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June, 1999

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NEW YORK TIMES, June 29 -- A story about trampolining says the sport was created by a vaudeville acrobat and college gymnastics teacher named Larry Griswold (and nicknamed "Leapin' Larry") and his UNIVERSITY OF IOWA protege George Nissen, a sometime carnival performer who often chose to walk on his hands rather than his feet. In the early 1930's, Nissen, inspired by the netting used under circus acrobats, pieced together a trampoline by attaching a piece of canvas to an iron frame with springs.

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, June 29 -- An editorial by columnist Arianna Huffington about donations to charity by the wealthy mentions investor Henry Tippie's $30 million donation to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. The same article appeared June 26 in the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD.

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER, June 29 -- An editorial by columnist Arianna Huffington about donations to charity by the wealthy mentions investor Henry Tippie's $30 million donation to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
http://www.sfgate.com:80/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/1999/06/29/EDITORIAL7542.dtl

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 29 -- A story about the University of Illinois at Chicago's discussions about a merger with John Marshall Law School mentions that the law school at Urbana-Champaign is tied with the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA's school for 23rd place in this year's rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
http://chicagotribune.com/news/metro/chicago/article/0,2669,SAV-9906290263,FF.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 27 -- After Sara Lee announced it was going to close its New Hampton, Iowa, bakery, union representatives contacted the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, which put the union in touch with the Midwest Center for Labor Research in Chicago, which hired a consultant to come up with a potential buyer.

NEW YORK POST, June 26 -- An editorial by columnist Arianna Huffington about donations to charity by the wealthy mentions investor Henry Tippie's $30 million donation to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. The column also ran in the June 26 BOSTON HERALD and June 28 COLUMBUS (Ohio) DISPATCH.

WALL STREET JOURNAL, June 25 -- A profile on Chinese novelist Geling Yan mentions that she visited various American writing programs in 1987 as part of the U.S. Information Agency's International Visitor's Program, including a stay at places like the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WRITERS' WORKSHOP, where she "got the idea that writers could be totally free in mind. That one's freedom could be infinite."
http://interactive.wsj.com/archive/retrieve.cgi?id=SB930264290705115630.djm

NEW YORK TIMES, June 25 -- HERBERT HOVENKAMP, a professor at the University of Iowa law school and leading antitrust scholar who is advising the government in its case against Microsoft, said the case is "mainly an old-fashioned contract case. There is nothing novel about the practices. The one thing that is novel is that the case is in the software industry." The article also ran on the HOTCOCO web site at:
http://www.hotcoco.com/news/business/businessstories/srt28679.htm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 25 -- Sean Cunningham, 19, of Crystal Lake, Ill., is spending his summer caring for, feeding and training Lipizzan horses at Tempel Farms. He is studying science at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. He plans to become a veterinarian but said that could change if he decides to make a living training horses.
http://chicagotribune.com/news/metro/mchenry/article/0,2669,SAV-9906250323,FF.html

LINCOLN (Neb.) JOURNAL STAR, June 25 -- Curator Daniel A. Siedell will be interim director of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Lincoln, Neb. Along with preparing and hanging exhibitions, studying possible acquisitions and handling the Sheldon collection, Siedell spearheaded the recent sale of European paintings to purchase American art that fits the gallery's mission. A 1989 University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate, he has a doctorate in art history from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
http://www.journalstar.com:80/archives/062499/loc/sto6

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, June 25 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA created an on-line "year-2000 tool kit," which guides department officials in checking their systems and making repairs. The U.S. Department of Education has republished the tool kit on line, as have Emory University, Northwestern University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Saskatchewan. Liaison officers in each department at Iowa report their Y2K progress to a central office. "We help as we can," says SUE NICKELS, head of the university's year-2000 team.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i42/42a03101.htm

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, June 25 -- In a letter to the editor, JIM THROGMORTON, associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa, discusses a May 21 Chronicle article by D.W. Miller titled "Searching for Common Ground in the Debate Over Urban Sprawl."
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i42/42b00301.htm

