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CONTACT: SHAWN PRESLEY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: shawn-presley@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI psychologist to lecture, lead discussion on children and accidents

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jodie Plumert, an associate professor in the UI department of psychology, will lecture and lead an informal discussion on "Why Do Children Have So Many Accidents?"

Sponsored by the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Alice's Rainbow Childcare Centers, the event will be Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at The Sprout House, 421 Melrose Ave.

A recipient of an Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Spelman-Rockefeller Child Research Grant, Plumert will present some of the results of her research in a discussion with area parents. The presentation includes video clips of her work.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free on-site child care is available with advance notice. Contact John Robert Gardner for information at 319-335-4034 or Mary Larson at 319-354-1466.

4/29/97