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Sept. 20, 2010

At A Glance

Road painting to be done on campus streets

LL Pelling Inc. will be working this week to repaint road markings and striping on institutional roads and intersections on the west part of the University of Iowa campus. Work will take place between the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only.

Traffic control with flaggers will be in place and two-way traffic will be maintained. Once work is completed on the west campus, crews will move to the east campus and perform similar work during the same overnight hours. It is estimated work will begin on the east Campus and Hawkeye Court area beginning Tuesday night, Sept. 21. All work is expected to be complete by Thursday, Sept. 23, weather permitting.

For questions, contact Dale Flecksing at 319-335-5500.


New episode of 'Iowa Magazine' premiering on Big Ten Network Sept. 20

A new episode of Iowa Magazine, "Endeavor," premieres 12:30 p.m. today (Monday Sept. 20) and features remarkable activities about art and science at the University of Iowa. In this episode, viewers can experience the art of the book, see how UI scientists learn from the Mississippi river, visit the UI's new energy control center, and discover new public art works that enhance the Iowa campus.

For a video preview see:

Big Ten Network is channel 72 on Mediacom, UI campus cable 59.5 (HD) and 25 (SD). UI programming on the Big Ten Network is shown every Monday at noon CST. Additional UI programs for BTN can also be viewed online at:


Cello and piano recital at UI Hospitals and Clinics Sept. 22

Internationally renowned musicians Evan Drachman, cello, and Mary Au, piano, will perform at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Colloton Atrium of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic (near elevator F on level 1). The performance is free and open to the public.

Drachman and Au are artists with the Piatigorsky Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded 20 years ago by Drachman, which aims to increase awareness and appreciation of classical music in communities throughout the country. The UI event is part of the foundation's mini-tour of Iowa that includes performances in Iowa City, Lisbon, Burlington, Muscatine and Mt. Pleasant.

The performance at UI Hospitals and Clinics is co-hosted by The Writing and Humanities Program at the Carver College of Medicine and Project Art.

For more information about the event, call 319-335-8051.

To learn more about the Piatigorsky Foundation, visit


The Old Capitol Museum’s HiStory-Time is slated to begin Sept. 25
Do you know what trampolines, Lewis and Clark, and seven astronauts have in common? Find out at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum’s “HiStory-Time: The People That Make Iowa” on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol’s Supreme Court Chamber.  The event is free and open to the public.
Museum staff will read from the book “I is for Iowa People,” by Mary Ann Gensicke and guide elementary-aged children and their families in fun and educational activities.
HiStory-Time is a monthly reading series sponsored by the Old Capitol Museum in which children, kindergarten through fourth grade, can explore the history of Iowa and the nation through stories and educational activities.
Upcoming HiStory-Time themes include “Iowa Farming and the Harvest,” on Oct. 16 and “Explorers! Lewis and Clark,” on Nov. 13. All HiStory-Time events take place in Old Capitol’s Supreme Court Chamber and begin at 1:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
For more information call the museum at (319) 335-0548 or visit the website:


UI College of Education sponsors 'LGBT Issues in the Schools' panel Sept. 30

An "LGBT Issues in the Schools" panel discussion will be held from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Shambaugh Auditorium in the University of Iowa Main Library on the UI campus. The UI College of Education Diversity Committee sponsors the panel.

The panel discussion, which is part of a class in the UI College of Education for future educators, is also free and open to the public.

High school and college students, parents and teachers will share their experiences and discuss creating safe, inclusive schools.

Will Coghill-Behrends, a member of the UI College of Education Diversity Committee, will facilitate the panel discussion. He said that the ability to make learning accessible to all children in a classroom is a skill teachers must possess when leaving the UI. He added that future teachers as well as current faculty and staff will benefit from hearing about the challenges faced in school by these individuals.

For more information or special accommodations to attend, call Coghill-Behrends at 319-335-5353 or

For more information on the UI College of Education Diversity Committee, see


Romero will perform all-Chopin recital as guest of the UI School of Music

Pianist Gustavo Romero, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free recital celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of Frederic Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The all-Chopin program features the Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45; Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2; Nocturne in B-Major, Op. 62, No. 1; Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60; Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44; Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47; and the Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.

Romero will also present a master class that morning at 11:30 a.m. in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall. The public is invited to observe, free of charge.

For the past 10 years Romero has presented a series of concerts featuring music of one composer each year. So far, he has presented works of Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Handel, including complete piano sonata cycles of Beethoven and Mozart.

In addition to concert performances, Romero serves as professor of piano at the University of North Texas.


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