CONTACT: VERA L. DORDICK
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
UI sponsors videoconference on race relations in higher education
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Race relations in higher education is the focus of
a live, interactive videoconference to be held on the University of Iowa
campus Wednesday, Nov. 19.
The national satellite videoconference, "Race Relations in Higher
Education: A Prescription for Empowerment and Progress," will be
from noon- 2 p.m. in the Illinois Room (348) of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The event is free and open to the public. A discussion session will follow
the videoconference from 2 to 3 p.m.
Sponsored nationally by the journal Black Issues in Higher Education,
the videoconference is being co-hosted by the UI Office of Affirmative
Action, the Office of the Vice President for Student Services, Opportunity
at Iowa, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Finance
and University Services and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Leading national strategists on diversity will lead a discussion about
the state of affirmative action on college campuses and what colleges and
universities can do to promote diversity in the face of challenges to affirmative
action programs. Participants will also examine why a diverse student body
and workforce are critical to higher education.
The videoconference is designed to appeal to diversity coordinators,
administrative and legal professionals, as well as students and other individuals
interested in affirmative action.
National panelists will include: Christopher Edley, Jr., professor
of law at Harvard University and political strategist; Sumi Cho, attorney
and instructor at DePaul University; Juan Francisco Lara, access and equity
policy specialist and assistant vice chancellor at the University of California,
Irvine; Katya Gibel Azoulay, assistant professor of anthropology at Grinnell
College, and Stanley Fish, professor of English and law at Duke University.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University
of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires
an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact
the Office of Affirmative Action in advance at 335-0705 (voice) or 335-0697