Friday, April 17, 2015

The African Studies Program, a constituent unit of UI International Programs, will present the Rex D. Honey Lectureship Award in memory of UI faculty member Rex D. Honey to Sandra Hackman Barkan on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre (UCC). The award will recognize Professor Barkan’s meritorious service as a professor of African literatures, a mentor and administrator at the University of Iowa, as well as a lecturer in other universities in the United States and East Africa.

The award will be presented by Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs, Downing Thomas. Dr. Barkan will also present a public lecture entitled, “The Elephant and African Literatures." This event is free and open to the public.

Sandra Barkan

Sandra Barkan

Sandra Barkan is a program officer at the Meridian International Center in Washington D.C., where she creates programs for participants in the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This professional exchange program plays a major role in U.S. public and cultural diplomacy. Participants in State Department programs come from all over the world, including Africa. Barkan is also a professor emerita at the University of Iowa and former Associate Dean of the University of Iowa Graduate College.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at 319-353-1926.