University of Iowa News Release
Nov. 1, 2004
Davies Discusses International Women In U.S. At CIVIC Annual Meeting
Diana Davies, director of University of Iowa International Programs, will
discuss "International Women in the U.S." at the 19th annual
meeting of the Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC)
Wednesday, Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the International Center Lounge
UI campus. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
During her talk, Davies will discuss pending and recent legislation
that will impact international women in the U.S. Such legislation includes
the 2003 Medicaid Reform Act that allows emergency room staff to
ask about immigration status, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal
Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act that would allow local police officers
to enforce immigration regulations, the creation of a new visa status
for victims of trafficking
and the changes to rules for dependents of students which do not allow
to work or take classes.
CIVIC board members for the coming year will also be elected at the meeting.
For more information or special accommodations to attend this event,
call Tom Baldridge, CIVIC executive director, or Marianne Weiss, CIVIC
office Manager, at 319-335-0351.
CIVIC serves as host to international visitors invited by U.S. embassies
take part in the International Visitor Program. As a member of the National Council
for International Visitors, CIVIC is one of 98 nationwide community organizations
that promote intercultural exchange between international leaders,
the educational and business community. When a visit includes eastern
Iowa, CIVIC arranges for professional consultations and field
trips to industrial, scientific, educational and business facilities.
also invited to participate in the social and cultural life of our communities through home hospitality, sightseeing, cultural and recreational
CIVIC is affiliated with International Programs, which consists of a
number of offices, centers, degree and academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic
programs and dean for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship,
research and service.
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