BOSTON REVIEW, February/March 1999 -- "Furious Cooking," a book of poetry
by Maureen Seaton that was published by the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS,
was reviewed. "At a time when big rhetoric is often disparaged, Seaton is an
idealist," writes the reviewer. "She keeps this in check, I sense, through talent
http://www-polisci.mit.edu/bostonreview/br21.6/poetry.html#wheeler (password may be required)
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28 -- RALPH ADOLPHS of the University of Iowa says that people who have lost the use of the amygdala -- two nubbins of neural tissue in the brain that allow people to feel fear -- are not fearless but do display subtle social quirks, like an unusually trusting manner and an inability to recognize fear in other peoples faces.
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28 -- ''Martyred Village: Commemorating the 1944 Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane," a book by University of Iowa assistant professor of history SARAH FARMER, received a rave review from the paper. The book tells the story of the 1944 massacre by 120 Waffen SS soldiers of 642 men, women and children who lived in the town.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 28 -- JUDY POLUMBAUM, a University of Iowa expert on the Chinese media, says Chinese news organizations still have room to push gently at boundaries and reshape the delivery and content of news, away from Communist dogma and toward China's more consumer-oriented economy. Chinese TV investigative shows, Polumbaum says, "are a hybrid: entertainment along with serious journalistic efforts."
WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 28 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is looking at using telemedicine for stroke victims in rural areas, says an article on the subject. The article focuses on the use of telemedicine for stroke victims by two Maryland hospitals.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Feb. 27 -- JOHN D. POWERS, a faculty member at the University of Iowa, nominated University of Chicago professor Homi Bhabba for the annual Bad Writing Contest.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 26 -- FRANK CONROY, director of the Iowa Writers Workshop, commented on the death of author Andre Dubus.
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, Feb. 25 -- DONALD BLACK, a psychiatry professor and sex researcher at the University of Iowa College of medicine, says a survey by University of Chicago researchers of sexual activity shows that a movie-sex model isnt representative of whats happening every night in Americas bedrooms.
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 25 -- NANCY ANDREASEN, who holds the Andrew
H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine,
wrote in the Feb. 25 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that pinpointing
the causes of schizophrenia was "clearly a complicated matter." Her
comments accompanied a journal article suggesting that people born in cities
have twice the risk of schizophrenia of people born in rural areas.
REUTERS, Feb. 24 -- NANCY ANDREASEN of the University of Iowa
said recent findings that people born in cities have twice the risk of schizophrenia
of people born in rural areas "highlight the probability that the clinical
manifestations of schizophrenia result from an unfortunate convergence of interacting
causal factors.'' Andreasen's comments appeared in an editorial that accompanied
the findings in the Feb. 25 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
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BOSTON GLOBE, Feb. 24 - - Former Dartmouth President James Freedman
began an aggressive campaign to downgrade the college's "Animal House"
image shortly after arriving from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA in 1987. The
article focuses on current Dartmouth President James Wright's plans to open
Dartmouth fraternities to women.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 24 -- Bags of feces collected from infants
receiving medical care at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA are being studied by
Dr. Michael Levitt of the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center to determine the
causes of colic.
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 24 -- ROBERT J. LINHARDT,
a professor at the University of Iowa, will receive the Volwiler Research Achievement
Award and $12,500 for his work on bioactive carbohydrates. Linhardt was one
of four scholars recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
for their achievements.
http://chronicle.com/daily/99/02/99022409n.htm (Online subscription required)
UPI, Feb. 24 -- UI researcher NANCY ANDREASEN says there is good evidence that the genetic basis of schizophrenia involves several genes. Her comments appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 24 -- The lead brief in a Big Ten roundup story discusses University of Iowa Coach TOM DAVIS' ability to maintain his "class and dignity" during his final days in the post.
ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY, Feb. 23 -- STEPHEN VLASTOS, a professor of East Asian history at the University of Iowa who taught a course on the Vietnam War at UC Irvine in the mid-1980s, said Ho Chi Minh was head of a government "that was engaged in a continuing struggle to prevail," just as were all the various governments in South Vietnam. Vlastos, quoted in an article about Ho as myth and man, added: "We tend to simplify history in terms of the personalities of various leaders."
WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 23 -- INGRID NYGAARD, associate professor
of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa, conducted a study of
290 female exercisers ages 17 to 68 and found one in three suffered from incontinence
CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS, Feb. 22 -- JERALD L. SCHNOOR, University of Iowa Foundation distinguished professor of environmental engineering, has joined the National Academy of Engineering.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Feb. 22 -- A class of marketing students at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, trying to come up with another slogan for the state, suggested "Iowa, Where Dreams Take Root," and "Iowa, a Cornucopia of Culture."
PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS, Feb. 22 -- The University Of Iowa Foundation will search for an additional international equity manager next month, according to LARRY BRUSE, director of finance and treasurer. Also quoted is TIFFANI SHAW, assistant treasurer.
DELAWARE CAPITOL REVIEW, Feb. 21 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA has received patent rights to biotransformation processes valued at $35 million.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 21 -- JUDY POLUMBAUM, a University of Iowa expert on the Chinese media, says Chinese news organizations must walk a fine line when covering issues that may put the government in a bad light. http://www.latimes.com/CNS_DAYS/990221/t000016298.html
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 20 -- Colleges such as the UNIVERSITY OF
IOWA are advertising female-oriented construction courses. The fact is mentioned
in an article on the opportunities, and lingering biases, for women in the construction
BOSTON GLOBE, Feb. 20 -- A class of marketing students at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, trying to come up with another slogan for the state, suggested "Iowa, Where Dreams Take Root," and "Iowa, a Cornucopia of Culture."
DAILY OKLAHOMAN, Feb. 19 -- FORREST HOLLY, a hydrologic engineer from the University of Iowa, was appointed by a district court judge to address technical positions of parties in a class action suit. The suit blames Miami, OK., area flooding on the Grand River Dam Authority.
STATES NEWS SERVICE, Feb. 19 -- Former Gov. TERRY BRANSTAD is
spending his time in the classroom. Branstad taught his first class Thursday
night at the University of Iowa's College of Business Administration.
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 19 -- The research of ALLISON
MCCRACKEN, a doctoral student in American Studies at the University of Iowa,
is cited in an article on the growing interest in studying American radio programming
from a social and cultural perspective. McCracken is writing her dissertation
http://www.chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i24/24a01701.htm (Online subscription required)
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 19 -- University of Ghana professor
Kofi Anyidoho, who last fall finished a one-month residency at the UNIVERSITY
OF IOWA'S INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM, is leading a project to study slavery's
legacy in Africa.
http://www.chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i24/24a01201.htm (Online subscription required)
USA TODAY, Feb. 18 -- Former Sen. Bill Bradley asked UNIVERSITY OF IOWA students to tell him stories about school, their lives, even their grandmothers, as he began what some are calling an early bid for vice president in the year 2000 election.
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH TOM BROKAW , Feb. 18 -- TOM ROCKLIN, a UI education professor, is quoted in a two-part story about cheating on tests and term papers, as is UI student ALLISON MILLER.
MSNBC.COM, Feb. 18 -- TOM ROCKLIN, a UI education professor, and UI student ALLISON MILLER are quoted in NBC's Internet version of its story on cheating by students. http://www.msnbc.com/news/242440.asp
WALL STREET JOURNAL, Feb. 18 -- A Chicago commodities-trading firm is
filing for bankruptcy, in part because the Chief Financial Officer, Scott Szach,
a UNIVERSITY OF IOWA graduate, allegedly engaged in unauthorized trading
with the firm's money and ran up losses of about $2 million.
http://interactive.wsj.com/ (Online subscription required)
CHEMICAL WEEK, Feb. 17 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA received nine patents from DuPont worth $35 million covering biotransformation processes for glyoxylic acid, glyphosate and pyruvic acid.
