May 2, 2011
At A Glance
UI announces May schedule for Big Ten Network
The University of Iowa has announced the lineup of UI-created programming scheduled to run on the Big Ten Network in May.
The lineup includes episodes of "Conversations from The Writers' Workshop," featuring authors Curtis Sittenfeld, ZZ Packer, Abraham Verghese, Ethan Canin and others; "Iowa Magazine," a news magazine on a variety of topics; "University of Iowa Health Update"; and other programming.
To view the complete BTN schedule, visit http://www.bigtennetwork.com/subindex/programming.
Big Ten Network is channel 72 on Mediacom, UI campus cable 59.5 (HD) and 25 (SD). Additional UI programs for BTN can also be viewed online at: http://www.youtube.com/universityofiowa.
UI to extend Nite Ride service hours during finals week
University of Iowa Police will extend Nite Ride service hours during finals week. From Sunday, May 8, through Friday, May 13, Nite Ride will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Nite Ride, operated by full-time UI security guards, provides safe transportation for women.
For more information, visit http://police.uiowa.edu/services/nite-ride/.
UI students win Weston Human Rights Essay Prize
Tippie Build home to be dedicated May 7 with Habitat for Humanity
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a new house in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, that was built with volunteer labor from students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Tippie College of Business.
The house, at 2651 Whispering Meadows Ave., will be the new home for the family of Esad and Mihrija Kraina, immigrants from Kosovo and Serbia. The dedication will be held at the home at 1 p.m.
Tippie students raised money to help build the house and organized the volunteer labor as part of its Tippie Build project. This is the fourth home built for Habitat for Humanity as part of Tippie Build.
More information is available online at http://iowavalleyhabitat.org/pages/posts/tippie-build-4-dedication-ceremony-88.php.
Tricia Park, Iowa City native Conor Hanick, will present violin-piano recital May 14
Violinist Tricia Park from the University of Iowa School of Music and Iowa City native Conor Hanick, piano, will present a free UI faculty/guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Riverside Recital Hall (the former St. Thomas More Church), 405 N. Riverside Dr.
The evening's program will include Ives' Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, Leon Kirchner's Duo No. 2 for violin and piano, and the Ravel Sonata.
Park said the Ives and Ravel, which contain elements of blues, gospel and other revival music, will go perfectly with the centerpiece Kirchner Duo in this program which "takes us on a mini journey through American music."
Park is the first violinist of the Maia Quartet, UI Faculty Quartet in Residence. For more information visit http://www.maiaquartet.com. Hanick is a full-scholarship C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at Juilliard. For more information visit http://www.conorhanick.net/.
Volunteers sought for RVAP training, application deadline June 6
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