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April 20, 2004

Soverel To Discuss Saving Salmon In April 23 UI Lecture

Peter Soverel, the advisor to the U.S. Division of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, will discuss "Salmon at the Crossroads" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23, in room S307 Pappajohn Business Building on the University of Iowa campus. He will discuss the efforts made to understand and protect the
wild salmon ecosystem of the Pacific Rim.

Soverel is the founding board member of Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. He is also a board member of Habitat Restoration Corporation and a retired U.S. Navy captain. From 1986-1987, Soverel served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), International Programs and the UI Department of Geography.

This lecture is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Initiative.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, call 335-1439 or visit: or

CREEES is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and training.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Writer: Kent Nguyen