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May 14, 2007

Chinese Sociologist To Visit Iowa City May 14-17

The Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC) will host Lin Mei from the Department of Scientific Socialism, The Central Communist Party School in Beijing, China, today through Thursday. Lin will be in Iowa City as a participant in the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.

Lin will meet with CIVIC members as well as the general public for an open forum in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre ,from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lin received her doctorate in sociology from Peking University in 2001. She earned a master of arts in sociology in 1998 from Nankai University and a bachelor of arts in sociology from Nanjing University in 1995. She is a member of the Central Party School Women's Research Center. In 2003, she published a system analysis on social policy implementation.

For a more detailed itinerary of Lin's visit, call the CIVIC office, located at 1111 University Capitol Centre, at 319-335-0351.

CIVIC is part of University of Iowa International Programs, which enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity and give all university constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the UI Office of the Provost.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Kelli Andresen, 319-335-2026,; Program: Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351,