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June, 1997

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INDIANA AGRI-NEWS, June 27 - In a story about preventing pine-needle related calf deaths, director of the UI Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Center JOHN ROSAZZA provided background information on the problem.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 27 · The UI was listed as a participant in "Internet 2" for a story about concerns that the project is getting too large to meet its original goal of being more efficient and faster than the current Internet.

Los Angeles Times, June 25 · A brief story on the public apology by UI athletics officials after "Saturday Night Live" actor Norm MacDonald's appearance at Hancher Auditorium was carried by several papers, including the Philadelphia Daily News, the (News Orleans) Times-Picayune, the (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise, the Ottawa Citizen, the (Montreal) Gazette, and the Omaha World-Herald.

THE EDMONTON (Alberta, Canada) JOURNAL, June 25 - A story about the reaction to a performance by comedian Norm MacDonald quotes UI athletic director BOB BOWLSBY: "Norm MacDonald's performance was anything but comedy. It was profane, vulgar, and off-color." Other papers that carried the Associated Press story include THE CALGARY (Alberta, Canada) HERALD, THE SACRAMENTO BEE, THE TORONTO SUN, and THE ASBURY PARK (Neptune, N.J.) PRESS.

THE EDMONTON (Alberta, Canada) JOURNAL, June 25 - A story about the reaction to a performance by comedian Norm MacDonald quotes UI athletic director BOB BOWLSBY: "Norm MacDonald's performance was anything but comedy. It was profane, vulgar, and off-color." Other papers that carried the Associated Press story include THE CALGARY (Alberta, Canada) HERALD, THE SACRAMENTO BEE, THE TORONTO SUN, and THE ASBURY PARK (Neptune, N.J.) PRESS.

FORTUNE, June 23 - GEORGE NEUMANN, UI professor of economics, is quoted in a piece entitled, "What Labor Shortage?" which questions whether reports of future U.S. labor shortages are accurate. "Labor markets work in odd and wonderful ways," says Neumann. "We don't always understand them or why they do what they do."

Chicago Tribune, June 20 · UI alumnus Lee Farmer is featured in a photo and article on senior track and field competitors in the Midwest Senior Games.

UI space physicist Louis Frank and his Small Comet theory accounting for Earth's water, are the subject of stories in various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, June 19; St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, May 29; Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal, May 29; Rocky (Denver) Mountain News, May 29; Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, May 29; Worchester (Maine) Telegram & Gazette, May 29; Toledo (Ohio) Blade, May 29; Seattle Post Intelligencer, June 9; San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, June 17; San Diego Union-Tribune, June 11; Chemical & Engineering News, June 2; Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 29.

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE, June 19 - In a column called "Fit Notes," UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCHERS are cited saying that vigorous exercise can exacerbate irritative effects aspirin may have on the gastrointestinal system.

Chicago Tribune, June 18 and Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, June 22 · UI Emeritus Professor James Van Allen is quoted as saying that chances of a collision are possible but rare in an article about the growing number of commercial satellites in Earth orbit.

American Banker, June 17 · Lisa Troyer, UI assistant professor of sociology, is quoted as saying that employers have been careful to avoid being overly intrusive in the area of employees at the same firm dating.

The Wall Street Journal, June 17 · Michael Green, University of Iowa professor of law, commented on a story about the growing skepticism of judges to allow testimony by scientific experts in large, complex cases. The trend is based on a 1993 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that urged judges to become more involved in deciding who qualified as "experts." "It has given a license to those that were concerned that the expert-witness business has gotten out of hand," Green said. The story also appeared in the (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier.

New York Times, June 16; Women's Sports & Fitness, June 16; Chronicle of Higher Education, June 20 · UI Women's Athletic Director Christine Grant was quoted in several articles as saying that regardless of their motives, universities must move to comply with Title IX.

St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 16 · UI Women's Athletic Director Christine Grant was quoted in an update story on Title IX and gender equity as saying that few men's basketball and football programs earn a profit.

Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 15 · In a story about downloadable research papers, Tom Rocklin, director of the University of Iowa Center for Teaching, discussed the ambivalence educators have about Internet sites that make papers available (either for free or for a fee) to students. "I know some faculty members think there's a real evil genie out there," Rocklin said. "I don't see a reason to panic, but it's definitely made something that's been out there in the past much easier to do." The story originally appeared in the New York Times, June 8. It also appeared in the Arizona Republic, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, the Ottawa Citizen, the Omaha World-Herald, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and the Indianapolis Star.

