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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 22, 2005

NOTE: University of Iowa President David Skorton's keynote address is available online as a streaming video file and as a PDF file. Please note that you must have Microsoft’s Windows Media Player installed before you can view the streaming video file on your computer. To view the PDF file, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed.

Keynote Streaming Video: mms://winmedia.uiowa.edu/president/keynotefall2005.wmv

Keynote PDF File: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2005/september/skorton-keynote-2005.pdf

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Skorton Keynote Sept. 28 To Focus On Importance Of International Exchange

University of Iowa President David Skorton will give his annual keynote address 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the second-floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the address.  Faculty, staff and students are especially encouraged to attend.

Titled "Exchange," Skorton's talk will focus on the increasing need for international cultural exchanges between the United States and other countries. He will also discuss specific efforts being taken by the UI to further internationalize the campus and UI community, especially during the university's Year of Public Engagement.

Skorton declared the 2005-2006 academic year the Year of Public Engagement, during which the university community is being encouraged to intensify its efforts and sharpen its focus on engagement with the public and public issues at the local, state, national and international levels.

Dr. Dick LeBlond, president of the UI Faculty Senate, is scheduled to introduce Skorton at the keynote address, and Staff Council President Michelle Wichman will conclude the event.

Skorton initiated the President's Keynote in fall 2003 as a way to set the  dominant tone for the academic year ahead.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the President's Office in advance at 319-335-3549.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu.