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March 15, 2004

Retired Professor To Speak On Nigeria March 22 At International Mondays

R.K. Udo, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, will discuss problems and progress in Nigeria during the five years of civilian rule as well as prospects for the future Monday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge. The program, which is part of the International Mondays lecture series, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Udo is one of Africa's most renowned geographers and has just been honored by the Association of American Geographers for the contributions he has made to African geography. He served as the UI International Programs Distinguished Visiting Professional in 2002.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, 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. 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.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Kent Nguyen