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July 2010

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UI doctors staff RAGBRAI ambulances (Press-Citizen, July 31)

Ostrander has big hopes for new wellness center (Press-Citizen, July 31)

UI Irish writing program faculty member Morrissy profiles Elizabeth Hardwick (Irish Times, July 31)

Porter comments on Elizabeth Warren appointment (Daily Caller, July 30)

UI playwriting graduate Sander is profiled (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 30)

Ridge is impressed by Parkersburg's RAGBRAI spirit (Press-Citizen, July 30)

UI study shows economic benefit of small farms (Laconia Citizen, July 30)

Carmichael's black carbon global-warming study is cited (Rediff, July 30)

Johnson explains humans' salt craving (CBC, July 29)

Weber assesses Delhi dam failure (Des Moines Register, July 29)

UI Center for Human Rights meets funding goals (Daily Iowan, July 29)

NW Iowa boy will be Hawkeye Kid Captain (Spencer Daily Reporter, July 29)

Ciochon's team returns with 800 Java fossils (Daily Iowan, July 29)

Iowa Playwrights Workshop grad Hunter is profiled (Broadway World, July 29)

Hancher rebuilding awaits funding (Cedar Falls Courier, July 28)

Whiteman comments on Canadian bid to buy Casey's (, July 28)

Starner's RAGBRAI ride raises funds for cystic fibrosis (Press-Citizen, July 28)

Columnist attended Iowa Summer Writing Festival (The Olympian, July 28)

Ciochon is interviewed about Java dig (Nature News, July 28)

UI touchdowns will benefit Children's Hospital (Press-Citizen, July 28)

Teen columnist reflects on Iowa Summer Writing Festival (Cedar Valley Times, July 28)

UI residence halls get security upgrades (Daily Iowan, July 28)

UI alumnus switched from contractor to writer (Daily Iowan, July 28)

Writers' Workshop alumna writes advice column (The Faster Times, July 27)

UI considers new west campus power plant (Chicago Tribune/AP, July 27)

Popescu documents racial disparities in heart care (Medpage, July 27)

Vander Weg comments on smoking cessation efforts (Daily Iowan, July 27)

UI's Hynes, author of 'Next,' is interviewed (Huffington Post, July 27)

UI alumnus Schaeffer founded Institute of Modern Letters (Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 26)

UI study finds abuse victims seek abortions (Crime Report, July 26)

Perlmutter comments on increasing faculty grind (Chronicle of Higher Ed, July 25)

Cook sets out on RAGBRAI (Press-Citizen, July 25)

Cohen teaches songwriting to Oakdale inmates (Press-Citizen, July 25)

Whelan uses 'Mad Men' in UI American Family course (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25)

Gronbeck comments on incumbents' fundraising edge (Chicago Tribune, July 24)

Mason signs covenant of support for Iowa troops (Press-Citizen, July 24)

Mahone helped launch Word(s)PLAY! festival (St. Paul Broadway World, July 24)

UI alumnus uses RAGBRAI to raise funds for the blind (Orlando Sentinel, July 24)

Writers' Workshop graduates are Dylan Thomas finalists (Press-Citizen July 23)

UI showcases undergraduate research (The Gazette, July 23)

UI hosts top minds of political science (Daily Iowan, July 23)

UI archeologists dig RAGBRAI (Daily Iowan, July 23)

Neal oversees teacher-business partnerships (Daily Iowan, July 23)

UI celebrates Americans With Disabilities law (Press-Citizen, July 23)

Journalist Berry comments on Sherrod incident (Sioux City Journal, July 22)

Bell assesses hospitals' off-hours NICU staffing (MSNBC/Reuters, July 22)

UI's first 'cluster' hires focus on water issues (Daily Iowan, July 22)

Hagle comments on slow start of caucus season (Iowa Independent, July 22)

UI study correlated dental fillings and blood mercury (Natural News, July 22)

UI alumnus Woodrell's 'Winter Bone' is recommended (The Oregonian, July 22)

