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September, 1997

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NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30 -- A review/feature profiled new UI School of Music faculty member SERGEI SCHEPKIN. Allan Kozinn wrote that Schepkin "seems to encourage comparisons with Glenn Gould."

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Sept. 30 - The newspaper carried an ASSOCIATED PRESS story on the Iowa City radio station KCJJ's legal battle with the UI over the station's reports of the games from an Iowa City bar.

THE TORONTO SUN, Sept. 29 - Rates of certain drug-resistant bacteria have hit an all-time high, according to a report by Dr. RONALD JONES, UI professor of pathology, and other researchers. A story also appeared in the Oct. 23 issue of MEDICAL TRIBUNE FAMILY PHYSICIAN EDITION.

MODERN HEALTHCARE, Sept. 29 - A story noted that an increase in complaints to the UI OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSPERSON in 1996-1997 can be traced in part to budget cuts at the UI HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, according to the ombudsperson's report.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 27 - Former UI President JAMES O. FREEDMAN is mentioned as planning to step down as President of Dartmouth College in June 1998.

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, Sept. 27 - The work of PETER BLANCK, professor of law, was cited as a source to debunk a myth that complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act is "prohibitively expensive." Blanck's study of Sears, Roebuck & Co. found that compliance costs averaged about $45 for 71 accommodations in a workforce of 20,000 people with disabilities (Sears employs about 300,000 people) between 1993 and 1995.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 26 -- The Gazette lists LINDA MAXSON's appointment as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Her picture ran with the listing.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 26 -- A story about a conference in D.C. that dealt with the "crisis" facing scholarly publishers when it comes to narrowly-focused scholarly books quotes UI Librarian SHEILA CRETH. She says: "If scholars themselves are not reading this material, we need to consider whether monographs serve the purposes of the next century."

EDUCATION WEEK, Sept. 24 - A story on a state commission's recommendations to improve the quality of education for Iowa K-12 students notes that the IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS are taken by nearly every student in the state.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22 -- A story about a legal battle between Michael Gartner of the Ames Tribune and the Iowa State Daily in which Gartner alleges that the college paper -- as a state-funded business operation -- unfairly competes with his own business mentions THE DAILY IOWAN. The article quotes the Iowa City Press-Citizen publisher as taking a "wait-and-see" attitude toward Gartner's suit before jumping into the fray to complain about competition from the DI.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 18 -- A story about a new system to track foreign students studying in the U.S. quotes GARY ALTHEN, director of the UI office of International Students and Scholars. He is the current president of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. He is quoted as saying: "I think it's reasonable to want to know who is in the country from elsewhere and what they're doing and where they're living." The new system is currently being tested in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and requires foreign students to obtain identity cards which bear their photograph and a print of their right index finger.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 18 - In a story on state plans to limit annual tuition increases to an index of inflation, Iowa's policy of using the higher-education price index as a guide for tuition increases was mentioned. Robert J. Barak, deputy executive director of the IOWA BOARD OF REGENTS, said the policy allows the regents to exceed the index if they think strict adherence to the index jeopardizes educational quality.

USA TODAY, Sept. 17 - It was reported that tuition at IOWA'S THREE STATE UNIVERSITIES may increase by more than the 3.9 percent originally proposed.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Sept. 17 - UI Rose Bowl hopes were mentioned as valid, if the team could remain unbeaten.

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Sept. 12 -- A column reprinted from the DALLAS MORNING NEWS, remembers the work of Mary Louise Smith and Jean Westwood (a former chair of the Democratic Party.) Column talks about how much politics have changed since each woman was the head of her party. Both women were known for middle-of-the-road stances on many political issues. Mentions a 1996 UI poll that estimated only one in five of the most likely caucus attendees considered themselves moderates.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Sept. 11 - In a continuing discussion of the country's "smartest towns," Iowa City, home of the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, was listed as No. 1, according to the study conducted by Moran Stahl & Boyer, an Atlanta research firm that helps businesses relocate.

EDUCATION WEEK, Sept. 10 - The "Rural Education" column included an item on a $300,000 gift to the CONNIE BELIN AND JACQUELINE N. BLANK INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR GIFTED EDUCATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT at the UI College of Education to hold a biennial seminar on gifted education in rural schools.

FOR THE RECORD, Sept. 8 - In an article on healthcare simulation (a system hospitals use for planning as well as assessing and adjusting existing operations), ANN KRALL, manager of microcomputer systems at the UIHC, talked about collecting data and developing models to achieve these goals.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 8 -- An article about author Wallace Stegner mentions that he received his Ph.D. from the UI.

SCIENCE NEWS, Sept. 6 - Story on how women are expected to keep on working at the same pace after suffering a heart attack as before, based on a study by JERRY SULS, UI professor of psychology.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 5 -- An article about colleges scrambling to provide technical support for the increasing numbers of professors who want to incorporate technology into their teaching quotes BOB BOYNTON, UI political science professor. "A faculty member is going to say 'If it's a lot harder to do the course with this stuff than the way I've always been doing it, then I'll just do it the way I've always been doing it.'"

