WRITER: VITALIS TORWEL
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 27, 2002
UI graduate student to speak about Ganges River at Sept. 30 International
The University of Iowas International Mondays series continues Sept.
30 with UI graduate student Rashmi Gupta speaking on "Journey of an Indian
River: The Ganges." The presentation, which is free and open to the public,
begins at noon in the International Center lounge. Light refreshments will
Gupta, a native of India who is studying human resources management and
working as a graduate assistant with UI International Programs, will narrate
the journey of the river, which winds 1,557 miles from its origin in the Himalayan
Mountains to its final destination in the Bay of Bengal. River Ganges, which
flows across the north and northeastern part of India, is one of the longest
and most sacred rivers, Gupta said. The river figures prominently in India's
myths, history, culture, agriculture, industry, transportation, water sports
and everyday life.
For more information or special accommodation to attend this lecture, call
Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.
The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs
and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions
with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are
usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge
or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception
of holidays and breaks.
UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree
programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under
the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs,
these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community
and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.