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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 14, 2003

Nathan Binge Drinking Lecture On UITV Oct. 16

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will broadcast a tape of the UI College of Public Health's 2003 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, "Binge Drinking at Iowa: Past, Present and Future," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

The lecture, by Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D., UI professor of community and behavioral health and UI Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was delivered last Aug. 26 on the UI campus. Nathan detailed how binge drinking by U.S. undergraduates has achieved epidemic proportions. He reviewed national and Iowa data on binge drinking, looked at its impact on behavior, speculated on why binge drinking at the UI is so prevalent and suggested how it might be brought under better control.

UITV broadcasts on channel 17 on the Mediacom cable television system in Iowa City and on channel 4 on the campus cable/dormitory system. UITV also is available in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. Programs include foreign language news broadcasts from some 30 countries and a variety of programming produced by members of the UI community. For more information on UITV, visit its web site at

After the Oct. 16 broadcast, a videotape copy of the lecture will be available from the UI College of Public Health Research Office. Contact Kathy Hicklin at 319-384-5491 for details.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications, 4257 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dan McMillan, 319-335-6835,