MIAMI HERALD, June 24 -- Novelist Kurt Vonnegut discusses the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS's publication of "A Community of Writers," a collection of essays and recollections regarding the university's Writers' Workshop and edited by Robert Dana, poet and retired Cornell English professor. He also discusses his experience at the workshop, where he taught full-time in 1965 and 1966 and began writing Slaughterhouse-Five. "I would later say of Paul Engle, who not only ran but personified and electrified the workshop for many decades, 'The Coast Guard should give him a medal for all the drowning professional writers whose lives he's saved.'"
http://www.herald.com:80/content/thu/entertainment/arts/digdocs/061104.htm

REUTERS HEALTH, June 24 -- A specific genetic mutation is the leading cause of congenital inherited deafness in the midwestern U.S., according to GLENN E. GREEN and colleagues at the University of Iowa. Their findings were published last week in THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
http://news.lycos.com/stories/health/19990624rthealth-sc11.asp

This article also ran on the FOXNEWS web site at:
http://www.foxnews.com/js_index.sml?content=/health/wires2/0624/h_rt_0624_13.sml

FOX NEWS.COM, June 22 -ROBIN SIMON, a UI sociology professor and KRISTEN MARCUSSEN, a graduate assistant in sociology, have found that levels of depression following divorce "are greater for people who believe in the permanence of marriage than for those who do not." In contrast, they found that new marriages provide a greater emotional boost to those people "who believe in the desirability and importance of marriage than ...for those who do not." Their study was published in the June issue of "THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR."
http://www.foxnews.com:80/js_index.sml?content=/health/062299/pm_divorce.sml

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, June 22 -- PETER BLANCK, a law professor at the University of Iowa, said two separate U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit a federal ban on discrimination against the disabled likely will not affect businesses that hire disabled persons. The court said the Americans with Disabilities law does not protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected. "While the rulings may be significant legal decisions, many employers will continue to hire persons with disabilities," Blanck said in the radio interview.

THE COLUMBUS (Ohio) DISPATCH, June 21 -- Five members of the Lion's Roar,the student newspaper at Gahanna Lincoln High School, have been honored as national sweepstakes winners by Quill and Scroll International Journalism Society for their in-depth team reporting. Quill and Scroll is based at the SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION at the University of Iowa.

STATES NEWS SERVICE, June 21 -- The University of Iowa is sending out warnings about underage drinking to incoming students. Those caught for the first time at school will have to attend substance abuse classes and have a meeting with the dean of students. Vice President for Student Services PHIL JONES says the school is trying to make it clear that underage drinking will not be tolerated. The university has developed a zero-tolerance policy since 1995 when a freshman fraternity pledge died from alcohol poisoning.
http://news.lycos.com/stories/local/iowa/19990621rtiowa-news-summary.asp

NAVY TIMES, June 21 -- DONALD BLACK, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa, said he has no patients with an addiction to on-line auctions. However, he estimates that 2 to 8 percent of the population has difficulty with compulsive shopping.

MODERN HEALTHCARE, June 21 -- A $2.5 million health care facility has opened its doors in Toledo, Iowa. The facility is the first of its kind in the country and means most local patients will no longer have to drive to Waterloo or Iowa City for treatment. The Deer Creek Health Center is a joint project of the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEALTH CARE'S COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES program and the Grinnell Medical Center.

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY, June 21 -- UNIVERSITY OF IOWA researchers have found that inflammatory agents released during a migraine might lead certain neurons in the head to increase the secretion of calcitonin gene-related peptides (CGRP). These stimulate release of additional inflammatory agents, creating a feedback loop -- and persistent pain.

ST. PAUL (Minn.) PIONEER PRESS, June 20 -- Sunscreen alone isn't enough to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, says University of Iowa dermatologist ROGER CEILLEY. Kids need to do other things to guard against sun damage, like wear protective hats and sunglasses or seek shade until 4 p.m. "Sun safety is just like car safety," Ceilley says. "It's something you need to think about every day."

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 20 -- A profile on sculptor Elizabeth Catlett says that after graduating from Howard University cum laude in 1936, she moved to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA for her master's in fine arts, which granted entree to the program but not its dorms because Catlett was black. It was at Iowa that she studied with painter Grant Wood and took her first course in sculpting--and found a sense of ease and purpose working with her hands. After receiving her MFA, Catlett began the itinerant teacher's life--from summer teaching at Prairie View College in Texas to chairing the art department at New Orleans' prestigious Dillard University.

