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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA NEWS DIGEST

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May 29, 2002

 

News release summaries from the Office of University Relations, University News Services, Health Science Relations and Arts Center Relations

 

Editor: Linda Kettner (linda-kettner@uiowa.edu)

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IN THIS EDITION:

 

GENERAL NEWS

 

1. Coleman Is Chosen For Presidency of University of Michigan

2. UI Alumna Named State Archaeologist

3. O'Grady To Give Keynote Address At European Business Workshop

 

HEALTH NEWS

 

4. STAR 102.5 Raises More Than $270,000 For Children's Hospital Of Iowa

5. Physician Organization Honors Two Doctors

6. Iowa Chapter Wins National Award For Program On Diversity

7. People With Type 2 Diabetes Invited To Participate In Study

 

UI IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

 

1. Coleman Chosen Next Michigan President (Detroit Free Press, May 29)

2. Coleman Named Michigan President (Michigan Radio, May 29)

3. FBI's Rowley Is UI Law School Graduate (USA Today, May 29)

4. UI Conference Raised Author’s Profile (Toledo Blade, May 29)

5. Nancy Drew Author, UI Alumna Dies(Baltimore Sun, May 29)

6. FBI Whistleblower Is UI Alumna (Seattle Times, May 28)

 

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GENERAL NEWS

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1. Coleman IS chosen for Presidency of University of Michigan

In the following media advisory issued this morning (Wednesday, May 29, 2002) UI President Mary Sue Coleman announced that she would be leaving the University of Iowa by this fall to assume the presidency of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

 

Said Coleman:  “I am deeply honored by being selected to lead the University of Michigan. At the same time, I am immensely sad to leave the University of Iowa. For the past six and a half years, I have loved every day of this job. Admittedly, some days have been stressful, but in the end, I was always confident that within our university community we could produce significant accomplishment by dialogue and collaboration.”

 

2. UI alumna Is named New State Archaeologist

The University of Iowa, subject to approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has appointed Elizabeth Prine Pauls the state archaeologist and director of the Office of the State Archaeologist at the UI, effective July 15. She will take over for Stephen Lensink, who has served as interim director since August 2001, when former director William Green left the university.

 

3. O'Grady to give keynote address at European business workshop

Peter O'Grady, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the University of College of Engineering, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the European Union Workshop on Collaborative Business June 13 in Brussels, Belgium.

 

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HEALTH NEWS

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4. STAR 102.5 raises more than $270,000 for Children's Hospital of Iowa

Children and families across central Iowa will benefit from the round-the-clock efforts of the KSTZ STAR 102.5 morning team of Ken Auge and Colleen Kelly during their 102-hour radiothon that concluded Saturday at Valley West Mall in Des Moines.

 

"Ken and Colleen's Kids" received $272,715 from listeners during the marathon broadcast, which ran from May 21-25. The donations will be given to Children's Miracle Network to help support patients and their families at the Children's Hospital of Iowa within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

 

5. Physician organization honors two doctors

The Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has honored two physicians for excellence in their profession and service to community.

 

Joel Gordon, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and Peter Reiter, M.D., physician director of the Ottumwa region for Iowa Health Physicians, each received the Laureate Award at a May 3 ceremony held at the UI at the annual scientific meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the ACP-ASIM.

 

6. Iowa Chapter wins national award for program on diversity

Two University of Iowa Health Care physicians played key roles in an Iowa organization's receipt of a national award for achievements in community service, communication, careers in internal medicine, and member recruitment.

 

John Fieselmann, M.D., UI professor (clinical) of internal medicine, and Barbara Muller, M.D., UI associate professor (clinical) of internal medicine, are leaders in the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM), which received the national organization's 2002 Evergreen Award. Fieselmann serves as governor of the Iowa Chapter, while Muller chairs the chapter committee responsible for winning the award.

 

7. People with type 2 diabetes invited to participate in study

People who have had type 2 diabetes for one year or longer are invited to participate in a University of Iowa Health Care study of specific drug combinations to control blood sugar. The study will last approximately seven months.

 

Eligible participants must be ages 18 to 79 and currently taking only metformin (Glucophage) and a sulfonylurea (Amaryl, Diabeta, Micronase, Glyburide, Glynase or Glucatrol). Participants must be willing to give themselves an injection once a day. In addition, women must not be pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to conceive while enrolled in the study.