THE LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, June 15 -- In a story about the effects of brain damage, UI neurologists ANTONIO R. and HANNAH DAMASIO are called "the best known researchers" in the area of the effect of brain damage on cognition.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14 -- Peter Steinfels offered a list of sources for persons interested in learning about the many moral complexities of physician-assisted suicide. Among those sources was a book, "Physician-Assisted Suicide," edited by UI Pediatrics Professor and Ethicist ROBERT WEIR.

TORONTO STAR, June 13 -- Carried an article about a study led by NANCY ANDREASEN, UI professor of psychiatry, on the link between blood flow to the brain and schizophrenia. The article also appeared in the June 13 issue of the FINANCIAL POST.

THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, June 13 - A story on brain injuries unlocking the secret of the organ's inner workings, prominently features work done by ANTONIO DAMASIO, UI head and professor of neurology, and HANNAH DAMASIO, neurology professor.

NEW STRAITS TIMES, June 13 - An article on Coxsackie B virus is illustrated by photographs taken from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA medical school website.

INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY, June 13 - UI Computer Science Professor DOUG JONES is quoted in an article about the value of vintage personal computers.

Omaha World Herald, June 13 · The paper editorialized that UI fraternities are "Better Off Dry." The opinion offered support of UI administrators' decision to ask that fraternities ban alcohol from their houses in order for their chapters to be recognized as affiliated with the UI.

Investor's Business Daily, June 13 · UI Computer Science Professor Doug Jones is quoted in an article about the value of vintage personal computers.

Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, June 12 · UI Assistant Professor of Finance Tim Loughran is quoted in a story on whether it's a good idea to invest in First Federal Savings and Loan.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 12 - In an article on how dirty hands have become a national threat, and the detection system that will help nab employees who do not wash their hands after using the bathroom, UI RESEARCH showing that only 3 out of 5 health care workers in the intensive care unit washed their hands.

THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, June 11 and THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, JUNE 11 - A roundup of news about local people in each paper mentions that Sarah Beck will play volleyball at the UI.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 10 - Article about push to make all UI FRATERNITIES dry by 1999.

INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL, June 9 -- A story about a local company that offers its employees 6-hour work days and still pays them for 8-hour days mentions BENJAMIN HUNNICUTT, professor of sport, health, leisure, and physical studies, and his book on W.W. Kellogg. Hunnicutt is quoted as saying of the program: "If it does take off, it will be something earth-shattering."

GANNETT NEWS SERVICE, June 9 - A story about low unemployment in certain cities notes that state government and higher education institutions bolster local economies. Iowa City's 2.9 percent unemployment rate is tied to the UI

MODERN HEALTH CARE, June 9 - An editorial stating that UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS should make hospital infection rates public.

NETWORK WORLD, June 9 - A story discussing how US West quashed a small Iowa City company's DSL plans. The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA and the medical center were listed as prospective clients.

MARKETLETTER, June 9 -- Featured an article that reported a drug called Orgaren had no significant effect on improving outcomes following stroke. The trial of the drug had been led by UI Neurologist HAROLD ADAMS.

UI Space Physicist LOUIS FRANK, his Small Comet theory and challenges to the theory are discussed in TIME magazine, June 9, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, June 9, and NPR/WEEKEND SUNDAY, June 8. Since June 1, stories have also appeared in THE (Cleveland) PLAIN DEALER, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, THE (Phoenix) ARIZONA REPUBLIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, AVIATION WEEK and SPACE TECHNOLOGY, THE BOSTON GLOBE, DAYTON (Ohio) DAILY NEWS, THE (Spokane, Wash.) SPOKESMAN-REVIEW, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE (Bergen, N.J.) RECORD.

Virginia's Press, June 9 · Definitions and origins of newspaper terms are defined by Stephen G. Bloom, UI associate professor of journalism and mass communication, in an excerpt from an article in ASNE's The American Editor.

The New York Times, June 8 · In a story about downloadable research papers, Tom Rocklin, director of the Center for Teaching, discussed the ambivalence educators have about Internet sites that make papers available (either for free or for a fee) to students. "I know some faculty members think there's a real evil genie out there," Rocklin said. "I don't see a reason to panic, but it's definitely made something that's been out there in the past much easier to do."

