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Feb. 23, 2012

At A Glance

Experts discuss ‘The Americas Transformed’ at UI March 1

Two visiting faculty members will give presentations as part of a Latin American Studies Program (LASP) panel discussion, titled “The Americas Transformed: The Legacies of the 1960s.” The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Room 1117, University Capitol Centre. It is free and open to the public.

Deborah N. Cohn will speak on "Latin America and Its Literature in the U.S. University after the Cuban Revolution." She is an associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese and American Studies, and director of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

Sophia A. McClennen will speak on "Neoliberalism and the New Argentine Cinema." She is a professor of Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Women’s Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where she also directs the Center for Global Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature.

This event is organized by Professors Claire Fox and Kathleen Newman and is sponsored by LASP in UI International Programs and the Department of English, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Claire F. Fox at or 319-335-0454.


Law school forum to examine lack of women in Iowa law and politics

Iowa is the only state that hasn’t elected a woman to the post of governor or to Congress, and Iowa is currently one of only two states with no women justices on its state supreme court. Yet, Iowa was also the first state to admit women lawyers to the bar.

A forum at the University of Iowa College of Law will examine why this is when it looks at gender diversity in Iowa law and politics. The conference, “Women in Iowa Law & Politics: Gender Diversity in the Halls of Power,” will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building.

Among the participants will be former state senator Maggie Tinsman; Brenna Findley, legal counsel to Gov. Terry Branstad; Roxanne Conlin, candidate for governor and U.S. Senate; and judges Celese Bremer, Lucy Gamon, and Mary Tabor.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Haitian artist to discuss earthquake relief during March 1 visit to UI

Haitian-born painter and sculptor Edouard Duval Carrié will discuss his activities in the general relief efforts made after Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010 during a lecture, titled “Art in Times of Quake and Cholera,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m Thursday, March 1, in Room 2520D, University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

Duval Carrié will also discuss his role as curator of several major Caribbean exhibits and present a selection of his recent productions. His work is featured in numerous permanent collections, including the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien in Port-au-Prince, the Figge Museum, the Miami Museum of Art, and the Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens in Paris.

Duval Carrié’s visit is sponsored by the Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies program, African Studies Program, and UI Center for Human Rights, all within UI International Programs; as well as the School of Art and Art History, the Department of English, the Department of French and Italian, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, all within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Anny D. Curtius at or 319-335-2261.


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