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April 5, 2006

Engineering To Host Kwan And Jean Rim Distinguished Lecturers April 6, 13

The University of Iowa College of Engineering will host two Kwan and Jean Rim Lectureships during the month of April.

On Thursday, April 6, between 12:30 and 1:20 p.m., Harvey S. Borovetz, professor and chair in the Department of Bioengineering, Robert L. Hardesty Professor in the Department of Surgery and professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak on "The PediaFlow(tm) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device" in the Long Classroom, Room 3505 of the Seamans Center.

On Thursday, April 13, between 12:30 and 1:20 p.m., Larry V. McIntire, The Wallace H. Coulter Professor & Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, will speak on "Regulation of Gene Expression in Vascular Cells by Mechanical Forces: Implications for Tissue Engineering" in the Long Classroom, Room 3505 of the Seamans Center.

The Kwan & Jean Rim Lectureships are made possible by a generous gift from Kwan Rim and his late wife, Jean. Rim is executive advisor for the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in Korea and UI professor of biomedical engineering.  Rim, a faculty member at the UI since 1960, founded the UI biomedical engineering program in 1974.

The talks are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate, please call the College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009,