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Nov. 10, 2004

UI Graduate Student To Discuss Gambian Water-Related Diseases Nov. 15

Abiodun Oluyomi, a University of Iowa  graduate student in urban planning and environmental health from Nigeria, will discuss "Water-Related Diseases and Water Handling Practices: A case of Trachoma and Water Supply in The Gambia" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Oluyomi recently studied trachoma disease and water supply systems in The Gambia as part of a research experience in global health. His study is designed to contribute to a better understanding of the World Health Organization's SAFE strategy, which has the goal of eliminating trachoma by 2020. Oluyomi is from Nigeria and has worked with several institutions that engage in environmental management, community health, and sustainable development, including projects affiliated with United Nations organizations.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, 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.

This event is part of International Education Week activities. To view a complete schedule of events, visit:

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: Ursula Adelt

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