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October, 1997

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THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 31 - A roundup of new scholarly books included three from the UI PRESS: "Between History and Poetry: The Letters of H.D. and Norman Holmes Pearson," edited by Donna Krolik Hollenberg; "Breaking Boundaries: New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing," edited by Sherrie A. Inness and Diana Royer; and "Uncertainty and Plenitude: Five Contemporary Poets," by Peter Stitt.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 31 - A lengthy profile of Stephen Pyne, professor of history at Arizona State University, and his work on the history of fire, mentioned that one of the books in his "fire cycle," "The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica," was published the UI PRESS.

DETROIT NEWS, Oct. 31 - An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS in 1978, two years after the first major outbreak of the disease in Philadelphia, is cited in a story on a Detroit company that cleans the water pipes of large buildings and hospitals.

THE (Cleveland) PLAIN DEALER, Oct. 31 - Dr. LAWRENCE HUNSICKER, UI professor of internal medicine and president of the private group that operates the national organ donor network, is quoted in a story on the group's desire to keep the government from releasing data on individual heart and kidney transplant centers, partly because the information is not verified or complete. HUNSICKER said the group's board would soon release a report on organ turndowns before the government releases data the group considers to be inaccurate. The story also appeared in the PORTLAND OREGONIAN.

THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY, Oct. 30 - The UI ranked 81st in the newspaper's "Philanthropy 400," a listing of the nonprofit organizations that received the most in private donations in fiscal year 1996. The UI's $85.2 million also ranked 29th among colleges and universities.

BAY CITY (Mich.) TIMES, Oct. 30 - George Hammond of the American Chemical Society refers to his 1948 UI laboratory as looking "like a museum" compared to today's labs in an article about his talk at the organization's recent regional meeting in Mount Pleasant.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEW, Oct. 29 - ENRIQUE CARRASCO, professor of law, was quoted in a story on the connections between turmoil in Asian financial markets and the U.S. economy.

AHA NEWS, Oct. 27 - The UI HOSPITALS AND CLINICS' plans to study the health care market in the state and perhaps launch an advertising campaign touched off a big debate around the state, according to a story in AHA NEWS. There is a feeling in the private sector that this move creates an unlevel playing field. The UIHC's DEAN BORG is quoted, saying the goal is to "find out what is going on in the market we serve."

OMAHA WORLD HERALD, Oct. 27 - A story on the risks of carbonless copy paper included a UI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1988, which found that two women experienced strong physical reactions when exposed to alkylphenol novolac resin, one of the major ingredients in some forms of carbonless copy paper.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Oct. 27 - An article about the benefits of shorter work days cited BENJAMIN HUNNICUTT, UI professor of sport, health, leisure, and physical studies, as co-organizer of a national conference on shorter hours that was held last year in Iowa City. He was quoted as saying, "We envision a reawakening of the American dream of progress as more time for family and leisure activities -- not ever increasing wealth and consumption."

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, Oct. 26 - Efforts to learn more about the 1918 influenza pandemic by retrieving tissue samples from corpses buried in Arctic ice echo a 1951 project by UI RESEARCHERS, a story noted. The research team exhumed bodies from an Alaskan town hit hard by the flu, but failed to find any trace of virus in their tissues.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 24 - An opinion piece about the historical context of human rights debates cited LINDA KERBER, UI professor of history, who has shown that economic protections have in fact been taken seriously as human rights.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 24 - In a story about the effects of a new change in federal law that requires the military to be able to recruit at law schools around the country, N. WILLIAM HINES, dean of the UI College of Law, was quoted as saying the law school faced as much as $500,000 in federal aid if it continued to bar military recruiters from the building. "We're yielding in the face of supreme force," Hines was quoted as saying.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Oct. 23 - PAUL NEUHAUSER, professor of law, was a source in a story on proposals by the Securities and Exchange Commission to change the guidelines that currently limit the types of management issues that shareholders can raise within companies. Neuhauser was quoted as saying the proposals wouldn't completely reverse earlier guidelines that allow management to exclude resolutions considered "micro-managing."

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 21 - A book review of two new collections of memoirs noted that Kathryn Rhett's "Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis" grew out of a workshop she taught at the IOWA SUMMER WRITING FESTIVAL.

