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Oct. 15, 2010

At A Glance

Portable building move set for Oct. 18

Jeremy Patterson House Moving, Inc. will be moving a red portable building, previously located at the Medical Laboratories southwest entrance off the University of Iowa campus Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 a.m.

Motorists should be alert while driving in the along the following route and expect possible traffic delays.

The route for this move will be south on Grand Avenue past the Pharmacy building, the Field House, and then right onto Melrose Avenue. The movers will take Melrose to Morman Trek Boulevard, and then turn left to Highway 1 and then turn right. The move should take around 30 minutes to get to Highway 1.


Reading addresses the rebuilding of the Democratic Party Oct. 21

The University of Iowa's Writing University website,, will stream a "Live from Prairie Lights" reading by Ari Berman.

Ari Berman will read from "Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Prairie Lights Books. The free event will be streamed live on the University of Iowa's Writing University website,

After the 2004 election, the Republican Party held the White House, both houses of Congress, 28 governorships and a majority of state legislatures. One-party rule, it seemed, was here to stay. "Herding Donkeys" tells the improbable tale of the grassroots resurgence that transformed the Democratic Party from a lonely minority to a sizable majority.

Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an investigative journalism fellow at the Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and the Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and National Public Radio.


The UI Writing University will stream poetry reading Oct. 22

The University of Iowa's Writing University website,, will stream a "Live from Prairie Lights" reading by poets Dobby Gibson, Matt Hart and Nate Pritts at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The stream will originate in a free event at 15 S. Dubuque St.

Gibson’s first book, "Polar," won the 2004 Beatrice Hawley Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Minnesota Book Award. He is also the author of a second collection of poetry, "Skirmish."

Hart has published the chapbooks "Revelated," "Sonnet," "Simply Rocket" and "The Hours," and he’s done collaborative chapbooks with Gibson and Pritts. He is the author of the poetry collections "Who’s Who Vivid" and the new "Wolf Face." Hart is also co-founder and editor of Forklift Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, and teaches writing and aesthetics at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Pritts, the author of "Sensational Spectacular," "Honorary Astronaut" and "The Wonderfull Yeare," teaches poetry at the Downtown Writers Center/YMCA in Syracuse, N.Y.


Trombonist Paiewonsky performs UI guest recital Oct. 26

Trombonist Moises Paiewonsky, head of the trombone studio and associate director of the Studio Jazz Ensemble at the University of Arizona (UA), will present a free recital as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.

He will also conduct a chamber coaching master class, which may be observed free of charge, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in the UCC Recital Hall.

His recital program, with the assistance of several Iowa musicians -- pianists Minji Kown and Michael Jarvey, bassist Karl Lusk and drummer Cassius Goens -- reflects a career that straddles the classical and jazz realms: Eric Ewazen's Sonata for Trombone and Piano, Lars-Erik Larsson's Concertino, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata, John Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues"/"Bird Blues," Joe Henderson's "Recorda-Me" and John Klenner's "Just Friends."

In addition to performing with several orchestras, Paiewonsky has collaborated with jazz artists including Terry Gibbs, Chris Potter, Jimmy Cobb and David "Fathead" Newman.

Visit his UA page at


Community seminar on wellness and breast health will be Oct. 27

Experts from University of Iowa Health Care will discuss "Taking the confusion out of breast health" at a Health For Your Lifetime program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the 7th Floor Atrium Dining Room (Elevator F, Level 7) at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged.

Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor of surgery, and Nicole Nisly, M.D., UI professor of internal medicine, will present an overview of breast health. Discussion will include how you can improve your breast health, the role of diet and dietary supplements in wellness and an explanation of the breast screening guidelines.

To register for the program, call 319-335-8886 or 877-MED-IOWA, or register online at


Smiley returns to the UI Writers' Workshop for reading Oct. 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley, an alumna and former faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will return to the UI to present a free reading at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Lecture Room 2 of Van Allen Hall.

Smiley has written novels including the Pulitzer-winning "A Thousand Acres," nonfiction, a biography and numerous essays. She's contributed to a variety of magazines, including The New Yorker and Playboy, and written on a wide range of topics, from politics and farming to child-rearing.

Her most recent book is "Private Life," a portrait of life and marriage in the Midwest and West during the years 1883–1942. Read an interview about the book at

In 2001 Smiley was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006. She chaired the judges' panel for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize in 2009.


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