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April 2, 2007

Globalization And Academic Freedom Focus Of April 7 Lecture

The University of Iowa chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is hosting a combined meeting with the Iowa AAUP State Conference at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in Room 2229 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, just west of Old Capitol Mall in Iowa City.

University of Illinois Professor of English Cary Nelson, national AAUP president, will present the keynote lecture, "The End of Education: Globalization and Academic Freedom," at 1:15 pm, followed by a panel discussion and questions and comments from the audience.  The meeting and lecture are free and open to the public.

Nelson is the Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nelson's books include "Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945," and "Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left." His next book, "When Death Rhymed: Poem Cards and Poetry Panics of the Great Wars," is forthcoming.

His visit is part of "A Poetries Symposium" that runs Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7 at the UI and which aims to expand people's understanding of what constitutes poetry. For a complete schedule of the symposium, visit

For more information or special accommodations to attend the April 7 lecture, contact Peter Hansen at 319-335-1313 or

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

CONTACTS: Lois J. Gray, 319-384-0077,; Program: Peter J. Jansen, peter-j-hansen, 319-335-1313.