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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 2, 2003

UITV To Air Public Forums With Provost Candidates

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will broadcast the public forums/Q&A sessions scheduled for each of the six UI provost candidates, who are interviewing at the UI now through Dec. 17.

The candidates are being identified at noon the day before each scheduled interview. To date, the only named candidate is Scott L. Waugh, professor of history and dean of social sciences in the University of California-Los Angeles College of Letters and Science.

Waugh's interview began Monday, Dec. 1 and runs through today, Dec. 2. His public forum/Q&A was held Monday afternoon and is scheduled to air on UITV at 7 p.m. today and at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

The proposed air times of the remaining five candidates' forums are:

Dec. 4-5 candidate: 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8
Dec. 8-9 candidate: 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 8 p.m. Dec. 12
Dec. 11-12 candidate: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15
Dec. 15-16 candidate: 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 8 p.m. Dec. 19
Dec. 17-18 candidate: 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19

The forum is just one of two public events planned for the candidates. Each candidate also will participate in a symposium on his or her scholarly activities. There are currently no plans to air the symposia on UITV.

Details about the candidates' schedules, including the forums and symposia, can be found online at

The purpose of the on-campus visits is two-fold. First, the UI hopes to give each candidate an excellent impression of the university. Second, the visit is an opportunity for the UI community to meet and evaluate each candidate.

In Iowa City, UITV airs on Channel 17. The Cedar Rapids Community Schools airs it on Channel 17 on the Mediacom system and Channel 13 on the McLeod system.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,

PHOTOS/GRAPHICS: Photos of each provost candidate will be made available after noon the day prior to the respective candidates' scheduled interview at