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Release: Feb. 1, 2001

UI hosts open meeting on human rights

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Human Rights Committee at the University of Iowa will host "Iowa City Yesterday and Today," an open meeting about human rights as it affects the larger population, given by Philip Hubbard, vice president and professor emeritus, UI College of Engineering. The event begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 in the Penn Sate Room (Third Floor) of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Hubbard plans to review some of the facts about human rights beginning with the Depression up to the present time, emphasizing some of the changes he believes have been improvements for all mankind.

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 the Human Rights Committee at 335-3557.

Marshall to speak about Oceania at Feb. 5 International Mondays

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays continues its spring lecture series with Mac Marshall, a professor of anthropology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, speaking about "Market Highs: Alcohol, Drugs, and the Global Economy in Oceania." His presentation begins at noon Monday, Feb. 5 in the International Center Lounge on the UI campus. The series is open to the public and includes a free lunch.

Marshall's talk will highlight the ways that global economic forces have impinged upon indigenous people and introduced legal drugs in the market economies of Pacific Islands countries. He is the editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the UI College of Public Health.

International Mondays is sponsored by UI International Programs and presents weekly discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. For more information, call Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.

Hawk's Nest committee sponsors blood drive Feb. 9

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Hawk's Nest committee, in coordination with the UI Alumni Association and the DeGowin Blood Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will be holding the first annual "I Bleed Black and Gold" blood drive Friday, Feb. 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lucas Dodge Room at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The first 100 participants will receive a free "I Bleed Black and Gold" t-shirt to be worn at the Iowa/Purdue basketball game as a symbol of participation. To take part in this event, please contact the DeGowin Blood Center at 356-2058 to reserve a time. Appointments are not required, but can help staff with preparation. Four spots are available for donations every 15 minutes.