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General University News

october 31

UI Police remind students of Nite Ride service

October 29

Optherion, UI ophthalmology department open new facility at UI Research Park

UI police advise Hawkeye fans on Champaign-Urbana threat

october 27

Museum of Natural History will host 'Lost Nation' DVD release party Nov. 9

october 24

Cedar Rapids couple commits support for UI glaucoma research

UI begins preparing arts campus, Iowa Memorial Union for winter

Mason to sound steam whistle Oct. 28 to mark power plant restoration

October 23

Obama leads eight Midwest states in Big Ten Battleground Poll

october 20

'Buildings' again ranks Facilities Management among top 10 in country

october 17

Braun named chief of staff for UI President's Office

'Fossil Guy' explores the Age of Dinosaurs at the UI Museum of Natural History

October 16

Former child soldier and author Ishmael Beah to speak at UI Oct. 29

october 14

UI President Mason will address 2008 Joint Service Club luncheon Thursday

october 13

UI surveys faculty and staff about working at Iowa

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Endowment for Humanities presentation on flood of 2008

october 10

Halloween Fun in store at UI museums, Geoscience Department

October 9

Major project to disrupt traffic on Grand Avenue, Riverside Drive Oct. 14-Nov. 8

October 8

UI names flood mitigation task force to advise on campus changes

october 7

University of Iowa resumes Beckwith Boathouse construction

WiderNet Project receives grant from Rockefeller Foundation

october 6

Six UI staffers awarded Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award

Public Policy Center seeks participants for road user study

october 2

Edward O. Wilson lecture postponed

UI names three recipients of Brody Award for Faculty Excellence

October 1

UI graduates' $1 million gift to benefit pharmacy and business colleges

CANCELED: MEDIA ADVISORY: Advance interview with Edward O. Wilson set for 10 a.m. Thursday

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Health

october 31

Stem cell donor, recipient to meet at Celebrating Life Reunion

october 30

UI biologist studies fruit fly genes to better understand cancer, other diseases

October 29

Optherion, UI ophthalmology department open new facility at UI Research Park

Predatory bacterial swarm uses rippling motion to reach prey

UI engineering professor to discuss breast cancer detection research

October 28

Preston Maring to discuss benefits of locally grown food Nov. 10

october 27

UI study may explain exercise-induced fatigue in muscular dystrophies

october 17

UI study finds value in 'junk' DNA

October 16

Online 'LabSpaces' connects researchers, students, public

UI Dance Marathon to host Cancer Awareness Forum

october 13

Pharmacy researcher to use American Cancer Society grant for melanoma research

october 9

Health care policy expert receives 2008 Hansen Award, gives lecture Oct. 17

UI pharmacy students plan events for American Pharmacists Month

Overactive bladder study seeks men age 40 and older

October 8

Iowa benefits from New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

Dvorak awarded national grant to study music-therapy cancer support groups

october 7

Study provides insight on a common heart rhythm disorder

Age-related macular degeneration: New gene association identified

4-D radiation therapy adds fourth dimension -- and survival

october 6

UI study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip

Hygienic Lab helps validate new rapid influenza test

UI flu study seeks adults age 65 and older

october 3

NIH selects UI, Polk County for National Children's Study

october 2

UI study examines how doctors discuss medical errors

Grant links UI lab, Minnesota and Nebraska in influenza information, testing

Workshop will reinforce sexual assault response

October 1

UI graduates' $1 million gift to benefit pharmacy and business colleges

UI Prevention Research Center funds pilot projects

UI researchers receive Susan G. Komen grant for breast cancer research

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Iowa Center for the Arts

october 31

Soprano Joselson teams with mezzo Sandel in Nov. 7 UI recital

Tse performs three world premieres on Nov. 14 UI recital

Iowa City chef Friese reads from book on Slow Food Movement Nov. 14

UI Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble performs Nov. 15 and 16

october 30

Amy Bloom will read from 'Away' for 'Live from Prairie Lights' Nov. 13

Museum of Art reading series features Peters and Beard Nov. 14

Trio of UI faculty member Tsachor, guests to play at Preucil School Nov. 10

October 29

Annual UI Band Extravaganza moves to Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Thien's novel was inspired by dark events in family history