 

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UI IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

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1. COLEMAN CHOSEN NEXT MICHIGAN PRESIDENT (Detroit Free Press, May 29)

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA President Mary Sue Coleman was selected Wednesday as the president of the University of Michigan and the first woman to hold the position. The search began five months ago when Lee Bollinger left to become president of Columbia University. Coleman faces a number of pressing issues as she takes the helm of the state's premier institution of higher education. Michigan continues to defend itself against a pair of lawsuits challenging its affirmative action policies.

http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm9425_20020529.htm

A version of this ASSOCIATED PRESS article appeared May 29 on MLIVE.com, the Web site of the ANN ARBOR News:

http://www.mlive.com/news/statewide/index.ssf?/stories/news/20020529_umprez_named.html

 

2. COLEMAN NAMED MICHIGAN PRESIDENT (Michigan Radio, May 29)

The University of Michigan named its first female president this morning, MARY SUE COLEMAN. She's the president of the University of Iowa. The 58-year-old Coleman is a biochemist who came to the University of Iowa in 1996 after serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Mexico. Michigan's presidential search was its first since a 1999 state Supreme Court decision allowing all but the regents' final vote to be held in private.

http://www.michiganradio.org/news_story.asp

 

3. FBI'S ROWLEY IS UI LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE (USA Today, May 29)

 A story compares the "whistleblowing" of Sherron Watkins on Enron's alleged mismanagement and Coleen Rowley on the FBI's alleged mismanagement and says Rowley -- who wanted to join the FBI since she was in fifth grade -- obtained a law degree from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA before joining the bureau, where she loyally served for 21 years.

http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe/document?_m=adf5ece434d546e9b8aa2c63eb86a9c0&_docnum=1&wchp=dGLStS-lSlzV&_md5=3e6eded95fbba726ee0a777ad9144d26

 

4. UI CONFERENCE RAISED AUTHOR’S PROFILE (Toledo Blade, May 29)

Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson, a newspaper reporter for more than eight decades and author of the first 23 Nancy Drew mysteries that inspired generations of readers, died last night in Toledo Hospital. She was 96. Mrs. Benson became ill at The Blade yesterday afternoon while working on her column and was later taken from her Old Orchard home by rescue squad to the hospital’s emergency room where she died about 8 p.m., said her daughter, Peggy Wirt. Beginning in 1990, when she was 84, Mrs. Benson authored a popular, weekly column, which became "On the Go with Millie Benson." She described the work as a projection of the Nancy Drew philosophy. Her acclaim reached a crescendo in 1993, when she was the guest at a Nancy Drew conference at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, where she was the first woman to receive a master’s degree in journalism in 1927. The conference attracted visitors from around the world. But the star was Mrs. Benson, who was profiled in newspapers nationwide and interviewed on national radio and television programs.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Site=TO&Date=20020529&Category=NEWS17&ArtNo=105290069&Ref=AR

 

5. NANCY DREW AUTHOR, UI ALUMNA DIES(Baltimore Sun, May 29)

Mildred Wirt Benson, who brought a young sleuth named Nancy Drew to life as the original author of the popular children's mystery series, has died. She was 96. Benson began writing in Ladora, Iowa, where she was born July 10, 1905, to Lillian and Dr. J.L. Augustine. "I always wanted to be a writer from the time I could walk," she said. "I had no other thought except that I wanted to write." She wrote children's stories when she was in grade school and won her first writing award at 14. In 1927, Benson became the first person to receive a master's degree in journalism at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.

http://www.sunspot.net/entertainment/news/bal-artslife-news-nancydrew29.story?coll=bal%2Dentertainment%2Dheadlines

A version of this Associated Press article appeared in on the Web site of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE May 29:

http://www.startribune.com/stories/670/2866697.html

A version of this Associated Press article appeared in on the Web site of the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE May 29:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2002/05/29/obituary0552EDT0493.DTL

 

6. FBI WHISTLEBLOWER IS UI ALUMNA (Seattle Times, May 28)

Colleen Rowley has emerged as a singular, critical voice from within: a whistle-blower who set off what one former Minnesota prosecutor called "a steam whistle" last week in challenging FBI headquarters' decisions in the Sept. 11 terrorism investigation. Not only did Rowley, a 1980 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA law school graduate, know and follow the law, but her job also has been to interpret the law. "She's very highly ethical," former FBI agent Larry Brubaker said. "She's our ethics person. She gave classes in ethics to our agents every year." (This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.)

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=rowley28&date=20020528&query=%22University+of+Iowa%22

 

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