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Feb. 13, 2008

At A Glance

Campbell to discuss slavery and Brown University Feb. 18

James Campbell, professor of Africana studies and American studies at Brown University and chair of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, will present "Navigating the Past: Slavery, the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Brown University" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Room 107 of the University of Iowa English-Philosophy Building. Campbell's talk is part of a 2007-08 lecture series "Race and Rights in the 18th and 19th Centuries" hosted by the UI 18th and 19th Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium, which brings visiting scholars in diverse disciplinary areas to campus. For more information, visit or contact Teresa Mangum at

Kanna to speak on 'Forgotten Globalizations' Feb. 19

Ahmed Kanna, UI International Programs postdoctoral fellow, will present "Forgotten Globalizations: The View from the Contemporary Arabo-Persian Gulf" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the International Commons, Room 1117, of University Capitol Centre in downtown Iowa City. Kanna will focus on the contemporary Arabo-Persian Gulf region to look at different globalizations, ones usually ignored in the journalistic and scholarly literature. For more information, visit

Opera Studies Group hosts Pisani for Feb. 21 lecture

The UI Opera Studies Group will host Michael Pisani, associate professor of music at Vassar College, as part of the "America and The Operatic Tradition" Lecture Series. Pisani will present "Tunes for Damsels, Villains, and Heroes: Music as Medium and Message in 19th Century British and American Theatre" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in Gerber Lounge of the UI English-Philosophy Building. For more information visit or


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