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Sept. 3, 2010

At A Glance

UI Police announce safety checkpoints for football season
University of Iowa Police today announced the location of safety checkpoints for home games of the Hawkeye football team this season.
Random safety checks will be conducted at the following locations:
* Entrance to Hancher Auditorium, off Park Road.
* Power Plant area on West Burlington and Front Streets.
* University Athletic Club on Melrose Avenue.
Additionally this Saturday, the UI will set up an O.W.I. enforcement area on Melrose Avenue between South Grand Avenue and the UI College of Law’s Boyd Law Building.
UI Police say their goal in stepping up enforcement this football season is to ensure that people who drink do so safely, responsibly and legally, especially if they are operating a motor vehicle.
These efforts are part of the UI’s “Think Before You Drink” campaign. Learn more at


WRAC offers training for volunteer programs Sept. 9

The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at the University of Iowa is offering training this fall for its volunteer programs.

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 9, with an orientation session from 6 to 9 p.m., new volunteers will be trained as group facilitators to lead support and discussion groups at the center, including: Diversity Dialogue Leaders; as members of Iowa Women Initiating Social Change (IWIS), the center's social justice activism volunteer program; and as members of the Men’s Anti-Violence Council. The sessions will take place at WRAC, 130 N. Madison St. in Iowa City, directly across the street from the Iowa Memorial Union.

Space in these volunteer training programs is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for the training. To register, for more information or to arrange for special accommodations, call 319-335-1486.

More information is available at


Central Microscopy Research Facilities Open House set for Sept. 10

The public is invited to attend an open house and reception to showcase the UI's new field emission transmission electron microscope (FETEM) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB). This new instrumentation was made possible by a grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

The reception will include a welcome by UI Foundation President Lynette Marshall and an explanation of the significance of the grant and the microscope by Jordan Cohen, interim vice president for research and economic development.

Located at EMRB, the new microscope is part of the UI's Central Microscopy Research Facilities -- used by many interdisciplinary researchers and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The most expensive and versatile UI microscope, the instrument can magnify six million times and be used to study viruses and other structures.

In 2008, the Carver Trust awarded a $1 million grant to support FETEM acquisition to advance biomedical and physical science research and education. The grant was made through the UI Foundation, in accordance with the Carver Trust's longstanding interest in assisting innovative areas of investigation that hold promise for enhancing scientific knowledge and improving human health.


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