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Release: Feb. 15, 2001

Women's Center offers workshop on public-private partnerships

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer "Forging Successful Public-Private Partnerships," the next seminar in the Center's ongoing series on social change. The workshop will be Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lepic Kroeger Realtors, 2346 Mormon Trek Blvd., in Iowa City.

"Whenever there has been social change, it has happened because a dedicated group of people pooled their energy, resources and vision," says Women's Center program developer Laurie Haag. "Collaboration is essential to creating effective social justice, and collaboration between the public and private sections is a critical factor."

The seminar will focus on four primary areas: defining public-private partnerships, exploring why these relationships are worthwhile, outlining important factors that successful partnerships have in common, and describing lessons learned through experience in forming partnerships.

Trainers for the seminar will be Beverly Weber, executive director of the United Way of Johnson County; Jennifer Masada, marketing manager of New Pioneer Cooperative Society; and Mark Ginsberg, owner and president of M.C. Ginsberg, Inc. Each will offer insights and information gained from personal experience in building alliances and partnerships benefiting public education, social service agencies, and enhancement of the arts in the community.

Participants can arrange to receive continuing education credit for the seminar through the UI School of Social Work.

The seminar is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors, Catherine's, the Crisis Center, and the UI School of Social Work.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop; some scholarships are available. To register for the workshop, request child care (by Feb. 18) or an accommodation, call the Center at (319) 335-1486.

Albrecht to speak on globalization and Third World Feb. 19

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays spring lecture series continues Feb. 19 with William P. Albrecht, the University of Iowa Justice Professor of International Business, speaking on "Globalization and the Conspiracy Against the Third World." His presentation begins at noon Monday, Feb. 19 in Room S401 Pappajohn Business Building. The series is open to the public and includes a free lunch.

Albrecht is the director of the Institute for International Business and a professor of economics in the Tippie College of Business at the UI. He has visited Asia and Latin America frequently to study the development and regulation of financial markets and has published widely on this topic.

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.

Fernandez to speak about Elian Gonzalez and the politics of passion in Cuba Feb. 22

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Damian J. Fernandez, director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, will speak about "Elian Gonzalez and the Politics of Passion," on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 40 of Schaeffer Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Fernandez, an associate professor and chairman of the department of international relations at Florida International, is the author of "Cuba and the Politics of Passion," and co-editor of "Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of National Identity." His visit to the UI is co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, the department of political science and the department of American studies.

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 Blythe Burkhardt in advance at 335-1436.

Women's Center offers workshop on buying house

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will present "Home Buying and Women," from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

The workshop will feature a local real estate professional and a loan officer from an area financial institution. They will provide practical information and walk participants through the steps involved in buying a home. In the second part of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

This workshop is part of the "Women and Money" series co-sponsored by the Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library. The series is designed for women of all income levels. Men are welcome to attend.

Upcoming workshops include "Estate Planning: Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie-Plate?" on April 12 and "Starting Your Own Business: How to Build a Business Plan," on May 17, which will be co-sponsored by The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center.

Seating and materials for this workshop are limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register for any workshop in the series or for more information, contact the Iowa Women's Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail