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April 28, 2009

At A Glance

Fine Arts Council sponsors Riverbank Art Fair May 2-3

The University of Iowa's Fine Arts Council is sponsoring the Riverbank Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. The Art Fair will be held at Hubbard Park across from the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) and is free and open to the public.

The Riverbank Art Fair has become a trademark of the Fine Arts Council and provides a financial basis for other programming such as student art grants and exhibitions. Artists from across the Midwest apply and are selected through a jury process to exhibit and sell fine art at the fair. This year over 50 artists will be featured, exhibiting and selling original works in painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, drawing, jewelry, metal, fiber and much more.

The Fine Arts Council is a self-supporting, nonprofit student organization whose members share an interest in promoting the arts at the UI. The Council has been active since 1970 and advocates a full range of art disciplines. While the council is primarily composed of students, membership is open to anyone.

The rain location for the fair is the Main Lounge of the IMU.

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UI Mini Medical School hosts heart failure talk in Washington May 13

Heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans. Learn how this condition can be treated and managed by attending the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Mini Medical School program "Heart Failure 101."

John Chase, M.D., UI clinical assistant professor of internal medicine and clinician with the UI Heart and Vascular Center, will present the one-hour talk at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the United Presbyterian Home, 1203 E. Washington St., in Washington.

The event is free, but reservations must be made by May 11. A science or medical background is not needed to participate.

To register or for more information call toll-free 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692), e-mail or visit


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.