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Release: April 13, 2000

Silent feature seminar is April 20

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's Institute for Cinema & Culture's ongoing seminar "Fourteen Weeks of Nostalgia for the Early Days of Feature Films" offers weekly screenings of silent films with live musical accompaniment. The next screening, April 20, will be of Frank Capra's "The Strong Man" with live accompaniment by Dan Knight. Screenings are at 7 p.m. every Thursday through the end of the semester in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building. There will be a discussion after each film. The screenings are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule and further information, call the Institute for Cinema & Culture, 335-1348.

International Mondays speaker discusses ghosts in China April 17

Karin Myhre, assistant professor in the department of Chinese at Grinnell College, who will discuss "Ghosts and Ambiguity in Traditional China," Monday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 230 of the International Center. Myhre will discuss ghosts in a number of different genres in order to shed light on the characterization of ghosts in "zaju" dramas. Zaju dramas refer to a style of Chinese entertainment in which dance, song, monologue and ballads are integrated into a presentation.

The presentation is part of the International Mondays discussion series and is co-sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. International Mondays is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The series is free and open to the public, and includes a free lunch. For more information, call Connie Noren, at 335-0345 or Aya Matsushima at 335-0637. This is the last International Mondays event in this semester. The series will resume in fall 2000.

Undergraduate business symposium is April 14-15

About 40 deans and directors of undergraduate business programs from across the U.S. will gather April 14-15 at the University of Iowa for a symposium with the theme of "Fostering Leadership."

The Henry B. Tippie College of Business its Undergraduate Programs Office is hosting the National Undergraduate Business Symposium, which will focus on how to promote leadership among business students. Willard "Sandy" Boyd, UI professor of law and president emeritus, will be talking about leadership and community development Friday afternoon.

The keynote speaker Friday evening at the Pappajohn Business Building will be Teresa Wahlert, vice president of Iowa for US West, and member of the Tippie College of Business Board of Visitors.

On Saturday, the symposium includes sessions on learning, teaching and technology, making leaders visible and student leadership. It concludes Saturday afternoon with the results of a national undergraduate business education survey, presented by Jack Wilkerson, dean of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University.

Disability issues discussed on WSUI/KSUI

The next edition of "Access at Iowa" on WSUI and KSUI radio features Marilyn Turner, director of the Division of Persons with Disabilities for the state of Iowa.

Turner targets many issues in her discussion with host David Leshtz, including transportation, personal assistance services, mental health insurance parity, assistive technology tax credits, and her agency's role within the Iowa Department of Human Rights.

Access at Iowa airs 9 p.m. Saturday, April 15 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16 on WSUI AM 910, and 5:30 p.m. April 16 on KSUI FM 91.7.