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september 30

Former dean leaves more than $2 million in gifts for UI

POSTPONED: Environmental writer Edward Wilson to give Distinguished Lecture Oct. 8

september 29

UI Public Policy center hosts conference on subprime lending crisis oct. 10-11

Regent President Miles praises Mason's achievements in first year

september 25

Mason responds to Stolar Report, sends message to UI community

Cedar Rapids couple commits $500,000 for Carver-Hawkeye Arena project

UI presents 'Writing Science at the Writing University' Oct. 7-10

Archaeologist opens UI Explorers Lecture Series Oct. 9

September 23

Mason announces termination of employment for Jones, Mills

september 22

UI Foundation sets new UI fundraising record

september 19

Homecoming 2008 partners with Habitat for Humanity

Regents make full text of Stolar Report available

september 18

Brokaw, Hass, Hultin and Voxman to receive honorary UI degrees

Two staff members win Lola Lopes Undergraduate Advocacy Awards

UI students receive degrees after summer session

Diversity Dialogue Circles encourage exploration of race, gender, age and more

September 11

15th Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival features diverse talents Sept. 20

Touch the Earth announces 2008-09 Adventure Trips

September 10

Total enrollment up at UI for 2008 fall semester

september 9

Six UI professors win Regents Awards for Faculty Excellence

UI Research Office announces staff changes

UI Athletics offers advice for fans attending Iowa-Iowa State game Saturday

Touch the Earth program offers outdoor cooking, kayaking and skiing classes

september 8

UI Police report assault

September 4

Participants sought for local StoryCorps flood stories project

September 3

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow hosts 'Beat State Week' Sept. 8-13

Final Friday Night Concert to celebrate flood recovery progress

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Health

september 30

Expert on school safety, crisis counseling to speak Oct. 6

september 26

UI Department of Urology receives $4.8 million NIH grant

Volunteer Services at UI Hospitals and Clinics awards scholarships

september 25

Survival varies widely after emergency treatment for cardiac arrest

UI first in Iowa to enroll people for new heart failure research study

Researchers develop new model for cystic fibrosis

September 24

Scientists promote blogs as tools for scholarly discussion, collaboration

Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award, Lecture is Oct. 1

september 23

Madison appointed to Robert F. Godwin Professorship

september 22

MEDIA ADVISORY: Town hall meeting Sept. 23 for Ames Lab former workers

september 19

UI research takes on post-smoking health issues

UI faculty members receive grants for 'Defining Wisdom'

september 18

UI team develops imaging approach for difficult cancer diagnosis

Caution urged for farmers making repairs under equipment

september 16

Study links common plastic chemical to heart disease, diabetes

Fraternal Order of Eagles pledges to raise $25 million for UI diabetes research

september 15

UI study: Embryonic stem cells might help reduce transplantation rejection

Miller appointed to Kathrine Griffin Professorship

september 12

Family caregiver writing study invites participants

UI Health Care tabs Williams for chief of operations post

Kuperman appointed to Ida P. Haller Chair in Child Psychiatry

September 10

Ray appointed to Mary J. Godwin Professorship

september 9

Major NIH grant supports childhood hearing loss research

september 8

'Know your cholesterol' to reduce heart attack, stroke risks

Researchers help show continuous glucose monitoring improves blood sugar control

UI study on heart attack, stroke invites participants

September 4

UI study on prostate enlargement seeks men age 45 and older

September 3

Davidson awarded new NIH grant for 'high-risk, high-reward' research

Sugg named the Holden Associate Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery

september 2

Principal Financial Group to support childhood wellness initiatives

UI study on diabetic foot ulcers invites participants

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Iowa Center for the Arts

september 26

Skaragas' theatrical premiere celebrates anniversary of Greek Cultural Center

UI Museum of Art will host annual fundraiser Oct. 11

UI Press releases two new orchid pocket field guides Oct. 15

september 25

Music, meals and the Museum of Art will be discussed on 'Know the Score' Oct. 10

'Cello Daze' returns to UI, if not to campus, Oct. 11-12

Hancher presents Global Drum Project in West High Auditorium Oct. 15

September 24

UI program teaches business skills to arts students

Oct. 6-10 will feature a 'Live from Prairie Lights' reading each evening

september 19

Richard Mark Heidel makes debut as director of the UI Symphony Band Oct. 1

UI Department of Theatre Arts presents Undergraduate Directors Festival

Presley reads from new University of Iowa Press memoir Oct. 3

IWP writers from Italy and Macedonia read Oct. 5 in Prairie Lights

september 18

Updated: Writers' Workshop faculty member Ethan Canin reads from new novel Nov. 17

