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Nov. 25, 2009

At A Glance

Registration available for UI Coyote Camp

Registration is now available for Coyote Camp, a winter break outdoor camp at Macbride Nature Recreation Area for area second to sixth graders.

University of Iowa Recreational Services offers two sessions of the camp, Monday, Dec. 21 to Tuesday Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 28 to Tuesday Dec. 29. Coyote Camps provide students with a unique opportunity to study and observe the wildlife of the prairies, wetlands, and woodlands of Macbride in a winter setting. Small groups of campers will participate in educational and recreational activities led by a professional staff. Activities include tracking, bird banding, eagle watching, wilderness survival techniques, shelter building and other activities.

The camp is $80 and runs from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers will meet at the UI Recreation Building and then take a bus to the Macbride Nature Recreation Area on Lake Macbride and the Coralville Reservoir north of Iowa City.

For a registration brochure, see or call UI Recreational Services at 319-335-9293.


Porter named to National Bankruptcy Conference

University of Iowa law professor Katherine Porter has been named to the National Bankruptcy Conference, a select group of 50 judges, practitioners and academics who specialize in bankruptcy law. The group works to improve bankruptcy law in the United States and advises Congress on revising federal bankruptcy law.

Porter is an expert on bankruptcy and consumer credit law who conducts empirical research on families in financial distress. She is a principal investigator in the 2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project and a fellow of the Bankruptcy Data Project at Harvard. Her empirical project, the Mortgage Study, shed early light on the practices of mortgage servicers and the challenges that homeowners face in trying to save their homes from foreclosure. Her current research examines the consequences and outcomes of severe financial distress.


UI Cricket Club hosts clinic Dec. 5

The University of Iowa's new Cricket Club will host a Cricket Clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in the UI Recreation Building to introduce and promote the game.

Participants can learn fundamentals of cricket and use the club's gear to get hands-on experience in batting, bowling (pitching) and fielding. Refreshments will be available.

Club President Anup Gandhi said the club was formed after several people started playing together but they lacked a good pitch (field) and proper equipment. Previously, the UI was the only Big 10 university without a cricket club.

Now sponsored by UI Recreational Services, the club has 45 members and plans to hold tournaments this spring. The club will play on a pitch near the UI rugby fields on the west campus.

For more information, visit the UI Cricket Club website or contact Gandhi at


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