Chicago Tribune, June 8 · UI space physicist Louis Frank and his small comet theory are the subject of a "Perspectives" section feature by Jon Van.

Chicago Tribune, June 8 · The UI was listed as one of several state universities that has recently taken steps to encourage more students to graduate in four years.

The New York Time Book Review, June 8 · "Small-Town Heroes: Images of Minor League Baseball," by Hank Davis, published by the UI Press, was reviewed as a "remarkable account of life in the minor leagues, a lighthearted, bittersweet paean to the purest form of the national pastime."

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 8 - Commenting on Roman Art at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, UI Art Faculty Member RICHARD DEPUMA said, "Antiquity in Iowa is novel everywhere. It's not a state or region, in fact, where antiquities have been collected over long periods of time the way the East is."

NEW SCIENTIST, June 7 - UI Engineering Professor RODERIC LAKES and his "funny foams," discovered in 1987 to grow thicker when stretched, thinner when pulled, are discussed in an article on auxetic materials.

THE KANSAS CITY STAR, June 7 - A story about Russian emigrants, both doctors, who gave up doctoring and moved to Kansas City, Mo. to give their children a better life. Now their son, Alex, has gotten a medical degree and started his pediatric residency at UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS this fall.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 6 - MICHAEL BARRON, UI director of admissions, is quoted in an article about high schools that are no longer assigning class rank and moving to reporting the percentiles in which students fall grade-wise. Barron says some high schools report that more than 50 percent of their students are in the top half of the class, a mathematical impossibility. He is quoted: "Are we better off for it or worse off for it? That's a question that doesn't have an answer right now."

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 6 - A story on the UI'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN IOWA PROJECT (PART OF THE IOWA WOMEN'S ARCHIVES) mentions Bettye Tate, who ran a rooming house for black male students before the residence halls were integrated in 1946, and Virginia Harper, who was the among the first five black women to live in Currier Hall. The article also notes that the youngest woman to donate her papers to the archives is Leah A. Jones, a 1987 UI graduate.

THE WASHINGTON POST, June 6 - UI Classics professor E.B. HOLTSMARK is quoted as a Tarzan expert based on his comments in a documentary about Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs that was shown on American Movie Classics (cable) in conjunction with a weekend-long Tarzan film festival on the station. Holtsmark was also quoted in stories about the film festival in THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, June 1, and THE (New Orleans) TIMES-PICAYUNE, June 1.

LOUISVILLE (KY.) COURIER JOURNAL, June 5 -- UI researcher KENDALL THU of the Center for Agricultural Safety and Health is quoted in an article about the controversy stemming from large scale hot lots in Kentucky.THE EDMONTON (Alberta, Canada) JOURNAL, June 25 - A story about the reaction to a performance by comedian Norm MacDonald quotes UI athletic director BOB BOWLSBY: "Norm MacDonald's performance was anything but comedy. It was profane, vulgar, and off-color." Other papers that carried the Associated Press story include THE CALGARY (Alberta, Canada) HERALD, THE SACRAMENTO BEE, THE TORONTO SUN, and THE ASBURY PARK (Neptune, N.J.) PRESS.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 5 - A feature on playwright Scott Working noted that he is entering the UI PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP this fall.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 5 · UI Classics Professor E.B. Holtsmark is quoted in a story celebrating the history and historical significance of Tarzan.

The Roanoke (Va.) Times, June 5 · UI Classics Professor E.B. Holtsmark is quoted in a television column on how old episodes of "Tarzan" shouldn't be judged by today's gender equity standards.

Denver Post, June 4 · Steve Dunbar, UI professor of psychological and quantitative foundations, commented on improvements in reading scores among students in the Denver Public School system as measured by the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills from 1996 to 1997. The students used a new version of the Iowa Tests, but the new test is probably more difficult than the old, Dunbar said.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 4 - In an article on the death of calves who have eaten Ponderosa pine needles, JOHN ROSAZZA of the UI Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing is quoted as saying ranchers have known about the problem for years. Rosazza and his colleagues are trying to isolate the compounds that exist in the needles. The article also appeared in the June 9 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, June 3 - The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was mentioned as the site of the 1997 American Regions Mathematics League national math contest in an article on local participants and winners.

