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Release: Jan. 25, 2001
International Mondays lecture series resumes Jan. 29
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays will kick off its spring lecture
series with Ana Celi, an International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) fellow
at the University of Iowa, speaking about "Crossing Discipline Boundaries:
Interdisciplinarity in Ethnic Literature." Her presentation begins at
noon Monday, Jan. 29 in the International Center Lounge on the UI campus.
The series is open to the public and includes a free lunch.
Celi is a professor of North American Literature and director of the department
of languages at the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina.
She is currently teaching a course at the University of Iowa entitled "Integrating
North and South through Literature." The presentation will focus on the
importance of studying ethnic literature in a time of increased globalization
and will highlight the value of interdisciplinary and comparative studies
as they reach across traditional academic divides.
International Mondays is sponsored by UI International Programs and presents
weekly discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.
For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh
at (319) 335-1442.
UI student to speak to local high school students about Islam
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Aman Aminzay, a University of Iowa medical student, will
visit West High School Friday, Jan. 26 from 8:10 to 9 a.m. and Wednesday,
Jan. 31 from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. to speak to students in Troy Langos World
Religion class about Islam.
Photographers and videographers are welcome. West High School is located
at 2901 Melrose Ave. in Iowa City. Visitors should go to the main office to
be guided to Langos' classroom.
This visit is a part of the UI International Classroom Program (ICP), which
arranges for UI international students to visit area classrooms to share their
culture with Iowa students. For more information about this event, or about
the ICP, contact ICP Coordinator Karina Danielsen at (319) 335-1442.
Geneva Lecture Series 'Finding God at Iowa' forum resumes Feb. 2
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Don Coffman, associate professor of music education at
the University of Iowa, will deliver the first Finding God at Iowa lunch forum
of the spring semester at noon Friday, Feb. 2 in the Northwestern Room (Second
Floor) of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Now in its fourth year, the monthly lunch series is designed for faculty,
staff and students to interact informally on the general topic of the relationship
between faith and the academic discipline or work. It is free and open to
Coffman teaches courses in conducting, methods for teaching instrumental
music in schools, psychology of music, and techniques for researching and
measuring musical behaviors. He is also an active researcher in lifelong learning
in music and his writings regularly appear in leading music education research
journals. He directs the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center New Horizons
Band, which provides an opportunity for "chronologically gifted"
adults to perform wind and percussion instrumental music. Since its establishment
in 1995 the program has grown from 24 to 65 members and has expanded to include
four performing bands (polka, swing, Dixieland, and concert bands) with a
combined total of more than 300 performances. The Finding God at Iowa lunch
forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa.
It is designed to complement the popular Geneva Lecture Series, which brings
speakers to the UI campus to speak on a wide range of topics from a Judeo-Christian
For more information, contact Jason Chen, 120 North Dubuque St., Iowa City
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 341-0007.