NEW YORK TIMES, June 19 -- DEIRDRE MCCLOSKEY, an economist at the University of Iowa, discusses her sex change and her career, particularly her efforts to make economists aware how much gender affects their thinking. "There is a romantic idea among men that they are free agents in the marketplace, without any ties except to their individual selves," McCloskey says in the article. "While men think of themselves in metaphors of competition, there is an assumption among women that we are together, helping each other survive."

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 19 -- MICHAEL KIENZLE, an associate dean at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, is among the list of speakers at a conference in Philadelphia titled "How Physicians Can Transform Themselves and Their Careers." Kienzle was scheduled to talk about his switch from cardiac electrophysiologist to telemedicine expert. He says physician job opportunities will be found at the "interfaces" of medicine with business, law, education, literature and technology.
http://www.phillynews.com:80/inquirer/99/Jun/19/city/DOCS19.htm

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, June 18 -- LINDA MAXSON, dean of Iowa's liberal-arts college, suspended the International Writing Program's regular operations and set up a committee to decide its future after Tomislav Longinovic, an associate professor of Slavic languages at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, declined an offer to be IWP director. Maxson says the program needs to be tied more closely to the university's undergraduate teaching mission. Next year, Iowa will invite only two international writers to the campus; there will be no immediate search for a director. "I did not want to bring people in and have this be the worst program in history," says Ms. Maxson. "We didn't have the commitment or leadership." Supporters say this will kill the program. They've begun a letter-writing campaign and set up a World-Wide Web site to make their case.

http://chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i41/41a05001.htm

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, June 18 -- Supporters of the Clinton Administration's direct-loan program accuse non-profit lenders of providing discounts primarily to steal colleges from direct lending, not to be charitable. They point to Iowa, where one non-profit lender, the Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, wrote in March to the presidents of the state's flagship universities -- Iowa State University and the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA -- emphasizing just how much the universities' decision to stay in direct lending was costing their students. Like secondary markets in about a dozen other states, the Iowa agency will cover the entire 3-percent origination fee that borrowers in the guaranteed-loan program must pay to the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the Iowa agency estimates, a student who is borrowing $5,000 while in college will save $512 under a 10-year repayment plan.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i41/41a00101.htm

BALTIMORE SUN, June 18 -- Rita Dove, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, will visit Columbia University to read from her latest collection, based on stories of American heroes like Rosa Parks. Dove graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English in 1973 from Miami University of Ohio before studying in Germany as a Fulbright scholar for two years. She then joined the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA'S WRITERS' WORKSHOP, where she earned a master of fine arts degree in 1977 and met German writer Fred Viebahn, whom she married.
http://www.sunspot.net/cgi-bin/editorial/story.cgi?section=archive&storyid=1150090206220

CHATANOOGA (Tenn.) TIMES, June 17 -- After announcing his candidacy for president in his hometown of Carthage, Tenn.,Vice President Al Gore flew to Iowa City, where he participated in a forum on "revolutionary change in education" at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. He was later to fly to Manchester, N.H.

SALT LAKE (Salt Lake City, Utah) TRIBUNE, June 17 -- Accompanying an article about Vice President Al Gore's announcement of his candidacy for president in Carthage, Tenn., is an Associated Press photo of Al Gore at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Wednesday. The article itself does not mention the university.

WASHINGTON TIMES, June 17 -- Vice President Al Gore told a cheering crowd of students at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA that he will push for "revolutionary improvement in our public schools" and to make quality preschooling available to children across the country. Gore criticized Republicans who support school vouchers, saying they want "to give up on our public schools and drain away the dollars." In both Carthage, Tenn., where earlier in the day Gore announced his candidacy for president, and at the UI, Gore took the stage to a recording of "Rock This Country" by country singer Shania Twain.

SUN PUBLICATIONS, June 17 -- This COPLEY NEWS SERVICE article says that researchers from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA found that children who are impulsive and eager to try unfamiliar activities as toddlers and preschoolers are likely to overestimate their physical abilities as 6-year-olds, according to a study in Child Development. That means they're more likely than cautious kids to have mishaps that require medical attention.

