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February, 1998

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THE (Minneapolis) STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 28 - An item noted that STEVEN YUSSEN, dean of the UI College of Education, has been appointed dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.

LE FIGARO, Feb. 27 - UI political science professor MICHAEL LEWIS-BECK published an article in French about the impact of the economy on national elections.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 27 - The UI RESEARCH FOUNDATION ranked 59th in a list of "Licensing Income and Patents in Fiscal 1996. The Research Foundation received $681,000 in adjusted gross royalties, had 36 licenses generating revenue, 16 patents issued, and one start-up company formed in FY1996, according to the list.

USA TODAY, Feb. 27 - The paper's daily roundup of news from all 50 states noted that the state CANCER REGISTRY project, headed by DR. CHARLES HELMS, indicated lung cancer would be the state's leading cause of cancer death this year.

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 27 - THOMAS A. RIETZ, UI associate professor of finance, was the subject of a "Give and Take" column. "Thomas A. Rietz won a $2,000 teaching award from the University of Iowa, and he's giving it back--to students who plan to be teachers" the article begins.

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Feb. 26 - BURNS H. WESTON, professor of law, published a guest opinion on the inauguration of South Korea's new president Kim Dae Jung in which Weston recounted his personal ties to Kim. He also noted that Kim's transformation from human rights dissident to president of South Korea coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 24 - Staff writer Gina Kolata featured Dr. JOHN V. HULTIN, UI ALUMNUS, in a story on his successful search for Alaskan samples of the 1918 flu virus that killed 20 to 40 million people worldwide, making it the worst illness of its kind since the Black Death of the 14th century.

USA TODAY, Feb. 24 - BOB BOWLSBY, UI men's athletic director, mentioned as a candidate for the athletic director's post at Duke, was praised as having done a great job at the UI by basketball coach TOM DAVIS in an article on Bowlsby's possible appointment.

ELGIN (Ill.) COURIER NEWS, Feb. 24 -- A feature about poetry workshop in the Elgin schools noted that the workshop leader, Li-Young Lee, has taught workshops at the UI.

CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING NEWS, Feb. 23 - An item that appeared in the UNIVERSITY HYGIENIC LABORATORY'S "Lab Hotline" was cited. The item detailed 1,500 pounds of illegally caught fish found in the trunk of a car in Coralville in the early 1970s. The then-editor of the "Hotline" remarked at the time, "This constituted the first instance to my knowledge of finding illegal levels of fish in a Mercury."

KANSAS CITY STAR, Feb. 23 - Labor issues columnist Stephen Franklin devoted an entire column to the research of MARC LINDER, professor of law, and INGRID NYGAARD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Linder and Nygaard are the authors of a new book that argues many workers in the United States face indignities and health problems because they are not allowed to go to the bathroom regularly while at work. The column, which originally ran in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, also appeared in the (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) SUN-SENTINEL.

USA TODAY, Feb. 23 - A review of the memoir "Planet of the Blind," by STEPHEN KUUSISTO, identified Kuusisto as "a poet with a graduate degree from the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WRITING PROGRAM." Kuusisto, who was born nearly blind, described his struggles to deny and overcome his blindness, and the liberation he felt when he finally was able -- as an adult -- to acknowledge his disability. Reviewer Deirdre Donahue observed that Kuusisto "opens the world of the disabled in "Planet of the Blind." He does it without self-pity, and he does it without gratuitous lecturing."

COAL WEEK, Feb. 23 - The UI was mentioned in a brief on solicitations for offers on coal supplies, with bids due by April 16.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 22 - MARC LINDER, professor of law, and INGRID NYGAARD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, published a guest opinion arguing that restrictions on the use of the bathroom by some employers is a growing workplace problem that is slowly being addressed by federal regulators.

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Feb. 21 - A story about the 1998 rankings from U.S. News and World Report noted that the UI ranked "first in creative writing and audiology, 11th in primary care and in nursing; 22nd in political science; 23rd in drama/theater; and 46th in engineering."

