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General University News

april 24

Faculty, staff, students, alumni invited to meet accreditation team April 28-30

april 23

UI recognizes students, faculty, staff member, alumnus at Finkbine Dinner

april 22

UI President Mason announces strengthened sustainability focus for university

april 21

New film tells the real story of an unlikely UI hero

UI undergraduate students honored for research excellence

april 18

Iowa Digital Library now contains 100,000 items

April 17

Iowa Falls couple pledges $5 million to UI Athletics

april 16

RiverFest, Riverbank Art Fair and RiverRun set for April 25-27

april 15

Provost's Forum will examine 'Civil Society and Terrorism' April 18-20

Just will give Last Lecture for UI seniors April 25

april 11

Parents of activist Rachel Corrie to read published journals April 22

Pentacrest Museums to host Family Weekend April 19-20

April 9

Video Feature: Local chefs tout culinary creativity in UI's 'Iron Chef' cook-off

Katz to educate, mentor community on ending violence against women April 17

UI names Hillman Iowa Student Employee of the Year for 2007-08

april 8

Video Feature: UI Swing Dance Club will host Hawkeye Swing Festival April 11-13

University of Iowa student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

april 7

UI to test campus sirens for Severe Weather Awareness Week

april 3

Three UI students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

april 1

UI Celebration of Excellence and Achievement among Women will be April 9

Residential Dining offers 'Smart Choices' and adds organic menu

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Health

April 30

Mental and addictive disorders high among offenders entering state prisons

Turning on cell-cell communication wipes out Staph biofilms

april 29

Hygienic Lab, Missouri look to expand newborn screening plan

april 28

UI contributes to gene therapy breakthrough for blinding eye disease

UI co-hosting April 29 program for free medical clinic providers

UI Children's Hospital receives $100,000 safety grant

UI Dance Marathon details allocation of funds

april 23

Knosp appointed associate dean at UI Carver College of Medicine

College of Public Health honors Lynch for community engagement

april 21

Sheffield renewed as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

UI undergraduate students honored for research excellence

UI Hospitals and Clinics designated again for bariatric excellence

april 18

Helms wins Fulbright award to study vaccine policy in Australia

april 17

Mason will discuss road to recovery for brain-injured soldiers April 25

UI WISE program awards travel grants

april 14

Alzheimer's caregiver study invites participants

april 7

Four UI faculty win top teaching award

UI study finds biological link between pain and fatigue

april 4

Play 'Grand Rounds' explores cancer from patients' perspectives

Recruitment, fundraising efforts underway for 2009 Dance Marathon

april 3

UI Hospitals and Clinics recognized for complex, rare cancer care

UI pharmacy students and faculty travel to Mexico for health project

april 1

Advances made in fructose intolerance recognition and research

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Iowa Center for the Arts

April 30

Helen Small wins 2008 Truman Capote Award for literary criticism

Orhan and Lecuona present UI faculty recital May 10

Eugenides offers free reading as a guest of the UI Writers' Workshop

april 29

Gessen, Revoyr and Durham read for 'Live from Prairie Lights' May 5-8

Cyro Baptista and Beat the Donkey celebrate Mother's Day in Hancher

Stringer's memoir brings her back to UI for 'Live from Prairie Lights'

april 28

Pulitzer winner Michael Chabon reads May 4 in the Englert Theatre

april 25

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will be guest on 'Know the Score' May 2

Annual M.F.A. exhibition opens at UI Museum of Art May 9

UI Museum of Art exhibition explores etchings May 9 through Sept. 28

Writers' Workshop poet Dean Young presents free reading May 2

april 24

University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium offers a 2008-09 season full of chemistry

Concerts will be held May 4 and 5 by new music ensembles from UI and Wisconsin

Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra's Hankewich will lead University Symphony May 7

UI Women's Chorale and University Choir share May 9 concert

april 23

Aeronwy Thomas, Peter Thabit Jones present a Dylan Thomas tribute April 28

Martha Grimes reads April 30 as a guest of the UI Writers' Workshop

UI Dance Department presents undergraduate concert May 1-3

Muldoon reads May 1 as a guest of the UI Writers' Workshop

Tricia Park, Iowa City native Conor Hanick will play violin-piano recital May 11

april 21

New film tells the real story of an unlikely UI hero

april 18

UI alumnus to sing for pope in Yankee Stadium Sunday

Ecologist Mutel reads April 29 from UI Press book 'The Emerald Horizon'