AUSTIN (Texas) AMERICAN-STATESMAN, June 17 -- Accompanying an article about Vice President Al Gore's announcement of his candidacy for president in Carthage, Tenn., is an ASSOCIATED PRESS photo of Al Gore at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Wednesday. The article itself does not mention the university. The photo also ran June 17 in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE NEWS TRIBUNE (Tacoma, Wash.), THE WASHINGTON (D.C.) TIMES, THE KANSAS CITY STAR and THE DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

STATES NEWS SERVICE, June 17 -- After announcing his candidacy Wednesday, Vice President Al Gore spoke at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA and focused on issues such as education, farm policy, crime and education. Students at the University of Iowa made up a large segment of the audience. Students say they were impressed by his positions on the environment, education, and development of the Internet. Gore moved on to New Hampshire Thursday.

SEATTLE TIMES, June 17 -- The late Neil Jacobson, who taught at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA before joining the University of Washington psychology department in 1979, was UW's foremost authority on marital therapy, domestic violence and depression. Jacobson and a university colleague, John Gottman, had pioneered research into domestic violence and last year co-authored the book "When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships." As a result of his research on domestic violence, Jacobson became an advocate for court-ordered treatment for men convicted of battering and for stringent monitoring of treatment programs to end domestic violence. Jacobson died of a heart attack June 2 at the age of 50.
http://archives.seattletimes.com/cgi-bin/texis.mummy/web/vortex/display?storyID=37696b7355&query =%22University+of+IOwa%22

NEW YORK TIMES, June 16 -- Rebecca Gilman, whose play "Spinning Into Butter" is being performed at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, is a native of Trussville, Ala., who moved to Chicago in 1994 after finishing a graduate degree in theater at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. The plot of "Spinning Into Butter" concerns what happens when a troubled teen-ager named Simon Brick, one of a handful of black freshman at a small, mostly white college in Vermont, starts receiving hostile notes. This turns the subject of discussion among the onstage characters, mostly college faculty members, to racism in their midst, who is at fault and what they ought to do about it.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, June 15 -- ERNEST PASCARELLA, a University of Iowa professor of education, and Patrick Terenzini write in their 1991 book: "How College Affects Students" (Jossey-Bass) that "the major impact of college is to foster the increased use of principled reasoning in judging moral issues." Pascarella is also quoted in the article, which says that research shows that the undergraduate years can and usually do instill in students vastly improved moral reasoning. He told the paper that there have been 250 to 300 studies on the subject of the moral impact of college on students in the past 25 years.
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/06/15/text/p20s2.html

LINCOLN (Neb.) JOURNAL STAR, June 15 -- The International Society of Bassists Competition was held at the University of Iowa this year as part of its 1999 convention. DIANA GANNETT, a professor of double bass at Iowa, is president-elect of the society's board. The competition brought together players 14 and younger from around the world.
http://www.journalstar.com:80/archives/061399/loc/stox

LIFE@WORK JOURNAL, June 15 -- UI professor BENJAMIN KLINE HUNNICUTT's quote that "Work is a secular religion that is spreading" is reprinted from the Wall Street Journal in an article about people's quest for significance.

PRIME TIMES (Madison, Wis.), June 15 -- An article profiles the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION, which has operated for more than 60 years.

REMEDY, June 15 -- ROGER CEILLEY, assistant clinical professor of dermatology with the University of Iowa, suggests wearing sun-protective clothing and using a good broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 when going outdoors. "Plus I try to avoid the intense midday hours," he says.

SUBACUTE CARE TODAY, June 15 -- An article says that, using a computer model, researchers at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA have found a way to reprogram existing cochlear implants so the devises better mimic the natural spontaneous activity of the normal cochlea. They plan to begin trials on qualified patients already implanted with cochlear devices soon, and the UI Research Foundation has applied for a patent for the strategy.

AMERICAN MEDICAL NEWS, June 14 -- RICHARD NELSON, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on child health financing, says parents who suddenly make enough money to become ineligible for Medicaid often don't realize that although they no longer qualify, their children might because of more generous eligibility rules.

HOUSTON CHRONICLE, June 14 -- BENJAMIN HUNNICUTT, professor of leisure studies at the University of Iowa, is quoted extensively in an article that examines the prospects for America adopting a shorter workweek. Hunnicutt a co-organizer of a 1996 conference on shorter work hours held in Iowa City, says the idea that people ought to work less has a long and honorable history.

