CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Football Saturday program features College of Liberal Arts faculty
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Home football Saturdays in Iowa City bring added
appeal this season as the College of Liberal Arts kicks off a new pre-game
program, "Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind." Alumni,
students, parents, faculty, friends and fans of the University of Iowa
are invited for a pre-game warm-up with leading faculty members during
informal presentations on topics ranging from art to science.
"We want to give the community a chance to see some of our outstanding
faculty in action," says Linda Maxson, professor of biology and dean
of the College of Liberal Arts. "We hope it will be a fun learning
experience that will showcase some of the exciting new things going on
in the college."
The faculty line-up includes:
Scott Robinson, associate professor of psychology, "Womb with a
View: The Development of Behavior Before Birth." Robinson will explore
a new view of prenatal experience and the foundations for understanding
development of behavior before birth. (Sept. 5, Iowa vs. Central Michigan);
Alice Fulton, director of the college's honors program and professor
of biochemistry, "Messages for Healing." Fulton will share new
insights into how cells "walk" for the purpose of healing wounds.
(Sept. 12, Iowa vs. Iowa State);
Linda Maxson, dean, College of Liberal Arts and professor of biological
sciences, "Fascinating Frogs," Maxson will discuss the adaptability
and the plight of frogs in their changing environments. (Oct. 3, Iowa vs.
Edward Wasserman, professor of psychology, "Minding Animals."
Wasserman will trace the scientific study of animal intelligence and discuss
recent findings about mental abilities in animals. (Oct. 10, Iowa vs. Northwestern,
Christopher Roy, professor of art and art history, and Lynda McIntyre,
associate director, "Art and Life in Africa Project." Roy and
McIntyre will show how advanced technology is bringing the masterpieces
of African art and creativity to Iowa. (Oct. 24, Iowa vs. Wisconsin, Parents
Ed Folsom, professor of English, "Photo-Sensitive: Walt Whitman
and Nineteenth Century Photography." Folsom will explore how Whitman,
the most photographed writer of the century, wrote a poetry that was "photographic"
in its ways of seeing and describing the world. (Nov. 14, Iowa vs. Ohio
There will be coffee and a few calories available at 8:45 a.m. Presentations
begin at 9 a.m. in Room 40, Schaeffer Hall and will finish before game
time. Registration is encouraged but not required. To reserve a seat, call
384-0017. The program is free and open to the public.