Feb. 2, 2011
At A Glance
University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center wins efficiency award
Law school to examine 10 years of U.S. counterterrorism policies Feb. 11, 12
A symposium at the University of Iowa College of Law will assess the effectiveness of U.S. counterterrorism policies put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The symposium, “Ten Years after 9/11: Rethinking Counterterrorism,” will be held Feb. 10 and 11 at the University of Iowa. Registration is free and open to the public. CLE credit is also available.
The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 in the Boyd Law Building. Several panels of legal and diplomatic experts will clarify U.S.-Western counter-terrorism policies, assess their effectiveness and recommend changes. Among panel topics are: U.S. policy relating to Israeli-Palestinian relations; U.S. policy toward Islam and Islamic countries; U.S. economic policy in the Middle East and Asia; and U.S. military policy.
The keynote address will be delivered on Thursday, Feb. 10 by Richard A. Falk of Princeton University and U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories. The keynote begins at 7 p.m. in the Pomerantz Career Center.
More information is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/symposium.html.
Arts Share, Community Foundation team up for Iowa Percussion concert Feb. 12
Poet Armantrout will read as guest of the UI Writers' Workshop Feb. 17
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout, a guest of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room in the Dey House on the UI campus.
Armantrout has published 10 collections of poetry, including "Versed," which won not only the 2010 Pulitzer but also the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was a nominee for the National Book Award. Her next collection, "Money Shot," will be published this summer.
A member of the original West Coast Language group, Armantrout has been described as the most lyrical of the language poets. Her work has been widely anthologized, including "American Women Poets in the 21st Century," "The Oxford Book of American Poetry" and several volumes of "The Best American Poetry."
Her prose works include a memoir, a prose collection and contributions to "The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography."
For a variety of useful links visit http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/armantrout.
Fourteenth annual 10-Minute Play Festival features new student scripts Feb. 17-19
The 14th annual 10-Minute Play Festival, featuring new scripts by undergraduate students in the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts, will be staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 17-19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in the University of Iowa Theatre Building.
The festival's plays, selected from among more than 70 submissions, will be "The Prospect" by Eva Adderley, "Gone Postal" by Lauren Baker, "Still/Fly" by Melia Barbour, "Cupcake" by Kjai Block, "Sweep it Under" by Bethany Jackson, "Little Lion Man" by Kelly Maginnis and "Spying on a Budget" by Marek Miller.
The festival is coordinated by faculty member Kate Aspengren and alumnus Eric Burchett, the department's lighting and sound supervisor.
Admission is $5 -- free for UI students -- and tickets are available one hour before showtime at the door. This production includes adult material; potential audience members who are concerned about whether it is appropriate for them should contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700 for more information.
'Voices of Disability' writing contest welcomes submissions by March 1
The University of Iowa Council on Disability Awareness (CDA) is sponsoring its second annual writing contest, "Voices of Disability," to encourage creative writing that explores and illuminates topics around the word "disability."
All UI faculty, staff and students -- as well as residents of the Johnson County area and surrounding counties -- are encouraged to submit writings of 1,500 or fewer words. There can be only one entry per person; participants do not have to have a disability to enter the contest.
Submissions are due Tuesday, March 1, submitted electronically to the CDA. There is no entrance fee. Writers 18 and older will be considered for the adult prizes, while participants 17 and younger are placed in the youth category. One winner will be selected in four categories: adult prose, adult poetry, youth prose and youth poetry. First-place awards will bring a prize of $50 and publication; second and third places will also earn publication. Winners will be announced within the first two weeks of March and invited to attend an awards reception Thursday, March 24.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.