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 21 - UI economic historian DEIRDRE N. MCCLOSKEY was quoted in a story about the free market system. Said McCloskey: "If business people persist in producing the wrong things, for whatever reason, then you can have a situation where they cannot sell what they make."

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD, Feb. 21 - DAVID OSTERBERG, UI adjunct professor and instructor on environmental policy, was mentioned in an article as seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Sen. Charles Grassley.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 20 - The UI was ranked 36th in a list of "Top Institutions in Federal Research-and-Development Expenditures, 1995 and 1996." UI spent $105.6 million in 1996; $103.1 million in 1997, according to the list.

DENVER POST, Feb. 20 - In an article on the U.S. News and World Report ranking of training primary care physicians, the UI was ranked 15, tied with Northwestern and the University of Colorado.

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 20 - The UI FOUNDATION was listed as having the 99th largest endowment ($302.8 million) in a list of "495 College and University Endowments."

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 19 - The paper carried a profile of Dr. David Loxtercamp, a UI GRADUATE who is the author of "A Measure of My Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor." He now practices in Maine.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 18 - The HARDIN LIBRARY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES was included in an article about the most reliable websites for medical information.

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 18 - News reports on studies that question the value of sunscreen in preventing the skin cancer melanoma quoted Dr. ROGER CEILLEY, UI clinical assistant professor of dermatology and president of the American Academy of Dermatology. Ceilley said that sun exposure leading to melanoma may occur years before the cancer develops. He argued that sunscreen can be beneficial, adding, "I use it every day and recommend it to my patients." Stories also appeared in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES; USA TODAY; BALTIMORE SUN; The HARTFORD COURANT; the (Hackensack, N.J.) RECORD; LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL; The (Nashville, Tenn.) TENNESSEAN; the (Charleston, S.C.) POST AND COURIER; SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE; the INDIANAPOLIS STAR; ATLANTA JOURNAL; LEXINGTON (Ky.) HERALD-LEADER; the (New Orleans) TIMES-PICAYUNE; OMAHA WORLD-HERALD; ATLANTA CONSTITUTION; PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE; GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) PRESS.

DOW JONES INTERNATIONAL NEWSWIRE, Feb. 17 - ENRIQUE CARRASCO, professor of law, was quoted in a story on Indonesia's decision to use a currency board to help recover from the effects of the Asian currency crisis.

DOW JONES INTERNATIONAL NEWSWIRE, Feb. 17 - ENRIQUE CARRASCO, professor of law, was quoted in a story about proposals to establish a currency board for Indonesia. Carrasco warned such boards can be a lightening rod for nationalistic opponents of "neocolonialism."

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 16 - A feature article by Chris Jones on playwright Rebecca Gilman, identified Gilman as "a former student in the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA'S GRADUATE PLAYWRITING PROGRAM." Gilman won the 1998 Osborn Award, the American Theatre Critics Association's annual award for the best new American play by an emerging playwright, for "The Glory of the Living." The play was performed in 1997 at the Circle Theatre in Forest Park, Ill. The award was presented at the Broadway Grill in Manhattan.

THE (Cleveland, Ohio) PLAIN DEALER, Feb. 16 - In an article on celiac disease (a severe allergic reaction to gluten--the protein in wheat, oats, rye and barley), Dr. JOSEPH MURRAY, UI associate professor of internal medicine, noted that one out of every 300 people has the disease

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, Feb. 15 - Novelist Roy Hoffman reviewed "Crabcakes," the new memoir by IOWA WRITERS' WORKSHOP faculty member JAMES ALAN MCPHERSON, calling it "part lilting memoir, part anxious meditation." The review includes reference to his "teaching job in Iowa."

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, Feb. 15 - A review of WRITERS' WORKSHOP alumnus STEPHEN KUUSISTO's "Planet of the Blind" noted how, although legally blind, Kuusisto "manages to get through college and through the IOWA WRITERS' WORKSHOP."

