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Oct. 17, 2003

Guests From Diverse Fields Discuss Creativity On 'Know The Score LIVE!' Oct. 31

Guests from the worlds of literature, science, dance and music will discuss aspects of creativity from their diverse perspectives when University of Iowa radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque) broadcasts "Know the Score LIVE!" from the UI Museum of Art (UIMA) 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer (left) on KSUI, will take place before a live audience in the Museum of Art and will be broadcast over KSUI at that time as well as 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Listen on the internet at

The story of the International Writing Program will be told by the co-founder, Hualing Nieh Engle, and the current director, Christopher Merrill, using, at times, the words of the other co-founder, legendary Iowa writer Paul Engle.

Next, UI School of Music faculty members Kenneth Tse and Ksenia Nosikova will perform works for saxophone and piano. As an introduction to the next portion of the program, they will include a lullaby or two in their performance.

Psychology professor David Watson will talk about his research into dreams and their effect on creativity. Appearing with him will be Marvin Bell from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the poet-in-residence of "Know the Score" and state poet laureate of Iowa. Bell will read a selection of poetry and discuss creativity with Watson -- what creativity is, what inspires it and how we recognize it.

Turning to creativity in motion, Armando Duarte and Alan Sener from the UI dance department will give a preview of "Beat," Dance Gala 2003.

Jay Semel, director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; Christopher Squier, associate provost and director of the Dows Institute for Dental Research; and Judy Polumbaum, UI faculty member from Journalism and Mass Communication, will talk about tobacco and how marketing and culture influence its use around the world.

Finally, adding a musical close to the program will be bassoonists and music faculty members Benjamin Coelho and William LaRue Jones playing bassoon duets.

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.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,