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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
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.