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Release: Oct. 10, 2002

IWP novelist to discuss her work at Oct. 14 International Mondays

Israeli fiction writer Dorit Rabinyan, a participant in the University of Iowa International writing Program will speak about "Writing equipment: a memory, a language and an imagination," at noon Monday, Oct. 14, in the International Center Lounge. The event, which is part of UI International Programs’ International Mondays series, is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Rabinyan was born in 1972 in Israel to a Jewish family that had emigrated from Teheran a few years earlier. Using family stories, she published her first book, "Persian Brides," in 1995 at the age of 21. This and her second novel, "Strand of A Thousand Pearls," published in 1999, became best selling novels. For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, please contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0435.

Weissbort to speak on translation Oct. 14

Poet Daniel Weissbort, a University of Iowa emeritus professor who directed the Translation Workshop, will give a lecture titled, “On Translation,” at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14 in River Room 1 in the Iowa Memorial Union. This free, public lecture is sponsored by the UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. For more information call 335-0330.

Women’s Center offers workshop on using electronic resources for social change

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will offer a workshop on using electronic resources for social change from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. The workshop will feature a panel of experts discussing emerging trends in online activism, including using websites, discussion groups and listservs, and digital imaging. The panel discussion will be followed by break-out sessions on specific web-related topics:

• Using Bulletin Boards, Listservs, and other Net Resources for Organizing -- Facilitator: Tom Gilsenan, School of Social Work

• Basic Issues in Website Design -- Facilitator: Karla Tonella, UI Center for Advanced Studies, experienced web designer

• Digital Imaging -- Facilitator: Rusty Martin, Research Analyst, Senate Democratic Research Staff

There is a $10 fee for the workshop; a limited number of scholarships are available. Childcare may be provided upon request; arrangements must be made no later than Oct. 18.
Pre-registration by Oct. 21 is required for this seminar, due to limited space. To register for the workshop, request or a needed accommodation to participate, or to obtain more information, please call the Women’s Resource & Action Center at (319) 335-1486.