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Release: April 19, 2001

Durham to speak on Asian American identity, femininity and the media April 23

Meenakshi Gigi Durham, an assistant professor of journalism and mass communications in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, will speak on "East meets Girl meets West: Asian Americans, femininity, and the media," Monday, April 23 at noon in Room 230 of the International Center. Her presentation is the last in the International Mondays seminar series this academic year. The series, which is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs, is free and open to the public and includes a free international lunch.

In this presentation, Durham will explore contemporary issues of Asian American identity, gender, and sexuality in the context of their mediated portrayals, and discuss how such portrayals are tied to questions of race, nation, and power in our society. Durham's work centers on media and the politics of the body, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, race, and youth cultures. She is also interested in Asian American Studies. She has published widely on representations of women in fashion and beauty magazines and on adolescents' negotiations of mediated discourses of gender.

For more information, call Fairouz Au-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.


UI's Small Business Development Center offers 'Super Marketing' seminar May 19

The Small Business Development Center at the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business is sponsoring a "Super Marketing" seminar on Saturday, May 19.

Lead by Robert F. Knotek, the principal of the international consulting firm Kaes Analytics, Inc., the morning sessions of the seminar will give an introduction to marketing goals and strategies, and also address marketing research objectives, resources and tools. In the afternoon, Knotek will elaborate on implementing product, distribution and pricing strategies. He will also cover advertising, personal selling and customer service techniques.

The "Super Marketing" seminar is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2525 N. Dodge St. in Iowa City. All business owners seeking to maximize their marketing dollars are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited, and the early registration deadline is May 9. The fee is $99. For those who register after May 9, the fee is $125 per person. A session handbook and lunch are included in the registration fee.

To register or for more information, please contact Paula McMartin at (319) 335-3742 or email