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Dec. 4, 2006

Center For The Book Presents Student, Faculty Work

The University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB) will host two events in December displaying both student and faculty works in bookbinding, calligraphy, and papermaking, among other media.

The calligraphy of UI Adjunct Assistant Professor Cheryl Jacobsen and her students will be on display at Mercy Hospital, 500 E. Market St. Titled "Obedient Servant or Expressive Voice: Exploring Calligraphy's Spectrum," the exhibit will be featured at an opening reception in the hospital's atrium from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The works will be shown until February in the hospital's corridor, which is visible from Market Street.

The center is also hosting an open house featuring both student and faculty projects in bookbinding, calligraphy, book arts, papermaking and printing.  As a way to display both finished pieces and works in progress, the event offers a chance for artists and book-arts enthusiasts to interact. The exhibit will take place from 4 to  7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 on the first floor of North Hall. Refreshments will be provided.

The UI Center for the Book is an innovative, interdisciplinary research and arts unit located within the UI Graduate College. The UICB pursues a distinctive mission, integrating study of the book in society with practice in the art of book production. It offers curricula in book technologies and book history, available to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to the eastern Iowa community.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012,; Program: Center for the Book, 319- 335-0447,; Writer: Colin Burke