University and Concert Bands from the UI will share a concert April 30

UI School of Music honors student scholars and artists May 1

Iowa New Play Festival May 5-10 proves that theater people are a little crazy

april 16

Student competition winners will be soloists May 4

Sorting out the Masons at Prairie Lights, April 24 and 25

april 15

Native American Arts Week will be held April 21-25

Poet Hirsch reads from new collection April 23

april 11

Writers' Workshop alumnus John Marks brings Purple State Roadshow to UI

april 10

One Community, One Book selection, expansion announced

Iowa Woodwind Quintet will take a musical look at 1951 with April 24 concert

Museum of Art and School of Music offer opera -- and meatballs? -- April 26

Museum of Art Family Day will take visitors on a voyage to Africa April 27

April 9

UI Afro-Cuban Ensemble celebrates 'Carnival' April 12 in Englert Theatre

april 8

UI Electronic Music Studios present concert April 26

Myron Welch will conduct his final UI concert before retirement April 27

april 7

UI poets Hass and Schultz, and composer Lang win 2008 Pulitzer Prizes

Writers' Workshop alumna Ann Patchett reads at UI April 15

'Know the Score' April 18 will feature the music of Robert Schumann

april 4

Three University of Iowa arts faculty members win Guggenheim Fellowships

UI Museum of Art Writer-in-Residence will read April 17

University Theatres presents Molière's 'Tartuffe' April 17-27

Visiting professors will discuss Renaissance music April 17-18

Maia Quartet collaborates with pianist Tsachor for April 17 concert

april 3

Iowa Brass Quintet honors legendary British ensemble in April 16 concert

UI Dance Department presents 'Individual Subject' thesis concert April 17-19

Agrell and Mead will play some of their favorite pieces April 18 (Cancelled)

UI Press republishes out-of-print books by Swander and Bergman

april 2

MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Viva la Mama!' opens this Friday

april 1

Zucker and Greenberg introduce new books April 7

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Business

april 21

IEM investors still believe Obama will be Democratic nominee

april 11

Video Feature: Award-winning fund managers anticipate slow growth following short recession

april 10

Iowa researcher works to make voting easier, fairer, in wake of new law

April 9

UI names Hillman Iowa Student Employee of the Year for 2007-08

april 4

UI economic forecaster sees continued growth in Iowa despite national downturn

april 1

Statewide conference will bring together young entrepreneurs April 4

Doctoral student develops user-friendly model to assess nursing home quality

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Law

april 21

Law lecture series brings its sixth Nobel laureate to UI April 23

april 15

Provost's Forum will examine 'Civil Society and Terrorism' April 18-20

april 7

Four UI faculty win top teaching award

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Education

april 23

Lagos-Lavenz named new UI College of Education associate dean

april 17

Mason will discuss road to recovery for brain-injured soldiers April 25

april 16

UI garners grant to help K-6 math teachers boost performance, reduce gaps

april 11

Video Feature: Bright minds shine at Invent Iowa Invention Convention

April 9

UI names Hillman Iowa Student Employee of the Year for 2007-08

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

april 28

UI journalism students win scholarships

april 25

Professor: profit motives behind sexualization of 'tween girls

Annual M.F.A. exhibition opens at UI Museum of Art May 9

april 21

UI undergraduate students honored for research excellence

april 17

UI WISE program awards travel grants

april 16

UI garners grant to help K-6 math teachers boost performance, reduce gaps

april 15

UI researchers awarded $1.2 million for nanotoxicity study

Events focus on free speech, copyright law and creativity April 25-26

april 14

UI Russian Program selects 11 students for prestigious seminars in Moscow

UI Mathematics Department wins national award for minority recruitment

april 11

Folsom, Gurganus featured in PBS 'American Experience' film on Whitman April 21 CORRECTED

UI Bridging Fiesta features rich diversity in community April 19

april 10

One Community, One Book selection, expansion announced

April 9

UI names Hillman Iowa Student Employee of the Year for 2007-08

april 8

University of Iowa student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

april 7

Four UI faculty win top teaching award

april 3

Three UI students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

april 2

UI-led consortium receives $6.25 million nanotechnology grant

april 1

Convocation examines modern Muslim societies April 3-5

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Engineering

april 25

UI student engineering team's hand-held water sanitizer wins EPA award

april 21

UI undergraduate students honored for research excellence

april 15

UI researchers awarded $1.2 million for nanotoxicity study

april 11

Video Feature: Bright minds shine at Invent Iowa Invention Convention

april 7

Four UI faculty win top teaching award

april 3

Three UI students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

april 1

UI researcher to study Arctic pollution, global warming with $750,000 NASA grant

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International Programs

april 21

UI undergraduate students honored for research excellence

april 15

Provost's Forum will examine 'Civil Society and Terrorism' April 18-20

april 10

One Community, One Book selection, expansion announced

april 8

University of Iowa student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship

april 1

Convocation examines modern Muslim societies April 3-5

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ataglance

April 30

Mason to co-chair National Alliance on Mental Illness 5K walk May 3

Holden Cancer Center to host national conference May 3-6

Colon cancer seminar set for May 12

april 29

Genetic counseling to be discussed at 'Finding God at Iowa' lunch forum May 2

Small Business Development Center offers planning workshop May 8

april 25

Accounting professor receives top dissertation award from tax accounting group

May 2 workshop examines how children learn words

Scott Cochran and Steve Ellis to perform on 'Java Blend' May 2

Steel bands play for World Percussion Extravaganza May 3

Gender in prehistory examined at UI Explorers Lecture May 8

UI Choral ensembles will be led by student conductors May 10

april 24

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

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

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

april 23

Law professor Sidel honored for war on terror and nonprofit research

Computer science dean to speak on Internet awareness April 24

Government child research director to give lecture April 25

Art historian from University of North Carolina will speak at UI April 28

UI Hospitals hosts reunion for in vitro fertilization families May 10

april 22

Public events part of 'Examined Life' medical writing conference April 23-25

Use of nanoparticles is subject of Caterpillar lecture April 24

Free fitness assessments available April 29

april 21

UI students make top honors in 48th annual Hearst national writing competitions

CORRECTION: Free head and neck cancer screening offered

Helms to discuss influenza vaccination rates of health care workers April 28

Global entrepreneurship focus of April 30 luncheon lecture

Iowa City children's book authors to read May 4 at the Museum of Natural History

april 18

UI law school ranks in top 20 in employer reputation survey

SunKoo Yuh, visiting artist in ceramics, will give lecture at UI April 24

Expert on race, hip-hop culture and sports to speak April 24

Philharmonia and All-University String Orchestra will share April 27 concert

Yang reads April 28 for 'Live from Prairie Lights'

Percussion-piano duo from France will present UI recital April 29

April 17

Expert to address health impacts of industrial food animal production April 23

Engineering holds Caterpillar lecture on combustion April 24

april 16

Registration under way for UI Alumni Reunion 2008

UI student wins Weston International Human Rights Essay Competition

UI pharmacy students named to national honor society

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

Free head and neck cancer screening offered April 25

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

april 15

UI law professor wrote 'best trademark law article' for 2007

Nite Ride van going gold

Annual Latin dance festival, Gusto Latino, to take place April 18

Go Green Web site lists Earth Day activities April 18-22

Entrepreneurial boot camp offers training in starting a business April 25

april 14

Student wins first place in TV photojournalism competition

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute names Wolfe board president

Section of South Madison Street closed April 16-18 - Postponed

'Americans in Italian Opera' focus of Opera Studies Group lecture April 18

John Craigie to perform on 'Java Blend' April 25

april 11

Morgan named to national board of oral and maxillofacial surgery

Student Health Research Poster Session is April 15

Composers Workshop will present new student compositions April 20

Martial Guedron, art historian from Strasbourg, France, will speak April 21

Baritone David Meyer will present UI alumni recital April 23

UI poets read from new anthology April 22

Enrollment open for May 2 UI primary care conference in Dubuque

april 10

Pienta named editor of the Journal of Chemical Education

History of Medicine Society hosts annual dinner, lecture April 25

April 9

Piano Sundays final performance set for April 13 at Old Capitol Museum

John Gorka to perform on 'Java Blend' April 18

Registration open for April 18 'An Endangered River Runs Through Us' bus tour

Writing and medicine conference set for April 23-25

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health offers training June 9-13

april 8

Exhibit honoring caregivers is open in Patient and Visitor Activities Center

Café Scientifique presents free talk on children and learning April 10

Hoover, McGrath, Melnyczuk and Fries read for 'Live from Prairie Lights' April 14-18

Ballroom dancers to raise funds for UI Children's Hospital April 26

april 7

Meetup founder to discuss online communities at April 11 UI lecture

Global Health Studies Conference explores issues in international health care

april 4

Photo exhibit honoring caregivers opens April 7

Engineering Research Open House scheduled April 10

Engineering symposium on sustainability to be held April 10

Violinist John Macfarlane and pianist Rene Lecuona will perform April 14

Trio from Drake University plays UI guest concert April 15

Old Capitol hosts Arts Share performance April 17

Schabilion leads 'Coal Age' tour at Natural History Museum April 17

Workshops for young bass players will lead to public concert April 19

'Music in the Museum' will offer Spanish art songs April 20

UI Jazz Repertory Ensemble will perform big-band jazz April 20

Arthritis convention scheduled for May 30

april 3

UI Libraries exhibit explores history of the Pentacrest now through June 30

Race, Privilege, and Cultural Competence III conference April 11, 12

april 2

Former student's autism documentary featured (The Huntsville Times, April 2)

UI plans late-night courses, activities for students (Inside Higher Ed, April 2)

Jones comments on law school rankings (Hartford Courant, April 2)

Dean notes UI placement in rankings (The Daily Mining Gazette, April 1)

april 1

UI seeks honorary degree nominations

Tippie M.B.A.'s Henry Fund named top student-managed fund for third year

Students honored for business plans

Museum of Natural History presents 'Fossil Guy' programs in April

Outdoor expo and gear swap set for April 12

Folsom featured in Walt Whitman documentary April 14 on PBS

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