October 28

Hancher brings Mehldau and his trio to Opstad Auditorium Nov. 13

International Writing Program's Falkner reads from new novel Nov. 8

october 27

UI faculty musicians to present salon music for a beautiful space Nov. 6

'Know the Score' previews regional music and dance performances Nov. 7

october 24

Beijing Opera performers to visit schools across state Nov. 1-7

UI Symphony Band returns to West High for varied program Nov. 5

University Theatres Mainstage season opens with Chekhov at West High

Hokanson visits America's country fairs in Nov. 7 Prairie Lights reading

Johnson County Landmark jazz band to present 'Jazz in a New Millennium' Nov. 9

Writers' Workshop visiting faculty member Scott Spencer reads Nov. 7

October 23

Takács Quartet, Muzsikás and Márta Sebestyén explore Bartók's roots Nov. 12

New book explores history of Iowa City house where Grant Wood lived

Writers' Workshop alumna Katy Lederer reads her poetry Nov. 6

october 22

POSTPONED: Jonathan Ames returns to Iowa City for Nov. 5 'Live from Prairie Lights' reading

october 21

Marilynne Robinson reads from 'Home' on Nov. 3

Kurt Elling is back on Hancher's 2008-09 schedule

october 20

Camerata Singers perform Haydn and more Nov. 1

october 17

Iowa Woodwind Quintet minus one, plus one, will give concert Oct. 29

Francine Prose reads from new novel Oct. 30 in Prairie Lights

UI Museum of Art exhibition explores art and human rights

Electronic Music Studios present music by faculty, students and alumni Nov. 1

October 16

Three Writers' Workshop authors are National Book Award finalists

UI alumnus Doug Dorst reads from acclaimed debut novel Oct. 29

Iowa Percussion goes 'back to the future' with Nov. 2 concert

October 15

Hancher presents 'An Irish Homecoming' Nov. 6 and 7 in the Englert Theatre

UI Museum of Art 'Museum Party!' Oct. 11 had record attendance

october 14

Campbell reads from new poetry collection Oct. 27

UI alumna Roberts reads from Antarctica book Oct. 28

october 13

Umezurike's writing reflects the pain of Nigeria's recent history

october 10

University Theatres Gallery series presents production in Deadwood Upstairs

UI Press releases winner of the 2008 Iowa Short Fiction Award

Chiara String Quartet, in Hancher residency, definitely can't be contained

october 9

University of Iowa Museum of Art works return to campus

Oct. 20-24 'Live from Prairie Lights' includes Sarah Vowell at the Englert

UI Symphony Orchestra features Chinese music and musicians Oct. 21

Writers' Workshop faculty member Mary Jo Bang reads her poetry Oct. 21

Kantorei will present contemporary English choral music Oct. 24

University Choir and Women's Chorale present joint concert Oct. 25

october 3

UI celebrates Engle Centennial with premiere reading of new biographical play

UI Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert at West High Oct. 12

UI Theatre Department to hold spring production auditions Oct. 13-14

UI Maia String Quartet launches its 10th-anniversary season Oct. 16

october 2

Pulitzer Prize-winning UI alumnus Cunningham gives Ida Beam reading Oct. 15

Oct. 13-17 Prairie Lights readings includes new UI Press book

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Business

october 30

IEM traders give edge to Obama, Democrats, while Franken price dips

october 20

Too much success can cost index fund investors

october 17

Jim Cramer and his CNBC show 'Mad Money' to air from Iowa Memorial Union

October 16

Traders give edge to Obama, Democrats, Franken on IEM's election markets

October 15

State Farm Insurance grant to help develop Career Leadership Program

october 13

MBA students to meet with Warren Buffett

october 7

Obama-McCain gap widens on Iowa Electronic Markets

october 3

UI economic forecaster expects Iowa to hold its own through 2009

October 1

UI graduates' $1 million gift to benefit pharmacy and business colleges

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Law

October 29

Law students clean up flood damage in Cedar Rapids

