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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
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
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
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
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
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
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: www.iowalum.com.
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.