September 17

UI Arts Share program is now scheduling 2008-09 events

One Community, One Book discussion forums scheduled

Brian Falkner makes writing a sport for young readers

september 16

Hancher presents comedian Kathy Griffin Oct. 4 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Writers' Workshop alumna Sittenfeld reads from 'American Wife' Sept. 29

september 15

Iowa Woodwind Quintet leads a musical world tour Sept. 20

Writers from Canada and Cuba read Sept. 28 in Prairie Lights

september 12

Scibona will read from debut novel for 'Live from Prairie Lights' Sept. 25

Violinist Katie Wolfe will preview New York recital debut Sept. 23

International Writing Program presents free literary events on Sept. 26

september 11

15th Annual Iowa Women's Music Festival features diverse talents Sept. 20

September 10

Hancher presents free Homecoming Pentacrest performance by ScrapArtsMusic

IWP participants will introduce films in free Cinematheque series

UI Symphony Orchestra opens season with concert at West High School

september 9

UI Press releases five new volumes of literary-historical studies

september 8

UI Museum of Art debuts modified reading series Sept. 19

september 5

Krueger reads from new Cork O'Connor mystery Sept. 16 in Prairie Lights

Robert B. Mitchell reads for WSUI 'Live from Prairie Lights' Sept. 19

IWP writers from Argentina and Iceland read Sept. 21 in Prairie Lights

September 4

Small will accept Capote Award in Sept. 18 event at the University of Iowa

Krasikov reads from short-story debut for 'Live from Prairie Lights' Sept. 17

Writers from Venezuela and the Philippines will read at UI Sept. 19

Gompper and Dávid will perform works from 19th, 20th and 21st centuries Sept. 21

September 3

Electronic Music Studios open season in Becker Communication Building Sept. 7

Prolific Japanese writer Masahiko Shimada visits the UI

Reading, performance of poetic texts by Franklin Reeve will be Sept. 12, 13

UI Press releases poetry by John Isles in Kuhl House Series

september 2

Political organizer Handler reads for 'Live from Prairie Lights' Sept. 15

Writers from Austria and Cameroon read Sept. 14 in Prairie Lights

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Business

september 29

McCain contracts shed 10 percent in weekend IEM trading

september 26

On day of the first debate, IEM traders still make Obama the favorite

September 24

UI program teaches business skills to arts students

september 23

UI institute continues preparing students for Wall Street careers

september 22

UI research shows tort reform sometimes lowers insurance premiums

septmber 18

Accounting standards board member to discuss upcoming changes

September 17

UI research links creativity, economic growth in Iowa counties

september 5

IEM traders unmoved by conventions' festivities

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Law

september 29

Law professor Tomkovicz writers brief for case in upcoming Supreme Court term

september 26

UI law student recognized for commitment to public interest work

september 12

Law alumnus discusses threats against judges in Thursday law school lecture

September 4

Law professors hope book will increase innovation, lead to economic growth

September 3

Sandler: homes replaced after flood, tornadoes should have universal access

september 2

'Millennium Bomber' trial judge, UI alumnus to speak at law school

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Education

september 18

UI education majors serve as student teachers during fall semester

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

September 24

School of Social Work's 10th Latino conference will be Oct. 10-11 in Des Moines

september 23

Postponed: Museum of Natural History will host sloth dig events in Shenandoah Oct. 4

september 22

Battle of the sexes, chromosomally speaking, is subject of lecture Sept. 27

september 18

Obama and McCain in tight race in inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll

UI names statistics, actuarial science scholars for fall semester 2008

september 16

Inaugural Big Ten Battleground Poll results coming Thursday on Big Ten Network

September 10

UI researchers celebrate start-up of world's largest particle accelerator

Couple gives $1 million to support UI Chemistry Department

september 9

UI names computer science scholarship winners for 2008-09

UI Hawkeye Poll: one-fourth of Iowans financially affected by summer's disasters

september 8

'Oxford Project' debuts with September events in Oxford, Iowa City, Des Moines

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Saturday Scholars series begins Sept. 20

