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April, 1997

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Stanford Report, April 30 · A news story reports that Stanford faculty member John Felstiner is the winner of the Capote Award for literary criticism, administered by the UI Writers' Workshop.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 29 and Detroit Free Press, April 24 · Dr. Antonio Damasio, professor and head of neurology in the UI College of Medicine, commented on a study of hereditary depression in articles in the. The study was published in the journal Nature.

Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 29 · A story about compulsive shoppers in Great Britain and the U.S. referred to a study led by Dr. Donald Black, UI professor of psychiatry. Black is researching treatment of compulsive shopping with Luvox (fluvoxamine), a drug in the same family as Prozac.

Omaha World-Herald, April 28 · Published an opinion piece that cited a study at the UI finding the number of words a child hears in the first year of life has a profound effect on the child's ability to think conceptually after the age of four.

Sports Illustrated, April 28 · UI alumnus Brian DeCoster and the history of his "Magic Bus" traveling tailgate party are featured.

The Providence (R.I.) Journal Bulletin, April 27 · The UI Virtual Hospital home page is listed in a sidebar of medical "bookmarks" on the World Wide Web.

The (Toledo, Ohio) Blade, April 26 · UI Management and Organizations Professor John Delaney is quoted in a story featuring Dana Corp.'s involvement with a United Auto Workers strike at Chrysler Corp.

Orlando Sentinel, April 26 · In a story about the slowing growth of the Blockbuster video chain, UI Professor of Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Studies Ben Hunnicutt says Americans don't have the time to rent videos.

USA Today, April 24 · Dan Gable, UI wrestling coach, was mentioned, along with Abraham Lincoln and others, as wrestlers who will be showcased at the International Wrestling Institute and Museum in Newton.

Philadelphia Daily News, April 23 · A paper by Dr. Thomas Barloon, UI associate professor of radiology, and Dr. Russell Noyes, UI professor of psychiatry, saying Charles Darwin suffered from panic disorder and agoraphobia, was reported. The paper had been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Several researchers wrote letters challenging the theory.

New York Times, April 23 · The undertreatment of cholesterol among female heart patients was the subject of an article based on a study led by Dr. Helmut G. Schrott, UI associate professor of preventive and internal medicine. Thirteen other newspapers also ran the article.

Providence Journal Bulletin, April 23 · A study led by Dr. Helmut Schrott, UI associate professor of internal and preventive medicine, was reported as finding that female heart patients often receive too little treatment for cholesterol.

Chicago Sun-Times, Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald, and The Cincinnati Enquirer, April 22 · UI women's athletic Director Christine Grant was quoted as saying "the time is now" for Title IX in a story on the Supreme Court refusal to review lower court rulings finding Brown University had discriminated against female athletes.

People, April 21 · A feature article about Iowan Loras Goedken, whose wife and four hemophiliac brothers died of AIDS mentions the University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics (UIHC).

Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 20 · A news brief reported a UI study links farming and infertility problems.

Black Issues In Higher Education, April 17 · Opportunity At Iowa's $30,000 award from the GTE Foundation to support the "Powerful Innovations = Vision + Opportunity + Technology (PIVOT)" program was listed in a roundup of grants and awards.

Black Issues In Higher Education, April 17 · Phillip Jones's appointment as UI vice president of student services was included in a roundup of professional appointments.

USA Today, April 17 · UI President Mary Sue Coleman is mentioned as urging Gov. Terry Branstad to veto a bill passed by the Iowa General Assembly that would prohibit free dial-up access to the Internet through the university's system, according to a brief item in the national roundup page.

Medical Tribune-Internist & Cardiologist, April 17 And Medical Tribune-Family Physician Edition, May 1 · Dr. Raymond Hohl, UI assistant professor of internal medicine and pharmacology, was quoted in a story about the millions of Americans who have an iron deficiency.

Knight-Ridder Newspapers, April 16 · A recipe for borscht that Allen Ginsberg contributed to "John Keats's Porridge: Favorite Recipes of American Poets" (edited by Victoria McCabe), published by the UI Press in 1975, was included in a short article remembering the late poet. The article appeared in the The Fresno (Calif.) Bee and The (Vancouver, British Columbia) Province.

USA Today, April 16 · A Life section cover story, "Mad for Memoirs," described the current fascination with revealing personal stories, including a quote by Iowa Writers' Workshop Director Frank Conroy, whose "Stop-Time" is considered a classic memoir of adolescence.

Albuquerque Journal, April 15 · The UI is mentioned as the site of the 1997 NCAA Gymnastics Championships in a story about University of New Mexico athletes.

USA Today, April 15 · The UI was included as one of many universities in the country where graduate teaching assistants have either unionized or are trying to unionize in a story about the issue at the University of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune, April 15 · UI junior biology major Wells Butler is featured in a column that touts Transcendental Meditation as a technique for providing her and other college students with the energy to get through the day.

