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Release: June 16, 2000

UI, Milman reach settlement of civil suit case

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa and Estera Milman have reached a settlement of the civil suit brought by Milman against Steven Prokopoff, W.H. Knight, Jr., and Jon Whitmore. Milman had alleged the defendants improperly interfered with her work on grant-funded research and exhibitions, particularly "No!Art and the Aesthetics of Doom," funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Under the settlement, which is a compromise of a disputed claim, the exhibit is expected to originate at Northwestern University in late 2001 and be installed for eight weeks at the University of Iowa Museum of Art beginning sometime between February and April 2002.

The settlement also makes provision for Milman's future employment at the university and for financial assistance with Milman's attorney fees. Both Milman and the university consider the settlement to be a satisfactory resolution of the litigation.