CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 27, 2001
UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2001 Saturday Scholars series
begins Sept. 8
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Some of the top scholars in the University of Iowa College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences are teaching homework- and tuition-free seminars
this fall. The sessions are part of the college's fourth-annual Saturday Scholars
program, a free lecture and discussion series open to the public on six Saturdays
in September, October, and November.
Participants will hear about a range of topics including, American workaholism,
Depression-era medicine, anthropomorphism and science, civility in America,
and empowering low-income women. The series also includes critically-acclaimed
author Ethan Canin reading from his latest novel.
"Once again this year we're inviting the community to stop in and learn
about some of the exciting work our faculty members are pursuing," said
Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "The
series incorporates a wide variety of topics, from science and social science
to humanities and the arts, so there's really something for everybody. It's
a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a little curiosity to dip into a new
area of knowledge."
All presentations will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 40 Schaeffer Hall, the southeast
building on the UI Pentacrest. Each session will last about an hour, including
a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments
will be served.
This year's program includes:
Sept. 8 -- "Work, More Work, Work Everlasting!" Benjamin Hunnicutt,
professor of health, leisure, and sport studies
Sept. 22 -- "Iowa Physicians in the Depression," Susan Lawrence,
associate professor of history
Oct. 6 -- "Do Infant Rats Cry? And Why Should We Care?" Mark Blumberg,
professor of psychology
Oct. 20 -- "The Civility Trap: America's Nostalgia for a More Civil
Time," Melissa Deem, assistant professor of rhetoric and women's studies
Nov. 3 -- A reading from the novel "Carry Me Across the Water,"
Ethan Canin, professor of English
Nov. 17 -- "Lessons on Empowerment: Listening to the Voices of Entrepreneurial
Women," Salome Raheim, director of the UI School of Social Work
Additional information is available at http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/alumni/saturday_scholars/
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of
Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences in advance at 335-2610.