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Release: April 6, 2001

UI engineering lecture on retinal function scheduled April 12

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Robert A. Linsenmeier, professor and chair of the biomedical engineering department and professor in the department of neurobiology and physiology at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in Van Allen Hall, Lecture Room 2.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering and the Caterpillar Foundation. Linsenmeier will discuss "Retinal Function and Metabolism during Hypoxemia." Among his many honors and memberships, he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact the UI department of biomedical engineering in advance at 319-335-5632.