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Aug. 10, 2009

At A Glance

'Iowa Insights' podcast: Joffrey Ballet helps UI recover from flood

A special August 2009 edition of "Iowa Insights," a monthly podcast produced by the University of Iowa Office of University Relations, focuses on how the Joffrey Ballet is lending a hand to Hancher Auditorium and the School of Music.

In the show, Hancher Executive Director Chuck Swanson describes Joffrey's plans to perform two very different shows -- one in Chicago and one in Des Moines -- to raise money for the flooded complex. Swanson also shares the story behind the university's extraordinary relationship with the Joffrey.

Listen to the Podcast at

A news release about the benefits is available at


Diverse fall classes available for those 50 and older

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa Center on Aging has released its fall schedule of courses, with sessions on design, many types of dancing, guitar instruction, creative writing, artistic painting and de-cluttering.

The courses provide unique learning opportunities for all adults age 50 and older. There are no education or experience requirements to enroll, and there are no course tests or grades. Courses begin in mid-September or later, and fees range from $20 to approximately $80.

For more information, visit and click on the fall 2009 course guide or call 319-384-4221 to have a brochure sent to you. The center can also be contacted at


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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.