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2/26/04

National Diversity Expert Evelyn Hu-DeHart to Speak on Immigration in the Age of Globalization

Salt Lake City-Feb. 26, 2004-Westminster College's 2003-2004 KeyBank Cultural Diversity Lecture Series continues Thursday, March 11, 2004, with speaker Evelyn Hu-DeHart. Hu-DeHart, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will examine the complexities of immigration in the age of globalization. Discussion will include the new categories of immigrants, including many who regularly move from nation to nation in search of work, and the new diasporas of the 21st century.

The presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium, and is open to the public at no charge. Free parking is available at 1700 South and 1200 East.

Evelyn Hu-DeHart received her B.A. with honors in Political Science from Stanford University and her P.H.D. in Latin American History from University of Texas at Austin. She is the winner of two Fulbright awards and is the recipient of a three-year Kellogg National Leadership Award. Hu-DeHart has published three books on the Yaqui Indians of Northern Mexico and Arizona, one of which was in Spanish. In recent years, she has lectured at more than fifty U.S. campuses, and educational and cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian, the American Museum of Natural History and the Asia Society in New York City.

The KeyBank Cultural Diversity Lecture Series provides opportunities for the Westminster community and its friends and neighbors to engage in meaningful discussions about a wide range of diversity issues, and is sponsored by KeyBank's Key Foundation. This year's series focuses on the contemporary experiences of immigrants to the United States. For more information call 832-2300.

Founded in 1875, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the only private, independent college in the state, and deeply dedicated to student learning. We prepare students to lead lives of learning, accomplishment and service, and help them develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.