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March 11, 2010

At A Glance

U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet will perform at the UI March 22

The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

The quintet -- trumpeter Dennis Edelbrock, cornettist John Terry Bingham, hornist Joseph Lovinsky, trombonist Kirsten Lies-Warfield and tubist David Kirven -- is drawn from "Pershing's Own" in Washington, D.C.  (See:

The quintet varies its program from concert to concert, and the program will be announced from the stage. The repertoire includes more than 500 selections from all eras and genres of classical music, as well as a variety of popular music and commissioned works.

Since its inception in 1972, the Army Brass Quintet has performed for a wide variety of audiences in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The quintet performs at the White House and at televised national events including presidential inaugurations and official state ceremonies in the nation's capitol, as well as special events hosted by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff.

In recent years, the quintet has performed the National Anthem for televised Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL games, and NASCAR races.


'Examined Life' conference on creative writing, medicine is April 28-30

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference, "The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine," April 28-30 on the UI campus.

The conference focuses on links between the science of medicine and the art of writing, and offers sessions on writing, editing and publishing creative work.

The conference is open to health care providers, students, educators, writers, publishers and anyone with an interest in creative or reflective writing and medicine.

Registration is required for all concurrent conference sessions and meals, but keynote addresses and plenary sessions are free and open to the public. The registration deadline is April 23.

Scheduled presenters for public sessions include: David Gompper, Stephen Swanson, Marvin Bell, Sayantani DasGupta, Lan Samantha Chang and Nick Flynn.

Conference details, event locations and registration are available online at or call Dave Etler at 319-335-8058.


UI Press publishes new volumes of poetry scholarship

The University of Iowa Press is releasing two new volumes in the Contemporary North American Poetry Series -- "On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry" by Norman Finkelstein and "Form, Power and Person in Robert Creeley's Life and Work" edited by Stephen Fredman and Steve McCaffery.

The books are available at bookstores or directly from the press, 800-621-2736 or Customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East or Africa may order from Eurospan Group at It is also available as a PDF e-book:

Finkelstein is a poet and literary critic in the Department of English at Xavier University. His previous books of criticism include "The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Literature," "The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature" and "Lyrical Interference: Essays on Poetics."

Fredman is professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and McCaffery, the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is a founding member of the sound-poetry group Four Horsemen.


Hygienic Laboratory announces student grant recipients

Students from schools in Spencer, Davenport, Iowa City and Coralville have been named recipients of student grants from the Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa for the 2009-10 school year.

The Student Grant program provides laboratory expertise to and mentoring for junior high and high school students to help them complete science projects. The recipients are:

--Mary Krull, a senior at Spencer High School, is monitoring water quality of West Okoboji Lake.
--Nicholas Moellers, a senior at Davenport North High School, is analyzing swimming pool water after it has been disinfected.
--Woo Tack Hong, a sophomore at Regina High School in Iowa City, is studying water used in pools and spas.
--Abby Walling, a seventh-grader at Northwest Junior High in Coralville, is comparing bacteria present in the mouths of animals and humans.

To learn more about the Student Grant Program and other educational opportunities offered by the lab, visit


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