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Release: March 20, 2000

Campus community invited to forum on diverse education in the classroom

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Committee on Diversity invites faculty and staff to participate in the forum "Diverse Education: How it Happens in a Classroom," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol.

The forum is open to all UI employees and is intended to increase the scope of campus dialogue about diversity issues and to create an environment that enhances the sharing of information and knowledge about diversity issues.

Carolyn Colvin, an associate professor in the UI College of Education's Division of Curriculum and Instruction, will moderate the forum. Colvin is a member of the UI Diversity Committee and the College of Education Diversity Committee. Other UI panel members who have an interest and expertise in a variety of diversity issues are:

Horace Porter, professor and chair, African-American World Studies; Dr. Stacie Walton, assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Thomas Rocklin, director, The Center for Teaching and College of Education professor; Laura Donaldson, associate professor, English and American Indian/Native Studies, and Women's Studies; Laretta Henderson, Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral student; and Lana Zak, president, UI Student Government.