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Jan. 16, 2004

More Events Scheduled To Honor Martin Luther King

Several new events have been added to the University of Iowa's schedule of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. this month. The schedule of other events can be found at

Sunday Jan. 18
A remembrance of Mahmoud Taha. Richey Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 1 to 8 p.m. The UI Student Government, the Association of Peaceful New Islamic Ideology, the UI Center for Human Rights, the Advisory Council of Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center and the Sudanese Community Services Inc. host an open house in remembrance of Sudanese scholar and Islamic reformer Mahmoud Taha, who was executed by his country's Islamic fundamentalist government in 1985. The event will include a display of Taha's publications, lectures and pamphlets. The formal program begins at 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23
" What Are You Doing For Others?" Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union. King's work will be honored in a short play under the direction of Professor Tisch Jones of the UI Theatre Department, songs The Anointed Praise, and poems and readings from various students, staff and faculty. Sponsored by the African American Council (AAC), Black Student Union (BSU) and Black Graduate & Professional Students

Friday, Jan. 30
UI College of Education Diversity Committee MLK Diversity Research Poster Symposium, Jones Commons, Lindquist Center, 12 to 2 p.m. The symposium will showcase student research projects (at all stages) related to diversity. Issues to be highlighted may include ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class differences, and special populations in education. The keynote speaker is John-Paul Cardenas-Chaisson. Posters will be judged by William Liu, Ph.D.; Laurie Taylor, Ph.D., Judith Brewer, with Phi Delta Kappa awarding cash awards for the top three posters.

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