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Release: Nov. 8, 2001

Student to speak on cultural understanding at Nov. 12 International Mondays

C. Mimi Harvey, Presidential Fellow in the doctoral program in communication studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss "An Inch of Common Ground: Stories from the Field," Monday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The event is free and open to the public and a light lunch will be served.

Harvey will emphasize the importance of cultural understanding by using stories from her travel, work and ethnographic research in several cultures to talk about finding that inch of common ground between people. Telling and listening to the stories of real people struggling with real issues can be a powerful sign of caring and struggling to understand across differences.

The International Mondays lecture series is sponsored by UI 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 and Money workshop series continues with 'How to Avoid Income Tax Shock'

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa, along with the Iowa Women's Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library, will present "How to Avoid Income Tax Shock" on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library.

Madeline Windauer will be the featured speaker. The discussion will cover ways to prepare for the upcoming tax season and make the most of financial resources.

Although the workshops in this series were developed for women, everyone is welcome to attend. The discussions are applicable for participants of all income levels. Seating and materials for workshops may be limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

The next workshop in the Women and Money series will be "A Year for Planning Wisely: Your Personal Finances," on Thursday, Jan. 24. 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