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Nov. 24, 2009

At A Glance

Senate approves UI law graduates as U.S. Attorneys in Iowa

The United States Senate has approved two University of Iowa College of Law graduates to serve as Iowa's U.S. attorneys, making them the two top federal prosecutors in the state.

Stephanie Rose, a 1996 law graduate, was approved as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, based in Des Moines. Nicholas Klinefeldt, a 2000 law graduate, is the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District, based in Sioux City.

Klinefeldt and Rose will be responsible for leading the prosecution of all federal cases in the state of Iowa.

Klinefeldt and Rose also received undergraduate degrees from the University of Iowa.

MIX-96 Radiothon for UI Children's Hospital raises $41,465

During their 5th annual radiothon, MIX-96 (KMXG-FM) of Davenport raised almost $41,465 to benefit patients and families of UI Children's Hospital.

Broadcasting from UI Hospitals and Clinics Nov. 12-13, the MIX-96 team of Ron, Todd and Amy shared the stories of patients and their families who receive care at UI Children's Hospital.

All proceeds from the radiothon benefit UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.

Learn more about UI Children's Hospital at

Tippie ethics team captures second place in national tournament

A team of four students from the Tippie School of Management recently won second place in the third annual Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum national case competition.

The competition, "Where Finance Meets Ethics," was held Nov. 12 and 13 at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Student teams examined the case of "Veridian: Putting a Value on Values," which was designed by the Harvard Business School.

The Tippie team received $1,200 for its second-place finish. Team members include Wes Harrington, Sachin Gupta, Tara From and Meggie Schuelke, who also won the competition's top individual honors for Best Q-and-A.

UI Philharmonia Orchestra performs movements of the 'Nutcracker' Suite Dec. 6

The University of Iowa Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by doctoral students Christopher Fashun, Kira Horel and Andrea Molina, will perform movements from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Suite and other seasonal music at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Riverside Recital Hall (formerly St. Thomas More church on Riverside Drive).

Also on the program are the Christmas Festival Overture by Leroy Anderson and "Angels' Dance" by St. Olaf College faculty member Steven Amundson.

The period 2007-2009 is the birth centennial celebration for Anderson (1908-75), a prolific composer of light concert music who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His best-known works include "Sleigh Ride," "The Syncopated Clock" and "Blue Tango."

One of four major orchestral ensembles in the UI School of Music, the Philharmonia features an expandable instrumentation that allows for a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary composers. Designed for undergraduate students, Philharmonia presents two or more concerts each semester and is conducted by graduate conducting majors in the School of Music.

Free parking is available across Riverside Drive in the Hancher Auditorium lot.

Poet Ben Lerner reads at the UI Dec. 9--Event canceled due to inclement weather

Poet Ben Lerner, a guest of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will present a free reading at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the UI Dey House.

Lerner's "The Lichtenberg Figures" won the Hayden Carruth Prize and was selected as one of the best poetry collections of the year by the Library Journal. His second book, "Angle of Yaw," written on a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain, was a finalist for the National Book Award. A third collection is forthcoming.

He is a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and co-editor of No: A Journal of the Arts.

Lawyer, novelist Turow to deliver College of Law Levitt Lecture

Lawyer and novelist Scott Turow will deliver the University of Iowa College of Law's Levitt Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Turow's lecture, "It's Only Words: Thoughts of a Lawyer and Novelist," is a dissection of the meaning of voice and rhetoric from the perspective of both a lawyer and a novelist.

Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public.

An attorney who practices in Chicago, Turow has also written such best selling legal thrillers as "The Burden of Proof," "Presumed Innocent," "Pleading Guilty" and "Personal Injuries," several of which have been turned into movies. He also wrote the nonfiction "Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty."


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