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Sept. 7, 2005

Engineering, Business Hold Accenture Seminar Sept. 8

The University of Iowa College of Engineering and the Tippie College of Business will hold a joint seminar from 3:55 to 4:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Buchanan Auditorium, Room W10, Pappajohn Business Building. Kimberly Ostman, manager, Accenture Technology Labs, will speak on "Business Technology and Innovation." The seminar is free and open to the public.

Ostman, who earned her bachelor's degree from the UI in 1999 in economics and Asian language and literature (Japanese), maintains a focus on human performance enhancement technologies, collaboration, portals and workforce enablement.

Accenture, a long-time partner of the UI College of Engineering and active recruiter of students and graduates, is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 115,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$13.67 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2004.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the College of Engineering in advance at 319-335-5764.

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