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Feb. 8, 2008

At A Glance

UI pharmacy students participate in leadership conference

Eleven University of Iowa pharmacy students participated in the 2008 Bill Burke Pharmacy Student Leadership Conference, held Feb. 2-3 in Iowa City. The annual program involves students from the UI College of Pharmacy and the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The conference aims to increase students' awareness of issues impacting the pharmacy profession; develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills; and recognize students who have displayed leadership potential.

Twenty-nine students attended the conference. The UI participants were Samm Anderegg, Ashley Copes, Jacob Hanken, Karen Hora, Jack Kampf, Colleen Kann, Megan Leloux, Stuart Pitman, Amber Riesselman, Natalie Tarkett and Nathan Votroubek.

Peruvian footbridge construction topic of Feb. 11 International Mondays

Irund A-Wan, a UI senior civil and environmental engineering major, will present "Footbridge Design (Incorporating a Participative Approach)" as part of the International Mondays lecture series from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

A-Wan will discuss his final engineering design project, which was to construct a footbridge for the villagers in a remote area of southeastern Peru. His goal was to incorporate local participatory methods of construction while also involving the local communities in the entire bridge process. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information see

Janiva Magness to perform on 'Java Blend' Feb. 15

Award-winning blues and roots artist Janiva Magness will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. The free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 across the state on Iowa Public Radio. For more information see and

Josef Anton Scherrer to present UI master class, guest recital, Feb. 17 and 18

Josef Anton Scherrer, professor of piano at the University of Music of Cologne/Wuppertal in Germany, will present a master class with UI students and a guest recital during a visit to the UI campus Sunday and Monday, Feb. 17 and 18.

Both events are free and open to the public: the master class at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building; and the recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Clapp Recital Hall. The program for the recital is composed of Sinfonias (Three-part Inventions) by J.S. Bach; the Suite for Piano by Arnold Schönberg; and Robert Schumann's  Davidsbündlertänze op.6 (Dances of the league of David).

Scherer was invited to the UI by School of Music faculty member Alan Huckelberry, who said: "Scherrer is my former professor from studies in Germany. He played a key role in my development into a musician, and I will forever be indebted to him. I am excited and proud to be able to host him at the UI." Scherrer has won several international prizes, including First Prize of the 1984 Arnold Schoenberg competition in Rotterdam, and has presented master classes in Germany and Asia.

March 3 is deadline for CHEEC seed grant proposals

Faculty of public or private colleges or universities in Iowa, as well as researchers and educators affiliated with state environmental or health agencies, are encouraged to apply for seed grants from the UI Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC). The seed grants fund pilot studies that stimulate the development of innovative lines of environmental health research. For the spring semester grant cycle, $90,000 is available for research projects; the maximum award is $30,000. The awards cover one year. The deadline for proposals is March 3. More information is available online at or contact David Riley at 319-335-4016 or

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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.