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September 13, 2001

News release summaries from the Office of University Relations, University News Services, Health Science Relations and Arts Center Relations

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1. UISG Leaders address Regents On Proposed Tuition Increase

2. Lecture on Sept. 20 Focuses On Nuclear Power

3. UI To Host Seminar On Legislative Research Sept. 20-26

4. UI Names Statistics, Actuarial Sciences Scholarship Winners


5. UI Studies Laxative For Children With Constipation


6. Amos Yang, Cellist Of Maia String Quartet, Will Play Solo Recital

7. IWP Writers From Bulgaria, Korea Will Read Sept. 23

8. IWP Presents Panel On Nature Poetry In Urban World Sept. 26







1. UISG LEADERS address Regents on proposed tuition increase

University of Iowa Student Government President Nick Klenske today asked the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to look to sources other than student fee increases in its attempt to improve the quality of education.

The UISG leaders also proposed that the Regents establish a set tuition rate that would hold throughout a student's entire college education, and that the Regents consider the effects a tuition increase might have financially on students and their families. The Regents will vote in October on its proposed 11.5 percent tuition increase for 2002-03.

2. lecture on sept. 20 focuses on nuclear power

"Yucca Mountain Site Recommendation: Critical Issues for High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal" is the title of the annual Kurtz Lecture to be given at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall.

3. UI to host seminar on legislative research Sept. 20-26

A group of German and American legislative scholars will gather at the University of Iowa Sept. 20-26 for a series of research seminars about the differences between legislative research in Germany and the United States. The seminar is being organized by Gerhard Loewenberg and Peverill Squire, political science professors in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

4. UI names statistics, actuarial sciences scholarship winners

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, department of statistics and actuarial science, has named seven undergraduate students from Iowa the winners of scholarships for the current academic year.




5. UI studies palatable laxative for children with constipation

Trying to treat constipation in a child can be a difficult experience for child and parent alike. Milk of magnesia and mineral oil -- two traditional remedies -- don't taste very good, which can affect a child's ability to use them effectively as therapies.

However, families might now be more likely to turn to using polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, a palatable powder-form laxative available by prescription that can easily be dissolved in a child's favorite beverage. University of Iowa Health Care researchers studied the optimal dosage at which the therapy, without added electrolytes, can safely and effectively treat constipation in children. The findings will appear in the September issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.




6. Amos Yang, cellist of Maia String Quartet, will play solo recital

The versatile cellist Amos Yang, who has performed on the University of Iowa campus just within the past year as a member of the Maia String Quartet, in chamber music with other faculty colleagues, as a concerto soloist with orchestra and as a solo recitalist, will play music for solo cello at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus. The recital will be free and open to the public.

7. IWP writers from Bulgaria, Korea will read Sept. 23

Bulgarian fiction writer Nikolai Grozdinski and Korean poet Man-sik Lee, participants this fall in the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP), will be featured in a free reading at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Fiction writer Seth Harwood, a graduate student in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, will also read.

8. IWP presents panel on nature poetry in urban world Sept. 26

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will present a free panel discussion, "Nature Poetry in an Urban World," at 3 p.m. Wed., Sept. 26 in the large meeting room of the Iowa City Public Library. Participants in the discussion will be Polish poets Marek Zaleski and Dariusz Sosnicki, Viet Huu Tran from Vietnam, and Sitok Srengenge from Indonesia. The discussion will be broadcast live on the library’s cable channel and taped for re-broadcast.




1.) WRAC will sponsor gathering for students with children

2.) Women's Center to offer workshop on inclusive, effective organizing




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