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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 2, 2004

Nominations Now Open for Hubbard Human Rights Award

The University of Iowa Human Rights Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2004 Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award, presented annually to a UI student who has made an outstanding contribution in the area of human rights during the previous year.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled during the current academic year and be working on a course of study intended to lead to a degree. Nominations must be made to the UI Human Rights Committee in Room 249 in the Iowa Memorial Union by March 12.

The Hubbard Human Rights Award was established in 1981 to honor Philip G. Hubbard, UI vice president for student services and dean of academic affairs from 1966 to 1989. Hubbard was selected as a faculty representative to serve on the first UI Human Rights Committee established in 1963 and dedicated himself to human rights and equal opportunity throughout his distinguished career.

Information about the Hubbard Human Rights Award, its previous recipients and a nomination form with procedures and criteria can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/~vpss/hubbardaward. For additional information contact Jan Waterhouse, chair of the Human Rights Committee, at (319) 335-0705.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.