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April 7, 2004

Raheim To Discuss Teaching Experiences In South Africa April 12

Salome Raheim, associate professor and director of the School of Social Work in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak about "Professional Development of Teachers in South Africa: An Approach to Social Development," Monday, April 12, from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The lecture will take place in the International Center Lounge and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Raheim will share her recent experiences working with South African teachers to enhance their skills in working with families and the community. Raheim teaches in the areas of social work macro-practice, diversity issues and culturally competent practice. Her research interests include social work and economic development, micro enterprise programs for low-income people and theoretical models for empowerment.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact 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.

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.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Kent Nguyen