Columnist meets the Iowa Writers' Workshop cookbook (Huffington Post, July 21)

Beloved pet-therapy dog at UIHC retires (Daily Iowan, July 21)

UI still faces post-flood challenges (Inside Higher Ed, July 21)

UI has lowest instate tuition in the Big 10 (Cap Times, July 21)

UI alumna Bolton is judge in immigration law challenge (Google/AP, July 20)

UI-developed nanodevice could ditch pokey electrons (io9, July 20)

Moline terminal is step toward rail service to the UI (Quad-City Times, July 20)

Innovative jeweler is UI alumna (Des Moines Register, July 20)

Gronbeck comments on GOP/Tea Party connections (The Hill, July 20)

Des Moines backstage theater pro attended the UI (Des Moines Register, July 20)

Philibert questions the use of tasers (Washington Post, July 20)

Iowa City Book Festival quadruples attendance (Press-Citizen, July 20)

UI law alumni are working on national-profile cases (Daily Iowan, July 20)

UI hosts 22 South Korean teachers (Daily Iowan, July 20)

Coretsopoulos created moveable high-tech lab (Daily Iowan, July 20)

UI-founded Small Mall makes a big move (Press-Citizen, July 20)

Perlmutter comments on negative campaign ads (Google News/AP, July 19)

UI study supports heavy-metal/autism link (ChattahBox, July 19)

Feinstein discusses his research of Alzheimer's patients' moods (South Bend Tribune, July 19)

Gronbeck assesses ouster of Tea Party leader (The Hill, July 19)

Students from UI’s international MBA program receive degrees (Press-Citizen, July 18)

Citizen Lawyer Program gives UI law students practical experience (Press-Citizen, July 18)

Rothman comments on physician supply for small towns (Omaha World-Herald, July 18)

Kusner condemns Vatican pronouncement about female priests (Press-Citizen, July 18)

Feature focuses on UI graduate Cronin's hit novel, 'The Passage' (Denver Post, July 18)

Workshop alum Dorst's 'Surf Guru' is reviewed (Austin Statesman, July 17)

Johnson recommends combat sports for at-risk kids (Quad City Times, July 17)

Young explains flood gauges on Iowa bridges (Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 17)

Hagle assesses Iowa's Senate seniority dividend (Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 17)

Andreasen comments on quality problems at NY lab (Google News/AP, July 17)

UI experts aid in flood preparation (Mason City Globe-Gazette, July 17)

UI may buy Iowa City School District building (Press-Citizen, July 17)

Hemley works to inspire Australian nonfiction writing (Syndey Herald, July 16)

Johnson studies introvert and extrovert brains (Canadian Business, July 16)

Gable speaks out about sexual violence (Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, July 16)

Barbuzza helps pick winning sculpture (Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, July 16)

UI is Iowa's top burn-treatment center (KCCI-TV, July 15)

Nearly 60 firms want to design new Hancher Auditorium (KCRG-TV, July 15)

UI was a '60s cultural, political melting pot (Canada Free Press, July 15)

UI establishes pediatric rotation in Jamaica (Gleaner, July 15)

ABC polls won UI Gallup Award (ABC, July 15)

'First Blood' author Morell taught at the UI (NPR, July 15)

Nayakankuppam finds grouped products are 'contagious' (Entertainment Daily, July 15)

Polish writer attended the UI International Writing Program (Turystyka, July 15)

UI boosts teaching manpower for huge incoming class (Daily Iowan, July 15)

Demolition of Oakdale Hall nears (Daily Iowan, July 15)

UI youth entrepreneurs created ice-cream flavor (Press-Citizen, July 14)

UI Pulitzer Prize winner Harding is profiled (The Wire, July 13)

UI studies RAGBRAI injuries (, July 13)

Grinstead reports on Guard pre-deployment (Des Moines Register, July 13)

Engineering students study oil spill's impact (Press-Citizen, July 13)

