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Dec. 22, 2011

At A Glance

Grant will fund new initiatives against sexual violence and stalking
 
The University of Iowa will pursue new initiatives to prevent and reduce sexual violence and stalking on campus and in the community with the aid of a 3-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
 
Initiatives include an expansion of bystander education, providing tools to help people safely intervene when they perceive destructive behaviors or attitudes. The grant will additionally support efforts to prevent stalking and improve services to stalking victims as well as provide education and professional in-service training, including technical training for law enforcement officials on mobile phone forensics.
 
Funding comes from the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program. Monique DiCarlo, UI Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator, will serve as project director.
 
Other participating organizations are the UI Women's Resource and Action Center, leading the bystander education work; UI Police, providing officer education and training on mobile phone forensics; RVAP, implementing online prevention education courses for students; UI Dean of Students, augmenting training for judicial affairs administrators; Domestic Violence Intervention Program, providing campus advocacy for victims of domestic/dating violence; and the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, helping develop training materials.

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UIMA@IMU announces schedule for winter break
 
The University of Iowa Museum of Art's UIMA@IMU, an on-campus visual classroom located on the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union in the Richey Ballroom, will be on an altered schedule during the semester break. Here's a rundown of openings and closings:
 
-- Saturday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Dec. 27, closed
-- Wednesday, Dec. 28 through Friday, Dec. 30, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2, closed
-- Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Jan. 6, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Saturday, Jan. 7 through Monday, Jan. 16, closed for reinstallation
 
Regular hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 17. Those hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
 
The UIMA@IMU features an expansive installation of art from the Museum's permanent collection. The display covers a range of locales and periods, including Africa, China, Japan, and the Ancient Americas, as well as 20th-century European and American ceramics, conceptual art, and figurative art. In addition, the UIMA@IMU stores 250 prints, drawings, and photographs for a total of more than 500 available objects.

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