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General University News

february 29

UI Foundation, university receive ADDY Awards

february 22

University of Iowa introduces new system for scheduling final exams

february 17

Genetics professor discovers link between fly and human epilepsy

february 16

High doses of muscle force slows loss of bone in spinal cord injury

february 10

Public Policy Center opens Policy Matters class to public

UI students receive degrees after fall session

February 7

Two UI undergraduate researchers named 2012 Churchill Scholars

february 2

UI issues Hawk Alert after attempted robbery report

Stewart to discuss book as art at Presidential Lecture Feb. 12

Local student on UI President's List for fall 2011

Local student on UI dean's list for fall 2011



february 29

Study identifies cause of bat deaths at wind farms

UI’s Hygienic Laboratory certified as ‘green’ building


Iowa Center for the Arts

february 29

UIMA’s Mural to be displayed at Des Moines Art Center

february 24

UI Dancers in Company launches 2012 season March 1-3

february 23

Pianist William Westney will present Un-Master Class at the UI

february 22

Live UI literary streams feature Writers' Workshop alumnus Short

february 20

UI Symphony Orchestra premieres Gompper's 'Dialogue I' Feb. 29

Hancher presents Tower of Power at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort March 2

february 16

UI faculty member D'Agata headlines busy week of live literary streams

February 14

Hancher presents L.A. Theatre Works The Rivalry Feb. 23 at The Englert Theatre

UI Department of Dance presents Faculty/Graduate Concert Feb. 16-18

february 6

Beyond the Ingénue features the music of the 'girl next door'

february 3

UI Symphony Band and Iowa Honor Band share a Feb. 18 concert

february 2

Hancher to present Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers on Feb. 10

february 1

In the Next Room was inspired by the surprising history of the vibrator

Lecture by alumnus Sprecher will be first public art lecture in re-opened Art Building West



february 29

Romney jumps, Santorum slumps on IEM after Tuesday primaries

february 16

UI spring career fair sees surge in employers looking to hire

february 9

Iowa researcher finds online merchants who emphasize price are less reliable

february 8

Iowa researchers find that giving people rewards uncovers true motivations



february 27

Leap day not a significant concern in field of law, government

february 16

UI international finance expert sees opportunity in replacing World Bank president



february 17

UI College of Education recognizes faculty with research awards


Liberal Arts and Sciences

february 28

UI center contributes to landmark study on photosynthesis

February 7

Two UI undergraduate researchers named 2012 Churchill Scholars

february 2

Stewart to discuss book as art at Presidential Lecture Feb. 12



february 20

Researcher: better models needed to track air pollution impact on health, climate

february 17

UI researcher notes importance of particulate matter on climate, health


International Programs


february 29

Hancher’s presentation of Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is sold out

Frontier foods focus of Old Capitol Museum's 'History Time' March 10

Registration open for youth spring break tennis camp

february 28

UI hosts Junior Science Humanities Symposium March 1, 2

UI students to host free, public computing conference March 2-3

UI Art & Art History presents Graduate Student Symposium

Iowa Women’s Archives celebrates historic strike led by Iowan

Tse presents saxophone recital at the UI March 7

Next ‘Finding God at Iowa’ lunch forum is March 9

Runners to get 'Nearly Naked' for charity run March 24

Sleigh Bells headlining RiverFest 2012 with April 24 performance

february 27

UI researcher receives NASA grant to advance X-ray astronomy

UNI surpasses fundraising goal in inaugural Dance Marathon

BTN program showcases UI virtual soldier

SNL alum Finesse Mitchell brings stand-up to the IMU on March 2

Accounting oversight board member to deliver McGladrey lecture at UI

University and Concert Bands will share March 5 concert

february 24

UI Hospitals and Clinics transplant programs recertified

Clinical laboratories at UI Hospitals and Clinics reaccredited

UI Electronic Music Studios present free event Feb. 26

Peterson to speak on importance of archiving Feb. 29, March 1 

UI's WorldCanvass travels to Japan March 2

Old Capitol Museum 'Piano Sundays' series continues March 4

UI Horn Choir performs diverse program March 4

UI Center for New Music presents music by UI composers March 4

UI students can apply for Cmiel human rights internship by March 9

UI Chamber Orchestra performs Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Copland, and Ravel

february 23

Experts discuss ‘The Americas Transformed’ at UI March 1

Law school forum to examine lack of women in Iowa law and politics

Haitian artist to discuss earthquake relief during March 1 visit to UI

february 22

Subject of Hawk Alert located in Washington County

Earth friendly art workshops for kids will use recycled and everyday materials

UI Rec Services holding Zumba fitness party March 3

JCL presents public concert at South East Iowa Bandmasters March 3

‘Movies@MNH’ continues March 4 with 'March of The Penguins'