COLUMBUS (Ohio) DISPATCH, June 13 -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who is endorsed as a presidential candidate by all of Iowa's Republican U.S. House members and a majority of state lawmakers, got a further boost this weekend when beloved former University of Iowa football coach HAYDEN FRY appeared with him at a Des Moines event.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, June 13 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS is publishing "Tight Spaces: An Expanded Edition," by Kesho Scott, Cherry Muhanji and Egyirba High. The book recounts the odds that black women face in finding themselves. A winner of the American Book Award when it was first published in 1987, this edition includes six new essays.
http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisSlug=PB13&date=13-Jun-99&word=iowa&word=university&word=of

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, June 13 -- GARY V. DOERN, a University of Iowa microbiology professor, discusses a case in which an 86-year-old man died of streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. "He got infected with a bug for which there isn't effective therapy," Doern said in the article on "Superbugs." "Five years ago, that never occurred."

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 13 -- JEFFREY WALLINE, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa, is investigating the idea that there might be a hereditary or genetic basis to the development of nearsightedness. Using DNA from cheek swabs submitted by participants in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Ethnicity and Refractive Error study, Walline is looking for mutations in genes related to eye development. Walline is also looking at the DNA of families with two or more myopic children for patterns of inheritance and comparing them to normal DNA sequence variation.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 11 -- Geraldine Brower, who attended the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, manages the Bridal Garden boutique, which sells only donated, steeply discounted wedding dresses in New York to benefit underprivileged children. The Bridal Garden opened 18 months ago, carries about 200 dresses at any given moment and books as many as 35 customers a day by appointment only. Brower said she attended Iowa because "it sounded like a nice school," receiving degrees in sociology and education before sampling careers.

NEW YORK TIMES, June 11 - PEVERILL SQUIRE, a UI professor of political science, said George W. Bush, governor of Texas and the Republican front-runner in the race for the White House, is coming to Iowa this weekend with enormous fanfare but without an established set of positions on various issues. "He's going to have to start filling in the blanks," Squire said. "I can't think of anybody who has come into the state with such expectations."

DETROIT FREE PRESS, June 11 - Texas Gov. George W. Bush will likely see his support start to drop off once he engages in the campaign more and stakes out positions, said ARTHUR MILLER, UI professor of political science, in an article about Bush's trip to Iowa this weekend.
http://www.freep.com/news/politics/qbush11.htm

DETROIT NEWS, June 11 - Rob Houghtlin, a former punter and place kicker for the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FOOTBALL TEAM, is an ad salesman in the Troy, Mich. office of the new ESPN Magazine.
http://www.detnews.com/1999/biz/9906/11/06110042.htm

HOUSTON CHRONICLE, June 10 -- Sunscreen alone isn't enough to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, says University of Iowa dermatologist ROGER CEILLEY. Kids need to do other things to guard against sun damage, like wear protective hats and sunglasses or seek shade until 4 p.m. "Sun safety is just like car safety," Ceilley says. "It's something you need to think about every day."

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, June 10 -- ARTHUR MILLER, a political scientist at the University of Iowa who studies public opinion, said it was likely that support for Gov. George W. Bush of Texas as a presidential candidate would start to drop once he engaged in the campaign more and staked out positions. "Once he starts going around and telling people what he stands for and doesn't stand for, those numbers are going to change," Miller said. "He is an unfilled vessel for 90 percent of the people. . . . People will find he doesn't fit with their prior notion of him."
http://www.phillynews.com:80/inquirer/99/Jun/10/international/POLI10.htm

USA TODAY, June 8 -- Audra Anderson, 18, was among a large group of people who gathered at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA last month for a scheduled visit by Elizabeth Dole. Because of bad weather, Dole didn't make the trip in person but instead called the gathering by phone. "Just the idea of a woman as president interests me," Anderson said during the gathering. "It would be pretty amazing to me if a woman could get elected president."

WALL STREET JOURNAL, June 8 -- SmarterKids.com, an upstart Web retailer of games and toys, is teaming with state officials in Michigan and the National Computer Systems Inc. (NCS) -- the largest scorer of educational tests in the U.S. -- to pitch its wares as tools to boost children's test scores. National Computer has long processed such standardized tests as the IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS. Its test processing business was started in 1953 by a University of Iowa professor who developed the Iowa test of basic skills. As the number of tests increased, he and his colleagues developed the first electronic scoring machine in 1955. National Computer bought the company in 1983.
http://interactive.wsj.com/archive/retrieve.cgi?id=SB928804811220980121.djm
The article was reprinted on the MSNBC web site.

