Oct. 5, 2010
At A Glance
UI pediatric cardiologist receives dietetic 'Gem' award
Vickie Pyevich, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist with University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Iowa Dietetic Association Gem Award.
Pyevich received the award for her efforts to provide age-appropriate education to children in the Quad Cities about healthy lifestyles that include proper nutrition and exercise. She directs a UI satellite clinic at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, where she also serves as Chair of Pediatrics.
Pyevich leads school assemblies and provides personalized classroom instruction. She also worked with school district staff to develop a nutrition curriculum for physical education courses and a program to improve fitness among adolescents at risk for heart disease, and to place stationary exercise equipment on playgrounds.
The Gem Award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the profession of dietetics in Iowa. More information is available online at http://www.eatrightiowa.org/awards/10awards.html.
UI Hospitals and Clinics welcomes OB/GYN faculty newcomers
Kimberly Leslie, M.D., professor and head of the University of Iowa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), today announced five new additions to the department's faculty.
Amina Ahmed, M.D., is now accepting patients as a member of the gynecologic oncology division at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Elizabeth Cook joins the certified nurse-midwife service at the UI Women's Health Center, offering the only hospital-based midwifery care in the region. Cook will see patients in the UI Women's Health Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics, UI Health Care - North Liberty, UI Health Care - Southeast Iowa City, and UI Health Care - River Crossing in Riverside. She is accepting obstetrics patients and appointments for well-woman exams. She also has an interest in adolescent health care and perimenopausal health care.
Eyup Hakan Duran, M.D., is currently accepting patients as a member of the reproductive endocrinology and infertility division.
Thomas Gellhaus, M.D., and Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, M.D., both are accepting obstetrics and gynecology patients. Gellhaus has an interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including office surgery. He also treats patients affected by menopause. Hardy-Fairbanks is skilled in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery.
University of Nevada names Bloom 2010 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
University of Iowa professor and author Stephen G. Bloom was named the 2010 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer by the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada–Reno.
Reynolds Dean Jerry Ceppos called Bloom's work "exceptionally well-crafted narrative and extraordinary in-depth reporting." Bloom is the seventh writer to receive the honor.
Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press, authored 17 books, wrote for National Geographic and was a longtime professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism.
Bloom teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His 2000 nonfiction book "Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America," earned several book-of-the-year awards. In 2008, he collaborated with photographer Peter Feldstein on "The Oxford Project," a series of portraits of Oxford, Iowa residents taken 21 years apart with first-person text from the subjects, and in 2009, he published "Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls," which chronicles the cultural, economic and political saga of the world's first gem.
Bloom's work has appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, American Journalism Review and NPR's "All Things Considered."
For more information, visit http://journalism.unr.edu/latestnews/app-news/0/184/u-s--author-stephen-bloom-speaks-at-unr/.
Old Capitol Museum to throw a groovy Screen-printing Workshop Oct. 9
Grab a T-shirt and bring it to the Old Capitol Museum to create your own screen print at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. The free workshop is part of the museum’s current exhibit, “Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest,” and will kick-off with a representative from the University of Iowa Museum of Art showcasing slides of the museum’s collection from the 1960s and 70s.
Following the presentation, Old Capitol Museum staff and Maggie Yocius, UI studio art alumna, will lead a screen printing workshop in the Supreme Court Chamber in which participants can create screen prints on a piece of clothing brought from home or on printing paper provided by the museum. The family-friendly event will also feature activities for children and families while their screen prints are drying.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to register by calling 319-335-0548. For more information on the Old Capitol Museum and its current exhibit, “Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest,” visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~oldcap/.
350.org climate awareness event Oct. 10 on the Pentacrest
The second annual 350.org climate awareness event at the University of Iowa will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10 on the UI Pentacrest. Co-sponsors Engineers for a Sustainable World, UI Office of Sustainability, UI Physicians for Social Responsibility and Interfaith Environmental Action are presenting this event to show support for responsible climate change legislation.
Baraza series starts with lecture on oil, ethnicity and religion Oct. 11
The University of Iowa African Studies Program’s fall Baraza series will begin Monday, Oct. 11, with a lecture entitled “Oil, Ethnicity and Religion: The woes of a blessed nation in the face of outright political ineptitude,” presented by Sunday Goshit of International Programs. The talk is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. All Baraza lectures are free and open to the public.
UI lecture explores connection between Elkader, Iowa, and Algerian leader Oct. 12
The “Images of the Muslim World” series continues this month with a lecture, “Why is Abd el-Kader Relevant Today?: the Legacy of an Algerian Leader of Anti-Colonial Resistance and Namesake of Elkader, IA,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in 315 Phillips Hall. Kathy Garms and John W. Kiser will present the lecture.
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.