CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Jan. 14, 2000
University of Iowa to host two pre-caucus media events in Des Moines
Reporters, editors, and producers covering the Iowa Caucuses are invited
to two Des Moines events hosted by University of Iowa faculty members.
On Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. George Neumann and Tom Rietz, both
professors in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, will host an open house
and ongoing demonstrations of the Iowa Electronic Markets. Demonstrations
will be held each hour, but visitors are welcome any time to learn more about
these real-money, Web-based political futures markets at http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iem.
The event will be held at Invista Capital Management's 19th floor conference
room in the Hub Tower, 699 Walnut St., Des Moines. The building, at 7th and
Walnut St., is accessible via the Skywalk. For more information, contact the
IEM operations office at (319) 335-0794.
On Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Arthur Miller, professor of political science
and director of the Iowa Social Science Institute, will present his final
pre-caucus data from the Heartland Poll, a unique political opinion
poll that gathers information from Iowa voters. Miller will have data from
three sets of interviews with 660 likely Caucus participants. Interviews were
conducted in October, December, and January. This press conference will be
held on the second floor (Salons B and C) of the Des Moines Marriott, 700
Grand Ave. The Marriott is accessible via the Skywalk. For more information
contact Arthur Miller at (319) 335-2328 or Mary Geraghty at (319) 384-0011.