Jan. 7, 2011
At A Glance
UI community invited to Jan. 13 informational meeting on India trip
The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce invites University of Iowa staff, faculty and students to an informational meeting Thursday, Jan. 13, to learn about its unique trip to India. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, 325 East Washington St., Iowa City.
Presentation to focus on UI-Oakdale Prison Partnership Program Jan. 13
A presentation by Mary Cohen, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the College of Education, on the UI-Oakdale Prison Partnership Program, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room A. The event, “May You Walk in Beauty: Connecting Communities through Choral Singing at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center,” is part of the University of Iowa Graduate Institute for Public Engagement, sponsored by the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Graduate College.
Cohen is the founder and director of the Oakdale Community Choir. After her talk, she will be joined for a panel discussion with Mary Trachsel, founder and instructor of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center Writers' Workshop and associate professor of rhetoric in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; music education graduate student Catherine Wilson; family members of incarcerated choir members; and a former prisoner choir member.
New issue of Wapsipinicon Almanac is introduced on UI Writing University
The University of Iowa Writing University website -- http://www.writinguniversity.org -- will introduce the new issue of the Wapsipinicon Almanac in an event streamed live at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, from Prairie Light Books in downtown Iowa City.
Hosted by almanac editor and publisher Tim Fay, the reading will feature contributors Steve Maravetz, director of new media for UI Health Care; Dee Ann Rexroat, Paula Carter, Robyn Hepker, Elaine Mattingly and Glenn Freemann.
Fay, proprietor of the Route 3 Press in rural Anamosa, has edited and published the Wapsipinicon Almanac -- roughly annually -- using antique letterpress technology, since 1988. Each issue is a homey mix of fiction, reviews, essays, poetry, art and practical information, packaged in the format and feel of a folksy, old-time almanac.
Learn more at http://www.wapsialmanac.com/.
The reading will be archived on the Writing University site.
Pianist Doppmann will represent UI guest recital Jan. 22
Pianist William Doppmann will present a free recital as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Riverside Recital Hall.
The public is also invited to observe his master class for School of Music students at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.
Doppman's recital -- part of the bicentennial commemoration of the birth of Frederick Chopin -- will feature works by Chopin, Scarlatti and Scriabin.
Scarlatti's Sonata in D Major, K277, will be followed by Chopin's Preduce in C-Sharp minor, Op. 28, No. 10; Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1; Bacarolle, Op. 60; and Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35.
After intermission, Doppmann will perform Scarlatti's Sonata in A Major, K113, and Scriabin's Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 1; Two Etudes, Op. 42 and 65; and Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30.
A winner of the Naumburg, Michaels and Leventritt Competitions , Doppmann has concertized widely as recitalist and as soloist with major orchestras including the Chicago, Detroit and Tokyo Symphonies, and at festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Hong Kong and the Kuhmo International Festival in Finland.
Deadline Jan. 28 to apply for Rape Victim Advocacy Program training
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