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September 14, 2001

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

Editor: Linda Kettner (



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1. UI Wins $180,000 Grant To Expand Linkage With Ghana


2. UI Pharmacist Receives Clinical Practice Award

3. Community Invited To UI Seminar On Arthritis Sept. 27


4. Art Museum Installs New Exhibition Of Portraits By Mauricio Lasansky

5. David Gier, Other Faculty From School Of Music Will Perform Sept. 26

6. Pulitzer Winner/Alumnus Charles Wright Will Read At UI Sept. 27

7. Museum Of Art, Division Of Performing Arts Inaugurate New Series

8. Brink Bush, Rochester N.Y. Organist, Will Present UI Guest Recital

9. Ballet Folklorico To Honor Late Founder Oct. 3 At Hancher

10. Philadelphia Orchestra To Perform Brahms' Fourth Symphony


1. Woman Writes Of Son's Reaction To Attack (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 14)




1. UI wins $180,000 grant to expand linkage with Ghana

Two scholars affiliated with University of Iowa International Programs, Michael McNulty, professor of geography, and Afeworki Paulos, international and political science bibliographer at the UI Libraries, have been awarded a three-year, $180,000 U.S. Department of State grant for the development of a linkage between the UI and the University of Ghana.




2. UI pharmacist receives Clinical Practice Award

Jay Currie, Pharm.D., of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, has received the Clinical Practice Award of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

ACCP and its 6,200 members are committed to improving the quality of medication use through their clinical pharmacy practice and research endeavors.

Currie received his bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy from the UI College of Pharmacy in 1980, and his doctorate of pharmacy in 1984. Currie now is an associate professor in clinical and administrative pharmacy for the college. He has taught and practiced in family practice pharmacy, helped implement pharmaceutical care in community pharmacies and developed recommendations for pharmacists' documentation.

3. Community invited to UI seminar on arthritis Sept. 27

Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss arthritis and joint pain at a free community seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Radisson Hotel, 2525 North Dodge St., in Iowa City.

Paul Peloso, M.D., and Dan Coons, a physician assistant, will present an overview of arthritis and join pain. This program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by University of Iowa Health Care.




4. Art Museum installs exhibition of portraits by Mauricio Lasansky

An ongoing exhibition of portraits by University of Iowa emeritus faculty member Mauricio Lasansky will open Sept. 21 at the UI Museum of Art. The exhibition features 37 prints, many of them never before seen in the Museum of Art. The series "Great Thinkers," with portraits of Darwin, Madame Curie and Verdi, will be highlighted, along with a group from the Nazi Drawings series. Smaller more intimate prints of family members and others will round out the display.

5. David Gier, other faculty from School of Music will perform Sept. 26

Trombonist David Gier, who enjoys performing with his faculty colleagues at the University of Iowa School of Music, will be joined by no fewer than five of them for a program presenting the trombone in a variety of instrumental combinations at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus. Their performance will be free and open to the public. Joining Gier will be pianist Shari Rhoads, as well as oboist Mark Weiger, flutist Tadeu Coelho, clarinetist Maurita Murphy Mead and bassoonist Benjamin Coelho.

6. Pulitzer winner/alumnus Charles Wright will read at UI Sept. 27

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus and former faculty member Charles Wright, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in Lecture Room 2 of UI Van Allen Hall. The paperback edition of Wright's "Negative Blue: Selected Later Poems" was published in April.

7. Museum of Art, Division of Performing Arts inaugurate new series

The University of Iowa Museum of Art and the UI Division of Performing Arts will inaugurate "Breath of Art" -- a new series of performances at the museum, scheduled for Friday nights during the fall semester -- with a performance by the Center for New Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Admission to the performance and to the museum is free.

8. Brink Bush, ROCHESTER N.Y. ORGANIST, will present UI guest recital

Brink Bush, organist at St. Anne's Church in Rochester, N.Y., will present a free recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 on the organ in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus. Bush will perform as a guest of the UI School of Music.

9. Ballet Folklorico TO honor late founder Oct. 3 at Hancher

The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, the international ambassador of Mexico's rich and diverse cultural heritage, will honor its late founder, Amalia Hernandez, in a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus.

The Hancher performances are part of a commemorative 21-city U.S. tour that pays homage to Amalia Hernandez, the critically-acclaimed dancer and choreographer who died in November 2000 at the age of 83. Hernandez founded the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico in 1952, but it was in 1961 that the company rocketed to the international fame it has sustained ever since.

10. Philadelphia Orchestra TO Perform Brahms' Fourth Symphony

The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch, will bring the legendary "Philadelphia Sound" to Eastern Iowa, performing works by Brahms, Elgar and Smetana in a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus.

One of America's most venerable musical institutions, the Philadelphia Orchestra, is on the verge of a new era as it begins its second century. In December 2001, the orchestra known for its ravishing string sound will move into a new home, Verizon Hall in the $265 million Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.




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A columnist compares the reaction of her father to the bombing of Pearl Harbor (he ran to sign up for the war) and of her son to the recent terrorist attacks. "On Sept. 11, 2001, Donovan Burba sat virtually riveted to his TV screen and to Internet sites in his student apartment at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA," the columnist writes. "He watched a new kind of war being launched against the United States, and he didn't jump up to go fight in it. There was simply no place to go and, for all practical purposes, no one to fight."




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