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Release: Sept. 16, 1999

CAMPUS NOTES

WSUI/KSUI RADIO FORUM — In its next program, WSUI/KSUI's UI Radio Forum series "Athletics at Iowa" features Stephanie Gabbert, UI women's soccer coach.

Gabbert will talk about her career to date, the rise of soccer's popularity in women's sports in America, and the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup win and its effect on collegiate sports around the country.

"Athletics at Iowa," hosted by Bonnie Slatton, airs on WSUI-AM (910) this Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m.; and on KSUI-FM (91.7) on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

DING DARLING EXHIBITION AT UI LIBRARIES - The department of special collections at the University of Iowa Libraries will open an exhibition on the work of prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Monday, Sept. 20 at the Main Library, Third Floor exhibition area.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Ding, a two-time Pulitzer prize winner, worked almost all of his life at The Des Moines Register and was among the earliest widely syndicated cartoonists in the United States.

The exhibition, titled "'Ding' on Cartooning," draws on Darling's own writings about cartooning.

For more information, contact the UI Libraries department of special collections at 335-5921.

INVESTOR BEHAVIOR SEMINAR - Even though they might have great information and research, traders sometimes make bad investment choices. The psychology behind this kind of investor behavior will be discussed Sept. 24 at a seminar hosted by the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business.

The seminar will be held at 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building. Speakers will discuss the emerging field of behavioral finance, which attempts to describe decision making about financial or economic matters under uncertain conditions.

David DeMers, portfolio manager with the Prediction Company in Santa Fe, N.M., will discuss the sometimes irrational thought process that leads to poor financial decisions. Using current research in behavioral finance, he will point out why certain bad choices tend to be inevitable, why the investment field is particularly sensitive, and how attention to these problems can help bring discipline to one's investment process, whether it be a day-trader, investor, or manager of a $1 billion portfolio.

Using data from the Iowa Electronic Markets, UI associate professor of finance Tom Rietz will examine how markets react to decisions of biased and irrational traders. Through his research, Rietz has found that prices are set at correct levels, despite traders making decisions that don't maximize their profits.

The seminar is part of a semester-long series "Complex Adaptive Systems and Their Business Applications" that takes a cross-disciplinary look at how theories of sciences such as biology and psychology can be used to study finance, economics and other business areas.

The seminar series is coordinated by Filippo Menczer, UI assistant professor of management sciences and sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute's 1999 Fellows-At-Large program and by the NCS Corporate Lecture Series.

A complete seminar schedule is at Sept. 16, 1999

CAMPUS NOTES

WSUI/KSUI RADIO FORUM — In its next program, WSUI/KSUI's UI Radio Forum series "Athletics at Iowa" features Stephanie Gabbert, UI women's soccer coach.

Gabbert will talk about her career to date, the rise of soccer's popularity in women's sports in America, and the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup win and its effect on collegiate sports around the country.

"Athletics at Iowa," hosted by Bonnie Slatton, airs on WSUI-AM (910) this Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m.; and on KSUI-FM (91.7) on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

DING DARLING EXHIBITION AT UI LIBRARIES - The department of special collections at the University of Iowa Libraries will open an exhibition on the work of prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Monday, Sept. 20 at the Main Library, Third Floor exhibition area.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Ding, a two-time Pulitzer prize winner, worked almost all of his life at The Des Moines Register and was among the earliest widely syndicated cartoonists in the United States.

The exhibition, titled "'Ding' on Cartooning," draws on Darling's own writings about cartooning.

For more information, contact the UI Libraries department of special collections at 335-5921.

INVESTOR BEHAVIOR SEMINAR - Even though they might have great information and research, traders sometimes make bad investment choices. The psychology behind this kind of investor behavior will be discussed Sept. 24 at a seminar hosted by the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business.

The seminar will be held at 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building. Speakers will discuss the emerging field of behavioral finance, which attempts to describe decision making about financial or economic matters under uncertain conditions.

David DeMers, portfolio manager with the Prediction Company in Santa Fe, N.M., will discuss the sometimes irrational thought process that leads to poor financial decisions. Using current research in behavioral finance, he will point out why certain bad choices tend to be inevitable, why the investment field is particularly sensitive, and how attention to these problems can help bring discipline to one's investment process, whether it be a day-trader, investor, or manager of a $1 billion portfolio.

Using data from the Iowa Electronic Markets, UI associate professor of finance Tom Rietz will examine how markets react to decisions of biased and irrational traders. Through his research, Rietz has found that prices are set at correct levels, despite traders making decisions that don't maximize their profits.

The seminar is part of a semester-long series "Complex Adaptive Systems and Their Business Applications" that takes a cross-disciplinary look at how theories of sciences such as biology and psychology can be used to study finance, economics and other business areas.

The seminar series is coordinated by Filippo Menczer, UI assistant professor of management sciences and sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute's 1999 Fellows-At-Large program and by the NCS Corporate Lecture Series.

A complete seminar schedule is at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/class/6K299_menczer/. For more information, contact Menczer at (319) 335-0884.