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Youth violence and public health is topic of satellite seminar to be hosted at UNI

October 27, 2003

Jessica Moon, interim director, UNI Honors Program (319) 273-3175
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'The Young and the Ruthless: Youth Violence and Public Health,' is the fourth satellite seminar in a five-part series hosted this fall by the University of Northern Iowa.

The National Collegiate Honors Council and Phi Theta Kappa honorary society will present the seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, via downlinks, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A. The seminar will feature James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice and former dean of Northeastern University in Boston.

Fox has published 15 books, including his two newest, 'The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder' and 'Dead Lines: Essays in Murder and Mayhem.' As an authority on homicide, he regularly appears on national television and radio programs, including the 'Today Show,' 'Meet the Press,' 'Dateline,' '20/20,' '48 Hours' and 'Oprah.'

The final seminar of the satellite series will take place at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Schindler Education Center, Room 244/245, with 'Heads vs. Feds: The Great Debate.'

UNI faculty members moderate discussion at the end of each session. The series is co-sponsored by UNI's Department of Biology and Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the UNI Honors Program. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jessica Moon, interim director of the UNI Honors Program, at (319) 273-3175 or