october 14

Law scholar argues that bribing POWs violates international law

october 13

Iowa Law School Foundation board elects new members

Lawyer of man falsely accused of murder will speak at UI Oct. 20

october 10

Law students help low-income Iowans file for divorce

October 8

Law school to help winter newbies prepare for what's about to come

october 7

UI study: minorities do not feel stigmatized by affirmative action

october 6

UI law students learn lessons from Herman Melville and Jimmy Stewart

october 2

Sale to help SEC make financial records more available to investors

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Education

October 23

The Principal Financial Group pledges to help disabled students in workplace

october 21

Iowa students will discuss human right to childhood at International Day Oct. 29

october 20

MEDIA ADVISORY: Principal to announce pledge Oct. 23

october 9

Hamot named new director of UI Center for Human Rights

october 6

UI receives grant to increase accessibility for disabled college students

october 3

College of Education hosts panel discussion on LGBT issues in schools Oct. 9

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

october 31

UI plans Nov. 6 press conference to announce Johnson County exit poll results

october 30

UI biologist studies fruit fly genes to better understand cancer, other diseases

October 29

Students urge students to vote smart with UIVote.net

october 27

Obama leads Iowa by 13.5 percent; growing gap linked to independents' support

Nov. 1 Saturday Scholars talk examines media coverage of health issues

october 24

Beijing Opera performers to visit schools across state Nov. 1-7

october 21

Hawkeye Poll: younger voters could swing election but remain less engaged

Results of second Big Ten Battleground Poll coming Thursday on Big Ten Network

october 20

Harvesting medicines, chemicals from nature is subject of lecture Oct. 25

October 16

Four University of Iowa employees win Fulbright awards

october 14

Voters enthralled with election, but still unsure about Obama's faith

october 13

Oct. 18 Saturday Scholars event explores photography of New York City

october 10

UI political scientists to discuss election polls Oct. 23 in Davenport

october 9

Hamot named new director of UI Center for Human Rights

October 8

Applications due Oct. 24 for seminar on narrative theory in dissertations

october 7

UI study: minorities do not feel stigmatized by affirmative action

october 6

Oct. 11 Saturday Scholars event explores artwork of imprisoned Native Americans

october 3

Ida Beam lecturer to take a historical look at pork in South China Oct. 9

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Engineering

october 31

UI researcher receives Air Force young investigator award

October 29

UI engineering professor to discuss breast cancer detection research

october 20

UI researcher receives $333,348 Navy grant to improve ship design

October 1

Eichinger named to Ashton Professorship in Civil Engineering

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International Programs

October 29

Ida Beam scholar to discuss the American way of war Nov. 10 and 11

MEDIA ADVISORY: Solon High School students to learn about celebrations in Ecuador Oct. 31

october 24

Beijing Opera performers to visit schools across state Nov. 1-7

october 22

Iowa students will discuss human right to childhood at International Day Oct. 29

october 9

Hamot named new director of UI Center for Human Rights

october 3

Ida Beam lecturer to take a historical look at pork in South China Oct. 9

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ataglance

october 31

Applications accepted for Jane A. Weiss Dissertation Memorial Scholarship

'The Post-Apartheid Generation in South Africa' topic of Nov. 5 luncheon

Enjoy Barbecue and the Blues at Hillcrest Market Place Nov. 7

Ruiter-Feenstra will present Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' on organ Nov. 9

