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Release: March 22, 2001
Indiana University professor Eileen Julien will speak to the African Studies
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Eileen Julien will speak to the African Studies Colloquium
on "Modernity and Multiple Imaginaries in Literature and the Arts"
on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
in the International Center Lounge. The presentation, part of the University
of Iowa African Studies Colloquium, is free and open to the public.
Julien, a professor of comparative literature and French at Indiana University,
was the founding director of the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal.
She is the author of the important book "African Novels and the Question
of Orality" and many other critical works, edited collections and translations.
One of her major current projects is "African Literature and Questions
of Power and Knowledge: A Dialogue Between 'Humanists' and Social Scientists."
Julien is a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, Carnegie Fellow, a past
president of the African Literature Association and recent executive board
member of the African Studies Association. Her broad perspective and depth
of experience in Africa is certain to raise important questions in conjunction
with the colloquium topic, Africa and the Critique of Modernity.
For more information, contact Rex Honey, chair of the UI African Studies
Program, at 335-0154.
Women's Center sponsors discussion of cultural relativism and global activism
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University
of Iowa will sponsor a discussion of cultural relativism and global activism
on Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. in the Hillcrest private dining room located
downstairs from the Hillcrest Hall lobby.
Professor Ken Cmiel from the department of history will be the speaker.
The program, part of the Dining and Dialogue series, is co-sponsored by Iowa
Women Initiating Social Change, UI Amnesty International, and the department
of residence services.
For more information, call the Women's Center at 319/335-1486.
UI engineering lecture on structural optimization scheduled March 29
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Raphael Haftka, University of Florida professor in the
department of aerospace engineering, mechanics and engineering, will deliver
a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29
in Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library.
The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University
of Iowa College of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation. Haftka plans
to discuss the increasing speed of computers and vehicle structural analysis
in his talk, "Structural Optimization: What Has Moor's Law Done For Us?"
The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants
awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the
Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar
Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in
the College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this
program are asked to contact the UI department of mechanical engineering in
advance at 319-335-5668.