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Release: March 20, 2000

Teleconference focuses on women in higher education March 27, 29

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Campus Coalition in conjunction with the Office of the Provost invite University of Iowa personnel to attend, "Women's Lives, Voices, Solutions: Shaping a National Agenda for Women in Higher Education," a two half-day teleconference on Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, 29 at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Monday's session "Women's Voices," begins at 11:30 a.m. with down link from noon to
2 p.m. followed by discussion with a UI panel of experts. Wednesday's session, "Women's Solutions," begins at 7:45 a.m. Discussion will be lead by recognized UI faculty, staff and students. Topics include health and family; the workplace; harassment and violence; activism and academics; and the classroom, followed by teleconference down link from 10 a.m. to noon. Both sessions are held in the Illinois Room, IMU, and are free and open to the public.

The conference is designed to have a long-lasting impact on women in higher education and higher education institutions and was conceived and initiated by former UI administrator Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo. Other UI sponsors include Staff Council, Human Resources and Opportunity at Iowa.

To register, e-mail your name and the dates you will be attending (March 27 and/or March 29) to: van-allen-shalash@uiowa.edu. For questions, contact Liz Fitzgerald at 335-6001. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. For assistance in arranging for accommodations, please call 335-3114.