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE, June 8 -- Joshua R. Holt of Jacksonville, Ark. was awarded a full University of Arkansas Sturgis Fellowship for summer study at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. Holt is one of 11 students offered the fellowship, which is the most competitive scholarship awarded at the university and which this year netted students whose standardized test scores put them in the top 1 percent of students in the country.

FOX NEWS, June 8 -- People with progeria - a rare, rapid aging disease - have low levels of the antioxidant enzymes believed to fight aging, researchers from the University of Iowa have found. "We're very certain that the loss of these enzymes is damaging,'' said one of the team, LARRY W. OBERLEY, a radiology professor. In their study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Oberley and colleagues compared skin cells of progeria patients with those of healthy patients. A version of the same article was written June 8 by REUTERS HEALTH.

THE NEW REPUBLIC, June 7 -- Graduate students at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA and other large state universities have unionized since 1969, when the University of Wisconsin became the first university to recognize its graduate students' union.

ST. PAUL (Minn.) PIONEER PRESS, June 7 -- MICHAEL D'ALESSANDRO, a co-founder and director of the University of Iowa Medical Center's Virtual Hospital, said only 10 percent of the visitors to its site are from the state -- 20 percent are from outside the country. D'Alessandro said the Virtual Hospital contains digital versions of hundreds of medical textbooks and research, in essence opening the bookshelves of the staff at the medical center to the world.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, June 6 -- The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS has issued "America & the Daguerreotype" (273 pages, $37.95) in paperback for the first time since the book was first published in 1991. Edited by John Wood, a scholar of early photography, the book presents more than 200 images -- 29 color photographs, 72 duotones and 109 halftones -- documenting American life between 1840 and 1860.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 6 -- DEANNA HURST, head of career placement for liberal arts and business students at the University of Iowa, is quoted in an article about the proliferation of job postings on the Web. "Our students are finding employment links while they're shopping at L.L. Bean," Hurst said.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 6 -- An article about the rising cost of attending Ivy League schools says that to many parents, the Big 10 represents a good buy. For example, tuition and room and board at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is about $14,810 -- far less than at a comparable private institution.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 6 -- An article in which freshmen are asked to give advice to prospective college students includes comments by Steve Katz, a 19-year-old Glen Ellyn, Ill., resident who is attending the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. Katz's advice is to visit the campus when school is in session because "the place may be dead in the summer."

GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) PRESS, June 4 -- MARK ABBOTT, the University of Iowa's director of licensing, discusses Iowa's position in the use of his trademark Tiger Hawk logo. "High schools have been using the logo innocently," he said. "But we feel we need to protect the 'Tiger Hawk' so it doesn't become generic."

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, June 4 -- Young children who are extroverted and impulsive appear to be more prone to injuries requiring medical attention, according to a study conducted at the University of Iowa by DAVID C. SCHWEBEL, a teaching assistant in Iowa's psychology department, and JODIE M. PLUMERT, an associate professor of psychology. In the May-June issue of the journal CHILD DEVELOPMENT, the Iowa researchers said their study suggested that temperament provided important clues to a child's risk of accidental injury.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v45/i39/39a02403.htm

EDUCATION WEEK, June 2 -- NICHOLAS COLANGELO, director of the Belin-Blank Center, says that gifted children in rural schools are easily overlooked because the schools lack the resources to identify and challenge them.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, June 1 -- LINDA MAXSON, dean of Iowa's liberal-arts college, suspended the INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM's regular operations and set up a committee to decide its future after Tomislav Longinovic, an associate professor of Slavic languages at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, declined an offer to be IWP director. Maxson says the program needs to be tied more closely to the university's undergraduate teaching mission. Next year Iowa will invite only two international writers to the campus; there will be no immediate search for a director.

WASHINGTON POST, June 1 -- SAMUEL J. FOMON, professor emeritus of pediatrics in the UI College of Medicine, is a member of an expert panel convened by the Life Sciences Research Office (LSRO) under contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assess the nutritional value of infant formulas. The FDA is preparing to revise regulations for infant formula -- the first official re-examination of formula since 1985. "So far as we know, the baby getting formula today will either get all the essential nutrients he needs or will be able to make them out of what he gets," said Fomon.