THE (Long Beach, Calif.) PRESS-TELEGRAM, Feb. 15 - An article about the AMA's four-year study of binge drinking mentioned that the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is one of the participating universities. This AP article also appeared in THE (Hackensack, N.J.) RECORD on Feb. 16.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 15 - In a Q/A story about college costs, Morton Owen Schapiro, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, mentioned a study of students with high SAT scores who only applied to the local public universities. He used the UI as his example and is quoted as saying "The kids went right to the University of Iowa and didn't apply anywhere else. They never knew what kind of offers they'd get at a private." He went on to say that the parents of the students in this study said their kids didn't apply to private schools because the parents thought they couldn't afford the tuition of $20,000 or more. "They didn't realize they'd be eligible for, say, $8,000 to $10,000 in grant aid."

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 13 - CHRISTINE GRANT, director of UI WOMEN'S ATHLETICS, was quoted in an article on the NCAA's finding an increase in the percentages of black and low-income athletic recruits who are academically ineligible. She was quoted as saying that she is surprised by the high proportion of such students, but thinks university "presidents have made a commitment, and it would be extremely difficult to change."

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 13 - The "Nota Bene" column featured "Sound States: Innovative Poetics and Acoustical Technologies," a recently published work edited by DEE MORRIS, UI professor and DEO of English.

USA TODAY, Feb. 11 - DAN GABLE, UI wrestling coach, was mentioned in an article on the UI wrestling team and the adjustments its athletes are having to make in adjusting to Gable's absence continuing their winning tradition under new Iowa coach JIM ZALESKY.

"THE CONNECTION," NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, Feb. 10 - MARK PETERSON, UI professor of history, was the guest on this hour-long call-in program on the topic of the legacy of Puritanism in America. He was invited to discuss his new book "The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England." PETERSON is on leave from the UI this year as a Research Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

FINANCIAL TIMES, Feb. 10 - An article on Biosense, an Israeli company developing diagnostic tests and treatments for cardiovascular disease, noted that company co-founder Shlomo Ben-Haim conceived the idea of an intrabody navigation system that maps the way to a patient's heart while studying clinical medicine procedures at the UI.

DETROIT FREE PRESS, Feb. 10 - A report appeared on the work of Dr. ARTHUR HARTZ, UI professor in the department of family practice, that indicates that 10 tests have been compiled to show whether someone is a heavy drinker. A story also appeared in the VANCOUVER (British Columbia, Canada) SUN and THE (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) PROVINCE, THE (Orlando, Fla.) SENTINEL, THE (Oklahoma City) OKLAHOMAN and THE (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) SUN.

NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, Feb. 9 - PETER BLANCK, professor of law, was quoted in a story on the legal ramifications of golfer Casey Martin's lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, Feb. 8 - D.M Thomas reviewed "Riven Rock," the new novel by WRITERS' WORKSHOP ALUMNUS AND FORMER FACULTY MEMBER T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE, beginning, "The sparkling first paragraph of T. Coraghessan Boyle's latest novel hints at a book that both voyeurs and intellectual voyagers -- the prurient and the poetic -- can anticipate with relish."

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 8 - The legal and medical issues raised by MARC LINDER, professor of law, and INGRID NYGAARD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in their new book on the laws surrounding workers' rights to go to the bathroom was the subject of a "Timeclock" column.

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8 - An article about people who always focus on the negative noted that this may be the result of early conditioning. The article cited a UI study that monitored parental messages to two-year-olds and found that the average two-year-old hears 432 negative statements per day ("Don't do that," "What's wrong with you?" "No, I said no!") and only 32 positive statements--a ratio of 14 to 1.