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Sept. 5 - In an article about the "validity" of the many annual guides that rank colleges and universities, the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA was mentioned for its selection as a top school in the new Time magazine and Princeton Review rankings. Called into question was the fact that one of the 10-member selection panel for the Time/Princeton Review rankings was Marvin Pomerantz, former president of the Iowa State Board of Regents, which governs the University of Iowa.

EDUCATION WEEK, Sept. 3 - H.D. HOOVER, professor of measurement and statistics and director of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, was a major source for a story on experts' opinions of proposed new national reading and mathematics tests. The proposed tests will give educators no additional information than what is provided by currently available tests, such as the Iowa Tests and others, Hoover says.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Sept. 1 - A story about the United Parcel Service (UPS) strike in August quoted UI Management Professor JOHN DELANEY, who says that the UPS strike showed that unions can still be successful but that they'll have to recruit more members to be a force in the future.

KIRKUS REVIEWS, Sept. 1 - "Wet Places at Noon," by Lee Abbott, published by the UI PRESS, was reviewed as "Too rich, perhaps, for some tastes, but fiction with a vigor, intelligence, and rueful wit sorely lacking from the work of many of Abbott's contemporaries."

COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES, September - A course document from UI'S INSTRUCTIONAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP's website was mentioned as an example of a course-delivery program that includes "modules for chat rooms, conferencing, e-mail, quizzes and tests."

HOME CARE, September - In a story on how sleep diagnostics and therapy are big business for home health care providers, but also are a good preventive medicine tool, a UI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE study was cited. The study, which suggested that 77 percent of all stroke victims have had sleep apnea, was cited as support for using sleep therapy to get to patients before they have premature strokes.

READER'S DIGEST, September - Dr. HAROLD ADAMS, UI professor of neurology, is included in a story of a man who experienced brief vision loss in his left eye. ADAMS determined there was severe narrowing and blockage to the left carotid artery, the vessel that supplies to the left eye and part of the brain. Left untreated, the man could have had a major stroke to the eye and lost vision in it.

COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES, September 1997 - The University of Iowa's CAROL HUGHES is mentioned as having been appointed head of UI Information, Research and Instructional Management.

NEA TODAY, September - RAHIMA C. WADE, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction and the editor of a service learning guide, talked about some of the difficulties in arranging service learning projects for students in a story on the pros and cons of requiring students to complete service projects as part of their educations.

INSIDE ARTS, September -- A report on Arts Partners projects included HANCHER residency of the Colorado Quartet, and a photo of the quartet was the article's graphic interest.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, September - In a story on stroke treatments, Dr. HAROLD ADAMS, UI professor of neurology, comments on a clot-dissolving medication called tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). TPA has a one in 16 chance of causing bleeding in the brain. Using TPA, he says, means balancing the bleeding risk against the potential for a patient's improvement.

MEN'S FITNESS, September - In a column entitled "10 Best Money and Career Tips," UI assistant professor of finance TIM LOUGHRAN warns: Avoid initial public offerings! "If you can actually buy the shares of a hot new company that's about to sell stock for the first time, don't," he says. "It sounds paranoid, but brokerages usually stockpile shares of sure IPO winners for mutual funds and VIPs."

LIVING FIT, September - Regular use of aspirin can cause upper gastrointestinal bleeding. However, the problem is even worse for long-distance runners, according to UI RESEARCHERS.

WIRED, September - A story in the NEW YORK TIMES on the ready availability of downloadable research papers on the Internet that quoted TOM ROCKLIN, director of the Center for Teaching, was one of several examples used by the magazine to argue that the Times consistently tries to "blame cyberspace for the evils that roam the earth."

4-WHEEL DRIVE & SPORT UTILITY, September - "The Lincoln Highway: Main Street Across America," by Drake Hokanson, and published by the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESS, was described as an "excellent reference, with lots of historic photos" for a sidebar on following historic roads in the United States.

DISCOVER, September - Dr. RUSSELL NOYES, UI professor of psychiatry, and Dr. THOMAS BARLOON, UI associate professor of radiology, are featured in a story on chronic health problems that plagued Charles Darwin. The Iowa duo believe Darwin may have suffered from panic disorder.

INSIDE ARTS, September - Article reported on HANCHER AUDITORIUM'S receipt of Arts Partners grant for a seven-week residency by the Colorado Quartet.

PLAYBOY, September - A study on Hamlet Syndrome (self-absorption and doubt when decisive action is called for) cites NEUROSCIENTISTS AT THE UI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE who found that successful decision makers consider logic and fact but discover what's right for them by heeding their intuition.







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