Release: Oct. 3, 2002
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UI symposium focuses on caste and race dialogues Oct. 4-6
"Beyond Durban: Caste and Race Dialogues" will be the theme of
a three -day symposium organized by the South Asian Studies Program at the
University of Iowa from Friday, October 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6. This event
is open to the public and will take place in the International Center Lounge
on the UI campus.
This event is sponsored by the UI Crossing Borders Program, the South Asia
Studies Program (SASP) and the Ford Foundation. Organizers say the symposium
will attract scholars from across the globe who will discuss and extend debates
surrounding the turbulent but historically significant World Conference against
Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance which took
place in Durban, South Africa from August 31 through September 7, 2001.
For more information or special accommodation to attend this symposium,
call Paul Greenough at 319-335-2222 or at 319-335-2825 or visit the symposium
site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/ACAD/sasp/SASPBeyond_Durban.html
ICC Open House Oct. 6 To Feature Food, Music, Culture From Around World
Experience everything from Sudanese music and dancing to Indian and African
body art demonstrations at the University of Iowa International Crossroads
Community (ICC) Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in the ICC floor
of Hillcrest Residence Hall.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by UI International
Programs, the Office of Affirmative Action and Opportunity at Iowa.
"The open house gives the general public the chance to celebrate the
richness and diversity of the global community," says Yemi Oshodi, ICC
graduate advisor. "This is a great opportunity for students as well as
people in the community to experience and learn about people from different
cultures who are represented here on the UI campus."
The International Crossroads Community is a living/learning community open
to all students interested in international issues, foreign language or learning
about different cultures. Rooms will be transformed into different countries,
ranging from Kenya to Japan. Students, children and adults alike are free
to walk from "country to country," learning, asking questions, sampling
international foods, engaging in discussion, listening to music, and having
their "passports" stamped.
For more information on ICC or special accommodations to attend this event,
contact Oshodi, at (319) 248-1329.
International Mondays features African fashion Oct. 7
"The Cultured Body: Thinking about Africa Through Fashion" will
be the theme of the International Mondays lecture series from noon to 1 p.m.
on October 7 in the International Center Lounge. The program will be led by
Victoria Rovine, the director of the UI African Studies Program and UI curator
of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Rovine will discuss her research
on contemporary fashion in Africa. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Rovine has conducted research in Mali for more than a decade. She is now
preparing an exhibition on Africa's dynamic history in the world of fashion.
She will also discuss the influences of African fashion on Western fashion
design since the early 20th century.
The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs
and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions
with individuals who have had international experiences. For more information,
contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319)
UI LGBTSFA announces rally, welcome reception
The UI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Staff and Faculty Association
(LGBTSFA) is hosting two free, public events in the coming weeks. First, the
group will hold the 14th Annual National Coming Out Day Rally from 12:20 to
1:30 p.m. on October 11 on the Kautz Plaza, located between the IMU Parking
Ramp and the John Pappajohn Building. Those who would like more information
or to sign up to share their own coming out stories should contact Jodi Lundquist
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the 12th Annual LGBTSFA Welcome Fall Reception
is Wednesday October 23 in the South Room of the IMU from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
with a formal program at 5:30 p.m. Come meet students, faculty, staff and
allies for refreshments and presentations. For more information contact Carlos
Serrato at 335-3059 or email@example.com.
IRS Small Business Tax Workshops
IRS Small Business Tax Workshops sponsored by the University of Iowa Small
Business Development Center (SBDC) and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial
Center will be held on Monday, Oct. 14 and Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The workshops will include a review of federal tax rules and regulations
for small businesses. The Basic IRS Requirements workshop on Oct. 14 will
discuss the different types of businesses and the tax implications and deductions
that pertain to each. The Employment Taxes workshop on Oct. 16 will explain
the difference between employees and independent contractors, how much to
withhold for employee taxes and when.
The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the John Pappajohn Business
Building, at the corner of Clinton and Jefferson Streets, on the UI campus.
The cost for each workshop is $35, which covers the cost of materials. For
more information and/or to register, contact the UI SBDC at (319) 3353742
or e-mail Paula McMartin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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