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April 16, 2008

At A Glance

Registration under way for UI Alumni Reunion 2008

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) invites alumni to reconnect with old friends, reminisce about former days on campus, and make new memories during Alumni Reunion 2008, Friday, June 6 through Saturday, June 7 in Iowa City. Registration for events and activities continues through May 27.

Sponsored by Oaknoll Retirement Residence, this year's reunion will honor graduates of the class of 1958. In addition, the Tippie College of Business, College of Engineering, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and College of Nursing will honor classes from additional years. Classes that graduated more than 50 years ago are invited to attend as well.

Highlights for the reunion include the All-Class Banquet and presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Activities will include a campus bus tour, college tours and seminars, college socials and dinners, and a preview of the Iowa Voyagers 2008 travel season.

Registration fees are $10 for UIAA members, $20 for nonmembers, plus various costs for college dinners and other activities.

For an Alumni Reunion brochure call 1-800-469-2586. To register online and see a schedule of activities, visit

UI student wins Weston International Human Rights Essay Competition

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights recently announced the winner of the annual Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize.

The $1,000 prize in the graduate and professional student category went to UI student Rebecca Bowman for her essay "Lubanga, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the African Court: Lessons Learned from the First International Criminal Court Case." Bowman is a dual-degree student originally from Monticello, Iowa. She is pursuing a Juris Doctorate in law in the UI College of Law and a doctorate in higher education in the UI College of Education.

The competition is intended to promote understanding and the continuing advancement of international human rights, as well as honor Weston, the former and founding director of the UICHR and an internationally renowned scholar in international human rights law.

For more information visit

UI pharmacy students named to national honor society

Twenty-three University of Iowa College of Pharmacy students were inducted as members of the Rho Chi Society at a ceremony April 4 in Iowa City. Established in 1922, the Rho Chi Society is a national academic honor society recognizing excellence among pharmacy students.

The UI pharmacy students were Erin Anderson, Tessa Anderson, Kelsey Bohling, Grant Buxton, Sean DeFrates, Russell DeVolder, Rachel Dimmer, Barry Francois, Catherine Gannon, Ryan Holt, Colleen Kann, Julie Knetl, Brett McArthur, Olayinka Oladimeji, Amal Al Omari, Megan Peters, Daniel Petersen, Sheena Rassman, Jill Robertson, Kelly Schueller, Nathan Votroubek, Elizabeth John Unni and Lori Wozniak.

Immigration Law topic of April 24 Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon

Cheryl Mason, an attorney with Mason and Gager, PLC in Iowa City, will present "Immigration Law in the New 'ICE' (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Age" at a noon luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Thursday, April 24 at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

The Cottage will cater the event. Reservations are $7.50 for council members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Tuesday, April 22. For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM 910 will carry the program at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the Iowa Public Radio network.

For more information, see

Free head and neck cancer screening offered April 25

Specialists from the UI Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery will offer free screenings for head and neck cancer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25, at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The free screening is part of the Yul Brynner Foundation Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. Appointments are required.

Call 319-356-1744 for an appointment or more information.

Osher Institute's popular 'Wines of Iowa' class returns May 28

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa Center on Aging is bringing back its popular "Wines of Iowa" class for people interested in the state's burgeoning wine industry.

"Wines of Iowa II" consists of five weekly sessions on Wednesdays beginning May 28 and continuing through June 25. Participants will tour Iowa's top wineries and enjoy wine-tasting and educational activities. Enrollment is $225 for the five-session course, and individual sessions are available for $50 each trip. Classes, lunch and chartered-bus transportation are included.

For registration and additional information, visit or contact Linsey Abbott at 319-384-4221.


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.