Nov. 10 talk to address roles of public health, law

october 30

Memorial for Latin American history expert Hale set for Oct. 30

'Fossil Guy' discusses herbivore dinosaurs Nov. 8

Wisdom of world's oldest people is subject of lecture Nov. 12

October 29

Major project on Grand Avenue to be completed in time for game Nov. 8

Dubuque's Koontz reads from second novel Nov. 12

Poet Michael Palmer will read for the UI Writers' Workshop Nov. 12

October 28

Black Iowa Summit Oct. 29-30 to feature columnist Pitts

Series of steam blows scheduled for Oct. 29 and 31

History of physics is subject of free talk by noted physics teacher Oct. 30

Free parking is available for Dance Gala 2008 Oct. 30-Nov. 8

Markley to discuss history of ecology movement Nov. 3

Explore public health at information fairs Nov. 5 and 6

october 27

UI launches redesigned home page

'Java Blend' presents the Mayflies Nov. 7

october 24

Deadline looms for Working at Iowa Survey

'Democracy Promotion in a Time of Transition' topic of Oct. 29 luncheon

Cizek to speak on testing validity at Oct. 30 Coffman Lecture

Joel Schoenhals will present UI guest recital Oct. 30

Oct. 31 Symposium will examine intersection of art, pop culture and terrorism

Blues/soul artist performs on 'Java Blend' Oct. 31

'Fossil Guy' talk Nov. 1 at UI Museum of Natural History

'Piano Sundays' series continues Nov. 2 at Old Capitol Museum

MFA students will read at Prairie Lights Nov. 2

International writers will discuss 'Images of America' Nov. 7

October 23

UI pharmacy students will host health fair Oct. 27 in North Liberty

Early registration deadline for rural health and safety conference Nov. 7

october 22

Fidelity CEO and UI alumnus to visit Tippie College of Business Oct. 29

Runway to Healing will support UI Children's Hospital Nov. 7 in Davenport

october 21

Confucius Institute hosts October calligraphy events Oct. 24 and 31

Mental disability rights advocate to speak Oct. 27

Mandarin Chinese community classes begin week of Oct. 27

Blood and marrow transplant reunion to 'Celebrate Life' Oct. 31

october 20

WRAC leadership program nets 2009 Iowa Women's Foundation grant, award

october 17

Field appointed to EPA Radiation Advisory Committee

Nonprofit Resource Center co-sponsors non-profit management conference

Grants to help college students connect with young professionals in Iowa

Labor rights in Thailand and Cambodia topic of lecture Oct. 20

Swing Dance Club to host Halloween Swingers Ball Oct. 31

October 16

Education fair to attract students from underrepresented groups Oct. 21

UI HealthWorks to celebrate opening Oct. 22

October 15

UI study on sleep and language seeks adults ages 18 to 25

Bijou Theatre presents 'Man on Wire' Oct. 17-19

McHugh, Porter to discuss 'Brazil Rising' at Oct. 20 International Mondays

Free fitness assessments available Oct. 21

The Get-Rites appear on 'Java Blend' Oct. 24

Do the 'Time Warp' at the Bijou Theatre Oct. 24-26

Long-term care conference and leadership workshop Nov. 13-14

october 14

UI professor to take part in Green Bike Tour in Slovenia

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

UI Family Care-Belle Plaine offers flu shots

Hawkeye Marching Band program to air on Big Ten Network

october 13

Public invited to attend NEH presentation, reception Oct. 15

First STAR 106.1 KLSS radiothon Oct. 22-24 to benefit UI Children's Hospital

october 10

UI pediatric cancer research funded by Aiming For A Cure Foundation

Register for Osher courses on book conservation, Debussy, theater design

Public invited to welcome Wallace, Barbara Loh Oct. 13

International writer will present Dada sound poetry performance Oct. 13

WRAC to receive Education Award from Friends of Iowa Civil Rights Oct. 15

UI master's program in Urban and Regional Planning hosts open house Oct. 16

Composers Workshop will present new student compositions Oct. 19

International Writing Program will present free literary events Oct. 24 and 26

Iowa River cleanup programs set for Oct. 25

october 9

U.S. foreign policy and human rights in Colombia focus of Oct. 13 lecture

Rudman to discuss 'transitions in Middle East peace process' Oct. 15

Wind energy is subject of free talk by engineering dean Oct. 16

October 8

Public invited to attend wireless technology seminar Oct. 9

UI Cochlear Implant Research Program to host picnic at Kinnick Oct. 11

'Java Blend' features Patrick Hazell Oct. 17

october 7

Iowa kids are helping kids affected by 2008 floods

Bijou Theatre presents 'My Winnipeg' Oct. 10-12

International HIV/AIDS expert to speak Oct. 16

october 6

Nominations deadline extended for Catalyst Awards until Oct. 13

Expert on Christian-Muslim relations to speak at Geneva Lecture Series Oct. 14

UI wins 2008 Iowa recycling award for best practices

october 3

UI Hospitals and Clinics named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

UI Children's Hospital, Kohl's event will encourage healthy lifestyles Oct. 7

U.S.-Iran relations topic of Oct. 9 discussion

Careers for Change lecture to focus on working in Washington, D.C. Oct. 9

International Writing Program will present free events Oct. 17 and 19

Philharmonia and student conductors perform Oct. 19

october 2

UI reduces CO2 output well beyond its environmental goal for 2007

UI nurse named president-elect of national nursing society

Community invited to centennial celebration of UI president's residence Oct. 5

Oct 14 panel discussion to focus on pediatric cancer

October 1

UI Center for Human Rights to host film screenings in October

Cressey to discuss international terrorism at Oct. 6 International Mondays

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