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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 27, 2006

Morals And The Public University Is Topic Of Luncheon Forum

A panel discussion on moral education in a public school will be held during the Finding God at Iowa luncheon forum on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon in River Room #1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion, "Moral Education in the Public University: Optional or Necessary?" will feature comments from James Martin, professor of internal medicine; Lauris Kaldjian, associate professor of internal medicine; and Margaret Brinig, professor of law. The panel will be moderated by Arnold  Andersen, professor of psychiatry.

The Finding God at Iowa Lunch Forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at UI, which aims to create a healthy environment for the life of the spirit and the life of the mind. For further information, contact Edward Laarman at 319-341-0007 or e-mail

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,