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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 27, 2005

UI Diversity Committee Seeks Input From Faculty, Staff, Students

The University of Iowa's Diversity Action Committee will hold four public sessions for faculty, staff and students starting with a faculty and staff forum from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Lucas-Dodge Room (Room 256) of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The meetings are intended as outlets for the UI community to share experiences and opinions regarding the campus climate for diversity. The Diversity Action Committee was appointed by UI Executive Vice President and Provost Michael Hogan to collect information and recommend specific steps the university can take to meet its diversity goals as outlined in "The Iowa Promise," the university's strategic plan for 2005-2010.

A second forum for faculty and staff will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Room 283, Eckstein Medical Research Building.

The two student sessions are scheduled: from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Room 2189, Medical Education and Research Facility; and from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Lucas-Dodge Room (Room 256), Iowa Memorial Union.

More information about the Diversity Action Committee, including its charge, is available online: http://www.uiowa.edu/president/task-forces/diversity-action/index.htm.

The committee is also accepting input via email, diversity-action@uiowa.edu.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, mary-kenyon@uiowa.edu; Program: Marcella David, Associate Provost for Diversity and Director, Opportunity at Iowa, diversity-action@uiowa.edu