TOLEDO BLADE, Feb. 17 -- JOHN M. HARRISON, a UI graduate and
former journalism professor, died Feb. 14 in Iowa City. Harrison was associate
editor of the Toledo Blade from 1947-1958 and wrote a book about the history
of the newspaper. SAM BECKER, a UI emeritus professor of communication
studies and friend of Harrison's, is quoted extensively in the obituary.
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 16 -- DONALD BLACK, a University
of Iowa psychiatrist and nationally known researcher in the field of sexual
dysfunction, says physicians need to start considering patients' sexual health.
MIAMI HERALD, Feb. 16 -- HERBERT HOVENKAMP, an antitrust expert and law professor at the University of Iowa, is among the consultants being used by state attorneys general in their case against software giant Microsoft.
STATES NEWS SERVICE, Feb. 16 -- WILLIAM HINES, dean of the University
of Iowa College of Law, said his college is joining other law schools in protesting
the rankings of graduate schools published by U.S. News & World Report.
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 16 -- HERBERT HOVENKAMP, a UI law professor and antitrust expert, is serving as a consultant to the state attorneys general who, along with the federal government, are suing Microsoft for violation of anticompetitive practices.
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Academe Today), Feb. 16 -- The National
Science Foundation has awarded $80 million to 338 faculty members, including
three University of Iowa professors, for their excellence in engineering and
science: TED HERMAN, an assistant professor of computer science; JARKKO
KARI, an assistant professor of computer science; and SHARIF RAHMAN,
an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
http://chronicle.com/daily/99/02/99021699n.htm#ia (Online subscription required)
CONVERGE MAGAZINE, Feb. 15 -- JUDY BROWN, manager of advanced research computing services at the University of Iowa, which is a member of Internet2, said the new network "is enabling universities to share resources and allowing national and international collaborations that would not have been possible."
CHEMICAL MARKET REPORTER, Feb. 15 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA received nine patents and technical information, valued at $35 million, from DuPont.
THE COURIER-JOURNAL (Louisville, KY.), Feb. 15 -- EDGAR FOLK, professor of physiology at the University of Iowa, is quoted in a science question-and-answer column regarding hibernating animals. The same article ran Feb. 1 in the Boston Globe.
WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 14 -- The piece explores the writing of author
Gail Godwin, who completed a doctorate at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, where
she set about writing her first novel, The Perfectionists, and getting her stories
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 14 -- Joe Young, who received a master's degree
in social work from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, is director of the Lake County
(Illinois) Educational Talent search, which is the focus of this article.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 13 -- Samuel J. Betar Jr., 70, a UNIVERSITY
OF IOWA LAW SCHOOL graduate and the federal prosecutor who put mob boss
Sam Giancana behind bars, died Thursday, Feb. 12 in Lake Forest Hospital of
complications from diabetes.
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 12 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
was listed among several "major public institutions," including the
City University of New York and the State University of New York, that have
"begun to treat gay couples in the same way as married ones" regarding
BOSTON GLOBE, Feb. 12 -- A columnist writing about publishing remarks that "more talented, successful, and readable writers have come out of the Harvard Medical School than from the famed University of IOWA WRITERS WORKSHOP." http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/043/living/A_master_of_chiastic_classics+.shtml
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Feb. 12 -- Former Iowa Gov. TERRY BRANSTAD will begin teaching at the University of Iowa next week. Branstads partner in the class will be TIM JUDGE, an associate professor of management and organization in the College of Business.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 9 -- Administrators at the University of
Iowa said they were delighted to receive the most valuable DuPont patent, estimated
at $35 million, on a new biocatalyst. DuPont's biocatalyst may help produce
herbicides and nutritional products in a low-cost, low-pollution manner, said
JACK ROSAZZA, director of Iowa's Center for Biocatalysts and Bioprocessing.
STATES NEWS SERVICE, Feb. 9 -- Wire-service article says the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was set to receive $35 million in patent rights from Delaware-based chemical giant DuPont.
UPI, Feb. 9 -- UI President MARY SUE COLEMAN and DAVID SKORTON, UI vice-president for research, are mentioned in an article about chemical giant DuPont's donation of $35 million in patents to the university. Skorton called the patent donation a "gift of ideas and opportunity."
