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Release: Oct. 18, 1999

Former UI administrator to discuss student activism, cultural centers

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A former University of Iowa administrator returns to campus this week to present "Transforming Higher Education: The Role of Student Activism and Cultural Centers," on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, who currently serves at associate vice president for multicultural and academic affairs at the University of Minnesota, will make her presentation at 7 p.m. in Room 235 of the Boyd Law Building.

Barceló also is chair of Chicano studies at the University of Minnesota. As associate vice president, she is responsible for development and implementation of institutional policies for all campuses and for programs on the Twin Cities campus regarding communities of color, women, people with disabilities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people, and other historically under-represented groups.

At the UI Barceló served most recently as assistant provost for Academic Affairs from 1994-96. As a graduate student, she was among a group of students who, in 1971, founded the UI Latino Native American Cultural Center, formerly known as the Chicano Indian American Cultural Center.

Barceló’s presentation is sponsored by Opportunity at Iowa, the University Lecture Committee, the Latino Native American Cultural Center and the Council on the Status of Latinos.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend events sponsored by the UI. If you require an accommodation to participate, call Opportunity at Iowa at (319) 335-3555 or e-mail: adele-rodriguez@uiowa.edu.