The site of the Wednesday, Oct. 25 MTV Campus Invasion concert tour featuring music artists Wyclef Jean, De La Soul, and the Black Eyed Peas has been moved to the University of Iowa Recreation Building, away from Carver Hawkeye Arena. The UI Recreation Building is located northwest of Kinnick Football Stadium on Stadium Drive in Iowa City.

The site location change now makes the concert tour a general admission event. Previously purchased tickets for the concert tour will be accepted.

Concert tour tickets are on sale for $25 at the Iowa Memorial Union Box Office. Refunds may be obtained prior to the day of the show by returning tickets to the original place of purchase.

Women's health seminar is scheduled

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association and the University of Iowa College of Public Health are co-sponsoring an outreach program, "Maintaining Women's Health" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Dr. James Torner, professor and head of the UI department of epidemiology, will give a presentation focusing on advances in women's health made during the 1990s, which have led to a greater understanding of changes associated with pregnancy and menopause, and the risk and prevention of female cancers and heart disease.

The Monday evening program is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact the UI Alumni Association at 319-335-3294 or 1-800-IOWALUM or see its website:

Hungarian official to speak

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A leading economic adviser in the government of Hungary will speak Oct. 26 at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business about the recent economic transitions in Eastern and Central Europe.

Attila Chikan, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the prime minister of Hungary, will speak Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Building at the University of Iowa. The lecture will focus on the major economic, social, and political changes in the region as well as challenges and achievements of the past decade.

Chikan is a professor of business economics and rector (president) of Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration and was formerly the Minister of Economic Affairs in the Hungarian government.

The Iowa Institute for International Business at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, in partnership with and funding from the Center for Russian, East-European, and Eurasian Studies at the UI, are presenting this free lecture and open forum.

For more information, call (319) 335-1379.