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May 19, 2010

At A Glance

UI Huntington's Disease center marks awareness month

Staff with the University of Iowa Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about Huntington's Disease from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the Fountain Lobby at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

May is Huntington's Disease Awareness Month, and the educational event aims to raise awareness of this devastating, inherited neurological disease for which there currently is no effective treatment or cure.

As one of the leading Huntington's Disease centers in the United States, the UI HDSA Center of Excellence provides care and research opportunities to individuals with the condition.

Learn more about the center at


I-CASH seeks nominations for 2010 Hall of Fame Award

Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Agricultural Safety and Health Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes Iowans who have made substantial and long-term contributions to the health and safety of the state's agricultural community. The nomination deadline is July 15.

All Iowans or organizations in the public or private sector are eligible for the award. The 2010 winner will receive a $100 cash award at a ceremony during the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference in November.

Nomination forms and additional award information are available at, or contact Eileen Fisher, associate director of I-CASH, at 319-335-4224 or


Collins will read from Spillane collaboration May 20

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Max Allan Collins will read from "The Big Bang," his most recent collaboration with the late Mickey Spillane, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free event will be streamed and archived on the UI Writing University website,

Spillane, the creator of the iconic detective Mike Hammer, died in 2006. Collins, his long-time collaborator, was originally shown the unfinished manuscript of "The Big Bang" in 1982 and the two were able to talk about the novel in detail, including plans for the ending, before Spillane's death.

Collins' career has included writing for the "Dick Tracy" comic strip, graphic novels, movie and TV novelizations, critical/historical books, cinema, music CDs, video games, jigsaw puzzles and dozens of mysteries and adventures. His graphic novel "Road to Perdition" was the basis of the Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks.

A frequent Mystery Writers of America "Edgar" nominee, he has earned an unprecedented 15 Private Eye Writers of America "Shamus" nominations for his historical thrillers, winning for his Nathan Heller novels, "True Detective" and "Stolen Away."


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