NATIONAL EXAMINER, Oct. 21 - According to the tabloid, a UI study offers "new scientific proof" that "men are slimebuckets." A brief article claimed that the study of male and female heart attack survivors found that women received less support from their "lazy, no-good hubbies" as they recovered.

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Oct. 20 - A "Law Schools" column on a proposed Texas law that would "prohibit public employees from engaging in legal action against the state" mentioned that University of Houston Law Center professor Michael Olivas is currently visiting at the UI COLLEGE OF LAW.

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, Oct. 20 - The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was mentioned as the site of a computer system break-in by Rajib Mitra, a student who had earlier been convicted of committing the same crime at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

BUSINESS WEEK, Oct. 20 - UI Finance Professors TIMOTHY J. LOUGHRAN and ANAND M. VIJH were cited in a story on WorldCom's takeover of MCI via a stock-financed acquisition. The article noted that a study by the UI professors found that the stock of 947 companies that did stock-for-stock acquisitions between 1970 and 1989 sank 25 percent in the five years after their acquisitions, while companies that used cash appreciated 62 percent. Loughran was quoted: "It's a negative signal that WorldCom wants to do the deal in stock."

SCIENCE WORLD, Oct. 20 - UI Space Physicist LOUIS FRANK's small comet theory was favorably discussed in the publication's Earth Science column.

THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, Oct. 19 - A report about a newly approved drug for treating kidney transplant recipients quoted Dr. LAWRENCE HUNSICKER, UI professor of internal medicine and a member of the FDA panel that found the product safe.

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 17 -- An obituary article on James Michener noted the author's financial support of the UI WRITERS' WORKSHOP. The UI connection was also mentioned in THE OMAHA WORLD-HERALD and other reports of Michener's death.

DAYTON DAILY NEWS, Oct. 13 - The UI was mentioned as one of several universities having robotic telescopes.

THE BUFFALO NEWS, Oct. 11 - An article about Web sites with helpful information about real estate listed the UI CENTER FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH as having a "useful collection of maps and geographic references."

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 10 -- The web site for the UI INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM and 100 Words was mentioned.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 10 - The UI's new program to help faculty learn how to use new technology in their classes was the focus of a feature story. The program, known as nTITLE (new Technologies in the Learning Environment), provides participating faculty with three-and-a-half days of training in computer and technology and a $3,000 "mini-grant" to put the training to use. The story highlighted courses by LISA TROYER, assistant professor of sociology, BARRY MARKOVSKY, professor of sociology; and WALTER SEAMAN, professor of mathematics. The story noted that the program is sponsored by the CENTER FOR TEACHING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES and the UI LIBRARIES.

USA WEEKEND, Oct. 10-12 - H.B. (sic) HOOVER of the UI College of Education and director of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills commented on recent trends to hold back students who don't score at grade level on the tests. "Any judgment made with one test as the ultimate criterion is not the best thing to do," Hoover was quoted as saying. The weekly newspaper magazine appeared in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, the BOSTON HERALD and others.

CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS, Oct. 5 - A UNIVERSITY OF IOWA study was mentioned in an article about how generous maternity leave policies aid in retaining valuable workers. The article noted that the UI study concluded that employers can help retain mothers by allowing them to phase back slowly into full-time work and by providing flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting or flextime.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Oct. 5 - "Weathering Winter," by Carl Klaus, published by the UI PRESS, was mentioned as a new release in the newspaper's "BookNotes" column.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 3 - Jonathan Kissam, co-president of the GRADUATE STUDENT UNION, the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students, and Sheldon F. Oppenheim, a leader of the anti-union effort, gave their conflicting views on unionization of graduate students for a larger story on the debate over whether unions are good or bad for graduate teaching assistants.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 3 - The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was included in a list of tuition and fees at more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Oct. 3 - The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was mentioned as having defeated Northern Iowa 66-0 in an article about the difficulty Division I-AA teams are having drawing crowds and balancing budgets.

GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) PRESS, Oct. 2 - According to Dr. STEVEN LEVY, UI professor of preventive and community dentistry, infants may be getting too much fluoride from baby foods, possibly resulting in dental fluorosis -- light spots that form on permanent teeth as they develop. The story also appeared in the Oct. 13 issue of ASBURY PARK (N.J.) PRESS.

