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History of modern wardrobes, intercultural communication
are topics of upcoming URI lectures

KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 15, 2002 -- Two lectures by visiting scholars at the University of Rhode Island are scheduled in coming weeks. Both are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, March 21, Ruth Vila Banos from the University of Barcelona will talk on the subject of "Communication Competence in Intercultural Citizenship Education." Sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the Center for the Humanities, the program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hardge Forum of the Multicultural Center.

Banos is associate professor of research methodology and diagnosis in education at the University of Barcelona, where she specializes in intercultural communication competence in an educational context. She has also conducted research on intercultural relationships, violence in schools, and secondary education evaluation.

"How We Came to Dress the Way We Do" will be discussed by Elizabeth J.W. Barber, professor of archaeology, linguistics, and classics and a specialist in ancient textiles and costumes at Occidental College. The lecture will be held on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in White Hall Auditorium.

Barber’s lecture will answer questions such as who invented trousers and what are the oldest known garments. There will also be a discussion on Barber’s book, Women’s Work-The First 20,000 Years, during an informal reception to be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 4th in the Hoffmann Room at Independence Hall.

The lecture is sponsored by the URI Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor society, the Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee, URI’s Department of Art, Department of English, Center for the Humanities, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Department of Textiles and Merchandising and Design.

For Information: Todd McLeish 874-7892

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