Dec. 7, 2011
At A Glance
Official Insight Bowl travel packages available for Iowa fans
Iowa fans can now reserve their spots to see the Hawkeyes take on the Oklahoma Sooners at the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 30.
In addition to traditional land and air packages that include a variety of options, the UI Alumni Association is offering a limited number of chartered air-only seats out of the Eastern Iowa Airport for $799.
Abdel-Malek, Casavant named engineering society Fellows
Karim Abdel-Malek and Thomas Casavant, professors in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, have been named Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). A formal induction ceremony will be held Feb. 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Casavant, professor of electrical and computer engineering with joint appointments in biomedical engineering and opthalmology and visual sciences, holds the Roy J. Carver, Jr. Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and directs the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He also serves as co-principal investigator of the John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory and associate director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UI Youth Ballet performs Winter Concert Dec. 17 and 18
The University of Iowa Youth Ballet will perform its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Space Place Theater of North Hall on the UI campus.
The young dancers in the UI Department of Dance's community program will perform ballet works choreographed by Youth Ballet director Jason Schadt and Dance Forum director Kathryn Smith, and faculty members Ashley Herrington, Peggy Mead-Finizio, Mareva Minerbi, and Steven Gray.
The program includes excerpts from "The Nutcracker," a work set to the new CD by pianist Dan Knight, a ballet based on a folk dance, a seasonal piece titled "First Snow," and a contemporary ballet.
Learn more about the UI Youth Ballet at http://dance.uiowa.edu/youth.
Admission is $12, $6 for senior citizen and youth, and $5 for UI student with a valid UI ID. Tickets are available in advance from the Hancher box office, 319-335-1160, 1-800-HANCHER, or http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets through Dec. 16. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the door one hour before each performance.
UI Museum of Natural History hosts Storytime Explorers: 'Environments Around the World'
Join the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History for the final fall Storytime Explorers "Environments Around the World" program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Biosphere Discovery Hub. The free, public series features readings geared for elementary school children.
This month's event will explore environments around the world, from the Sahara Desert to the Arctic Circle. Readings will be followed by activities that children can do both at the museum and at home.
The UI Museum of Natural History features four permanent galleries exploring natural history and emerging environmental research in Iowa and beyond. For more information call 319-335-0606 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/mnh.
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