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2008

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Filed October 29, 2008

Video Feature: Law students clean up flood damage in Cedar Rapids

A group of University of Iowa law students will help clean up flood damage in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 1, following up on the work of 70 other law students earlier in the fall.

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Filed July 29, 2008

Video Feature: UI inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs

More than 85 youth from eastern and central Iowa learned the nuts and bolts of starting their own businesses by attending the 12th annual Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, organized through the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

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Filed April 11, 2008

Video Feature: Bright minds shine at Invent Iowa Invention Convention

Ear warmers, a coffee table that doubles as a dog kennel and a Mega Melter were a few of the more than 200 inventions presented by 358 students from across the state of Iowa in University of Iowa's Carver Hawkeye Arena April 5. The Invent Iowa 2008 State Convention gave the young inventors an opportunity to demonstrate devices they believe could make life easier or more enjoyable for many people. Invent Iowa is sponsored by the UI College of Education's Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development as well as the UI and Iowa State University colleges of engineering.

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Filed April 11, 2008

Video Feature: UI award-winning fund managers see slow growth, short recession

Managers of the Henry Fund, the University of Iowa's award-winning, student-managed investment portfolio, believe the U.S. economy has slipped into recession, but that it should be short-lived and followed by a recovery marked by slow growth six months from now.

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Filed April 9, 2008

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

With a handful of surprise ingredients, 15 minutes to prepare a recipe, and one hour to cook, teams of local chefs contended in the University of Iowa's "Iron Chef" cook-off April 4 at the Iowa Memorial Union. The cook-off was part of a daylong symposium called "Food, Ethnic Identities and Memory," which included food-themed lectures throughout the day. The UI Center for Ethnic Studies and the Arts sponsored the symposium, with cook-off co-sponsors IMU Food Services, Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance and Edible Iowa River Valley magazine.

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Filed April 8, 2008

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

Swing dancing and Iowa are not commonly thought to go hand in hand, but from Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, the two will be inseparable. The Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag and East Coast Swing will become part of the campus vernacular when the University of Iowa Swing Dance Club hosts the third annual Hawkeye Swing Festival at various locations across the UI campus. Photo: The Truman State University Swingers in action at the 2007 Hawkeye Swing Festival, Team Division competition.

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Filed March 25, 2008

Video Feature: LawLawPalooza features bands jamming for a good cause March 28

LawLawPalooza XV, an annual all-night rock concert featuring performances by law students, alumni and friends, will continue a tradition of good music, good friends and a good time, starting at 9 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Yacht Club in Iowa City.

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Filed March 11, 2008

Video Feature: Tune in to 'The Piano Lesson' now through March 15

The University Theatres Mainstage is performing "The Piano Lesson," the 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson, in E.C. Mabie Theatre of the UI Theatre Building through March 15. Set in the 1930s, "The Piano Lesson" pits aspirations against tradition, dreams against memories, and one part of a family against another.

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Related news release: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2008/february/022208piano_lesson.html

Filed March 7, 2008

Video Feature: Dancers in Company kick off season

Catch the excitement of the UI's other student-athletes -- dancers - before they hit the road. Dancers in Company, the University of Iowa Dance Department's touring repertory company, is kicking off its 2008 season with their "home concert" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8, in Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall. Receipts from the concert help to offset the costs of touring, which is coordinated by the UI Arts Share program. The company will tour Iowa and the Midwest, March through June. In addition, the company will perform an hour of excerpts from their repertory in a free Arts Share Community Concert for families at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

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Related news release: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2008/february/022608dancers_in_company.html

Filed February 28, 2008

Video Feature: UI graduate student working to help Kenyans back home

In December University of Iowa graduate student Wangui Gathua (pronounced Wong wee Gat hoo ah) traveled to her native Kenya to visit family and friends over the winter break only to find herself caught up in the violent aftermath of the disputed reelection of President Mwai Kibaki. What Gathua saw both shocked her and spurred her to action.

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Filed February 18, 2008

New UI Golden Girl offers baton-twirling classes, carries on tradition

University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band Golden Girl and baton-twirling champion, Chelsea Russell, is putting her skills to good use by helping young students learn to twirl. Russell offers baton-twirling classes every Thursday night on the main level of the UI Field House through UI Recreational Services. Her hope is to inspire young twirlers in Iowa to improve their skills and have fun.

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Filed February 18, 2008

Blind professor helps others see another side to disabilities

Earlier in his career as a writer and college professor, Steve Kuusisto lost his job in a round of budget cuts. Blind since birth, Kuusisto contacted an agency that served people with impaired vision to ask for help transitioning to a new academic position. Their advice to him: "There's a factory down the road that makes plastic lemons. They hire blind people." Kuusisto managed to avoid the plastic lemon factory and unfold an impressive career as an author, educator and advocate for people with disabilities, a path that recently led him to the University of Iowa. He shares the story to illustrate a point: sometimes even those working to help people with disabilities consign the disabled person to a second-class, defective status. That thinking is something Kuusisto is working to change. He joined the UI faculty in fall 2007 with a joint appointment in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

View an audio slideshow of Kuusisto in the current issue of FYI .

View a related photo feature in the current issue of FYI.

Related news release: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2008/february/021808kuusisto_disabilities.html

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