September 4

'How the Mind Tricks Us' is subject of free, public lecture Sept. 9

September 3

UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences names alumni fellows

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Engineering

september 26

UI researchers find potentially toxic substance present in Chicago air

September 17

Some wind technology students may transfer to UI under Iowa Lakes agreement

september 16

UI engineer named to National Academy of Sciences air pollution study

September 10

UI College Of Engineering announces 2008-09 student ambassadors

september 8

Biofuels expert to deliver annual Kurtz Lecture Sept. 18

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International Programs

September 17

Center receives $200,000 grant to enhance Asian studies at the UI

One Community, One Book discussion forums scheduled

September 4

Students can learn about global opportunities at Study Abroad Fair Sept. 9

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ataglance

september 30

Nominations sought for Catalyst Awards that recognize diversity efforts

UI Ombudspersons' 2008 report notes continuing disrespectful behavior

UI Small Business Development Center hosts tax workshop series in October

Finders and Youngberg to perform on 'Java Blend' Oct. 3

UI alumnus David Kassler will present euphonium recital Oct. 6

September 29

Specialists to provide dental care during Iowa Mission of Mercy Oct 3-4

Oct. 8 community seminar to focus on breast cancer treatments

september 25

Women's Resource and Action Center holds annual spaghetti dinner Oct. 3

Nov. 3 is deadline for CHEEC seed grant proposals

September 24

UI researcher addresses prestigious national engineering symposium

Public invited to attend corporate safety, sustainability seminar Sept. 25

Ge, Hanson to share Beijing Olympics experiences at Sept. 29 lecture

Speaker will discuss sexism and the mass media Oct. 9

september 23

Go Green Initiative identifies waste stream problems, solutions

Engineering career fair to feature some 100 industry representatives Sept. 25

Iowa City streets will be closed for Sept. 28 ScrapArtsMusic performance

'The Animation Show 4' at Bijou Sept. 26-28

Burlington St. sidewalk closed Sept. 29-Oct. 17

UI hosts international lung imaging meeting Oct. 2-4

Archaeology activities for families at UI Museum of Natural History Oct. 4

september 22

Big Ten Network to show UI flood documentary on Thursday, Sept. 25

september 19

More than 125 employers to be featured at UI fall career fair Sept. 23

UI Center for Human Rights to host Night of 1,000 Conversations Sept. 25

Janice Wenger will present fortepiano recital Sept. 28

Poets Weiss and Crenner read Oct. 1

Iowa Center for Developmental and Learning Sciences hosts Oct. 3 workshop

IP seeks nominations for Outstanding International Achievement awards

Bolton receives national Inspire Integrity Award

september 18

'Buildings' magazine lists UI Facilities Management among top 10

WRAC offers two new support and discussion groups

Y105 Radiothon raised $80,000 for UI Children's Hospital

Recreational Services hosts Steve Goff Memorial 5K Run/Walk Sept. 28

September 17

Fehér to discuss transatlantic diplomacy Sept. 22

'Afghanistan: The Forgotten War' topic of Schneider's Sept. 24 noon luncheon

Cancelled: Leavitt reads from new historical novel Sept. 30

september 16

Free fitness assessments available Sept. 23

Ill Chemistry to perform on 'Java Blend' Sept. 26

Rural health and safety forum promotes information, collaboration

september 15

UI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center ranked as one of top 25

UI's Hageman to speak at Capitol Hill about eye research

Recreational Services offers ballroom dancing classes

UI engineer chosen to participate in prestigious national symposium Sep. 18-20

Sept. 24 community seminar to focus on pain management

september 11

Engineering students notified of computer breach

International Crossroads Community hosts annual open house Sept. 14

Ludes to discuss American national security at Sept. 15 luncheon

Café Scientifique presents free talk on climate change Sept. 18

Mahave-Veglia will play Baroque cello recital Sept. 22

Poets Cate Marvin and Rick Barot read Sept. 23

September 10

Des Moines business owner DeWaay to meet with UI entrepreneurial students

Hawk Watch 2008 is Sept. 20 at Macbride Nature Recreation Area

Entry forms now available for 2008 Homecoming Parade

september 9

Women's center offers training for variety of volunteer programs Sept. 22

september 8

KRUI relocates to Quadrangle Hall

september 5

UI engineers to speak at Clean Tech 2008 conference in Chicago Sept. 9

September 4

Madison Street reduced to single lane Sept. 10-20

September 3

The Diplomats of Solid Sound to perform on 'Java Blend' Sept. 12

Oct. 4 workshop can help children who stutter and their families

september 2

Andersen to speak on evolution and Christian faith

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council lecture explores China's future Sept. 8

UI to host national 'Healthy Minds Across America' forum Sept. 14

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