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Release: April 5, 2000

UI Graduate Student Senate sponsors research forum April 12

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- More than 160 University of Iowa graduate students will display and present their work at the second annual UI Graduate Research Forum Wednesday, April 12 at the Iowa Memorial Union. The event, sponsored by the UI Graduate Student Senate, is free and open to the public and runs from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

At the forum, student work will be showcased through panel presentations, poster displays, art exhibits, film screenings and performances of dance, music and theatre. Presentations will represent a full range of graduate research including fine arts and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences and engineering.

Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of History, will give the keynote address, "The Public Responsibilities of Intellectuals." at 12:30 in Room 374 IMU.

Special sessions will be held to address such issues as finding a job after graduate school, locating funding for research, collegiality, and maintaining a job in academia. The day's events will conclude with a performance of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" by the UI theatre department at 8 p.m. in the E.C. Mabie Theater. Tickets for the play are available by calling 335-1160.

This year's forum coincides with the centennial of the UI Graduate College, which is providing $6,000 in prizes for outstanding entries in each field. UISG is also supporting this event.

For more information, visit the forum Web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~gss/forum2000 or contact the Graduate Student Senate at gssenate@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3260.

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 Graduate Student Senate in advance.