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April 24, 2008

At A Glance

UI President Sally Mason's address on sustainability to air on UITV

In an address to the University of Iowa faculty Senate Tuesday, April 22, UI President Sally Mason announced a new focus on sustainability at the UI that includes five new faculty positions, a new sustainability office, and campus committees to monitor the UI's sustainability practices and policies. Mason's  address will air on UITV a number of times during April:

--Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
--Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 11 p.m.
--Sunday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

A schedule of additional rebroadcasts during the week of April 28 will be available on the UITV Web site

For more information on this and other green power efforts under way at the UI, visit

Earth Day concert May 1 to fund human rights internships for UI students

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and the Iowa Campaign for Human Rights will hold an Earth Day concert called, "Recycling Saves!" at Old Brick Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Admission is a suggested $5 donation to benefit UI undergraduate and graduate summer internships in the field of human rights.

The concert will be the culmination of a series of Earth Day Week activities sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights. During the week of Earth Day, April 21-25, the UI Center for Human Rights, in partnership with the Iowa Campaign for Human Rights, will accept donations of aluminum cans and glass bottles at the Iowa Memorial Union between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. All deposit funds will be used to support summer student internships in human rights.

For more information visit

Osher Institute, Riverside Theatre offer Shakespeare workshops June 26, July 12

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging and the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City will offer two, one-day workshops as part of the festival's summer productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Winter's Tale."

The "Winter's Tale" workshop will be held Thursday, June 26, and the "Comedy of Errors" workshop will be on Saturday, July 12. Each workshop begins at 4 p.m. and includes a class with Shakespeare Festival company members, a backstage tour, a "Green Show" performance, and tickets to the evening's production. Enrollment is $60 for each session.

For registration and additional information, visit or contact Julie Bobitt at 319-384-4222.


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