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April 15, 2005

Environmental Specialist To Discuss World Bank Programs April 18

Sarath Guttikunda, an environmental specialist in the Climate Change team at the World Bank, will discuss World Bank Programs at the next International Mondays presentation Monday, April 18. Guttikunda's lecture, "Road to environmental Sustainability: The World Bank Programs," will be from noon to 1 p.m. at OASIS Falafel Joint, 206 N. Linn St. in collaboration with WSUI AM-910. The lecture is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. The lecture will broadcast on April 19 after the noon news.

"Natural and man-made environmental resources - fresh water, clean air, forests, grasslands, marine resources, and agro-ecosystems - provide sustenance and a foundation for social and economic development," Guttikunda said. The lecture will focus on Air Pollution Management and Climate Change programs at the World Bank.

Guttikunda, as a graduate fellow at the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), the University of Iowa, was awarded the NASA Earth Science graduate student fellowship for a period of three years from 1999 to 2002. In 2002 he joined the World Bank as a consultant to the Environment Department and has been an environmental specialist to the Climate Change team since 2004.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Quintero 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 or in the community 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