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May 4, 2010

At A Glance

UI engineer Lee elected president of national Korean-American association

Hosin "David" Lee, associate professor (professor as of July 1 2010) of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and transportation researcher in the UI Public Policy Center, has been elected the 40th President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA).

Lee, who came to the UI in 1999, has research interests that include: development of innovative highway pavement materials; asphalt pavement recycling technologies; automated pavement crack image analysis system; warm mix asphalt technologies; use of polymer in asphalt and concrete; and sustainable development of transportation infrastructure.

As president, Lee will work closely with the presidents of Korea's National Research Foundation (NRF), Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) in order to develop cooperative research and professional activities with National Science Foundation (NSF) and American science and engineering societies. He will also serve as co-chairman along with the President of KOFST for the annual US-Korea Conference on Sccience, Technology and Entrepreneurship in August 2011.

In March, Lee organized the KSEA Midwest regional conference on the UI campus. For more information about the KSEA, visit


Nite Ride extends hours for finals week

University of Iowa Police will offer extended hours of service during the upcoming finals week. The free passenger van service for women will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day from Sunday, May 9, through 5 a.m. Friday, May 14. The service normally operates until 3 a.m. seven days a week.

To arrange for a ride home, women may dial 319-384-1111. Callers are connected with the van driver, who can provide the van's current location and an estimated pickup time.

For more information, including Nite Ride routes, visit


Osher Institute presentation on the future of the book is May 5

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa is offering a session on "The Future of the Book" from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at the University Libraries Conservation Lab.

Attendees will learn about the nature, preservation, and future of the print book in the context of its digital delivery from Gary Frost, UI libraries conservator. Discussion will extend from standards and certification of print originals to blog rants on "the death of the book."

The course fee is $10 for Osher Institute members and $25 for non-members, which includes an institute membership.

Learn more or register online at, or contact Linsey Abbott at 319-384-4221 or


UI College of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony is May 6

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry will hold its White Coat Ceremony for first-year students at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Galagan Auditorium at the UI Dental Sciences Building.

The ceremony honors first-year dental students as they earn clinical privileges to see patients in the dental clinics.

David Johnsen, dean of the UI College of Dentistry, will offer remarks, and students will be welcomed by three alumni: Ann Harris, president of the Iowa Section of the American College of Dentistry; Keith Krell, president of the Iowa Section of the International College of Dentists; and Fred Fuller, chair of the Iowa Pierre Fauchard.

Peter Damiano, also a college alumnus and director of the UI Public Policy Center, will give the keynote address after which the students will be ceremonially cloaked with their first white laboratory coats and will recite the Oath of a Dentist.


NOTE TO EDITORS: The original call for nominations to the 2010 Kid Captain program was issued April 15. This is an update emphasizing that nominations must be submitted by midnight Sunday, May 9.

Last days to nominate 2010 Kid Captains

Parents and guardians have until Sunday, May 9, to nominate their child as a Kid Captain for the Hawkeyes 2010 football season. Nominations will be accepted through midnight May 9.

The Kid Captain program, now in its second year, is a partnership between University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor current or former pediatric patients and celebrate their inspirational stories.

Children selected as Kid Captains for home games will have an opportunity to take the field with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Children selected as Kid Captains for away game will receive special recognition during the week of the game.

Due to sideline safety concerns, only children who will be age eight or older by December 2010 will be considered for home game Kid Captain. Children age seven and younger will still be considered for the honorary (away game) Kid Captain.

For more information, to view videos of last year's Kid Captains, and to submit a nomination, visit


Manning prepares for tuba conference performance with May 14 recital

Tubist John Manning, a member of the University of Iowa School of Music faculty, will present a free recital at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

With the assistance of pianist Richard Gloss, Manning will perform an arrangement of the Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027, by J.S. Bach; "Cancion sin Palabras," by Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza, a movement of "Retratos," commissioned by Manning; the klezmer-flavored "Dans Profundo," by L. Ray Strobel; and "Silhouette," by John Harmon.

Along with UI graduate students Minji Kwon on piano and Jennifer Cunningham on piccolo, Manning will perform Composition No. 1; "Dona Nobis Pacem," by Galina Ustvolskaya.

Manning will present this recital in preparation for a performance at
the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson, Arizona, in May.

Manning's solo CD "'Four Corners: Tuba Music from around the World'," was nominated for the Roger Bobo Award, an honor for new recordings at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Read Manning's biography at


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