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April 30, 2010

At A Glance

Esposito and Huckleberry present UI faculty recital May 4

Flutist Nicole Esposito and pianist Alan Huckleberry, faculty members in the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free, folk-flavored recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Riverside Recital Hall (the former St. Thomas More church).

The program will feature Dvorak's Sonatina in G major, Op. 100, originally for violin and piano, which was written soon after the composer's 1893 sojourn in Spillville, Iowa; Sonata, the best known work by Georgian composer Otar Taktakishvili; Bartok's "Suite Paysanne Hongroise," based on folk songs the composer collected in Eastern Europe; and Italian flutist Donato Lovreglio's "Eco di Napoli" for piccolo and piano.

Visit Esposito's Facebook fan page at Huckleberry is on Facebook at


UI students to assemble Cupcakes for the Cure May 6

A team of four University of Iowa students will be assembling 1,000 pink and white cupcakes into the shape of a Hawkeye "tiger hawk" image Thursday May 6 in the Hubbard Commons at the Iowa Memorial Union to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer.

The team of Sarah Kohler, Brigitte Trindl, Jori Appleberry and Christina Romano will begin assembling the cupcakes at 11 a.m. The students are raising money for Komen for the Cure by encouraging the public to purchase a cupcake or bracelet. Cupcakes can be purchased between noon and 5 p.m. for $2 each; bracelets are $5. Net proceeds from the event are invested in breast cancer research and community programs. Donations will also be accepted.

The team will be walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk. Their goal is to raise more than $10,000 for the organization.

The cupcake assembly will be shown via live streaming video at

For more information see, the Cupcakes for the Cure event page on Facebook, and


'Exploring the Nanoworld' finishes spring UI Explorers Lecture Series May 6

A University of Iowa professor will explain how nanomaterials are being used in medicine, energy, electronics and the environment when the UI Museum of Natural History presents it final Explorers Lecture Series of the spring on Thursday, May 6. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Natural History's Biosphere Discovery Hub gallery.

"Exploring the Nanoworld" is the title of the presentation by Sarah Larsen, professor of chemistry in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Nanomaterials are metals, ceramics or composite materials that are orders of magnitude smaller than the width of a human hair. Selected nanomaterials, their properties and applications will be highlighted in the talk.

For more information about Museum of Natural History programs, visit or call 319-335-0606.


UI student project features Haiti Recovery Village May 6, 7

University of Iowa students will share an exhibit ‘Haiti Recovery Village’ from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Hubbard Park in Iowa City. The exhibit is a result of a UI course titled “Haiti, The Evolution of Disaster.”

Ten UI students and instructor Maureen McCue, adjunct assistant professor in global health studies, will travel to Haiti for 10 days May 17-27 to deliver five large shelters that will be part of this display. While in Haiti, they will complete community projects that focus on children’s physical and mental health needs, community gardening and potable water resources.

Visitors will receive fact sheets, view posters and will be able to take part in demonstrations at this interactive exhibit. There will also be a children's activity area, and the shelter designers will be present to discuss the need for the shelters.

Sponsors include UI International Programs, Global Health Studies, UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Global Health Club and Universal Space Frames.

For more information, contact Ashley Carlson-McGuire at 712-229,2847 or or McCue at, 319-828-4789

For more information on the course, visit


Tippie Build home to be dedicated May 8 with Habitat for Humanity

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a new house in Iowa City on Saturday, May 8 that was built with volunteer labor from students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

The house, at 2445 Whispering Prairie Ave., will be the new home for the family of Alpha and Fatoumata Diallo, immigrants from Guinea. The dedication will be held at the home at 1 p.m.

Tippie students raised money to help build the house and organized the volunteer labor as part of its Tippie Build project. This is the third home built for Habitat for Humanity as part of Tippie Build.

More information is available online at


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