ROANOKE (VA.) TIMES, Feb. 9 -- DuPont's donation of $35 million to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is also mentioned in an article in this paper's online edition.
USA TODAY, Feb. 9 -- UI's ART AND LIFE IN AFRICA web site is mentioned in USA Today's on-line "Tech Report." A description of the UI site, which includes a link, says it was "Designed as an introduction and guide to a related CD-ROM project based on the Stanley Collection at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART, this site also proves to be an important resource on its own."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 9 -- JACK ROSAZZA, a professor and head
of the department of medicinal and natural products chemistry at the University
of Iowa, said he is excited about corporate giant DuPont's donation of nine
biotechnology patents worth $35 million to the University of Iowa Research Foundation.
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 9 - ROSAZZA also comments about the donation in the Chronicle.
WALL STREET JOURNAL, Feb. 9 -- An article that ran in the Midwest edition of the paper said the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA received nine patents and technical information valued at $35 million for manufacturing glyoxylic acid, glyphosate and pyruvic acid. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Pennsylvania State University also received a portion of the total $64 million in patents.
THE (Hackensack, N.J.) RECORD, Feb. 8 -- LARRY MAHONEY, director of pediatric cardiology at the University of Iowa and a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, is quoted in a story about heart murmurs in children.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Feb. 8 -- A study co-authored by ROBERT
FORSYTHE, associate dean of the University of Iowa's Business School, and
THOMAS RIETZ, a UI business school professor, tracked online stock-trading
behavior. Forsythe, who affirms the urgency of a new federal antifraud crackdown,
said in the article on on-line investment scams that the federal government
needs to more actively watch the Internet "because people out there need
to be protected." Rietz is also quoted.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Feb. 8 -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is building an advanced driving simulator (NADS) in Iowa (at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA). People will sit in cars loaded with gadgets - such as cell phones and warning lights - so researchers can study the impact of such devices on driver behavior.
CAPITAL DISTRICT BUSINESS REVIEW, Feb. 7 -- A UNIVERSITY OF IOWA study contrasted small- and large-cap stocks, excluding companies with less than a $10 million market cap, and found that large-cap stocks came out slightly ahead over the period from 1980 to 1994.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 7 -- TIM LOUGHRAN, a UI business professor, found that value stocks significantly outperform growth stocks only among the smallest stocks. Among the 20 percent of companies with the largest market caps, a category well represented by the S&P 500, there is no significant difference in the performance of value and growth stocks, Loughran concluded in a study published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 7 -- Iowa Athletic Director BOB BOWLSBY is quoted in a story on the Big Ten's plans to evaluate expansion. "I don't have any burning desire to get to 12 or any dissatisfaction with staying at 11," Bowlsby said.
THE SEATTLE TIMES, Feb. 5 -- HERB HOVENKAMP, a law professor at the University of Iowa, comments on Microsoft's explanation for inconsistencies in a videotaped demonstration used by the company in its anti-trust trial. "Lawyers in $50,000 contract cases don't make these kinds of mistakes," Hovenkamp said.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Feb. 3 -- In a column about online recruiting, DEANNA HURST, director of the UI Business and Liberal Arts Placement Center, said she tells students to test the appearance of an electronic resume by emailing it to a friend. The same column quotes GEORGE MCCRORY, an associate editor for University News Services, about using email to correspond with a potential employer.
SEATTLE TIMES, Feb. 3 -- HERB HOVENKAMP, an antitrust law professor at the University of Iowa, comments about software giant Microsoft's credibility in the wake of problem-plagued testimony by one of its senior vice presidents, James Allchin.
SEATTLE TIMES, Feb. 3 -- HERB HOVENKAMP is quoted in the same issue of The Seattle Times (Feb. 3) for a story exploring the proposed renewal and amendment of a joint operating agreement (JOA) between The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
ABC ON-LINE, Feb. 2 -- MARGARET TREVOR, an assistant professor
of political science at the University of Iowa, is quoted in an article that
explores the likelihood of Elizabeth Dole's running for U.S. president. "If
she stakes out a position as one of the early leaders, she is going to be the
target of everyone else in the race," Trevor said.
DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Feb. 2 -- ANN RHODES, vice president of university relations at the University of Iowa, responded to questions about a male strip show that was held on campus. "We do have policies regarding nudity and material that is explicit," Rhodes said.
ABCNEWS.COM, Feb. 2 -- An article discusses the death penalty study
by researchers DAVID BALDUS, UI law professor, and GEORGE WOODWORTH,
UI professor of statistics and actuarial science, saying it concluded that "blacks
had much higher probability of getting the death penalty than the overall numbers
NEW YORK TIMES ON-LINE, Feb. 2 -- ANN RHODES, UI vice president
of university relations, responds (in the Feb. 1 Associated Press article) to
questions about a recent male strip show on campus. Rhodes said other campus
performances have involved nudity but that they were artistic performances "where
we try and make sure that the work as a whole is being evaluated, that nudity
is not the focus of the event."
BOSTON GLOBE ON-LINE, Feb. 2 -- The same Associated Press article ran in the Feb. 2 issue of the Boston Globe's on-line edition.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ON-LINE, Feb. 2 - The same Associated Press article ran in the Feb. 2 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle's on-line edition.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 2 -- Statistical measures created by DAVID
BALDUS, a University of Iowa law professor, will continue to be used in
the proportionality review of capital cases by the New Jersey Supreme Court,
with modifications if need be.
BERGEN (N.J.) RECORD, Feb. 1 -- UI law professor ADRIEN WING
accompanied Hanan Ashrawi, a top negotiator for peace between Palestine and
Israel, to William Patterson University, where Ashrawi gave a lecture. The article
notes that Wing, a New Jersey native, helped frame the Palestinian Constitution.
BOSTON GLOBE, Feb. 1 -- EDGAR FOLK, professor of physiology at
the University of Iowa, is quoted in a science question-and-answer column regarding
USA TODAY, Feb. 1 -- In article about a new scanner designed to measure the risk for heart attacks in patients, WILLIAM STANFORD, chief of cardiovascular radiology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, is quoted as saying that electron-beam-computed tomography and other non-invasive ways of assessing atherosclerosis "are very promising things "
WORKING WOMAN, February 1999 -- Former UNIVERSITY OF IOWA student Tara Cronbaugh, who has launched several coffeehouses in Iowa, is profiled for the "business closeup" section of the magazine.
LINGUA FRANCA, February 1999 -- A story on hiring by 600 universities and four-year colleges in the United States and Canada during the 1998-99 academic year mentioned 46 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA graduates from liberal arts and the sciences.
LINGUA FRANCA, February 1999 --- LAUREN RABINOVITZ, professor of American studies and film studies at the University of Iowa and author of "For the Love of Pleasure: Women, Movies, and Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago," is among eight experts who spotlighted the best recent books on American cinema.
VICTORIAN HOMES, February 1999 -- An article on the Frick Collection's display of the "Victorian Fairy Painting" exhibit notes that the project was conceived by PAMELA WHITE TRIMPE of the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
THE WRITER, February 1999 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SUMMER WRITING FESTIVAL is listed among other programs offering children's writers' conferences in an article on the same topic.
VERMONT MAGAZINE, February 1999 -- A story on the move to level the playing field in boys and girls sports mentions the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA web site on the topic that states that the physical and mental health effects of equal access to sports are substantial.
LINGUA FRANCA, February, 1999 - In the "Breakthrough Books" section, eight experts, including LAUREN RABINOVITZ, a UI professor of American Studies, are asked to identify the best recent books on American cinema. Rabinovitz selects Thomas Waugh's "Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall," saying it "sets a new standard for the history of gay cinema in America."
MAILING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, February 1999 -- The University of Iowa's LOU EICHLER, who maintains the CUNIMAIL e-mail mailing list for college and university mail professionals, is quoted in an article about the top 10 things colleges and universities should avoid in mail processing.