Volunteer judges needed for area National History Day competition March 16

Carver Trust grant supports physics teacher development at UI June 11-29

february 21

UI engineering student wants to be America's Next Eco-Star

Construction will affect Hawkins Drive Feb. 21 through March 17

UI hosts Iowa FIRST Tech Challenge-Iowa Championship at IMU Feb. 25

Henderson will read from Ten Thousand Saints for Writing University live stream

february 20

Holden Cancer Center Monthly Cancer Tip: HPV and head and neck cancers

Registration open for lifeguard certification course

Giant prehistoric snakes topic of Natural History Museum special public lecture

Templeton Rye president to speak at UI

Classical musicians improvise in three UI concerts

March 10 UI performances will present thesis works in both dance and music

february 17

UI Museum of Natural History hosts Storytime Adventures: 'Geese'

Chai is topic of South Asian Studies lecture Feb. 23

Huber presents voice master class at the UI Feb. 20

Chinese performing arts troupe to present free concert Feb. 25

Pancake promotion will benefit UI Children's Hospital

february 16

Bertino and Simpson win 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Awards from UI Press

College of Education graduate student Storlie named leadership intern

UI Gallery series present absurdist-western romp, Sidewinders

February 14

Department of Biology receives grant to assess student learning

Law school moot court team to compete at national tournament

UI Mock Trial wins regional tournament

UI pharmacy students offer heart health screenings at Hy-Vee

Iowa Brass Collective performs at the UI Feb. 21

Law school to examine European monetary and economic crisis

Gompper and guest artists David and Gill present trio concert Feb. 25

February 13

UITV to air presentation on flood recovery

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

Printmaker Myers lectures at the UI Feb. 16

Patent law reform topic of Feb. 16 law school forum

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

february 10

UI Heart and Vascular Center leads nation in heart transplant results

UI students to provide tax services through VITA

UI Orchestra Invitational concert features Mozart, Copland, Stravinsky Feb. 17

Iowa Summer Rep holds public audition for 2012 season at the UI

UI Gallery series will present new Dr. Faustus adaptation Feb. 23-26

february 9

Butler appointed to board of directors of The Wind Alliance

Magna Carta encasement project features UI-handmade cotton paper

Iowa City Darwin Day evolves with new events

Author Pico Iyer reads Feb. 15 at the University of Iowa

Pittard reads from new novel Feb. 16 at

february 8

UI Museum of Natural History seminar: 'Wild bees, landscapes, and food security'

February 7

Free physics and astronomy demonstration show on space weather to be held March 1

february 6

Another record-breaking year for UI Dance Marathon

Naked M&Ms and Matthew Broderick rank high with marketing students

Big Ten Network show to feature UI brain research Feb. 7

Paul's Book Club discusses William Trevor novel on www.writinguniversity.og

UI Center for New Music presents Marvin Bell Celebration Feb. 19

UI Rec Services offering spring break camp for elementary school age kids

february 3

Obermann Center celebrates Dickens' 200th birthday Feb. 7

Community seminar to focus on prostate cancer surgery

Sustainability is the focus of several UI events Feb. 10

Old Capitol Museum hosts 'History Time: Grant Wood' Feb. 11

UI 10-Minute Play Festival marks 15th anniversary

UI Alumni Association hosts presentation on the world of aging Feb. 16

february 2

Advisor to Obama's 2008 campaign to analyze 2012 race at law school lecture Feb. 9

Live stream will launch Granta and feature new Marcus novel Feb. 9

UI Music Therapy Club performance of jazz standards will benefit Iowa City Hospice

UI Museum of Natural History movie series continues with 'Creation' Feb. 12

Pre-engineering program presents at Iowa State Capitol Feb. 14

february 1

Augustana College Dance Marathon raises more than $11,450 for UI Children's Hospital

Waste cans removed from EPB classrooms to encourage recycling

Covington to speak about social conservatives and the 2012 caucuses at Finding God at Iowa forum Feb. 10

UI conference Feb. 18 to focus on justice for Iowa workers

Volunteers sought for UI Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival March 31







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