Feb. 14, 2011
At A Glance
UI College of Law scores high in magazine’s public interest law survey
The University of Iowa College of Law was given high marks for its public interest law programs in a survey conducted by the legal education magazine preLaw. The law school received a grade of A- for its public interest law projects and alumni who pursue careers in public interest law.
Only 96 of the more than 300 law schools in the United States made the list, and Iowa is ranked among the top 37.
The magazine’s rankings considered such criteria as the number of public service and pro bono opportunities in which students can participate, number of graduates working in public interest law positions, and overall cost of a legal education.
UI law students can participate in public interest law through its legal clinic or Citizen Lawyer Program (CLP). CLP projects include assisting Iowa district attorneys and public defenders, supporting Iowa Legal Aid, ADA advocacy, providing services for domestic abuse victims, and representing immigrants seeking political asylum.
More information about the rankings can be found at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/prelaw_2011winter/#/26.
Hawkeye Community Rowing team places in Midwinter Meltdown Competition
Nine members of the Hawkeye Community Rowing team placed in the Midwinter Meltdown Indoor Rowing Competition on Saturday, Jan. 29.
First place medal winners were: Susan Ludwig in the Veteran A Women’s 2000-meter race, Jim Bradley in the Veteran D Men’s 2000 meter, Susan Kaliszewski and Kate Thorne in the Parent Child Women’s 500-meter Relay, and Jane Gressang and LlynnAnn Luellen in the Women’s Double on Slides 1000-meter Relay.
Second place medal winners were: Susan Ludwig in the Coxswain Women’s 1000 meter and Eric Wortman in the Masters Men’s 6000 meter. Third place medal winners were: Eric and Dean Wortman in the Parent Child Men’s 500-meter Relay, Jane Gressang in the Masters Women’s 2000 meter, and Chuck Hippee in the Veteran A Men’s 2000 meter.
The Hawkeye Community Rowing Program is a community-based rowing program offered through UI Recreational Services. For more information see http://recserv.uiowa.edu/Apps/Programs/Rowing.aspx or contact coach LlynnAnn Luellen at email@example.com or 319-384-1292.
Museum of Natural History presents ‘Penguins and Puffins’ at Storytime Adventures Feb. 20
Children and families are invited to a story reading at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. Museum staff will read “Penguins and Puffins” in Hageboeck Hall of Birds. Afterward, children will be able to complete a themed craft.
All Storytime Adventures are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For additional information, see: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist.
Metropolitan Opera Live lecture series continues Feb. 21 with ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’
To view a schedule of the 2010-11 Metropolitan Opera series, visit http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_template.aspx?id=11964.
Henry B. Tippie to discuss business lessons in UI speech
University of Iowa alumnus and benefactor Henry B. Tippie has run many businesses since graduating in 1949 and he will share the lessons of his success on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.
Tippie’s speech begins at 5:45 p.m., with a reception starting at 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://www.iowajpec.org/calendar.
Tippie, a native of Belle Plaine, helped build Rollins and Associates into a significant business that today has five companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange. He’s also owned a group of radio stations, is the chairman of Dover Motorsports and Dover Downs Entertainment, and lives on a ranch he owns near Austin, Texas.
His gifts to the UI support student scholarships and faculty research positions. He’s received the UI’s Distinguished Service Alumni Award and Hancher Finkbine Medallion, and the Tippie College of Business is named in his honor.
UI nonfiction alumna Balcita reads from new memoir Feb. 23
Angela Balcita, an alumna of the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, will read from "Moonface: A True Romance," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Prairie Lights Books. The University of Iowa's Writing University website, http://www.writinguniversity.org, will stream the reading live.
"Moonface," expanded from her "Modern Love" column in the New York Times, is the true story of a young woman who found romance and laughter in the midst of illness.
At the age of 18, Balcita had reached a point in her life when her health could not keep up with her optimistic personality. After suffering kidney failure and her body's rejection of the kidney her brother donated to her, she was in desperate need of another transplant.
She found the ultimate partner in survival, her boyfriend, "Charlie." Although they had known each other for only a short time, Charlie offered her his kidney.
Balcita's work has appeared in the New York Times, Iowa Review, the Utne Reader and other publications. Learn more at http://www.angelabalcita.com. And read a story about her experiences -- including a year on dialysis before a graduate-school friend from the UI donated a third kidney when the second one failed -- at http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/medical/managingillness/story/2011/01/Moonface-Love-marriage-and-organ-donation/43090446/1.
'Inventing Democracy' author to speak at College of Law
In its praise of Judith Resnik’s new book “Inventing Democracy,” the New York Times calls it a “treatise on threats to the modern judiciary that doubles as an obsessive’s tour of Western art through the lens of the law.”
Resnik, a Yale law professor, will discuss those threats and her tour observations when she delivers the James Fraser Smith Lecture at the University of Iowa College of Law on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in Room 245 in the Boyd Law Building.
Admission to the lecture, “Inventing Democratic Courts,” is free and open to the public.
“Inventing Justice,” co-written with Yale law professor Dennis Curtis, maps the development of the icon of Justice, a woman with scales and sword, and traces the development of public spaces dedicated to justice—courthouses—to explore the evolution of adjudication into its modern form as well as the relationship between the courts and democracy.
The Times’ feature about “Representing Justice” is available at
Storr, Ida Beam guest of UI School of Art & Art History, presents lecture
Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art, will present a free Ida Beam lecture and Q&A session as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History and Museum of Art at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in Room 101 of Biology Building East. Storr will address the 21st-century challenges facing art schools, and a reception will follow at the Times Club in Prairie Lights Books.
Storr was a curator for more than a decade at the Museum of Modern Art, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith and Robert Ryman.
In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He has taught at several other prominent institutions, and he was the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position.
He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press and Frieze, and he has written or co-written numerous catalogs, articles and books, including "Philip Guston," "Chuck Close" and the forthcoming "Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois."
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