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March 4, 2004

Honey To Discuss Curriculum In India At March 8 International Mondays

Rex Honey, professor of geography in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak about "Understanding India through the National Geography Standards," Monday, March 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the International Mondays lecture series. A light lunch will be served.

Honey was part of a group of 15 Iowa scholars who went to India in the summer of 2003 as part of a Fulbright-Hays Group Project to develop elementary and secondary school curricular materials based on the U.S. National Geography Standards. The group spent a month visiting various cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta.

Honey is a political geographer with a strong interest in how people struggle to gain control over their lives and the ways they use space and place in those struggles. His research has taken him to five continents. Honey describes his research as a commitment to justice and equity, not just in jurisdictional issues, but over a broader spectrum.

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. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this event, contact Buffy Quintero, outreach coordinator for UI International Programs, at 319-335-0345.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Mansi Bhatia