CHICAGO SUN TIMES, June 1 -- Anthrax and other deadly biological agents attack silently. Once in the hands of terrorists, death could spread without warning, MARY J.R. GILCHRIST, director of the Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, said Monday at the American Society for Microbiology convention at McCormick Place. "When we have a real bioterrorist attack, we don't believe the terrorists will announce it," said Gilchrist, one of several public health officials creating the National Laboratory Network for Bioterrorism Detection.

STATES NEWS SERVICE, June 1 -- School administrators at the University of Iowa have decided to take a hard look at whether to continue the INTERNATIONAL WRITERS PROGRAM. The university has decided to bring only two writers to campus in the coming school year and will have a committee decide whether the 32-year-old program should continue.

SALON, June 1 -- A feature says Ina May Gaskin, who earned an English degree from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA before entering the Peace Corps, inspired the rebirth of midwifery in the United States. Gaskin is widely credited with having created the modern home-birth movement, and her 1976 book, "Spiritual Midwifery," is in its third printing with more than a half-million copies sold.
http://www.salonmagazine.com:80/people/bc/1999/06/01/gaskin/index.html

FOX NEWS, June 1 -- Children of alcoholic parents appear to be at increased risk of a variety of psychiatric disorders and behavioral problems, results of a study suggest. SAMUEL KUPERMAN of the University of Iowa and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., conducted the study, whose findings appear in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This is a Reuters wire story.
http://www.foxnews.com:80/js_index.sml?content=/health/060199/acoas.sml

MANAGEMENT REVIEW, June 1999 -- CATHIE DECKER, director of MBA Career Services at the University of Iowa, is quoted in an article about the growing demand for tech-savvy professionals. "You don't need to be a programmer, but you need to know how to harness the powers of technology for strategic purposes," Decker said.

COMPUTERCREDIBLE, June 1999 -- A brief article about DADA, a western European artistic and literary movement (1916-23), mentions that more information about it can be found at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES' International DADA Archive.

MODERN MEDICINE, June 1999 — BRAD VAN VOORHIS, an associate professor and director of reproductive endocrinology in the University of Iowa's department of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted in an article about a donor embryo program at the UI. "This program provides another option for building a family," Van Voorhis said. "We consider this to be a cost-effective infertility treatment for couples that are willing to consider this option."

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES, June 1999 -- BARBARA I. DEWEY, director of Information and Research Services, and CAROL ANN HUGHES, head of Information, Research and Instructional Services at the University of Iowa Libraries, are authors of an article about the Scholarly Digital Resources Center. The SDRC is intended to foster the creation and use of digitized collections and resources of interest to the University of Iowa community.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SPIRIT, June 1999 -- A study co-authored by ROBERT FORSYTHE, associate dean of the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business, is cited in an article about Internet stock trading in this Southwest Airlines publication. Titled "Cheap Talk, Fraud, and Adverse Selection in Financial Markets," the study -- to be published in the Review of Financial Studies -- shows how easy it is to mislead people with phony stock tips. "The bottom line is, don't believe anything you hear about a stock unless you can verify it, which unfortunately is rather hard to do online," Forsythe said.

HIGH TECHNOLOGY CAREERS MAGAZINE, June 1999 -- FILLIPO MENCZER, an assistant professor in the management sciences department of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, discusses his research of intelligent search agents on the Web. Information retrieval studies indicate that including personal information will make any search more likely to turn up the right information. "If the user is willing to mark the relevant documents, then agents or the system can use those relevance assessments to improve its subsequent performance. But many people are not willing to do that," he noted.
http://www.hightechcareers.com/doc599/goodpage599.html

HEALTHCARE RISK MANAGEMENT, June 1999 -- University of Iowa researchers led by JOHN W. ELY, associate professor of family medicine, found that family doctors with the most impressive credentials are most likely to be sued. The study examined the malpractice records of family doctors who practiced in Florida for a year or more from 1971 to 1994.

THE INSTRUMENTALIST (Northfield, Ill.), June 1999 -- An article about right-hand techniques for intermediate students of the horn was written by Gary L. Reeves, who received a doctor of musical arts degree in horn performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where his principal teacher was PAUL ANDERSON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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