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Feb. 23, 2005

Graduate Student To Discuss Traditional Medicine In Kenya Feb. 28

Michael Post, a University of Iowa non-degree graduate student, will discuss "Traditional Medicine in Kenya," at the upcoming International Mondays lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28.

This specific lecture will be held at a new location, OASIS Falafel Joint, 206 N. Linn St. in downtown Iowa City, as part of a pilot project in collaboration with WSUI AM-910, the local public radio station. The lecture is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

Post will discuss the usage of traditional medicine in Kenya as well as examine the relationship between biomedicine and traditional medicine in the region. The lecture will be moderated by WSUI producer Gayane Torosyan, and will be broadcast on WSUI on Tuesday, March 1, following the noon news.

Post received his bachelor's degree in global studies and a Global Health Program certificate from the UI in 2004 and plans to apply to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the College of Public Health for the next academic year. He currently works as a paramedic for the Johnson County Ambulance Service.

"We are very excited about this new collaboration with WSUI and Gayane Torosyan," said Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator. "By broadcasting the International Mondays, we will be able to reach a wider audience."

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