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May 21, 2009

At A Glance

May 22 lecture will examine wood-block printing

Printer Gaylord Schanilec, proprietor of Midnight Paper Sales, will present a slide lecture, "Wood: From the Living Tree to the Bed of the Press," at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in Room 2032 of the University of Iowa Main Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Schanilec has been printing books, primarily from wood blocks and metal type, for 30 years. His work is represented in most major collections of contemporary book art in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He will have books and working materials on hand to look at and discuss. Learn more at

The lecture is presented by the UI Center for the Book.

College of Public Health students, faculty, staff honored

The University of Iowa College of Public Health held its annual graduation reception and honors ceremony May 15 to recognize the achievements of its students, faculty and staff.

The honors included:
--Dean's Achievement Award: Anjuli Shivshanker, Master of Public Health degree recipient, Department of Community and Behavioral Health.
--Faculty Research Award: Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health.
--Faculty Service Award: David Osterberg, associate professor of occupational and environmental health.
--Faculty Teaching Award: Kelley Donham, professor of occupational and environmental health.

New members elected to the UI chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health also were recognized.

For a complete listing of award recipients, visit

UI physician to receive pediatric nephrology recognition

Jean Robillard, M.D., University of Iowa vice president for medical affairs, received a 2009 Founder's Award from the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology during the group's national meeting held earlier this month in Baltimore.

The honor recognizes Robillard for his unique and lasting contributions to the field of pediatric nephrology and his efforts on behalf of the society's members and in promoting specialized health care for children with kidney disease.

The society includes pediatric nephrologists and affiliated health care professionals. Its primary goals are to promote optimal care for children with kidney disease through advocacy, education and research, and to disseminate advances in clinical practice and scientific investigation.


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