Boston Globe, April 13 · The paper reviews the latest book by Professor of Economics and History Deirdre McCloskey, "The Vices of Economists: The Virtues of the Bourgeosie."

JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, April 8 - In this article, the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BUSINESS SCHOOL was mentioned as a "good school that can help you move into the global economy." PHILIP JONES, (then-) associate dean of graduate programs in the UI College of Business Administration, specified what the UI looks for in a prospective business student: "We're looking for a student that has wide-ranging interests as evidenced by activities, prior course work. A foreign language is nice, but not necessary."

The Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 11 * The University of Iowa was listed in a table comparing men's and women's sports programs at 305 Division I members of the NCAA.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 11 * The appointment of Phillip E. Jones as vice-president for student services was included in the Gazette section of appointments and resignations.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 11 * A letter to the editor responded to arguments made by UI Women's Athletic Director Christine Grant that calls for gender equity in NCAA sports programs do not mean non-revenue generating men's programs will be phased out.

Modern Healthcare, April 7 · Terry Protextor, executive director of UI Community Medical Services, the UIHC's arm for acquiring and operating clinics outside around the state, is quoted in an article about the UI opening a family practice clinic in North Liberty.

Chronicle Of Higher Education, April 4 * A new book, "Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation" by UI History Professor Malcolm J. Rohrbough was reviewed. In the book, Rohrbough argues "the search for gold in California became the ultimate example of economic democracy; anyone with a pick, pan, and shovel could participate, at least in the early years, regardless of wealth, social standing, education or family name."

New York Times, April 2 * The UI was featured in an ad for Forbes magazine. The advertisement pictured Ted Waitt, the founder of Gateway 2000 Inc., and in his profile he said he started reading Forbes while a student at the UI in 1984.Waitt was presented the annual Iowa Business Leadership Award by the UI College of Business Administration April 4 at the college's Iowa Business Leadership Banquet. The ad also ran in USA Today.

Salon E-Zine, April 1 * The UI Writers' Workshop is a major focus of the article "novelists 'r' us: are university writing programs ruining American fiction?" Many UI graduates or teachers are mentioned or quoted, including Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, Ben Yalom, Frederick Busch, Wallace Stegner and Denis Johnson. "Even purportedly 'homogenizing' programs like Iowa's produce highly original writers like Denis Johnson . . . Johnson, who has also taught at Iowa, thinks that the 'sameness' in the work of some workshop graduates is 'just temporary; the talented ones get over it.'"

Small Press magazine, April * "Western Electric," by Don Zancanella, published by the UI Press, was included in the magazine's reviews.

Glamour Magazine, April * UI Psychology Department Chair and Professor Michael O'Hara was quoted in a story about postpartum depression. O'Hara's research shows that solution-oriented, interpersonal psychotherapy is often helpful, and "most women (in the study) treated with IPT were depression-free at the end of about 12 weeks."

Family Fun, April * The magazine includes "Daughter Act" by Sam Samuels, identified as a UI graduate student. Samuels played a young producer in the film "Broadcast News," and the article describes his daughter's role in the TV movie "Harvest."

Chamber Music, April * An article by Chamber Music America chair Ken Fischer noted the fine work done by national conference chair Judith Hurtig, marketing director of the UI Hancher Auditorium, who "set a very high standard for this event."

Men's Health, April * UI Associate Professor of Radiology Dr. Thomas J. Barloon gave advice in a story about athletes who try to walk off the pain after a hit to the groin. Ignoring the pain could result in the loss of a testicle, he warned, advising instead that a trip be made immediately to a urologist.

Parents, April * Reported that UI researchers recently questioned the parents of 789 babies, ages six weeks through six months, to see whether antibiotics are used too early in young babies. Dr. George R. Bergus, associate professor of family practice, noted that "we were surprised to learn that antibiotics are used so often in young babies, especially in light of growing concern over antibiotic resistant bacteria."

Diagnostic Imaging, April · The UI's teleradiology team is mentioned in a story about the proliferation of teleradiology services at hospitals and practices around the country.

Mail: Journal Of Communication Distribution, April · Louis R. Eichler, manager UI Central Mail System, is quoted in a roundup of opinions on the Postal Service implementation of Classification Reform.

American Organist, April · The magazine's briefs section reported on a masterclass given by UI School of Music faculty member Delbert Disselhorst at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

A major study led by UI neurologist Dr. Harold Adams, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was the subject of articles appearing in April in: The Roanoke (Va.) Times, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News, The Detroit News, The San Antonio (Texas) Express News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, The Baltimore Sun, The Dallas Morning News, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, The Denver Post and The Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

Dr. Harold Adams, UI professor of neurology, was quoted in articles about a drug that can disperse brain clots in stroke victims that appeared in April in the following: Wall Street Journal, Newsday, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, The Salt Lake City (Utah) Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today, and Memphis Commercial Appeal.







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