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 7 - Reports from a national conference on strokes included findings from a study by DR. PATRICIA DAVIS, UI associate professor of neurology; THOMAS TAYLOR, UI associate professor of pharmacy; and colleagues. The findings indicate the number of strokes will increase significantly into the next century. A related finding by DAVIS noted that the absence of a nearby neurologist at rural hospitals is a main reason why an existing stroke treatment is under-used. Stories (Feb. 7 and 8) also appeared in the (Newark) STAR-LEDGER; SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS; the (Nashville, Tenn.) TENNESSEAN; FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM; the (Oklahoma City) DAILY OKLAHOMAN; the TOLEDO (Ohio) BLADE; the ROANOKE (Va.) TIMES; the PROVIDENCE (R.I.) JOURNAL BULLETIN; SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER; ORLANDO (Fla.) SENTINEL; (Little Rock) ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE; DAYTON (Ohio) DAILY NEWS; SARASOTA (Fla.) HERALD-TRIBUNE; PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER; the (Santa Ana, Calif.) ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; the (Charleston, S.C.); POST AND COURIER; the KNOXVILLE (Tenn.) NEWS-SENTINEL; ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.) TIMES; (Woodland Hills, Calif.) DAILY NEWS; the (Worcester, Mass.) TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE ; the (Phoenix) ARIZONA REPUBLIC; LEXINGTON (Ky.) HERALD-LEADER; SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER; TULSA WORLD; the KANSAS CITY STAR; the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE; the (Hackensack, N.J.) RECORD; the (New Orleans) TIMES-PICAYUNE; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM.

The (Phoenix) ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Feb. 6 - A story on a 1951 search for evidence of the virus that killed 85 percent of the people living in a mission in Alaska noted that Dr. Johan Hultin, an Iowa pathologist led a UI team on the mission. They found no live virus, but he recently returned to the mission to retrieve tissue that contained genetic material of the virus.

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, Feb. 6 - DEIRDRE N. MCCLOSKEY, UI professor of economics, was one of the subjects of a long article with photographs dealing with transgendered scholars who "defy convention." According to the article, McCloskey "continues to work on the same questions about the economy that interested her when she was DONALD MCCLOSKEY. But her writing is now self-consciously female."

WALL STREET JOURNAL, "EUROPEAN JOURNAL," Feb. 5 - BENJAMIN HUNNICUTT, UI professor of sport, health, leisure, and physical studies, was quoted extensively in an article about the French plan to employ more people working fewer hours as a way of combating soaring unemployment figures. "French people no longer buy the notion that they can eternally create new jobs to replace those taken by the machine," he said. "Economists turn up their noses at this philosophy."

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Feb. 4 - In an opinion essay, JOEL BARKAN UI professor of political science, wrote about the possibilities for democracy in Africa by examining the outcome of recent elections in Kenya. BARKAN is on leave from the UI as a visiting senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 4 - HAYDEN FRY, UI football coach, was cited as having done a great recruiting job in an article that says some of the best Chicago area football talent is going to the Hawkeyes.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 4 - UI alumnus Jon Anderson wrote about the reading of WRITERS' WORKSHOP faculty member JAMES ALAN MCPHERSON, on tour in Chicago to promote his memoir "Crabcakes." Noting that McPherson has received "teaching ribbons from THE IOWA WRITERS' WORKSHOP," Anderson characterized McPherson as a man who, "in an era of loudness and self-promotion, still believes in whispering."

LE MONDE, Feb. 3-7 - The research of Dr. ANTONIO DAMASIO, UI Van Allen Distinguished professor and head of neurology, on the complexity of the brain and cognition was prominently featured in a five-part series on the brain.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 3 - ENRIQUE CARRASCO, professor of law, published a guest opinion in which he argues that the International Monetary Fund's hard bargaining tactics with Indonesia is a form of "new colonialism" that the IMF increasingly uses in dealing with "underdeveloped" countries.

OUR WORLD (Daytona Beach, Fla.), February -- A short item noted that a UI study found that bisexuals, especially men, have a harder time being accepted than do gay men and lesbians.

LINGUA FRANCA, February - In the magazine's "Breakthrough Books" section, nine experts, including CHERYL HERR, UI professor of English, were asked to comment on the most illuminating recent books about Ireland.

AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHICS, February 1998 - Dr. ANTONIO DAMASIO, Van Allen Professor and head of the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY, and his research on rational behavior were cited in an article about how breakthroughs in brain science are challenging basic assumptions about consumer behavior.

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, February - A lengthy discussion of the UI's VIRTUAL HOSPITAL was included in an article on intranet and extranet business models.

