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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

UI sponsors Jan. 15 program on collaboration during the flood crisis

The University of Iowa will present a public program, "Lessons from the Flood: Collaborating in a Crisis," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library. A public reception will follow at the Englert Theatre.

Featured speaker Michael Lombardo, Iowa City city manager, will discuss his experience working across the community and the campus to address problems left by the flood.

Barbara Eckstein, a UI professor of English and associate provost, will share her perspective on pollution in the Iowa River in her talk, "Before the Flood: An Endangered River Runs Through Us."

Gregg Oden, a UI professor of psychology and computer science, will present "After the Flood: Co-Chairing the UI Flood Mitigation Task Force."

The event is sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Graduate College. Co-sponsors are the UI Center for Teaching, UI Civic Engagement Program, the City of Iowa City, the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Associate Provost for Diversity.
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