Rawlings assesses Iowa immigration outrage (New York Post, July 13)

UI will appeal FEMA denial of art museum funding (Daily Iowan, July 12)

Bruce Gronbeck comments on drilling-ban debate (The Hill, July 12)

Blogger cites UI Child Labor Education Project (The Day, July 12)

Students volunteer for Hickory Hill Park repair (Daily Iowan, July 12)

UI law applications up 36 percent (National Law Journal, July 12)

UI law professor Bonfield commented on open records reform (Iowa Independent, July 12)

Nonfiction Writing Program alumnus Andre Perry leads the Englert (Press-Citizen, July 12)

Gordon's book spurs St. Louis renewal plans (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11)

Dance alumnus GeBauer will be honored at tap festival (Broomfield Enterprise, July 11)

UI business professor Gruca comments on product longevity (TCMnet/McClatchy. July 11)

Dance emerita Helen Chadima calls band camp a success (Press-Citizen, July 11)

UI Press prairie ecology book is reviewed (Kearney Hub, July 11)

Philippine filmmaker attended the IWP (Ticket World, July 10)

UI Public Health study: Chocolate cuts pregnancy risks (Lutterworth Mail, July 9)

UI physical therapist Sluka comments on chronic pain (Lexington Herald-Leader, July 9)

Iowa City ranks highly in doctor density (Press-Citizen, July 9)
With 1,915 physicians, or 1,305 per 100,000 people, the Iowa City metropolitan statistical area has the second-most physicians per capita in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 edition of the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, which was released Thursday. Measured by physicians per capita, four of the top five metropolitan statistical areas play home to a university medical center, according to the data book. Iowa City hosts UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, as well as Mercy Iowa City.

Tabor planted cookbook idea (Press-Citizen, July 9)
Determined to help her daughter enjoy a healthy lifestyle when she moved out on her own, Betsy Riesz spent years creating recipes for her, eventually compiling a cookbook for people with disabilities. ANNE TABOR of the University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development planted the idea of compiling the recipes in 2001.

Irvine celebrates 30-year anniversary of UIHC transplant (Daily Iowan, July 9)
JERI IRVINE, an associate editor at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her kidney transplant at UIHC.

Grimes' memoir about Frank Conroy's mentorship at the UI is reviewed (Blogcritics, July 8)

Laccheo comments on doctors' use of social media (USA Today, July 8)
MICHAEL LACCHEO, a rheumatology fellow at the University of Iowa, challenged the notion that doctors who aren’t tweeting and friending and blogging away are in danger of becoming irrelevant. Some “amazing” doctors don’t even know how to type, Laccheo said.

Robinson discusses science and religion (The Daily Show, July 8)
MARILYNNE ROBINSON, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and faculty member of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, discusses her new non-fiction book on the conflict between science and religion called "Absence of Mind.”

UI anthropologist’s animals course is popular (Inside Higher Ed, July 8)
, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa, teaches “Animals, Culture and Food,” a class that has attracted students studying nursing, engineering, visual art and several liberal arts fields. Hill’s courses are part of an emerging group of courses that meld approaches and texts from law, religion, ethics, literature, visual art, ecology, sociology and other fields to consider the role animals play in human culture. Animals have long been on the curriculum in veterinary colleges, agriculture colleges and biology departments, but the new animal courses are about the humanities and social sciences.

High-tech classroom nears completion (Daily Iowan, July 8)
A high-tech addition to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Main Library will be available for classes taught by 15 trained professors starting this fall. The UI Center for Teaching and UI Information Technology Services have nearly completed one classroom that is different from any other on campus. The “Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage” classroom is designed specifically to encourage group learning with advanced technology.

Seven UI authors featured in New Yorker (Daily Iowan, July 8)
Seven UNIVERSITY OF IOWA graduates were named to The New Yorker’s “20 under 40” writers to watch. The list, which was published in The New Yorker’s double fiction issue in June, includes authors the publication feels will be influential and significant to this generation of readers and writers, authors whose work will continue to be read years and years from now.

