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March 18, 2009

At A Glance

UI injury prevention researcher receives national honor

John Lundell, deputy director of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, was recently honored with the President's Award from the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association.

As a longtime member of the association, Lundell has dedicated his time and expertise to forming bridges between injury and violence prevention research and practice communities. The President's Award recognizes a member of the association who has been instrumental in assisting the group's president in achieving its organizational goals.

Located in the UI College of Public Health, the Injury Prevention Research Center is one of 13 Centers for Disease Control-funded Centers for Excellence that is focused on injury control research.

UI History of Medicine talk on eugenics in the Midwest is March 24

Kathryn Gaskill, an undergraduate honors candidate in the UI Department of History, will present a free, public talk on the eugenics movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Midwest.

Hosted by the UI History of Medicine Society, Gaskill's talk, "A 'More Perfect' Nation: The Midwest's Role in the Eugenics Campaign to Eradicate Degeneracy," will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Room 2032 of the UI Main Library.

For more information contact Ed Holtum, 319-335-9154 or edwin-holtum@uiowa.edu.

Lux reads from history of progressivism March 29

Michael Lux, the president of the Progressive Strategies consulting firm and a frequent blogger, will read from his book "The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

In "The Progressive Revolution," Lux examines history to document how every major advancement in American freedom, democracy, social justice and economic opportunity has been accomplished by progressives against conservative opposition.

This free "Live from Prairie Lights" event will be streamed live and archived on the UI Writing University Web site http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

Read more about Lux at http://www.progressivestrategies.net/pages/staff/.

Minnesota poet Dobby Gibson reads April 1

Minnesota poet Dobby Gibson will read from his new collection, "Skirmish," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free and open to the public.

Gibson is the author of the poetry collection "Polar," which won the Beatrice Hawley Award and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. In the accessible new collection, he dwells with dark humor on abandoned city spaces, American anxieties in the 21st century, and the confounding mysteries of everyday life.

The "Live from Prairie Lights" event will be streamed live and archived on the UI Writing University Web site http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

Visit Gibson's Web site at http://www.dobbygibson.com/.

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