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Oct. 15, 2007

Inform yourself at Public Health Fairs Oct. 17, 18

Students and other interested individuals are invited to explore the field of public health at two University of Iowa College of Public Health information fairs to be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre, outside of suite 2600, and Thursday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ground-floor atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building.

For more details about the Information Fair, contact Amy Engelmann at 319-384-5469 or visit

Explore ‘The Writer’s Desk’ Oct. 18

Kevin Kopelson, a professor of English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give a gallery talk on "The Writer's Desk," at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Old Capitol Museum, in conjunction with the museum’s new exhibition, "A Community of Writers: Creative Writing at the University of Iowa." Koppelson's talk will focus on photographs of desks of UI writing alumni, as well as a reproduction of the desk of Paul Engle, former director of the International Writing Program and the Writers' Workshop. Kopelson is the author of "Neatness Counts: Essays on the Writer's Desk" (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

Exhibition curator Jennifer New will also be present to respond to questions. The talk will be held in the lower level of Old Capitol Museum. For more information about to the exhibit, call 319-335-0548.

Discover 'Forgotten U.S. Empire' Oct. 22

Michel Gobat, associate professor of history in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present "The Forgotten U.S. Empire in Central America, 1855-57" as part of the International Mondays lecture series from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. Gobat will discuss a U.S. empire in Central America that history has often overlooked.

Refreshments will be served. For more information or special accommodations, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345 or


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

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, University News Services, 319-384-0011,