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Aug. 23, 2010

At A Glance

Grant Wood's 'Plaid Sweater' Returns to the UI as UIMA@IMU reopens

Grant Wood’s Plaid Sweater, which has been in storage at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport since the 2008 flood, will be one of more than 50 newly installed works on view when the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) reopens the on-campus visual classroom, UIMA@IMU, on Aug. 24 in the Iowa Memorial Union's Richey Ballroom.

UIMA@IMU serves as a vital resource for the university by giving students, faculty and members of the public a space to experience and interact with art.

The UIMA@IMU is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For a complete list of the objects on view at the UIMA@IMU, visit and enter “IMU” in the search field.


UI will hold annual Deeded Body Program memorial service Aug. 27

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., Iowa City.

The service honors those whose donated bodies aided in the advancement of medical education and science at the UI through studies completed during the past year.

In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Ave., Iowa City.


Henehan brings droll humor to cryptic detective story in Sept. 1 reading

Kira Henehan will read from her impressionistic and drolly humorous detective novel, "Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free event will be streamed live on the University of Iowa's Writing University website,

Finley -- red-haired, yellow-eyed, sometimes unreliable -- narrates this cryptic and whimsical debut about a group of detectives investigating a peculiar professor and his puppets. She tracks the investigation’s slow spiral back upon itself, as the clues she uncovers reveal questions that lead directly back to her own forgotten past.

Henehan is also the author of the poetry collection "Seven Palms." Her work has been published in Fence, jubilat, Chelsea, Conjunctions, the Denver Quarterly and other venues. She has also received a Pushcart Prize and been anthologized in "A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years."


Maia Quartet's Tricia Park presents Sept. 5 UI faculty recital

Tricia Park, first violinist of the University of Iowa Maia Quartet, will present a free School of Music faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, in the Riverside Recital Hall. She will be accompanied by pianist Riko Higuma.

The program will be Brahms' Scherzo in C minor from the F.A.E Sonata; Franck's Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano; Chopin's Ballade No.4, op. 52, in F minor; Lutoslawski's "Subito"; Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor; and Wieniawski's Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4.

Park was a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was selected as one of "Korea's World Leaders of Tomorrow." She has given recitals and made festival appearances throughout the United States and abroad, including a highly acclaimed performance at the Ravinia Rising Stars series, and she has been featured as a soloist in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. Learn more at

Higuma is a highly sought-after piano collaborator and chamber musician, performing with the world’s leading artists throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Japan. As a soloist, she was a top-prize winner at the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition and the Santa Fe International Piano Competition.


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