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Oct. 19, 2010

At A Glance

Women's Chorale presents UI concert Oct. 24

The Women's Chorale of the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The program will feature:
--Johann Sebastian Bach's "Wir eilen mit schwachen" from BWV 78.
--Johann Michael Haydn's "Laudate pueri Dominum."
--Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's "Wandl' ich in dem Wald des Abends."
--Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's "Ich Wollt,’ Meine Lieb," "Herbstlied and "Abendlied."
--Eugene Butler's "Hymn to the Night."
--Ralph Vaughan Williams "Linden Lea."
--Lee Dengler's "Things that Never Die."
--Veljo Tormis "Lauliku lapsepõli."
--Victor Paranjoti's "Dravidian Dithyramb."
--Nick Page's "Niska Banja."
--and Moses Hogan's "Music Down in My Soul."

The concert will be conducted by graduate student Jacquelyn Zwiefel.


UI Chamber Orchestra performs popular Bach, Debussy and Haydn works Oct. 24

The University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones, Kira Horel and Yuichi Ura, will perform works by Bach, Debussy and Haydn at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The program will feature Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Debussy's Prelude a “L’apres-midi d’un faune” and Haydn's Symphony no. 100 in G major ("Military").

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.


ACLU immigration law expert Guttentag to speak at College of Law

Lucas Guttentag, founder of the ACLU’s Immigration Rights Project, will examine immigrant’s rights issues as practitioner-in-residence at the University of Iowa College of Law next week. He will visit the law school Monday, Oct. 25 through Wednesday, Oct. 27, meeting with students and discussing immigration law and human trafficking.

Guttentag will also give a public presentation, “Defending Immigrants’ Rights In Today’s Climate: Politics, Race and Constitutional Principles,” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Boyd Law Building.


'Crossing Borders' documentary shows journey through Morocco Oct. 26

A screening of the award-winning documentary “Crossing Borders” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center. The event is free and open to the public.
“Crossing Borders” follows four American and four Moroccan students through a journey of self-discovery in Morocco, confronting the supposed “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West and forming relationships that disarm media-shaped stereotypes.  
The film won Best International Documentary Feature at the 2009 Illinois International Film Festival.
Following the screening there will be a panel discussion led by Denise Filios, associate professor in the UI Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
“Images of the Muslim World” is a series of public discussions, lectures and film screenings illustrating the diversity of the Muslim world. It primarily focuses on aspects of culture, religion, society, geography, politics and history. Speakers include both local and visiting scholars and writers who give illustrated talks focusing on a particular region, country or topic within the Muslim world.
The UI Middle East and Muslim World Studies, African Studies Program and UI International Programs are sponsoring these events.  
For more information, visit or contact Filios at or 319-335-3451.


Maury will present free art lecture at the UI Oct. 27

Nichole Maury, an alumna of the printmaking department of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library.

Maury is now a faculty member at Western Michigan University. When not in the classroom, she continues to explore the boundaries of printmaking in her own work through unique image making, interactive works and the exploration of nontoxic methods.

She has exhibited widely, including the 29th and 30th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, where she received the Provost Purchase Award, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society's 17th National Exhibition, the Boston Printmakers 2005 North American Print Biennial and the Print Center’s 77th Annual International Competition.

View her work at


UI Alumni Association hosts social media presentation in Chicago Nov. 3

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) will host a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Zocalo Restaurant, 358 W. Ontario St., in downtown Chicago on how to use social media in shaping personal and professional brands.

As part of a UIAA networking event, David Perlmutter, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss the impacts of social media on personal and professional brands, as well as on the job search process. He will explain how professionals can better create and manage their brands using social media to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive environment.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception for UI Journalism and Mass Communication, followed by a networking hour starting 6:30 p.m., and the social media presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 for UIAA members, $10 for nonmembers; appetizers provided and cash bar available. The reception for UI Journalism and Mass Communication graduates is complimentary. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 28, at

For more information, email or call 1-800-IOWALUM.


Iowa Women's Archives tour to be given Nov. 4

The University of Iowa Alumni Association's Lifelong Learning Program is hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Iowa Women's Archives in the UI Main Library starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

Archives curator Kären Mason will give the tour, where participants will examine photos, diaries, letters, scrapbooks and other items. Mason will discuss the archives’ founders and its development over the past 18 years.

The Iowa Women's Archives holds more than 1,100 manuscript collections that chronicle the lives and work of Iowa women, their families and their communities. These personal papers and organizational records date from the 19th Century to the present. Together with oral histories, they document the activities of Iowa women throughout the state and beyond its borders.

This program, co-hosted by the UI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, begins at 5 p.m. in Room 2032 (on the second floor, south side) of the Main Library and move up to the third floor at 6 p.m. for the tour.

Cost for the event is $5 and is open to UI Alumni Association and Osher Institute members and their guests. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 28 at For more information, email or call 1-800-IOWALUM.

UI hosts Midwest meeting of underrepresented groups in the STEM fields Nov. 11-13

The University of Iowa Chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers will host the organization's annual Midwest Regional Conference Nov. 11-13 at the Iowa Memorial Union. The event, "STEMulating Our Future," will include tours of UI facilities, workshops, a recruitment fair, a poster session, technical sessions and a plenary session.

The keynote speaker will be Andre F. Palmer, associate professor in The Ohio State University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Conference organizers expect about 100 students, professionals and organizers to attend. The focus of the conference is on research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with the goal of encouraging participation by as many students and professionals of color as possible, including international attendees.

More information, including a schedule and registration materials, can be found at:


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