UI researchers design flood models (Des Moines Register, July 8)
, a University of Iowa professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the new director of the Iowa Flood Center on the university campus. Someday the flood center will be able to help communities stop the flooding. In the meantime, they're designing flood monitors and models that send out warnings a day or two sooner. And where there's no flood plain map, the center will create one.

UI's chief diversity officer adjusts to campus, sets goals (Daily Iowan, July 7)
GEORGINA DODGE is in the middle of her first week as the University of Iowa's new chief diversity officer at the UI. As she gets to know campus and the people with whom she'll be working, she is beginning to think about how she can improve diversity at a campus in a nearly homogenous state.

Mason discusses 21 ordinance campaign (Daily Iowan, July 7)
University of Iowa President SALLY MASON discusses the 21 ordinance campaign, the incoming freshman class and more in a Q & A profile with The Daily Iowan.

UI installs wind turbine on campus (WQAD-TV, July 7)
Wind energy is coming to the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. The university has installed a small wind turbine on campus to be used primarily as a teaching tool for engineering students. It will also produce a small amount of power. The ASSOCIATED PRESS story originated in THE GAZETTE in Cedar Rapids and was picked up by multiple other news outlets.,0,835088.story

Writers' Workshop director Chang's new book among summer's most anticipated (The Millions, July 6)

UI to install wind turbine today (Daily Iowan, July 6)
The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was scheduled to install a 2.4-kilowatt wind turbine today at the south end of Madison Street that will serve as an educational tool for engineering students. The turbine is funded from a $39,778 grant from the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development.

UI Main Library’s exhibit includes poetry marathon (Press-Citizen, July 4)
In celebration of Iowa City being named one of three UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Main Library is hosting an exhibit of books, broadsheets and ephemera of Iowa City writers. In connection with UIML's City of Literature exhibit, Dave Morice, creator and author of the famed "Dr. Alphabet" and Poetry Marathons, will attempt to write 100 pages of poetry a day for 100 days.

Jennissen urges fireworks safety (Press-Citizen, July 2)
"Families are aware that fireworks can be dangerous," said CHARLES JENNISSEN, director of Emergency Pediatric Medicine at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. "But, sometimes you don't realize how things like sparklers can be dangerous, even for children."

Prediction markets prove their worth (MSNBC, July 2)
Who will win the World Cup? An octopus in Germany has correctly predicted the outcome of every one of that country's games. But a better bet might be prediction markets. Prediction markets have proved their worth in presidential elections: Research from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, which runs the only real-money political prediction market in the country, indicates that such markets perform at least as well as traditional polling methods.

UI wins arthritis research grant (Press-Citizen, July 2)
The UNIVERSITY OF IOWA has been awarded a $256,554 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, for research on arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

UI investigators win training grant (Press-Citizen, July 2)
Investigators in the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH have been awarded $1.1 million by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health to train Romanian researchers in the prevention and management of non-communicable chronic diseases, such as cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, lung disease, obesity, and environmental and lifestyle factors.

Fuortes comments on worker-compensation case (Colorado Independent, July 1)
A letter from Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin urges reopening the compensation case that could benefit the widow of a nuclear-plant worker who died in 2008. “I'm thrilled about this letter,” said medical advocate LAURENCE FUORTES, director of the University of Iowa Former Worker Medical Screening Program. “It very eloquently and humanely states a rationale behind reopening this claim."

Frederick founded film festival (Post-Bulletin, July 1)
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA theater and business alumna Tanna Frederick comes home to northern Iowa for the fourth annual Iowa Independent Film Festival, which she co-founded. The Post-Bulletin is published in Rochester, Minn.

Samuel research shows reduced cholesterol (Medscape, July 1)
Gastric bypass surgery can significantly reduce cholesterol levels in morbidly obese patients within just 6 months of the surgery, according to research co-authored by ISAAC SAMUEL, bariatric surgeon with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.






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