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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Oct. 28, 1999

International Mondays continues in November

IOWA CITY, Iowa — International Mondays, a seminar series specially designed for internationally-minded people, continues its programming for the fall 1999 semester with four presentations in November. Topics include literary representations of Poland, Chinese history and culture, photo images of China’s children, and wiring a Nigerian university.

The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. All sessions are free and open to the public. The seminars are from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center, Room 230, unless otherwise noted and include a free lunch. For more information on International Mondays, call 335-0637.

Following is the schedule of upcoming seminars:

Nov. 1 -- "Images of Poland in Nineteenth Century Britain," by Tom McLean. He will be discussing representations of Poland and figures from Polish history in the works of John Keats, Lord Byron, George Eliot and other nineteenth century British writers.

Nov. 8 -- "On the Characters of History and Culture in China," by Liwen Yang, a professor of History at Peking University, China. His research interests include Chinese oral history, women’s studies in China, and American Studies.

Nov. 15 -- "One Hundred Flowers Blooming: Photo-Images of China’s Children," by Alan Brody, a UNICEF senior program officer and International Programs’ Distinguished Visiting Professional (DVP). He will present his perspective on China and the country’s future.

Nov. 22 -- "Creating Connectivity in Nigeria," by Cliff Missen, a systems analyst and instructor in the department of physiology at the UI, who went to the University of Jos in Nigeria, as a Fulbright scholar in 1998-99. There he worked to set up email and Internet access for the university.

International Mondays is organized by UI International Programs, which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.