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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Nov. 22, 2000

UI professor to speak on 'Cultural Construction of Breast Cancer' Nov. 27

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Marcy Rosenbaum, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, will speak about "The Cultural Construction of Breast Cancer: a U.S. Example" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Her presentation, part of the International Mondays lecture series, will be in Room 230 of the International Center on the UI campus. The series is free and open to the public and includes lunch.

Rosenbaum received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1994. Her work on breast cancer has most recently been published as part of an edited volume entitled: "Breast Cancer: society shapes an epidemic" from St. Martin's Press. Based on interviews with women diagnosed with breast cancer, this talk will examine cultural assumptions about the meanings of cancer and breasts in the U.S. and their implications.

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.

This is the last International Mondays lecture for the fall semester. The series will resume Feb. 5th. For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at (319) 335-1442.