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Feb. 13, 2012

At A Glance

UITV to air presentation on flood recovery

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will air coverage of the recent public update on the post-flood rebuilding plans for Hancher Auditorium, the School of Music, Art Building and other facilities.

The update was held in Art Building West Feb. 7 and featured speakers UI President Sally Mason; UI Foundation President and CEO Lynette Marshall; Rod Lehnertz, director of planning, design and construction in Facilities Management; and architects involved in the projects.

UITV air times for the event are:

Monday, Feb. 13: 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: 3 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: 12:15 a.m. and 10:45 p.m.

UITV is seen in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty on Mediacom Channel 17. It is also seen on South Slope Cable and ImOn Cable. It is seen on campus on Channel 4. Viewers in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha should check their cable listings for the correct channel. For a listing of the UITV channels visit,

Construction will affect Hawkins Drive Feb. 13 through Feb. 22

Construction managers overseeing the West Campus Transportation Center project today announced several overnight lane/road closures that will affect people traveling to and around University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 22, construction crews will continue the erection of structural steel for the West Campus Transportation Center skyway. To accomplish this, Hawkins Drive just north of the main entrance to UI Hospitals and Clinics to the entrance to the Center for Disabilities and Development will be closed each night at 7 p.m. and reopened by 5 a.m. the next day. During these hours southbound traffic on Hawkins Drive will not be able to access the hospital main entrance. Please follow all posted detour signs and allow time for traffic delays. Access to the hospital main entrance and hospital parking ramps will be available from Melrose Avenue to Hawkins Drive.

For more information, contact Jason Miller, UI Hospitals and Clinics Capital Management, at 467-5512 or Kirsta Scranton, UI Facilities Management, at 384-2178.


Printmaker Myers lectures at the UI Feb. 16

Printmaker Kathryn Myers, a visiting artist in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will speak about her work at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Room 112 of Art Building West.

The work of Myers, a faculty member at the University of Connecticut (, includes recent small-scale paintings that depict figures engaged in or between everyday activities. Most often the figures are placed in architectural spaces, often constructed from fragments of accumulated detail.

The settings reflect her engagement over the past decade with the art and culture of India, as well as her interest in the ambiguity of gesture and movement. She received Fulbright Fellowships to India in 2002 and 2011, and she has also received awards from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and The Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She has also curated numerous exhibitions and presented lectures and conference papers on Indian art and culture.


Patent law reform topic of Feb. 16 law school forum

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a forum examining changes in U.S. patent law on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in room 225 in the Boyd Law Building.

Among the participants are Dennis Crouch, professor of law at the University of Missouri and overseer of the Patently O blog; University of Iowa law professor and intellectual property law expert Jason Rantanen; and practicing intellectual property attorneys Jay Hamilton, Ryan Carter, Michael Gilcrhist and Christopher Voci.

The forum is free and open to the public.


Geneva Lecture Series speaker will discuss experiences with race, gender, faith Feb. 21

Nikki Toyama-Szeto will discuss her journey navigating cultural norms and discovering gifts given by God during a lecture titled "Skipping Stones in Glass Houses: Race, Gender, and Faith" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library.
Toyama-Szeto is the program director for Urbana, a student missions conference, and sits on the board of Mission Year, a yearlong urban ministry program focused on Christian service and discipleship. Prior to entering ministry, she worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley.

The lecture is part of the Geneva Lecture Series, a program of Geneva Campus Ministry, and is free and open to the public.
For more information, or to receive notification by email of upcoming speakers, contact Geneva Campus Ministry at 319-341-0007 or, or visit


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