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For Immediate Release
February 05, 2013

February Presentation for UC² Examines Immigration and American Identity

Key Info

  • 2013 UC2 theme is “The Nation”“
  • Hyphenated Americans: Immigration and American Identity”
  • Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m., Walb Student Union Ballroom
  • Free and open to the public
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW’s) College of Art and Sciences’ University Community Conversation (UC2) lecture series for 2013 has as its theme “The Nation.”

Tuesday, February 19, the topic of conversation will be “Hyphenated Americans: Immigration and American Identity,” a panel discussion moderated by L. Michael Spath from the Religious Studies program at IPFW.

Panelists scheduled to appear include:

  • Saneta Maiko, Kenyan-American, executive director, Crime Victim Care of Allen County
  • Ahmed Abdelmageed, Arab-American, College of Pharmacy, Manchester University
  • Minn Myint Nan Tin, Burmese-American, Burmese Advocacy Center

Spath says the panel will discuss how American values and the American experience have influenced and formed recent immigrant experience and practice in light of the increased immigration from non-Western European countries in recent decades. They will also address how the new immigrants have re-shaped American identity and what it means to be an American.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will include time for questions from the audience.

For more information on the UC2 program itself, contact Carl Drummond, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 260-481-5750 or  For more information on this event, contact Spath at 260-481-0509 or