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CROW Forum to feature presentation on Iowa's newest refugees from Africa

January 30, 2012

Barbara Cutter, director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 319-273-7102,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Michele Devlin, professor of health, physical education and leisure services at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "Darfur to Denison: Iowa's Newest Refugees from Africa and Implications for Women's Health Professionals," at noon, Monday, Feb. 6, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The forum will be held at the Center for Multicultural Education, 109A Maucker Union, on the UNI campus.

Iowa is experiencing one of the nation's fastest growth rates of immigrants. The presentation will provide background information on the more than 8,000 Sudanese in Iowa and the unique cultural, health, socioeconomic and family patterns within this population.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara Cutter, director of the UNI Women's and Gender Studies Program, at 319-273-7102 or