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CONTACT: CATHY CLEMONS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0008; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: catherine-e-miller@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Monday lunchtime lectures scheduled

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) has announced the March schedule for the "Mondays at CICS!" brownbag seminar series.

The seminars will be from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center, Rm. 230. The sessions are free and open to the public, and a light snack will be provided. The February schedule is as follows:

* Monday, March 3 -- "Hungarian Writer Presents His Work"

Miklos Molnar, a CICS Writer-in-Residence this semester, is a fiction writer, poet and translator from Hungary. He heads an international workshop for translators and researchers of Hungarian literature.

* Monday, March 10 -- "Poverty Alleviation in Jamaica"

Scarlette Gillings, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, will talk about her experiences managing a million-dollar fund that aims to alleviate poverty in developing countries. The fund focuses on countries harmed by certain World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies.

* Monday, March 17 -- "Mexican and Haitian Art in Iowa"

Jane Milosh, a CICS scholar affiliate amd assistant curator at the Davenport Museum of Art, will give a slide presentation on Haitian and Mexican Colonial exhibits at the Davenport Museum of Art.

* Monday, March 24 -- UI Spring Break. No event scheduled.

* Monday, March 31 -- "Unweaving the Enchanted Braid: Global Threats to Coral Reefs"

Osha Gray Davidson, an author and CICS scholar affiliate, will discuss a work in progress that examines the natural history of coral reefs, the importance of reefs to humans and current threats to the reef ecosytem.

For more information on the "Mondays at CICS!" series, call (319)335-0368.

2/28/97