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Release: Feb. 2, 2000

Faculty, staff diversity forum is planned Feb. 8

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Committee on Diversity invites faculty and staff to participate in a forum designed to increase the range of discussion about diversity issues and related topics from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the Old Capitol, Senate Chamber.

The forum, "Enhancing Faculty and Staff Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities," is open to all UI employees.

Bob Foldesi, associate director, Human Resources, will moderate a faculty and staff discussion panel. The panelists will include Phyllis Chang, associate professor, department of surgery, UI Hospitals and Clinics; Diane Finnerty, coordinator, diversity resources, Office of Affirmative Action; N. William Hines, dean, College of Law; Dave Jackson, assistant to the vice president, Facilities Services Group; Lee Vasquez, program consultant, Business Services; and Janice Simmons-Welburn, director, Human Resources and Processing Services, UI Libraries.