OCULAR SURGERY NEWS, February - Dr. JEFFREY NERAD, professor of ophthalmology, was quoted in an article on how doctors in general practice can add cosmetic surgery to their fee-for-service offerings.

REDBOOK, February - An article on what constitutes a normal period cited Dr. SUSAN R. JOHNSON, UI professor of obstetrics and Gynecology.

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL MAGAZINE, February - Under the heading "Education Close to Home with a World of Opportunity," the magazine listed the UI and noted that the COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS includes six schools and more than 50 departments and programs.

TULSA PEOPLE, February - The "Out and About" segment of the magazine noted that ADRIEN K. WING, professor of law, was the guest speaker for a Feb. 9 discussion on "Black Women and Gangs," sponsored by the Tulsa University College of Law and other groups.

TRUCK FLEET MANAGEMENT, February - Spokespersons for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the NATIONAL ADVANCED DRIVING SIMULATOR (NADS) being built at the UI's Oakdale Research Park will result in innovations in truck safety, according to an article on NADS.

THE NEW PHYSICIAN, February - Dr. ARTHUR HARTZ, UI professor of family medicine, was quoted in a story on surveys of the "best doctors," saying the widely publicized surveys may not reflect clinical skill. Doctors' reputations -- largely influenced by teaching and research activities -- may get them on such lists, but Hartz said actual clinical experience determines which physicians offer the best care.

AUTO/BODY LINE, February - A December 1997 USA TODAY story on the National Advanced Driving Simulator being built at the UI'S OAKDALE RESEARCH PARK was reprinted, with the addition of a response by NADS director EDWARD HAUG, who noted that NADS will not only reduce the high human cost of accidents, but also help keep U.S. manufacturers competitive.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS, February - The health problems of many Vietnam veterans may be due to cerebral malaria, according to a published study by UI and VAMC neuropsychologist NILS VARNEY. Malaria should be considered as seriously as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Agent Orange as a cause of these vets' problems, the article stated.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February - A science brief described the debate that developed between LOUIS FRANK, UI physicist, and skeptics at the American Geophysical Union's December meeting in San Francisco. Frank's latest study of Polar spacecraft photographs supports his small comet theory, specifically that 20-to-40-ton snowballs that enter the atmosphere at the rate of about 20 per minute. Critics say the photos are a result of instrument interference. A similar story appeared in the February issue of PHOTONICS.

C O -- AMATEUR RADIO MAGAZINE, February - A list of Resources, Books, Newsletters, and Other Publications included the UI Web site as a site where you can "hear what whistlers and other Natural Radio emissions actually sound like before buying or building a receiver to hear them."

PHYSICIANS FINANCIAL NEWS, February - A story appeared about how the UI telemedicine collaboration with ResourceLINK is helping elderly patients receive medical checkups via video phones.

PHOTONICS, February - A story appeared on YASAR ONEL and EDWARD MCCLIMENT, UI physicists, and their design of a photonic detection device for a $6 billion international atom smasher.

TODAY'S SURGICAL NURSE, February - The analysis of sputum may make more sense as an initial diagnostic test, rather than more expensive and invasive lung cancer detecting methods, according to a study at the UI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.

NEWSWAVES FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE, February -- Research conducted by Dr. CRAIG ZWERLING and his colleagues that indicated disabled workers were at higher risk of injury in the workplace was the focus of an article.

SKIN & ALLERGY NEWS, February - The Sentry Antimicrobial Surveillance program, overseen by the UI COLLEGE OF MEDICINE and the Eijkman-Winkler Institute for Microbiology Infection and Inflammation at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), was mentioned as a source for information on antimicrobial resistance.

AREA DEVELOPMENT, February - THE NATIONAL ADVANCED DRIVING SIMULATOR (NADS) and the UI's OAKDALE RESEARCH PARK are mentioned in an article on expanding high tech businesses and services aiding the economy of the Plains states.

DOUBLE TAKE, Winter 1998 - An excerpt from WRITERS' WORKSHOP faculty member JAMES ALAN MCPHERSON's memoir "Crabcakes" discussed his enrollment in the workshop.







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