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Feb. 23, 2009

At A Glance

Careers for Change series, KRUI to feature UI alumna Feb. 24

University of Iowa alumna Adeyemi Oshodi will visit the University of Iowa Tuesday, Feb. 24 as part of the UI Center for Human Rights Careers for Change lecture series. Oshodi will speak live on KRUI from 2:30 to 3 p.m. She will also speak with interested students from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 2520-D University Capitol Centre.

Oshodi is the director of anti-trafficking at World Hope International in Washington, D.C. She received a master's degree in Third World development support in 2003 from the UI.

Both events are free and open to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the UI College of Nursing, the UI Center for Human Rights, and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment.

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Campana to discuss 'The New Cinema-Lyric Art' Feb. 27

The Opera Studies Forum, in collaboration with the Sound Research Seminar, will present a lecture by Alessandra Campana at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in E105 Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building on the UI campus.

Campana, who primarily researches 18th- and 19th-century Italian opera at Tufts University, will present "Mascagni and 'The New Cinema-Lyric Art': 'Rapsodia satanica' (1914-17)."

"Rapsodia satanica," a film produced in 1914 and projected only in 1917, explored the complex relationship between music and film. The opera composer Pietro Mascagni, who was commissioned to write an original orchestral accompaniment for the feature, worked to compose a piece that would provide music to accompany the recorded images in almost perfect synchronization.

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Stephanie Nilles on Iowa Public Radio's 'Java Blend' Feb. 27

Jazz/folk artist Stephanie Nilles will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series "Java Blend" at noon on Friday, Feb. 27, at Iowa City's downtown Java House.

Nilles is a musician of various genres who is constantly touring and performing her own politically influenced jazz/folk tunes. She has collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Christian Howes and Billy Contreras.

Broadcasts for this performance will be Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 on Iowa Public Radio. For broadcast times and stations visit

For more information on Nilles visit


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