Nov. 10, 2010
At A Glance
Hawkins Drive narrowed for street work
Road work began Tuesday on Hawkins Road just east of Elliott Drive, and the street will be narrowed until approximately Friday, Nov. 19 to accommodate road patching and repair work.
Traffic control is in place and one lane is open in each direction.
Carmichael addresses Beijing Forum on air pollution and climate change
Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), was one of 300 invited scholars to attend the Beijing Forum, an annual academic forum on international issues, Nov. 5-7.
In addition, he was one of about 15 international scholars to participate on a panel titled "Addressing Global Environmental Challenges: Policies and Actions." Carmichael spoke about the opportunity and need to treat air pollution and climate change mitigation at the same time, since doing so is cost effective and allows progress to be made quickly.
The Beijing Forum also attracted a number of influential speakers, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Ussery. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sent a written message to the event welcoming China's contribution to the environment, world peace and security.
Jensen will present UI Center for the Book Mitchell Lecture
Craig Jensen, a Texas-based fine-edition binder and owner of BookLab II, will present the University of Iowa Center for the Book's 2010 Mitchell Lecture, “Jensen Bindery, BookLab, Inc. and BookLab II: How I Learned to Bind Books,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room W151 of the Pappajohn Business Building.
For the past three decades Jensen has dedicated himself to the craft and the history of the book. He moved to Austin in 1981 to head the new conservation lab at the University of Texas. He left in 1984 to begin the Jensen Bindery, which became Booklab, Inc. Booklab II in San Marcos, Texas, started in 2002.
Learn more at http://www.bookways.com.
The Mitchell Lecture, named after one of the earliest donors to the UI Center for the Book, is an annual event that brings leading artists and craftspeople to discuss the book as an expressive form.
UI School of Music hosts Cello Daze Nov. 12-14
University of Iowa School of Music will host Cello Daze, Nov. 12-14, featuring a series of public events in the Riverside Recital Hall:
--A recital by cellist Felix Wang and pianist Craig Nies, featuring works by Schumann, Dutilleux, Barber and Chopin, at 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 12.
A winner in several international competitions, Wang is the cellist of the Blair String Quartet, a founding member of the Blakemore Trio and co-principal cellist of the IRIS Orchestra. He teaches at Vanderbilt University and the Brevard Music Center.
Following a 15-year orchestral career, including the associate principal chair in the St. Louis Symphony, Mark Votapek now teaches at the University of Arizona.
Cello Daze is an annual get-together of the Iowa Cello Society. Learn more at http://www.uiowa.edu/~c025124/documents/Iowa_Cello_Society.htm.
Indian Student Alliance celebrates Diwali Nov. 13
The University of Iowa’s Indian Student Alliance will host Diwali on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 10 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).
Widely known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is one of the largest South Asian festivals of the entire year. It is a time of communal unity and happiness, during which people celebrate the victory of good over evil in a vibrant and colorful atmosphere.
Festivities will include a catered Indian meal from Zaika restaurant from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Main Lounge, and will touch all aspects of the Diwali celebration, from modern song and dance to the traditional stories that lay the foundation for Diwali.
The first 100 student tickets are for sale for $10. Reserved seating tickets are $25 and general admission tickets are $15. All tickets will be available for purchase at the IMU Box Office. General admission tickets are also available at Zaika in Iowa City, Taj Mahal Restaurant in Cedar Rapids and Taj Groceries in Coralville. For more information, see http://uiowa.orgsync.com/org/indianstudentallianceisa17556/Events.
Hawkeyes' basketball season openers benefit two charities
The University of Iowa Athletics Department will donate $3 to University of Iowa Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House for each ticket purchased to the Iowa men's basketball 2010-11 season opener on Nov. 14 and the Iowa women's basketball "Buck Night" on Dec. 5.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.groupticketwindow.com/groupticket/college/iowa/group and use the sign-in name "Luncheon" and the password "Frantheman" to login.
Registration opens Nov. 15 for Coyote Camp 2010
University of Iowa Recreational Services will hold Coyote Camp 2010 Dec. 27-30, when area youth are introduced to the beauty and diversity of the natural world through hands-on activities. Activities include animal tracking, survival techniques, outdoor cooking, eagle watching, scavenger hunts and more.
Coyote Camp is an excellent opportunity for children to participate in a recreational activity during the winter months. This year this camp will utilize the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex, Macbride Nature and Recreation Area, and the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). New activities this year include rock climbing, swimming in the CRWC leisure pool, and orienteering.
Registration opens Monday, Nov. 15, and continues until Friday, Dec. 17. Offered to first- through sixth-graders, campers can register for one, two, three, or four days with a cost of $45 per day. For a brochure with the registration application, visit http://www.recserv.uiowa.edu or call the UI Recreational Services at 319-335-9294.
UI professor to lecture on need for sustaining biodiversity in coral reefs
Budd’s talk, “Sustaining the Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: Why Evolution Matters,” will explore the relationship between the evolution of Caribbean corals and developing priorities for coral reef sustainability and management. She will present her original research data on speciation patterns in Caribbean corals and their divergence from Pacific corals.
South Asian Studies Program fall lecture series concludes Nov. 18-19
Two upcoming lectures from visiting professors will wrap up the University of Iowa South Asian Studies Program (SASP) fall lecture series. Both are free and open to the public.
Project Linus to again provide blankets to UI Children's Hospital
University of Iowa graduate Kizzy Marco is building upon her initial successful effort last year to make and donate fleece blankets to pediatric patients at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Project Linus is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort and security to children battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Marco will hold her second blanket-making event from noon to 6 p.m on Friday, Dec. 3, at the UI Theatre Building. Faculty, students and community members are invited to bring their own blanket materials and spend the day making blankets. The blankets are made by tying materials together, which means the ability to sew is not necessary.
Organizers will deliver the blankets to the hospital on Dec. 6. Last year, volunteers donated 79 blankets to UI Children's Hospital. This year, Marco hopes to donate up to 200 blankets. For more information, or to find out how to get involved, contact Marco at 312-307-3775 or email@example.com.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.