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Release: Jan. 14, 2000

Media Advisory

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 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.