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Release: April 25, 2003

New UI President David Skorton Will Be A Guest On "Know The Score LIVE!" May 9

Recently-appointed University of Iowa President David Skorton will be one of the guests when UI radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the UI Museum of Art 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 9.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Lasansky Room and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 11, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Listen on the internet at

Skorton and Kjaer will discuss the challenges facing liberal arts institutions in the 21st century, and also answer the question, "Will the UI President keep his popular KSUI jazz show?"

Christopher Merrill, poet and director of the UI International Writing Program, will read his poem "Valves," written for the occasion of Skorton's installation as president.

Ab Gratama, a professor of design in the UI School of Art and Art History, and Chris Rossi, the director of Humanities Iowa, will talk about a writing project that puts prisoners together with crime victims.

Other guests on the show will be playwright Lisa Schlesinger and singer-songwriter Ben Schmidt.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score" broadcasts at the UI Museum of Art.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free to the museum and to the "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcast. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit on the World Wide Web. UI radio station KSUI is on the web at Information on UI arts events is available at To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact < >.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,