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At A Glance

UI President Mason appoints Thomas Dean to Humanities Board

University of Iowa President Sally Mason has appointed Thomas K. Dean, one of Iowa's foremost experts on "place studies," to the Humanities Iowa board of directors.

Dean, special assistant to the president for communications and research at the UI, received a 2006 Humanities Iowa grant for a conference titled "Live Well, Live Wild: A Community Concourse on Undomesticating and Rewilding." Dean was also a participant in the organization's 2005 Prairie Harvest Lecture program.

Dean founded and directs the Iowa Project on Place Studies, an interdisciplinary group of UI faculty and staff who study the concept of place. He also created and regularly teaches a course titled "Introduction to Place Studies" through the Leisure Studies Program in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Moreover, he will teach the session "Memoir and Place" during the 2008 Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Dean is author of the forthcoming book of essays titled, "Under a Midland Sky" from Ice Cube Press. He also is editor of "The Grace of Grass and Water: Writing in Honor of Paul Gruchow" and "Live Well, Live Wild," a collection of essays by Stephanie Mills and Bill McKibben.

Nominations sought for 2008 I-CASH Hall of Fame Award

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) is accepting nominations for its seventh annual Agricultural Safety and Health Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes Iowans who have made substantial and long-term contributions to the health and safety of the state's agricultural community.

All Iowans or organizations in the public or private sector are eligible for the award. The 2008 winner will receive a $100 cash award at a ceremony during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August.

The nomination deadline is July 15. Nomination forms and additional award information are available at http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icash/, or contact Eileen Fisher, associate director of I-CASH, at 319-335-4224 or eileen-fisher@uiowa.edu.

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