The New York Times, June 3 · UI space physicist Louis Frank's small comet theory, in an illustrated feature story by William J. Broad, is discussed in the context of contradictory theory on the origins of Earth's water.

DISEASE WEEKLY PLUS, June 2 - UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCHERS, together with a team at the State University of New York in Buffalo, conducted "The Surveillance Program of Antimicrobial Resistance, one of the largest in vitro studies ever conducted to track antibiotic resistance and evaluate antimicrobial agents on the local level.

BUSINESS INSURANCE, June 2 - A story on the legal ins and outs of the request that the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS make in-house data on hospital infection rates public.

MT TODAY, June 2 - In a story about scientific advancements in understanding viruses, genes and gene therapy, the research of UI Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine BEVERLY DAVIDSON to improve the adenoiral vector was mentioned. "The vectors allow us to manipulate the levels of purines in the central nervous system and study the effects of these manipulations on concentrations of relevant neurotransmitter molecules in the brain," she said.

FORBES, June 2 - In a piece entitled "Nightmare in Fantasyland," which notes how woeful investing in IPOs (initial public offerings) can be, UI Assistant Professor of Finance TIMOTHY LOUGHRAN is mentioned for the IPO study he co-authored that tracked 4,753 IPOS between 1970 and 1990. The IPOs returned an average of 3 percent over the five-year periods for which they were measured, compared with 11.3 percent for the S&P 500.

Coal Week, June 2 · The UI is mentioned in a news brief as selecting River Trading Co. to supply it with up to 60,000 tons of coal for a one-year period, beginning July 1.

Chicago Tribune, June 1 · UI space physicist Louis Frank and his Small Comet theory are included in the paper's readers' quiz.

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (Madison, Wis.), June 1 - The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was mentioned as the site of the 1996 American Regions Mathematics League national math contest in a feature article on an autistic child who excels at math and participated in the contest.

SUNDAY MAIL (Scotland), June 1 - An arts column noted that the first academic thesis on cinema was written by UNIVERSITY OF IOWA student Ray LeRoy Short in 1916.

Smithsonian Magazine, June · Professor of English Carl H. Klaus' book "My Vegetable Love: A Journal of a Growing Season" is reviewed by Emily d' Aulaire.

Biomedical Products, June 1997 · The UI department of biological sciences is noted in a brief article discussing the establishment of the UI Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank.

YAHOO! Internet Life, June · The UI Virtual Hospital home page is mentioned in a story about Internet sites that offer advice about insomnia.

Healthcare Executive, June · UI Virtual Hospital was prominently featured in an article titled "Healthcare and the World Wide Web."

WIRED, June · UI Computer Science Professor Margaret Fleck and her computer image retrieval system are the focus of an article.

Library Software Review (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), June · UI University Libraries is listed as developer of a Web-based information system for providing library clientele with a variety of information resources and services in electronic format.

WORLDWIDE BIOTECH, June - In an article on Imatron's Ultrafast CT scanners, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS is listed as being one of the major medical centers around the world using one. Story also appeared in the June 5 issue of BUSINESS WIRE.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS, June - RONALD JONES, director of the UI medical microbiology division and professor of pathology, described the chemical makeup of a new antibiotic, quinupristen-dalfopristin, being tested to defeat resistant organisms.

THE BULLETIN, June 1997 - Dr. SAMIR BISHARA, UI professor of orthodontics, was a recipient of a biomedical research award entitled, "Changes in Root Length from Early to Mid-adulthood in a Normal Untreated Population: a Longitudinal Study."

NATION'S BUSINESS, June - In a lengthy article about organized labor's "new assault" on the U.S. workforce to increase union membership and to gain more political clout, UI Professor of Management and Organizations JOHN DELANEY is quoted on how unions organize: "They try to build an organization among the public and use that [organization] to try to organize people at their jobs in factories."

HEMISPHERES, June - Assistant Professor of Finance TIMOTHY LOUGHRAN is quoted in an article about the two classic philosophies of stock market investing--value and growth. Loughran, who labels himself a value investor, says growth stock buyers "miss what the market's expectations are." A company's growth rate must be viewed in the light of market expectations, he says, and "That's why firms like Cisco or Microsoft can have earnings that show more than 60 percent growth and yet the market is disappointed."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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