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Feb. 23, 2007

Brown's Hu-DeHart headlines ISCORE conference March 2

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about others - and themselves - at ISCORE Friday, March 2, in the Memorial Union. The annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity includes 27 topics; participants may attend one session or the entire day.

Online registration is open at the ISCORE Web site. The free conference begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a dessert reception from 4 to 5 p.m. On-site registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m.

Additionally, there are two concurrent sessions in both the morning and afternoon. Session topics include positive images of American Indians today, building community in the residence halls, the Harlem Renaissance, white privilege, athletes: born or built, and "invisible" students of color (Asian Americans).

The keynote address will be part of the conference luncheon (12-2 p.m., Sun Room). Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, Providence, R.I., will speak. Hu-DeHart is the founder of the Asian/Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute, Santa Monica, Calif.

She lectures, testifies, consults and conducts workshops on Latin American/Caribbean history, politics and contemporary affairs; race, ethnic and gender relations and issues; multicultural education and the politics of multiculturalism; ethnic studies and curriculum reform; Asian-American history and the Asian Diaspora worldwide; refugee and immigration issues; and recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color.

The campus conference models the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in higher education (NCORE). The NCORE/ISCORE project consists of a delegation of students, faculty and staff who attend the national conference and then disseminate some of that information at ISCORE.


The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is March 2 in the Memorial Union. It is free and open to faculty, staff and students.