SEATTLE TIMES, Oct. 1 - Dr. THOMAS CASALE, UI professor of internal medicine and director of the allergy and immunology division, was quoted in a story on asthma. He noted that nearly a quarter of all doctor visits for asthma are by patients age 65 and older.

LIBRARY JOURNAL, Oct. 1 - "Weathering Winter," by Carl Klaus, published by the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS, was reviewed as providing a "perspective on winter [that] is both a diary and insight into human existence. Readers ... will find life here that will keep them looking forward to another spring and gardening season."

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Oct. 1 - The University of Iowa football team and HAYDEN FRY are mentioned in an article on trading pre-game compliments with Ohio State.

BIOWORLD INTERNATIONAL, Oct. 1 - The University of Iowa College of Medicine's ARTHUR KRIEG is mentioned in an article profiling the new Iowa-based firm he co-founded, CpG ImmunoPharmaceuticals, to concentrate on therapeutic applications of synthetic DNA.

MIDWEST LIVING, October -- A story about the charms of Iowa City lists the University as one of its most attractive features. Specifically mentioned are the OLD CAPITOL, THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, THE MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY THEATERS, and KINNICK STADIUM.

CONDE NAST TRAVELER, October -- Report on national tour of Sydney Dance Company includes date in UI HANCHER AUDITORIUM.

BOOKPAGE, October - "Weathering Winter," by Carl Klaus, published by the UI PRESS, was reviewed as a book that will be savored by gardeners. "[T]he author awakens us to many of the high pleasures of winter when we feel closest to home, hearth, and kitchen," the reviewer wrote.

IOWA PORK PRODUCER, October - LINDA SNETSELAAR, UI associate professor of preventive medicine, will head a nutrition education project at the UI College of Medicine, a story noted. The project is funded by the pork, beef and dairy industries.

U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE MAGAZINE, October - A story about university classes on human sexuality cited HOWARD J. RUPPEL, an adjunct professor at the UI who teaches such a course. According to the article, Ruppel says dozens of students have told him that his class helped them understand that sex is something that can be studied and researched. A separate one-paragraph story described two UI students who were among four people charged with arson after setting a computer box on fire in their apartment and then throwing the smoldering box over a balcony railing.

GLAMOUR, October - UI women's basketball player ANGELA HAMBLIN was mentioned in a story about how equal access to cheerleading is another result of the trend toward gender equity in sports.

CABLING INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE, October 1997 - JAMES DARNELL, an engineer in the University of Iowa's Information Technology Services, published a letter to the editor on the issue of the battle between the communications industry and the electrical industry over the installation of fiber optics.

AMERICAN HEALTH FOR WOMEN, October - Dr. INGRID NYGAARD, UI associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was quoted in a story on incontinence and women's reluctance to address the problem, especially in the workplace. Nygaard and MARC LINDER, UI professor of law, are authors of "Void Where Prohibited," a book about workplace rest policies. Nygaard noted that it's unclear whether denying bathroom breaks causes medical problems, but she said that women shouldn't have to suffer humiliation in order to keep their jobs.

SMITHSONIAN, October - An article on new respect for the largely discredited theory of phrenology -- which held that an individual's personality and skills could be deduced from bumps on the head -- quoted Dr. ANTONIO DAMASIO, UI professor of neurology. Though he called the phrenologists "quite astounding"for their time, Damasio added that phrenology's concept of "organs" in the brain that controlled different processes has been superseded by the discovery of larger brain systems linking interdependent regions.

SYLLABUS, October - The pilot test of the UI's new, interactive CD-ROM, "OnLine at Iowa," to orient new students to campus and to the Internet was noted in a brief item.

SPORTS FOR WOMEN, October - "Soccer, with its sprints and bursts of speed, relies more on fast-twitch muscle fiber, which tends to hypertrophy (or thicken) a little better than slow-twitch," explained Dr. ROBERT OPPLIGER, UI researcher in family practice, in a story on leg muscles used in the sport.

ACCESS MAGAZINE, October - In a story on fluoride supplements, Dr. ARTHUR NOWAK, UI professor of pediatric dentistry, stressed that for the supplements to be beneficial, they must be given to children regularly. In some cases parental compliance is poor, with the results that "kids who are taking their supplements probably don't need them."

ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS BULLETIN -- Report on Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund grants reported on $302,900, 3-year grant to UI HANCHER AUDITORIUM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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