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About the ULC

For more than 30 years, The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has brought some of the world's great thinkers to the University of Iowa campus. Speakers have included an impressive roster of national and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, law, and the arts. Each year the University hosts from 6 to 10 thought-provoking lectures. These events help enrich Iowa's academic environment and enhance its reputation as a prestigious Big Ten university.

The UI Lecture Committee is a Presidential Charter Committee whose membership consists of students, faculty, and staff. What sets the UI Lecture Series apart is that students oversee and organize events, performing all tasks from booking speakers and hotel rooms to coordinating publicity and media coverage.

The series is funded through student fees and additional private support from those who enjoy these events.

Mission Statement:
To stimulate thought, discussion, and engagement, the University Lecture Committee presents an intellectually diverse program that brings the broader University of Iowa communities face-to-face with the world's notable thinkers throughout each academic year.

For general inquiries: lecture-committee@uiowa.edu

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The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Phone: 319.335.3059

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Notable Donor: Cassandra Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R

More Than 10 Years of Bringing the World's Greatest Thinkers to the University of Iowa

On August 27, 2008, at the Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City, author Chuck Klosterman was ushered to the stage marking the inaugural event of the Cassandra S. Foens, M.D., Lecture Series. Before a standing room only audience, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee students proudly introduced the new series and the remarkable individual who made it possible.

Continue reading about the Dr. Cassandra Foens, M.D., F.A.C.R. Lecture Series.

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