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Release: Nov. 1, 2001

Environmental sustainability discussed at Nov. 5 International Mondays

Jerald Schnoor, the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and co-director for the University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Research, will discuss "Rio +10 Conference: Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development," Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. This event is free and open to the public, and a light lunch will be served.

Schnoor will talk about his involvement with the Johannesburg 2002 "Earth Summit." The 2002 "Earth Summit" will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Rio de Janeiro summit, where governments from around the world committed themselves to achieving sustainable development. Schnoor will discuss how commitments alone have not achieved these goals. The Johannesburg, South Africa Summit 2002 will be a chance to rejuvenate the quest to build a more sustainable future. He will also discuss environmental sustainability and economic development on a global level.

The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.

Women's Resource and Action Center sponsors discussion of feminism in Iowa

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will sponsor a presentation and discussion of the history of feminism in the state of Iowa on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ohio State Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters will include Laurie Haag, program developer at the Center; Sandi Solis, a doctoral student in Women's Studies; and Jen Ryan of the UI Labor Center and the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS). Topics will include the role of women in the Iowa labor movement; activist history in Iowa and at the university; communities of women of color in the state of Iowa; and the history and holdings of the Iowa Women's Archives, a special collection housed in the UI Main Library. Call (319) 335-1486 for more information or to arrange accommodations to attend.