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Release: Aug. 30, 2001

'Finding God at Iowa' forum to feature UI physician-ethicist

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lauris Kaldjian, physician-ethicist at the University of Iowa's College of Medicine, will be the first speaker for Finding God at Iowa forum, which begins its fall semester at noon, Friday, Sept. 7 in the Northwestern Room (Second Floor) of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Now in its fifth year, the monthly lunch series is designed for faculty, staff and students who are curious about how one's faith commitment may contribute to either theory or practice of one's academic discipline or work. The forums are free and open to the public.

Kaldjian joined the staff in the College of Medicine's Program in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities one year ago. In addition to his medical degree, which was awarded by the University of Michigan in 1989, Kaldjain also holds a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and is presently a doctoral candidate in the department of religious studies at Yale University.

The Finding God at Iowa lunch forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. It is designed to complement the popular Geneva Lecture Series which brings speakers to the UI campus to speak on a wide variety of topics from a Judeo-Christian perspective.

For more information, contact Jason Chen, 120 North Dubuque St., Iowa City or email geneva@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu or call 341-0007.