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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 30, 2004

College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences Saturday Scholars Series Begins Sept. 18

Whether you spend five days a week in class or it's been 25 years since your last college lecture, the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is offering a chance to dip into five different topics this fall during its annual Saturday Scholars program, a series of five free lecture and discussion sessions open to the public on Saturdays in September and October.

Some of the college's top scholars will share their work on a range of topics including cross cultural theatre costumes, the science of aging, early 20th century Broadway starmaking, interaction between Native Amazonians and Westerners and the American immigrant experience.

"Our faculty members are doing some very interesting and exciting work and we are eager to share some of it with the public through the Saturday Scholars series," said Linda Maxson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "The breadth and scope of our college allows us to present a wide variety of topics in the arts, science, and humanities, so there should be something here for everyone."

All presentations will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 40, Schaeffer Hall, the southeast building on the UI Pentacrest. Each session will last about an hour, including a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served.

This year's program includes:

September 18: "From Kabuki to Peter Pan: Cross Gender and Cross Cultural Theatre Costumes," Loyce Arthur, Department of Theatre Arts, Division of Performing Arts

October 2: "100 Years and Counting: A "Radical" View of the Science of Aging," Kevin Kregel, Department of Exercise Science

October 9: "Broadway Starmaking at the Turn of the Last Century," Kim Marra, Department of Theatre Arts, Division of Performing Arts

October 23: "Marketing Culture: Native Amazonians in the Public Sphere," Laura Graham, Department of Anthropology

October 30: "Immigrants' America: Then and Now," Shelton Stromquist, Department of History

Additional information is available at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in advance at 319-335-2610.

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

CONTACT(S): Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,; Program: Carla Carr, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 319-335-2818