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March 7, 2008

At A Glance

Seniors receive Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Awards

Four seniors from Iowa's three Regents' universities have received the Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis Jr. award recognizing engineering or business students from underrepresented groups.

The four recipients are Gregory Scott, a mechanical engineering major at he University of Iowa; Angelica Anderson, a finance major at the University of Northern Iowa; and Beth Takemoto, an industrial engineering major, and Korin Reid, a chemical engineering major, both of Iowa State University. Each will receive a $4,000 cash prize after her or his graduation.

The four will be honored during the March 11 Board of Regents meeting at the UI's Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. Regent David Miles, and Lisha Coffey, director of Sales and Strategic Accounts for Alliant Energy, will speak at the lunch.

The Alliant Energy Foundation created the award to honor Davis, who served as chairman of the board of Alliant Energy Corp. from 2000-06 and is now chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The award, made possible through a $400,000 gift from the Alliant Energy Foundation, recognizes academic achievement, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for future career success. More information at http://www.uiowa.edu/~provost/ap-diversity/initiatives/alliant-award.html for more information.

Flute Harpsichord duo will play March 15

Flutist Eva Amsler from Florida State University will present a free recital of Baroque and early Classical music with harpsichordist Shalev Ad-El at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in Harper Hall of the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building. Nicole Esposito, who teaches flute at the UI, will join Amsler for one piece.

The program will feature music by J.S. Bach as well as two of his sons, Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philip Emanuel. The complete program will be:

--Sonata b minor BWV 1030 by J.S. Bach.
--Toccata d minor BWV 913 for harpsichord solo by J.S. Bach.
--"La Follia" for flute and harpsichord by Arcangelo Corelli.
--Sonata in F major for flute and harpsichord by George Frideric Handel.
--Sonata in E minor for two flutes by W.F. Bach.
--Sonata in G major for flute and basso continuo by C.P.E. Bach.

A pioneer on the wooden flute, Amsler has performed throughout Europe and the United States. See http://music.fsu.edu/amsler.htm.

Ad-El has played with leading orchestras in Israel and given recitals throughout Europe, the Far East and the Americas. See http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Ad-El-Shalev.htm.

Esposito, who joined the UI faculty in 2007, has performed internationally as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. See http://www.uiowa.edu/%7Emusic/bios/WINDesposito.htm.

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