CONTACT: MARY ABBOUD-KAMPS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 1, 1999
Event to celebrate Latino Heritage Month
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In celebration of Latino Heritage
Month, the University of Iowa Opportunity at Iowa program will sponsor presentations
on ancient poetry and the archaeology of cities beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 6 in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Dr. John García, assistant professor in the
UI Department of Classics, will present "Aquí, Junto al Mar Latino:
Ancient Poetry and the Latino Experience." The ancient poetry of Greece and
Rome is a distant but important part of the Latino heritage. García
will discuss ways of exploring the paths of song that connect people to the
Following García's talk, Dr. Glenn Storey,
assistant professor in the UI Department of Classics, will present "The Archaeology
of Cities." Storey will use a slide show to discuss how the archaeology of
cities in Mexico and Central America has informed us about new ways of looking
at cities in Europe.
Opportunity at Iowa, a program of the UI Office of
the Provost, coordinates university-wide efforts to create and maintain campus
diversity. For more information about Opportunity at Iowa or this event, call
Adele Rodriguez, Opportunity at Iowa, at (319) 335-3555 or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.